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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 83 75 96
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +21
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 32 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.53% 1.77% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 2.42% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 8
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£355 £388 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.38% -5.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -1.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+72.83% -42.14%
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
1508 1324 1408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 72.02% 73.23% 73.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 787 763
Average daily rate £375 £378 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 81 99
Average hourly rate £37.50 £23.13 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.16% -28.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.25 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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 3 - - 3
Aldershot - 2 £263 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Yateley - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Andover - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 2
Eastleigh - - - -
Fareham - - - - 1
Petersfield - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 54 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 50 (69.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 48 (66.67%) HP
4 46 (63.89%) HP Quality Center
5 43 (59.72%) Security Cleared
6 40 (55.56%) JavaScript
6 40 (55.56%) Oracle
7 39 (54.17%) HTML
7 39 (54.17%) UNIX
8 36 (50.00%) Windows
8 36 (50.00%) SC Cleared
9 34 (47.22%) .NET
9 34 (47.22%) ASP.NET
9 34 (47.22%) JSP
9 34 (47.22%) TCP/IP
10 33 (45.83%) Oracle EBS
11 31 (43.06%) Windows 2000
11 31 (43.06%) Windows XP
11 31 (43.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (43.06%) Windows Server 2008
12 30 (41.67%) LoadRunner
13 29 (40.28%) HTTPS
14 23 (31.94%) QuickTest Pro
14 23 (31.94%) Performance Testing
15 20 (27.78%) HTTP
16 19 (26.39%) SQL
16 19 (26.39%) DNS
16 19 (26.39%) Knowledge Management
16 19 (26.39%) Test Scripting
17 18 (25.00%) Linux

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.17%) CMS
1 3 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 33 (45.83%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (47.22%) TCP/IP
2 29 (40.28%) HTTPS
3 20 (27.78%) HTTP
4 19 (26.39%) DNS
5 11 (15.28%) SSL
5 11 (15.28%) SAN
5 11 (15.28%) Wireshark
6 3 (4.17%) iSCSI
6 3 (4.17%) FCoE
6 3 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.39%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.28%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Navigator
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 30 (41.67%) LoadRunner
2 23 (31.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (5.56%) Selenium
4 3 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.78%) Toad
6 1 (1.39%) JUnit
6 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.39%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.39%) TestNG
6 1 (1.39%) Subversion
6 1 (1.39%) JIRA
6 1 (1.39%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.39%) SpecFlow
General
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.78%) Legal
2 2 (2.78%) Publishing
2 2 (2.78%) Retail
3 1 (1.39%) Military
3 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.39%) Electronics
3 1 (1.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 30 (41.67%) Analyst
1 30 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 15 (20.83%) Tester
3 10 (13.89%) Performance Tester
3 10 (13.89%) Test Specialist
3 10 (13.89%) Test Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Performance Analyst
4 7 (9.72%) Performance Test Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) Performance Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Test Manager
6 5 (6.94%) Test Leader
7 4 (5.56%) Performance Test Specialist
8 3 (4.17%) Systems Tester
8 3 (4.17%) Performance Test Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Systems Test Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Integration Test Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Integration Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Performance Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (54.17%) HTML
2 34 (47.22%) .NET
2 34 (47.22%) ASP.NET
2 34 (47.22%) JSP
3 6 (8.33%) CSS
4 3 (4.17%) Web Services
4 3 (4.17%) JPA
5 2 (2.78%) HTML5
5 2 (2.78%) CSS3
5 2 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (2.78%) jQuery
5 2 (2.78%) Ajax
6 1 (1.39%) GWT
6 1 (1.39%) Middleware
6 1 (1.39%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.39%) N-Tier
1 1 (1.39%) DTV
1 1 (1.39%) Device Driver
1 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 39 (54.17%) UNIX
2 36 (50.00%) Windows
3 31 (43.06%) Windows 2000
3 31 (43.06%) Windows XP
3 31 (43.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 31 (43.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (4.17%) AIX
6 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.94%) Performance Testing
2 19 (26.39%) Test Scripting
2 19 (26.39%) Knowledge Management
3 17 (23.61%) Test Strategy
4 13 (18.06%) Test Automation
5 12 (16.67%) Workflow
6 11 (15.28%) Validation
7 10 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (12.50%) Load Testing
9 6 (8.33%) Waterfall
10 5 (6.94%) Web Development
11 4 (5.56%) Automated Testing
11 4 (5.56%) V-Model
12 3 (4.17%) System Testing
12 3 (4.17%) Integration Testing
12 3 (4.17%) Test Management
12 3 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (4.17%) DSDM
12 3 (4.17%) ERP
12 3 (4.17%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 40 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 19 (26.39%) SQL
3 16 (22.22%) Java
4 8 (11.11%) C#
5 6 (8.33%) VB
6 4 (5.56%) Python
7 3 (4.17%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.17%) C++
7 3 (4.17%) C
7 3 (4.17%) Perl
8 2 (2.78%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.78%) VBA
9 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 54 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 50 (69.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 43 (59.72%) Security Cleared
4 36 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 15 (20.83%) ISEB
6 11 (15.28%) DV Cleared
7 5 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (5.56%) MCSE
8 4 (5.56%) CCNP
8 4 (5.56%) CCNA
8 4 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (4.17%) MCITP
10 2 (2.78%) MCP
10 2 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (1.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) QA
System Software
1 11 (15.28%) Nmap
2 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 46 (63.89%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 11 (15.28%) Nessus
Vendors
1 48 (66.67%) HP
2 40 (55.56%) Oracle
3 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.94%) Citrix
5 3 (4.17%) Veritas
5 3 (4.17%) VMware
5 3 (4.17%) Ektron
6 2 (2.78%) Remedy
6 2 (2.78%) Cisco
7 1 (1.39%) BMC
Hampshire
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Posted: 22 hours ago