The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gosport region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Gosport region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 25 4 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 14 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 9.15% 54.29% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.02% 65.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Average daily rate
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£515 £393 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £18.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+92.00% -33.03%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Gosport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
127 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 83.01% 82.86% 89.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 20
Average daily rate £433 £350 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.57% -24.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £435 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Testing
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Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Gosport

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Gosport

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Gosport

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Gosport

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gosport

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gosport 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 33 (100.00%) HP
1 33 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 33 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (90.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 28 (84.85%) HP Quality Center
4 27 (81.82%) SC Cleared
5 24 (72.73%) JavaScript
5 24 (72.73%) .NET
5 24 (72.73%) Oracle
5 24 (72.73%) ASP.NET
5 24 (72.73%) JSP
5 24 (72.73%) HTML
6 23 (69.70%) UNIX
6 23 (69.70%) Oracle EBS
7 19 (57.58%) LoadRunner
7 19 (57.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (57.58%) Windows
7 19 (57.58%) Windows 2000
7 19 (57.58%) Windows XP
7 19 (57.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (54.55%) TCP/IP
8 18 (54.55%) HTTPS
8 18 (54.55%) Knowledge Management
9 16 (48.48%) Oracle Reports
9 16 (48.48%) Test Scripting
9 16 (48.48%) Test Strategy
10 12 (36.36%) QuickTest Pro
10 12 (36.36%) Performance Testing
11 11 (33.33%) Workflow
12 10 (30.30%) Validation

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gosport by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gosport 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 23 (69.70%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (54.55%) TCP/IP
1 18 (54.55%) HTTPS
2 10 (30.30%) SSL
2 10 (30.30%) Wireshark
3 8 (24.24%) HTTP
3 8 (24.24%) DNS
4 6 (18.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (48.48%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (57.58%) LoadRunner
2 12 (36.36%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Analyst
1 15 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Test Manager
3 6 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Project Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Tester
4 4 (12.12%) Performance Test Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Performance Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Performance Test Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Performance Test Specialist
5 3 (9.09%) Test Specialist
5 3 (9.09%) Performance Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Integration Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Performance Test Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Performance Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Performance Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Defect Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (72.73%) HTML
1 24 (72.73%) .NET
1 24 (72.73%) ASP.NET
1 24 (72.73%) JSP
Operating Systems
1 23 (69.70%) UNIX
2 19 (57.58%) Windows
2 19 (57.58%) Windows 2000
2 19 (57.58%) Windows XP
2 19 (57.58%) Windows Server 2003
2 19 (57.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (30.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Knowledge Management
2 16 (48.48%) Test Scripting
2 16 (48.48%) Test Strategy
3 12 (36.36%) Performance Testing
4 11 (33.33%) Workflow
5 10 (30.30%) Validation
6 7 (21.21%) Load Testing
6 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.03%) Test Management
7 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (3.03%) Functional Testing
7 1 (3.03%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 24 (72.73%) JavaScript
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) VB
2 3 (9.09%) C#
2 3 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 33 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (90.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 27 (81.82%) SC Cleared
4 7 (21.21%) DV Cleared
5 5 (15.15%) ISEB
6 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (12.12%) MCSE
6 4 (12.12%) CCNP
6 4 (12.12%) CCNA
7 3 (9.09%) MCITP
7 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (9.09%) MCP
System Software
1 10 (30.30%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 28 (84.85%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (30.30%) Nessus
3 8 (24.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) HP
2 24 (72.73%) Oracle
3 6 (18.18%) Citrix
4 5 (15.15%) Microsoft