The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 26 25 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -22
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 4 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 4.88% 10.74% 53.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.48% 13.13% 65.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate
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£420 £515 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.44% +18.39%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £36.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-44.82% +215.21%
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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 Gosport region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gosport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
73 99 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 89.02% 81.82% 81.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 14 4
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 13 Related IT Skills in Gosport

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) VBA
1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gosport by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Defect Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix