The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 118 121 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.053% 0.14% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £200 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £33.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £29.25 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+45.29% -79.10%
Software Tester
South East

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
1806 1917 1650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 94.95% 91.85% 93.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1166 1054 887
Average daily rate £385 £368 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +1.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 124 97
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.72 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% -25.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) Ruby
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) System Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
5 1 (12.50%) Trac
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (12.50%) MySQL
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) SOAP
5 1 (12.50%) Web Services
5 1 (12.50%) XML
5 1 (12.50%) Windows

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) Bugzilla
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
3 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (12.50%) Subversion
3 1 (12.50%) Trac
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) IVR
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Debian
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (12.50%) SUSE
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (25.00%) System Testing
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat