The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Hampshire region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
South East / Hampshire
Rank - 119 122
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire - 0.050% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.053% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £200 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -36.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +30.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1655 1901 1969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 92.56% 95.10% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1034 1240 1086
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 88 112
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Hampshire region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Software Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Software Tester Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Software Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester across the Hampshire region.

Software Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, Software Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hampshire region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
1 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (50.00%) Confluence
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA