The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Hampshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 110 112 97
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 2 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.096% 0.29% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.31% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Average daily rate £280 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £269 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.18% -10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £88.75 £16.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+454.68% -17.94%
Job Titles Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1870 1595 1706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 90.08% 93.49% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1099 954 815
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 163 216
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -17.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.81 £11.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Winchester - 1 - -
Fareham - - - -
Gosport - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Ringwood - - - - 1
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title.

1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Korn
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (50.00%) FCoE
1 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) AIX
1 1 (50.00%) HPUX
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (50.00%) FCoE
1 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) AIX
1 1 (50.00%) HPUX
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Korn
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Compaq
1 1 (50.00%) EMC
1 1 (50.00%) Hitachi