The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills 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 Testing 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category 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 Testing
Rank 71 107 71
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -36
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 41 10 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.97% 0.59% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 0.81% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 9
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £305 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £371 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +39.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.32% +43.02%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1448 1242 1244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 69.75% 72.80% 68.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 853 767 609
Average daily rate £363 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 76 117
Average hourly rate £44.25 £34.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.14% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Software Testing
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 Testing 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
Gosport - 20 £340 -
Basingstoke +19 4 £320 - 2
Aldershot - 4 £325 -
Winchester -5 3 £300 -15.19% 1
Southampton -10 1 £350 -
Farnborough - - - -
Fareham - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 71 (84.52%) ISTQB
2 64 (76.19%) HP
3 58 (69.05%) HTML
3 58 (69.05%) JavaScript
4 57 (67.86%) Security Cleared
5 55 (65.48%) SC Cleared
6 54 (64.29%) .NET
7 52 (61.90%) Oracle
7 52 (61.90%) ASP.NET
8 50 (59.52%) JSP
9 49 (58.33%) HP Quality Center
10 44 (52.38%) UNIX
11 39 (46.43%) Oracle EBS
12 38 (45.24%) Windows
13 37 (44.05%) Windows 2000
13 37 (44.05%) Windows Server 2003
13 37 (44.05%) Windows XP
13 37 (44.05%) Windows Server 2008
14 36 (42.86%) Knowledge Management
15 30 (35.71%) TCP/IP
16 28 (33.33%) HTTPS
16 28 (33.33%) Test Strategy
17 23 (27.38%) Test Scripting
18 22 (26.19%) Oracle Reports
19 21 (25.00%) Linux
19 21 (25.00%) Microsoft
19 21 (25.00%) DV Cleared
20 20 (23.81%) QuickTest Pro
21 19 (22.62%) Workflow
22 17 (20.24%) Validation

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (9.52%) SharePoint
1 8 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (7.14%) CMS
3 2 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MS Project
1 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 39 (46.43%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 28 (33.33%) HTTPS
3 17 (20.24%) SSL
3 17 (20.24%) SAN
3 17 (20.24%) HTTP
3 17 (20.24%) Wireshark
4 13 (15.48%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.19%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Navigator
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 20 (23.81%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (20.24%) LoadRunner
3 10 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.76%) JIRA
5 2 (2.38%) Toad
5 2 (2.38%) Bugzilla
5 2 (2.38%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.38%) Selenium
6 1 (1.19%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.19%) Subversion
6 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (11.90%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.38%) Publishing
3 2 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (33.33%) Analyst
1 28 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 25 (29.76%) Tester
3 17 (20.24%) Test Manager
4 6 (7.14%) Performance Tester
4 6 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 6 (7.14%) Technical Tester
4 6 (7.14%) Applications Tester
4 6 (7.14%) Performance Analyst
4 6 (7.14%) Performance Test Analyst
4 6 (7.14%) Test Leader
5 4 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 4 (4.76%) Web Analyst
5 4 (4.76%) Web Test Analyst
6 3 (3.57%) Test Consultant
6 3 (3.57%) Test Specialist
6 3 (3.57%) Consultant
7 2 (2.38%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (2.38%) Senior Developer
7 2 (2.38%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (69.05%) HTML
2 54 (64.29%) .NET
3 52 (61.90%) ASP.NET
4 50 (59.52%) JSP
5 8 (9.52%) CSS
6 7 (8.33%) Web Services
7 2 (2.38%) SOAP
7 2 (2.38%) Ajax
7 2 (2.38%) HTML5
7 2 (2.38%) CSS3
7 2 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (2.38%) jQuery
7 2 (2.38%) JPA
8 1 (1.19%) Qt
8 1 (1.19%) STL
8 1 (1.19%) XML
8 1 (1.19%) ATL
8 1 (1.19%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.76%) Smart Meter
2 2 (2.38%) Open Source
3 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.19%) Derivative
3 1 (1.19%) DTV
3 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 44 (52.38%) UNIX
2 38 (45.24%) Windows
3 37 (44.05%) Windows 2000
3 37 (44.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 37 (44.05%) Windows XP
3 37 (44.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (25.00%) Linux
5 1 (1.19%) CentOS
5 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (42.86%) Knowledge Management
2 28 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 23 (27.38%) Test Scripting
4 19 (22.62%) Workflow
5 17 (20.24%) Validation
6 13 (15.48%) Automated Testing
7 12 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 11 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (11.90%) Web Development
9 10 (11.90%) Test Management
10 9 (10.71%) Functional Testing
11 8 (9.52%) Test Automation
12 7 (8.33%) DSDM
13 6 (7.14%) CRM
13 6 (7.14%) Load Testing
13 6 (7.14%) Waterfall
13 6 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
14 5 (5.95%) System Testing
14 5 (5.95%) Scrum
14 5 (5.95%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 58 (69.05%) JavaScript
2 17 (20.24%) SQL
3 9 (10.71%) VBA
4 7 (8.33%) C#
5 6 (7.14%) VB
6 5 (5.95%) Java
7 3 (3.57%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.57%) Python
8 2 (2.38%) PHP
8 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.19%) C++
9 1 (1.19%) C
9 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 71 (84.52%) ISTQB
2 57 (67.86%) Security Cleared
3 55 (65.48%) SC Cleared
4 21 (25.00%) DV Cleared
5 12 (14.29%) ISEB
6 2 (2.38%) Degree
7 1 (1.19%) MCITP
7 1 (1.19%) MCP
7 1 (1.19%) MCSE
7 1 (1.19%) CCNP
7 1 (1.19%) CCNA
7 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.19%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (20.24%) Nmap
2 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 49 (58.33%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (20.24%) Nessus
3 11 (13.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 64 (76.19%) HP
2 52 (61.90%) Oracle
3 21 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 15 (17.86%) Citrix
5 6 (7.14%) Ektron
6 2 (2.38%) Remedy
7 1 (1.19%) VMware
7 1 (1.19%) BMC
7 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
Basingstoke
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
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