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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 91 76 90
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +14
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 25 53 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.35% 2.36% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 2.89% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 28 6
Median daily rate £350 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £303 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £433 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Median hourly rate £32.50 £39.69 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.10% +13.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £38.19 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-61.11% +13.14%
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
1448 1835 1590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 78.40% 81.59% 76.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 1127 924
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 84 78
Median hourly rate £45.00 £39.37 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.30% +21.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +26.94%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 0 8 £423 +12.66% 1
Winchester -10 2 £435 +33.43% 1
Basingstoke +5 1 - -
Hook - 1 £275 -
Aldershot - 1 - -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 39 (69.64%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (58.93%) Scrum
3 31 (55.36%) Regression Testing
4 28 (50.00%) Selenium
5 27 (48.21%) Test Scripting
5 27 (48.21%) C#
6 25 (44.64%) F#
6 25 (44.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (44.64%) SpecFlow
6 25 (44.64%) Defect Tracking
7 23 (41.07%) Oracle
8 22 (39.29%) User Stories
9 20 (35.71%) Security Cleared
9 20 (35.71%) Migration
10 19 (33.93%) Java
10 19 (33.93%) .NET
10 19 (33.93%) SC Cleared
11 17 (30.36%) BDD
12 16 (28.57%) Waterfall
12 16 (28.57%) Windows
12 16 (28.57%) C++
12 16 (28.57%) SQL
13 15 (26.79%) Oracle Reports
14 13 (23.21%) Linux
14 13 (23.21%) VBScript
14 13 (23.21%) HP UFT
14 13 (23.21%) Test Strategy
15 12 (21.43%) Oracle Applications
16 11 (19.64%) JIRA
17 10 (17.86%) ISTQB

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 4 (7.14%) Apache
1 4 (7.14%) JBoss
1 4 (7.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 4 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Office
1 4 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (21.43%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.57%) Maximo
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.79%) SAP FS
3 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) VLAN
2 5 (8.93%) ZigBee
3 4 (7.14%) FCoE
3 4 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (7.14%) HTTP
3 4 (7.14%) iSCSI
3 4 (7.14%) SAN
4 1 (1.79%) GPRS
4 1 (1.79%) Internet
4 1 (1.79%) LAN
4 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.79%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (50.00%) Selenium
2 25 (44.64%) SpecFlow
2 25 (44.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (23.21%) HP UFT
4 11 (19.64%) JIRA
5 5 (8.93%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (8.93%) Subversion
6 4 (7.14%) Artifactory
6 4 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (7.14%) Checkstyle
6 4 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 4 (7.14%) FindBugs
6 4 (7.14%) Gradle
6 4 (7.14%) JUnit
7 3 (5.36%) LabVIEW
7 3 (5.36%) Toad
7 3 (5.36%) WebDriver
8 2 (3.57%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.79%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Banking
2 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.79%) Electronics
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (44.64%) Tester
2 22 (39.29%) Automation Tester
3 13 (23.21%) Analyst
4 10 (17.86%) Test Analyst
5 8 (14.29%) Consultant
6 7 (12.50%) Test Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Smart Metering Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Business Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Java Developer
10 2 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) Senior Test Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) Senior Tester
10 2 (3.57%) SOA Developer
10 2 (3.57%) Storage Engineer
11 1 (1.79%) Business Test Analyst
11 1 (1.79%) Radio Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.93%) .NET
2 4 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
2 4 (7.14%) Apache Camel
2 4 (7.14%) Entity Framework
2 4 (7.14%) Hibernate
2 4 (7.14%) NHibernate
2 4 (7.14%) Spring
2 4 (7.14%) XML
3 2 (3.57%) Web Services
3 2 (3.57%) WinForms
4 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Smart Meter
2 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.14%) Device Driver
4 3 (5.36%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.57%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.79%) Clustering
6 1 (1.79%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.79%) PKI
6 1 (1.79%) Smart Energy
6 1 (1.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.57%) Windows
2 13 (23.21%) Linux
3 7 (12.50%) Unix
4 5 (8.93%) AIX
5 2 (3.57%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.79%) CentOS
6 1 (1.79%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (69.64%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (58.93%) Scrum
3 31 (55.36%) Regression Testing
4 27 (48.21%) Test Scripting
5 25 (44.64%) Defect Tracking
6 22 (39.29%) User Stories
7 20 (35.71%) Migration
8 17 (30.36%) BDD
9 16 (28.57%) Waterfall
10 13 (23.21%) Test Strategy
11 9 (16.07%) V-Model
12 8 (14.29%) Functional Testing
12 8 (14.29%) Test Automation
13 6 (10.71%) Case Management
13 6 (10.71%) Requirements Management
14 5 (8.93%) Asset Management
14 5 (8.93%) Software Engineering
14 5 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing
15 4 (7.14%) Change Management
15 4 (7.14%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (48.21%) C#
2 25 (44.64%) F#
3 19 (33.93%) Java
4 16 (28.57%) C++
4 16 (28.57%) SQL
5 13 (23.21%) VBScript
6 5 (8.93%) PHP
7 4 (7.14%) Perl
8 2 (3.57%) C
9 1 (1.79%) Ada
9 1 (1.79%) Ada 95
9 1 (1.79%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.79%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 19 (33.93%) SC Cleared
3 10 (17.86%) ISTQB
4 8 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (12.50%) DBS Check
6 2 (3.57%) ISEB
6 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.79%) MCITP
7 1 (1.79%) MCSA
7 1 (1.79%) MCSE
7 1 (1.79%) MCTS
7 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) Def Stans
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.36%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (1.79%) Netcool
1 1 (1.79%) SCCM
1 1 (1.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (41.07%) Oracle
2 8 (14.29%) HP
3 5 (8.93%) Veritas
3 5 (8.93%) VMware
4 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.57%) SAP
6 1 (1.79%) Arqiva
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco
6 1 (1.79%) Citrix
6 1 (1.79%) IBM
6 1 (1.79%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.79%) NetApp
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
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