The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.25 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -77.67%
Software Tester
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
214 217 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 91.06% 92.74% 89.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 88 99
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -65.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £11.28 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £35.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

Software Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Tester across the Basingstoke region.

Software Tester Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Software Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Software Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Software Tester
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) System Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development