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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 26 5 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 12 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 10.26% 41.30% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.43% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£393 £376 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+60.91% -27.50%
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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 Gosport region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gosport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
105 38 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 89.74% 82.61% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 3 1
Average daily rate £425 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 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 21 (100.00%) HP
1 21 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 21 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 21 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 20 (95.24%) Security Cleared
3 19 (90.48%) SC Cleared
4 15 (71.43%) Knowledge Management
5 14 (66.67%) Citrix
5 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 14 (66.67%) SAN
5 14 (66.67%) VBA
5 14 (66.67%) MS Excel
6 12 (57.14%) DV Cleared
7 10 (47.62%) Oracle
7 10 (47.62%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 7 (33.33%) JSP
8 7 (33.33%) UNIX
8 7 (33.33%) Windows
8 7 (33.33%) .NET
8 7 (33.33%) HTML
8 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 7 (33.33%) Windows XP
8 7 (33.33%) Windows 2000
8 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 7 (33.33%) HTTPS
8 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (28.57%) Wireshark
9 6 (28.57%) SSL

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gosport by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 14 (66.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) SAN
2 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 7 (33.33%) HTTPS
3 6 (28.57%) Wireshark
3 6 (28.57%) SSL
4 1 (4.76%) HTTP
4 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Analyst
1 4 (19.05%) Test Analyst
1 4 (19.05%) Test Leader
2 3 (14.29%) Defect Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Security Tester
2 3 (14.29%) Integration Test Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Integration Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Integration Tester
2 3 (14.29%) Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Security Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 7 (33.33%) JSP
1 7 (33.33%) .NET
1 7 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (33.33%) UNIX
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
1 7 (33.33%) Windows XP
1 7 (33.33%) Windows 2000
1 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Knowledge Management
2 6 (28.57%) Workflow
2 6 (28.57%) Validation
3 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
3 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Load Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) VBA
2 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 21 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 20 (95.24%) Security Cleared
3 19 (90.48%) SC Cleared
4 12 (57.14%) DV Cleared
5 3 (14.29%) CCNP
5 3 (14.29%) CCNA
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (14.29%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 21 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (28.57%) Nessus
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) HP
2 14 (66.67%) Citrix
2 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (47.62%) Oracle