Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Tester
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 47 55
Rank change year-on-year -10 +8 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 9 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.67% 0.63% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 0.67% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Southampton median daily rate £325 £388 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +55.00% -21.26%
10th Percentile £300 £324 £245
90th Percentile £548 £406 £255
Hampshire median daily rate £369 £320 £350
% change year-on-year +15.23% -8.57% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.50 £18.04 £34.37
% change year-on-year +13.64% -47.51% -12.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Southampton
Contract vacancies in Southampton with a recognized job title 515 450 487
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.37% 93.95% 94.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 281 340
Southampton median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £291 £170 £206
90th Percentile £558 £575 £550
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 43
Southampton median hourly rate £14.50 £25.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% +82.14% -12.12%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.85 £11.13
90th Percentile £43.48 £48.84 £25.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +24.18% -9.00% +25.00%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Southampton

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Southampton

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Southampton over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Southampton

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Southampton

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Southampton region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) SQL
1 5 (55.56%) Selenium
1 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
5 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) OpenShift
5 1 (11.11%) Ansible
5 1 (11.11%) DevOps
5 1 (11.11%) Robot Framework
5 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (11.11%) Network Security
5 1 (11.11%) SIEM
5 1 (11.11%) Tableau
5 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) hybris
5 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) XML
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) CRM

Tester Skill Set
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
2 1 (11.11%) Robot Framework
2 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
2 1 (11.11%) Spring
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 1 (11.11%) DevOps
5 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (11.11%) Identity Management
5 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
5 1 (11.11%) SIEM
5 1 (11.11%) Test Management
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) hybris
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Tableau