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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 18 28 38
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 11 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 5.70% 1.98% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.43% 2.92% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.65 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +25.50%
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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
148 137 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 76.68% 67.82% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 89 90
Average daily rate £388 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.92% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £176 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.61% -20.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 14 (87.50%) ISEB
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) SQL
3 10 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (56.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
4 9 (56.25%) Finance
5 7 (43.75%) CMS
5 7 (43.75%) Web Services
5 7 (43.75%) DSDM
5 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
5 7 (43.75%) Ektron
6 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
6 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
6 6 (37.50%) Gherkin
6 6 (37.50%) Java
7 5 (31.25%) HTML
7 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
7 5 (31.25%) CSS
7 5 (31.25%) HTTP
7 5 (31.25%) HP
7 5 (31.25%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
8 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
8 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
8 4 (25.00%) Degree
8 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
8 4 (25.00%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (25.00%) Legal

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (43.75%) CMS
2 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
2 5 (31.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (18.75%) Selenium
4 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 2 (12.50%) Maven
4 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 2 (12.50%) Gerrit
4 2 (12.50%) Ant
4 2 (12.50%) JUnit
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Legal
3 3 (18.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Analyst
2 8 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Business Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Web Services
2 6 (37.50%) Gherkin
3 5 (31.25%) HTML
3 5 (31.25%) CSS
4 2 (12.50%) Ajax
4 2 (12.50%) Spring
4 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 2 (12.50%) JAXB
4 2 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) DSDM
3 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (12.50%) Web Development
7 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 2 (12.50%) BDD
7 2 (12.50%) TDD
7 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (87.50%) ISEB
2 10 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (25.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (25.00%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Ektron
3 5 (31.25%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle