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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 96 73 86
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +13
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 23 50 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.17% 2.33% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 2.78% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 15
Median daily rate £400 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £37.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-61.27% +3.47%
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
1557 1799 1620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 78.88% 83.67% 78.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1010 1162 930
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 81 74
Median hourly rate £45.00 £24.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £12.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -11 8 £398 +10.41%
Winchester -10 5 £450 +44.00% 3
Southampton +7 2 £400 +25.49%
Basingstoke -5 2 - - 2
Portsmouth - 2 £280 -
Farnborough - 2 £425 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 (56.36%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.82%) Regression Testing
3 21 (38.18%) SQL
3 21 (38.18%) Waterfall
4 20 (36.36%) Scrum
5 19 (34.55%) Windows
6 17 (30.91%) Linux
6 17 (30.91%) Java
6 17 (30.91%) Selenium
7 16 (29.09%) ISTQB
8 15 (27.27%) JIRA
8 15 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (25.45%) BDD
9 14 (25.45%) C#
9 14 (25.45%) .NET
10 13 (23.64%) Test Automation
11 12 (21.82%) V-Model
11 12 (21.82%) Oracle
12 11 (20.00%) Software Engineering
12 11 (20.00%) Test Scripting
13 10 (18.18%) F#
13 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
13 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
13 10 (18.18%) Smart Meter
13 10 (18.18%) SpecFlow
13 10 (18.18%) Functional Testing
13 10 (18.18%) User Stories
13 10 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 10 (18.18%) Defect Tracking
14 9 (16.36%) Test Strategy

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 7 (12.73%) JBoss
2 3 (5.45%) Apache
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (5.45%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.82%) Confluence
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Office
2 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Maximo
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Assets
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.82%) SAP FS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) SaaS
1 1 (1.82%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.55%) FCoE
1 8 (14.55%) Fibre Channel
1 8 (14.55%) iSCSI
1 8 (14.55%) SAN
1 8 (14.55%) VLAN
2 5 (9.09%) ZigBee
3 3 (5.45%) HTTP
4 1 (1.82%) GPRS
4 1 (1.82%) LAN
4 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.82%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.82%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (30.91%) Selenium
2 15 (27.27%) JIRA
2 15 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (18.18%) SpecFlow
4 8 (14.55%) Cucumber
5 6 (10.91%) HP UFT
6 5 (9.09%) Subversion
7 4 (7.27%) JUnit
8 3 (5.45%) Artifactory
8 3 (5.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (5.45%) Checkstyle
8 3 (5.45%) FindBugs
8 3 (5.45%) Gradle
8 3 (5.45%) LabVIEW
8 3 (5.45%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (5.45%) Toad
8 3 (5.45%) WebDriver
9 2 (3.64%) LoadRunner
9 2 (3.64%) RubyMine
9 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Banking
2 7 (12.73%) Retail
3 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.64%) Electronics
5 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Analyst
2 13 (23.64%) Tester
3 12 (21.82%) Test Analyst
3 12 (21.82%) Test Engineer
4 10 (18.18%) Automation Tester
5 6 (10.91%) Senior Test Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Smart Metering Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Consultant
6 5 (9.09%) Test Specialist
7 4 (7.27%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) BSS Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Digital Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Digital Business Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Manual Test Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) OSS Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Senior BSS Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.45%) .NET
2 3 (5.45%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (5.45%) Apache Camel
2 3 (5.45%) Entity Framework
2 3 (5.45%) Hibernate
2 3 (5.45%) NHibernate
2 3 (5.45%) Spring
2 3 (5.45%) XML
3 2 (3.64%) WinForms
4 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.82%) Qt
4 1 (1.82%) SOAP
4 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Smart Meter
2 8 (14.55%) Device Driver
3 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (9.09%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.64%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.82%) EPoS
6 1 (1.82%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.82%) PKI
6 1 (1.82%) Smart Energy
6 1 (1.82%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (34.55%) Windows
2 17 (30.91%) Linux
3 9 (16.36%) Unix
4 8 (14.55%) AIX
5 2 (3.64%) Android
5 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.82%) CentOS
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (56.36%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.82%) Regression Testing
3 21 (38.18%) Waterfall
4 20 (36.36%) Scrum
5 14 (25.45%) BDD
6 13 (23.64%) Test Automation
7 12 (21.82%) V-Model
8 11 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 11 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 10 (18.18%) Defect Tracking
9 10 (18.18%) Functional Testing
9 10 (18.18%) User Stories
10 9 (16.36%) Test Strategy
11 8 (14.55%) Case Management
11 8 (14.55%) Migration
11 8 (14.55%) Performance Testing
11 8 (14.55%) Requirements Management
12 6 (10.91%) Asset Management
12 6 (10.91%) Defect Management
12 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.18%) SQL
2 17 (30.91%) Java
3 14 (25.45%) C#
4 10 (18.18%) F#
5 9 (16.36%) C++
6 8 (14.55%) Perl
7 6 (10.91%) VBScript
8 5 (9.09%) PHP
9 2 (3.64%) C
10 1 (1.82%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.82%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (29.09%) ISTQB
2 10 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 7 (12.73%) ISEB
4 6 (10.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (9.09%) DBS Check
6 2 (3.64%) Degree
7 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 9 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.82%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) Oracle
2 9 (16.36%) VMware
3 8 (14.55%) Veritas
4 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.64%) SAP
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco
6 1 (1.82%) HP
6 1 (1.82%) IBM
6 1 (1.82%) NetApp
6 1 (1.82%) Pega
6 1 (1.82%) Rally
6 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com