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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 97 74 105
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +31
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 31 41 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.37% 1.98% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 2.79% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 3
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£393 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +20.32%
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
1738 1470 1260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 77.07% 70.91% 73.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1041 869 775
Average daily rate £385 £365 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 66 82
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Winchester -3 8 - - 3
Southampton -8 8 £393 +12.14%
Basingstoke 0 4 £338 +5.46% 1
Fareham - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Andover - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 39 (58.21%) SAN
2 36 (53.73%) ISTQB
3 32 (47.76%) Microsoft
3 32 (47.76%) HP Quality Center
4 31 (46.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 29 (43.28%) HP
6 27 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (35.82%) Windows
7 24 (35.82%) SC Cleared
7 24 (35.82%) Security Cleared
8 23 (34.33%) Linux
8 23 (34.33%) Citrix
9 22 (32.84%) MS Excel
9 22 (32.84%) VBA
10 21 (31.34%) VMware
11 20 (29.85%) Perl
11 20 (29.85%) AIX
11 20 (29.85%) Veritas
12 19 (28.36%) Knowledge Management
13 18 (26.87%) Oracle
13 18 (26.87%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (23.88%) iSCSI
14 16 (23.88%) Test Automation
14 16 (23.88%) FCoE
14 16 (23.88%) Fibre Channel
15 15 (22.39%) Oracle EBS
16 13 (19.40%) SQL
16 13 (19.40%) OO
17 12 (17.91%) ISEB
18 11 (16.42%) JavaScript

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 7 (10.45%) CMS
2 5 (7.46%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.99%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (32.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (22.39%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (58.21%) SAN
2 16 (23.88%) iSCSI
2 16 (23.88%) FCoE
2 16 (23.88%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (7.46%) HTTP
4 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.48%) HTTPS
4 3 (4.48%) SSL
4 3 (4.48%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.49%) LAN
5 1 (1.49%) WAN
5 1 (1.49%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (7.46%) Selenium
3 3 (4.48%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.99%) Gerrit
4 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.99%) Ant
4 2 (2.99%) JUnit
4 2 (2.99%) WinRunner
4 2 (2.99%) TestDirector
4 2 (2.99%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.99%) Maven
5 1 (1.49%) JIRA
5 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.49%) RSpec
General
1 7 (10.45%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.49%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (17.91%) Developer
1 12 (17.91%) Analyst
2 9 (13.43%) Test Analyst
3 7 (10.45%) Tester
3 7 (10.45%) Test Specialist
4 6 (8.96%) Test Manager
5 4 (5.97%) Defect Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Perl Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Security Tester
7 2 (2.99%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Integration Tester
7 2 (2.99%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (1.49%) Security Analyst
8 1 (1.49%) Software Tester
8 1 (1.49%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.94%) HTML
1 8 (11.94%) Web Services
2 5 (7.46%) .NET
2 5 (7.46%) CSS
3 3 (4.48%) JSP
3 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.48%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.99%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.99%) XML
4 2 (2.99%) JAXB
4 2 (2.99%) Spring
4 2 (2.99%) Ajax
5 1 (1.49%) Qt
5 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Device Driver
2 2 (2.99%) Clustering
2 2 (2.99%) PDA
2 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.49%) Handset
3 1 (1.49%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 24 (35.82%) Windows
2 23 (34.33%) Linux
3 20 (29.85%) AIX
4 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.46%) Windows XP
4 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.48%) Android
5 3 (4.48%) UNIX
5 3 (4.48%) Windows 2000
6 2 (2.99%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (28.36%) Knowledge Management
3 16 (23.88%) Test Automation
4 13 (19.40%) OO
5 9 (13.43%) DSDM
6 8 (11.94%) Test Scripting
7 6 (8.96%) Scrum
8 5 (7.46%) Software Engineering
8 5 (7.46%) Performance Testing
9 4 (5.97%) BDD
9 4 (5.97%) Validation
10 3 (4.48%) TDD
10 3 (4.48%) Workflow
10 3 (4.48%) System Testing
10 3 (4.48%) Test Management
10 3 (4.48%) Automated Testing
10 3 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (2.99%) Manual Testing
11 2 (2.99%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (2.99%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (32.84%) VBA
2 20 (29.85%) Perl
3 13 (19.40%) SQL
4 11 (16.42%) JavaScript
5 8 (11.94%) Java
6 7 (10.45%) Shell Script
7 5 (7.46%) C++
7 5 (7.46%) C
8 2 (2.99%) C#
8 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 36 (53.73%) ISTQB
2 31 (46.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 24 (35.82%) SC Cleared
3 24 (35.82%) Security Cleared
4 12 (17.91%) ISEB
5 10 (14.93%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.48%) Degree
6 3 (4.48%) MCSE
6 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.99%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (2.99%) MCTS
7 2 (2.99%) MCITP
7 2 (2.99%) MCSA
8 1 (1.49%) CCNP
8 1 (1.49%) CCNA
8 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.49%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) QA
System Software
1 18 (26.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.48%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.99%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 32 (47.76%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.48%) Nessus
2 3 (4.48%) Nmap
3 2 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.49%) Netcool
Vendors
1 32 (47.76%) Microsoft
2 29 (43.28%) HP
3 23 (34.33%) Citrix
4 21 (31.34%) VMware
5 20 (29.85%) Veritas
6 18 (26.87%) Oracle
7 8 (11.94%) IBM
8 7 (10.45%) Ektron
9 2 (2.99%) McAfee
10 1 (1.49%) Pegasus
10 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
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Rate: £100 - £119 per day
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