The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 28 25 45
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +20
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 3.14% 0.54% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.96% 0.76% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£413 £343 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.43% +53.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £343 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £343 £269
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
- -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +92.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
202 132 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 79.22% 70.97% 84.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 71 121
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 10
Average hourly rate £19.13 £35.00 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.35% +51.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.78 £13.50 £22.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £37.50 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (83.33%) ISEB
2 7 (58.33%) Java
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
2 7 (58.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (50.00%) Gherkin
3 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
5 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (33.33%) Degree
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) Legal
5 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Business Analysis
5 4 (33.33%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 3 (25.00%) Selenium
6 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
7 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
7 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 2 (16.67%) BDD
7 2 (16.67%) Gerrit
7 2 (16.67%) Ektron

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
1 2 (16.67%) CMS
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (16.67%) Gerrit
4 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (16.67%) Ant
4 2 (16.67%) JUnit
4 2 (16.67%) Maven
5 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
1 4 (33.33%) Legal
2 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (41.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) OAT Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) JAXB
2 2 (16.67%) Spring
2 2 (16.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) AIX
1 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
3 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
4 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Business Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 2 (16.67%) DSDM
6 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (16.67%) TDD
6 2 (16.67%) BDD
6 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
7 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Project Management
7 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Java
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) ISEB
2 7 (58.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (33.33%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Ektron
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle