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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 77 65 87
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +22
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 46 44 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.16% 2.33% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 3.29% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 1
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£370 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.97% -6.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £23.19 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+50.94% -26.38%
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
1644 1338 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 77.18% 70.94% 74.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 921 744 575
Average daily rate £380 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 70 82
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £118.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +2 13 £325 -6.47% 3
Southampton - 7 £393 - 1
Basingstoke -1 5 £278 +2.77%
Farnborough -12 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £280 - 2
Andover - - - - 1
Fareham - - - - 2
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 42 (63.64%) ISTQB
2 38 (57.58%) SAN
3 36 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
4 35 (53.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 32 (48.48%) HP
5 32 (48.48%) Microsoft
6 27 (40.91%) SC Cleared
6 27 (40.91%) Security Cleared
7 25 (37.88%) Citrix
8 24 (36.36%) MS Excel
8 24 (36.36%) VBA
8 24 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (33.33%) Windows
10 20 (30.30%) Linux
10 20 (30.30%) Knowledge Management
11 17 (25.76%) VMware
11 17 (25.76%) AIX
11 17 (25.76%) Veritas
12 16 (24.24%) Oracle
12 16 (24.24%) Perl
12 16 (24.24%) Oracle EBS
13 15 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (21.21%) FCoE
14 14 (21.21%) Fibre Channel
14 14 (21.21%) iSCSI
15 12 (18.18%) DV Cleared
15 12 (18.18%) Test Automation
16 10 (15.15%) Test Scripting
16 10 (15.15%) SQL
16 10 (15.15%) OO

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 5 (7.58%) SharePoint 2010
1 5 (7.58%) CMS
1 5 (7.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (24.24%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (57.58%) SAN
2 14 (21.21%) FCoE
2 14 (21.21%) Fibre Channel
2 14 (21.21%) iSCSI
3 5 (7.58%) HTTP
4 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.06%) HTTPS
4 4 (6.06%) SSL
4 4 (6.06%) Wireshark
5 3 (4.55%) DAB
6 2 (3.03%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.52%) LAN
7 1 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Selenium
1 6 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.06%) JIRA
3 3 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.55%) SoapUI
3 3 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (4.55%) JMeter
3 3 (4.55%) Subversion
3 3 (4.55%) JUnit
4 2 (3.03%) WinRunner
4 2 (3.03%) TestDirector
4 2 (3.03%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (7.58%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Electronics
3 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (16.67%) Analyst
2 10 (15.15%) Test Analyst
3 8 (12.12%) Tester
3 8 (12.12%) Developer
4 7 (10.61%) Test Specialist
5 6 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 4 (6.06%) Defect Manager
7 3 (4.55%) Security Tester
7 3 (4.55%) Integration Tester
7 3 (4.55%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Automation Analyst
9 1 (1.52%) SAN Storage Engineer
9 1 (1.52%) QA Consultant
9 1 (1.52%) Test Leader
9 1 (1.52%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (1.52%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 1 (1.52%) Integration Test Analyst
9 1 (1.52%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.64%) HTML
2 6 (9.09%) .NET
3 5 (7.58%) CSS
3 5 (7.58%) Web Services
4 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET
4 4 (6.06%) JSP
5 3 (4.55%) Spring
6 2 (3.03%) Qt
7 1 (1.52%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Device Driver
2 2 (3.03%) Clustering
2 2 (3.03%) PDA
2 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.52%) Handset
3 1 (1.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 22 (33.33%) Windows
2 20 (30.30%) Linux
3 17 (25.76%) AIX
4 6 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.06%) UNIX
5 4 (6.06%) Windows 2000
6 3 (4.55%) Android
7 2 (3.03%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (30.30%) Knowledge Management
3 12 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 10 (15.15%) Test Scripting
4 10 (15.15%) OO
5 7 (10.61%) Scrum
5 7 (10.61%) DSDM
6 6 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 5 (7.58%) Functional Testing
7 5 (7.58%) Performance Testing
7 5 (7.58%) Validation
8 4 (6.06%) Workflow
8 4 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.06%) BDD
9 3 (4.55%) Waterfall
9 3 (4.55%) User Stories
9 3 (4.55%) Automated Testing
9 3 (4.55%) System Testing
9 3 (4.55%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 24 (36.36%) VBA
2 16 (24.24%) Perl
3 10 (15.15%) SQL
4 9 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 8 (12.12%) Java
6 6 (9.09%) C
6 6 (9.09%) C++
6 6 (9.09%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.55%) Python
8 2 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 42 (63.64%) ISTQB
2 35 (53.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 27 (40.91%) SC Cleared
3 27 (40.91%) Security Cleared
4 12 (18.18%) DV Cleared
5 8 (12.12%) ISEB
6 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.55%) MCSE
7 2 (3.03%) MCSA
7 2 (3.03%) HND
7 2 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (3.03%) MCTS
7 2 (3.03%) MCITP
7 2 (3.03%) Degree
8 1 (1.52%) VCP4
8 1 (1.52%) CCNP
8 1 (1.52%) CCNA
8 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 15 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.06%) Nmap
3 3 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.03%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 36 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.06%) Nessus
3 2 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.52%) Netcool
Vendors
1 32 (48.48%) HP
1 32 (48.48%) Microsoft
2 25 (37.88%) Citrix
3 17 (25.76%) VMware
3 17 (25.76%) Veritas
4 16 (24.24%) Oracle
5 7 (10.61%) IBM
6 5 (7.58%) Ektron
7 2 (3.03%) McAfee
8 1 (1.52%) Pegasus
8 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £225 - £250 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago