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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 81 83 78
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 36 37 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.77% 1.78% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 2.21% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 24
Median daily rate £363 £349 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% +7.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £305 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £403 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.85% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 0
Median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £37.65
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -0.39%
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
1566 1675 1475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 76.84% 80.68% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 982 1062 866
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 81 67
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £24.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.03 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 May 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
Winchester -2 15 £450 +44.00%
Portsmouth - 6 £300 - 1
Basingstoke -22 5 £225 -40.00% 1
Andover -5 3 £338 +3.84% 1
Southampton +13 2 £400 +8.10% 2
Farnborough - 1 £400 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 31 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (43.33%) Waterfall
3 24 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 24 (40.00%) SQL
4 20 (33.33%) Windows
4 20 (33.33%) JIRA
5 18 (30.00%) Linux
6 17 (28.33%) Test Automation
7 16 (26.67%) Selenium
8 15 (25.00%) Scrum
9 14 (23.33%) V-Model
9 14 (23.33%) Functional Testing
10 13 (21.67%) JBoss
10 13 (21.67%) Oracle
11 12 (20.00%) Java
11 12 (20.00%) Smart Meter
11 12 (20.00%) Cucumber
11 12 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 12 (20.00%) Software Engineering
12 11 (18.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (18.33%) Finance
13 10 (16.67%) ISEB
13 10 (16.67%) VLAN
13 10 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (15.00%) Requirements Management
14 9 (15.00%) BDD
14 9 (15.00%) VMware
14 9 (15.00%) Subversion

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 13 (21.67%) JBoss
2 4 (6.67%) Apache
2 4 (6.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.67%) Confluence
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Maximo
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle Assets
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
1 1 (1.67%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) VLAN
2 8 (13.33%) FCoE
2 8 (13.33%) Fibre Channel
2 8 (13.33%) iSCSI
2 8 (13.33%) SAN
3 4 (6.67%) HTTP
4 3 (5.00%) WAN
4 3 (5.00%) ZigBee
5 1 (1.67%) GPRS
5 1 (1.67%) LAN
5 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.67%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.67%) MySQL
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (33.33%) JIRA
2 16 (26.67%) Selenium
3 12 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 10 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (15.00%) Subversion
6 7 (11.67%) JUnit
7 6 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (10.00%) Gradle
8 5 (8.33%) Checkstyle
8 5 (8.33%) FindBugs
9 3 (5.00%) Artifactory
9 3 (5.00%) SpecFlow
9 3 (5.00%) Toad
9 3 (5.00%) WebDriver
10 2 (3.33%) Bugzilla
10 2 (3.33%) HP UFT
10 2 (3.33%) LoadRunner
10 2 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (3.33%) RubyMine
10 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (18.33%) Finance
2 7 (11.67%) Banking
2 7 (11.67%) Retail
3 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.33%) Electronics
5 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) Analyst
2 17 (28.33%) Test Analyst
3 16 (26.67%) Test Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) Smart Metering Engineer
5 7 (11.67%) Developer
5 7 (11.67%) Tester
6 5 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Test Specialist
7 4 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Automation Tester
8 3 (5.00%) Business Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Manual Test Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) SOA Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Tester
9 2 (3.33%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) .NET
2 6 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
2 6 (10.00%) Apache Camel
2 6 (10.00%) Entity Framework
2 6 (10.00%) Hibernate
2 6 (10.00%) NHibernate
2 6 (10.00%) Spring
2 6 (10.00%) XML
3 2 (3.33%) WinForms
4 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.67%) Qt
4 1 (1.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.00%) Smart Meter
2 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.33%) Device Driver
3 5 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.33%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.67%) EPoS
6 1 (1.67%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.67%) IVR
6 1 (1.67%) PKI
6 1 (1.67%) Smart Energy
6 1 (1.67%) Statistics
6 1 (1.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (33.33%) Windows
2 18 (30.00%) Linux
3 9 (15.00%) Unix
4 8 (13.33%) AIX
5 2 (3.33%) Android
5 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.33%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.67%) CentOS
6 1 (1.67%) Debian
6 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.67%) SUSE
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (43.33%) Waterfall
3 17 (28.33%) Test Automation
4 15 (25.00%) Scrum
5 14 (23.33%) Functional Testing
5 14 (23.33%) V-Model
6 12 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 9 (15.00%) BDD
7 9 (15.00%) Requirements Management
7 9 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (13.33%) Case Management
8 8 (13.33%) Information Assurance
8 8 (13.33%) Performance Testing
8 8 (13.33%) Security Testing
8 8 (13.33%) Test Scripting
9 7 (11.67%) Defect Management
9 7 (11.67%) Stress Testing
10 6 (10.00%) Analytics
10 6 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (10.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.00%) SQL
2 12 (20.00%) Java
3 8 (13.33%) C#
3 8 (13.33%) Perl
4 4 (6.67%) C++
4 4 (6.67%) PHP
5 3 (5.00%) F#
6 1 (1.67%) C
6 1 (1.67%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.67%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 12 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 11 (18.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (16.67%) ISEB
5 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
6 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.00%) Degree
8 2 (3.33%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 9 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.67%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (21.67%) Oracle
2 9 (15.00%) VMware
3 8 (13.33%) Veritas
4 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco
5 2 (3.33%) HP
5 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.67%) Arqiva
6 1 (1.67%) IBM
6 1 (1.67%) Juniper
6 1 (1.67%) NetApp
6 1 (1.67%) Pega
6 1 (1.67%) Rally
6 1 (1.67%) Remedy
6 1 (1.67%) SAP