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 2014 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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 25 3 18
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +15
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 13 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 10.74% 53.13% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.13% 65.38% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£515 £435 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.39% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £11.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+215.21% -67.14%
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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
99 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 81.82% 81.25% 85.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 23
Average daily rate £450 £435 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £435 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £463 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 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 27 (100.00%) HP
1 27 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 27 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (92.59%) HP Quality Center
3 24 (88.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (74.07%) SC Cleared
5 18 (66.67%) Oracle EBS
5 18 (66.67%) JavaScript
5 18 (66.67%) .NET
5 18 (66.67%) Oracle
5 18 (66.67%) ASP.NET
5 18 (66.67%) JSP
5 18 (66.67%) HTML
5 18 (66.67%) UNIX
6 17 (62.96%) LoadRunner
7 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (59.26%) Windows
7 16 (59.26%) Windows 2000
7 16 (59.26%) Windows XP
8 15 (55.56%) TCP/IP
8 15 (55.56%) HTTPS
8 15 (55.56%) Knowledge Management
9 13 (48.15%) Test Scripting
9 13 (48.15%) Test Strategy
10 12 (44.44%) Performance Testing
11 10 (37.04%) QuickTest Pro
11 10 (37.04%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (29.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 8 (29.63%) DNS

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gosport by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (66.67%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) TCP/IP
1 15 (55.56%) HTTPS
2 8 (29.63%) DNS
2 8 (29.63%) HTTP
3 7 (25.93%) Wireshark
3 7 (25.93%) SSL
4 4 (14.81%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (62.96%) LoadRunner
2 10 (37.04%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Analyst
1 11 (40.74%) Test Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Test Manager
4 4 (14.81%) Performance Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Integration Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Integration Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Performance Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Test Leader
5 3 (11.11%) Performance Test Specialist
5 3 (11.11%) Performance Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Performance Test Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Test Specialist
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Test Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Defect Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (66.67%) HTML
1 18 (66.67%) .NET
1 18 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 18 (66.67%) JSP
Operating Systems
1 18 (66.67%) UNIX
2 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 16 (59.26%) Windows 2000
2 16 (59.26%) Windows XP
2 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (25.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Knowledge Management
2 13 (48.15%) Test Scripting
2 13 (48.15%) Test Strategy
3 12 (44.44%) Performance Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Load Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Workflow
4 7 (25.93%) Validation
4 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) VB
2 3 (11.11%) C#
2 3 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 27 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (88.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 20 (74.07%) SC Cleared
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (18.52%) MCSE
4 5 (18.52%) CCNP
4 5 (18.52%) CCNA
5 4 (14.81%) ISEB
6 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
7 2 (7.41%) MCITP
7 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (7.41%) MCP
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 25 (92.59%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (29.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (25.93%) Nessus
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) HP
2 18 (66.67%) Oracle
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.81%) Citrix
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