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 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 Testing
Rank 35 33 31
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 0.43% 2.14% 2.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 3.05% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Average daily rate - £278 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +55.55%
Software Testing
Hampshire

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
191 164 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 81.28% 70.09% 81.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 75 87
Average daily rate £375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -62.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £11.35 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.50 £42.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 22 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) System Testing
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Legal
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Software Tester
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Juniper