Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 45 61
Rank change year-on-year +3 +16 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.26% 1.95% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 2.68% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 7
Southampton median daily rate £295 £313 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.60% +17.92% +6.00%
10th Percentile £258 £288 £113
90th Percentile £357 £588 £338
Hampshire median daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year - -7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Southampton median hourly rate - £39.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +41.82% -
Hampshire median hourly rate £18.04 £37.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year -51.24% -6.02% +207.10%

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 342 373 565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 71.85% 72.71% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 263 393
Southampton median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £263 £217 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 40
Southampton median hourly rate £45.00 £14.25 £26.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +215.79% -46.17% +16.35%
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.44 £12.98
90th Percentile £50.49 £35.93 £47.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% +40.91% +18.92%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Southampton

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Southampton

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
1 5 (83.33%) Retail
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Back Office
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 4 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 4 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 4 (66.67%) SDLC
2 4 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
2 4 (66.67%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Reference Data
4 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) EPoS

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (83.33%) Retail
2 4 (66.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Process Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) EPoS Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) IT Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Process Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Support
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) EPoS
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) BDD
1 4 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Scrum
1 4 (66.67%) SDLC
1 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 4 (66.67%) TDD
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 4 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Creative Thinking
2 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
2 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft