The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 81 89 103
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +14
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 29 42 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.59% 1.91% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 2.34% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 8
Median daily rate £325 £388 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +13.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £12.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +212.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+39.83% -8.52%
Software Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1403 1795 1749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 77.13% 81.67% 78.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 886 1105 968
Median daily rate £413 £385 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £517 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 99 86
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.19 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.30% +52.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £55.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hampshire region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Andover +5 5 £400 -5.88% 2
Southampton +4 2 £450 +51.26% 2
Winchester -9 2 £263 -34.37%
Fareham - 2 - - 2
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Aldershot - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £363 -
Hook - 1 £275 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 42 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (66.67%) Scrum
2 34 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 33 (64.71%) Selenium
3 33 (64.71%) F#
4 32 (62.75%) Regression Testing
5 31 (60.78%) C#
5 31 (60.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (60.78%) SpecFlow
5 31 (60.78%) Defect Tracking
6 29 (56.86%) Security Cleared
7 28 (54.90%) SC Cleared
8 27 (52.94%) User Stories
9 25 (49.02%) Oracle
10 23 (45.10%) BDD
10 23 (45.10%) Migration
11 22 (43.14%) .NET
12 19 (37.25%) Oracle Reports
12 19 (37.25%) Oracle Applications
13 17 (33.33%) C++
14 15 (29.41%) VBScript
14 15 (29.41%) HP UFT
15 14 (27.45%) Java
15 14 (27.45%) Test Strategy
16 11 (21.57%) HP
17 9 (17.65%) SQL
18 8 (15.69%) System Integration Testing
19 7 (13.73%) JIRA
20 6 (11.76%) Finance
20 6 (11.76%) XML

Software Testing
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 3 (5.88%) JBoss
1 3 (5.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 3 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.92%) Apache
2 2 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.96%) Confluence
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (5.88%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (37.25%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.96%) SAP FS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.92%) Google App Engine
1 2 (3.92%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) HTTP
2 2 (3.92%) Internet
2 2 (3.92%) VLAN
2 2 (3.92%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (37.25%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.96%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 33 (64.71%) Selenium
2 31 (60.78%) SpecFlow
2 31 (60.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (29.41%) HP UFT
4 7 (13.73%) JIRA
5 4 (7.84%) Jasmine
5 4 (7.84%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (5.88%) Artifactory
6 3 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (5.88%) Checkstyle
6 3 (5.88%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.88%) FindBugs
6 3 (5.88%) Gradle
6 3 (5.88%) JUnit
6 3 (5.88%) Subversion
7 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.92%) LabVIEW
8 1 (1.96%) StarTeam
8 1 (1.96%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Electronics
2 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.88%) Marketing
2 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (52.94%) Tester
2 24 (47.06%) Automation Tester
3 8 (15.69%) Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Consultant
4 6 (11.76%) Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Software Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Digital Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Digital Business Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (43.14%) .NET
2 6 (11.76%) XML
3 5 (9.80%) Web Services
4 3 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (5.88%) Apache Camel
4 3 (5.88%) ATL
4 3 (5.88%) Entity Framework
4 3 (5.88%) Hibernate
4 3 (5.88%) NHibernate
4 3 (5.88%) Qt
4 3 (5.88%) Spring
4 3 (5.88%) STL
5 2 (3.92%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (3.92%) CSS3
5 2 (3.92%) gRPC
5 2 (3.92%) HTML5
5 2 (3.92%) OpenID
5 2 (3.92%) RESTful
5 2 (3.92%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Algorithms
1 3 (5.88%) Client/Server
1 3 (5.88%) Data Structures
2 2 (3.92%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.96%) Clustering
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) Linux
2 4 (7.84%) Windows
3 2 (3.92%) Unix
4 1 (1.96%) AIX
4 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (66.67%) Scrum
2 34 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 32 (62.75%) Regression Testing
4 31 (60.78%) Defect Tracking
5 27 (52.94%) User Stories
6 23 (45.10%) BDD
6 23 (45.10%) Migration
7 14 (27.45%) Test Strategy
8 8 (15.69%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (9.80%) Waterfall
10 4 (7.84%) Automated Testing
10 4 (7.84%) Functional Testing
10 4 (7.84%) Web Development
11 3 (5.88%) Change Management
11 3 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
11 3 (5.88%) Programme Management
11 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
11 3 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (64.71%) F#
2 31 (60.78%) C#
3 17 (33.33%) C++
4 15 (29.41%) VBScript
5 14 (27.45%) Java
6 9 (17.65%) SQL
7 5 (9.80%) C
8 4 (7.84%) JavaScript
9 3 (5.88%) PHP
10 2 (3.92%) Python
10 2 (3.92%) Ruby
10 2 (3.92%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.96%) Ada
11 1 (1.96%) Ada 95
11 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (56.86%) Security Cleared
2 28 (54.90%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.80%) DBS Check
4 4 (7.84%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.96%) Degree
6 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.96%) ISEB
6 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.96%) MCITP
6 1 (1.96%) MCSA
6 1 (1.96%) MCSE
6 1 (1.96%) MCTS
6 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) QA
2 2 (3.92%) SDET
3 1 (1.96%) Def Stans
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Docker
1 2 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.96%) Netcool
Vendors
1 25 (49.02%) Oracle
2 11 (21.57%) HP
3 4 (7.84%) SAP
4 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.92%) Google
6 1 (1.96%) Arqiva
6 1 (1.96%) Citrix
6 1 (1.96%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.96%) Veritas
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