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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 25 4 14
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 5.65% 54.17% 3.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.86% 68.42% 4.76%
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 £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £11.38 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+196.70% -68.83%
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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
102 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 82.26% 79.17% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 19
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 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £463 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 17 (62.96%) LoadRunner
5 17 (62.96%) Oracle EBS
5 17 (62.96%) JavaScript
5 17 (62.96%) .NET
5 17 (62.96%) Oracle
5 17 (62.96%) ASP.NET
5 17 (62.96%) JSP
5 17 (62.96%) HTML
5 17 (62.96%) UNIX
6 15 (55.56%) Windows
6 15 (55.56%) Windows 2000
6 15 (55.56%) Windows XP
6 15 (55.56%) TCP/IP
6 15 (55.56%) HTTPS
6 15 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (51.85%) Knowledge Management
8 12 (44.44%) Performance Testing
8 12 (44.44%) Test Scripting
8 12 (44.44%) Test Strategy
9 10 (37.04%) QuickTest Pro
10 9 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (29.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 8 (29.63%) DNS

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gosport by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (62.96%) 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%) SSL
3 7 (25.93%) Wireshark
4 5 (18.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (62.96%) LoadRunner
2 10 (37.04%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Analyst
1 10 (37.04%) Test Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Test Manager
3 5 (18.52%) Test Leader
4 4 (14.81%) Integration Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Performance Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Integration Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Performance Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Performance Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Test Specialist
5 3 (11.11%) Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Performance Test Specialist
5 3 (11.11%) Performance Test Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Test Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Defect Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (62.96%) .NET
1 17 (62.96%) ASP.NET
1 17 (62.96%) JSP
1 17 (62.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) UNIX
2 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 15 (55.56%) Windows 2000
2 15 (55.56%) Windows XP
2 15 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (25.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Knowledge Management
2 12 (44.44%) Performance Testing
2 12 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 12 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 7 (25.93%) Workflow
3 7 (25.93%) Validation
3 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
3 7 (25.93%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) JavaScript
2 3 (11.11%) C#
2 3 (11.11%) Java
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) VB
2 3 (11.11%) 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%) MCSE
4 5 (18.52%) CCNP
4 5 (18.52%) CCNA
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (14.81%) ISEB
6 2 (7.41%) MCP
6 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
6 2 (7.41%) MCITP
6 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
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 17 (62.96%) Oracle
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 5 (18.52%) Citrix
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