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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 94 66 87
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +21
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 27 37 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.23% 2.19% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 3.01% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 6
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£324 £270 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.90% -38.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £388 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £12.82 £41.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.29% +98.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +56.32%
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
1630 1229 1133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 74.19% 72.64% 72.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 690 581
Average daily rate £360 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 46 94
Average hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Basingstoke +1 5 £278 +4.71% 1
Winchester -3 2 £349 +30.98% 2
Farnborough -7 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £280 -
Southampton - - - - 1
Yateley - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Havant - - - -
Petersfield - - - -
Andover - - - - 1
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 35 (68.63%) ISTQB
2 33 (64.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 31 (60.78%) HP
4 29 (56.86%) HP Quality Center
5 25 (49.02%) Security Cleared
6 24 (47.06%) SC Cleared
7 23 (45.10%) Microsoft
8 19 (37.25%) SAN
9 16 (31.37%) JavaScript
9 16 (31.37%) Oracle
9 16 (31.37%) MS Excel
10 15 (29.41%) UNIX
10 15 (29.41%) HTML
10 15 (29.41%) Citrix
10 15 (29.41%) Knowledge Management
11 14 (27.45%) Oracle EBS
11 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (25.49%) VBA
12 13 (25.49%) .NET
12 13 (25.49%) Test Scripting
13 12 (23.53%) Windows
14 11 (21.57%) ASP.NET
14 11 (21.57%) JSP
14 11 (21.57%) SQL
15 10 (19.61%) Linux
16 9 (17.65%) Windows 2000
16 9 (17.65%) Java
16 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (17.65%) ISEB
16 9 (17.65%) Windows XP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (9.80%) SharePoint 2010
1 5 (9.80%) CMS
1 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (31.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (27.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (37.25%) SAN
2 9 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 8 (15.69%) HTTPS
4 6 (11.76%) HTTP
4 6 (11.76%) SSL
4 6 (11.76%) Wireshark
5 3 (5.88%) FCoE
5 3 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (5.88%) iSCSI
5 3 (5.88%) DAB
6 2 (3.92%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.96%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.84%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (7.84%) LoadRunner
2 4 (7.84%) Selenium
3 3 (5.88%) SoapUI
3 3 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (5.88%) JIRA
3 3 (5.88%) Subversion
3 3 (5.88%) JMeter
3 3 (5.88%) JUnit
4 2 (3.92%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (3.92%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (15.69%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Electronics
2 2 (3.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Analyst
2 14 (27.45%) Test Analyst
3 9 (17.65%) Tester
4 6 (11.76%) Test Manager
5 4 (7.84%) Software Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Test Specialist
5 4 (7.84%) Test Leader
6 3 (5.88%) Security Tester
6 3 (5.88%) Integration Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Integration Tester
6 3 (5.88%) Integration Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.92%) SAN Specialist
7 2 (3.92%) Defect Manager
8 1 (1.96%) Testing Specialist
8 1 (1.96%) Testing Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) QA Consultant
8 1 (1.96%) Performance Test Specialist
8 1 (1.96%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (29.41%) HTML
2 13 (25.49%) .NET
3 11 (21.57%) ASP.NET
3 11 (21.57%) JSP
4 5 (9.80%) CSS
4 5 (9.80%) Web Services
5 3 (5.88%) Spring
6 2 (3.92%) Qt
7 1 (1.96%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.96%) JPA
7 1 (1.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
2 1 (1.96%) User Experience
2 1 (1.96%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 15 (29.41%) UNIX
2 12 (23.53%) Windows
3 10 (19.61%) Linux
4 9 (17.65%) Windows 2000
4 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (17.65%) Windows XP
4 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.88%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) Knowledge Management
2 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (25.49%) Test Scripting
4 9 (17.65%) Validation
5 6 (11.76%) DSDM
5 6 (11.76%) Workflow
5 6 (11.76%) Scrum
6 5 (9.80%) Software Engineering
6 5 (9.80%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (7.84%) Performance Testing
7 4 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.84%) Waterfall
7 4 (7.84%) BDD
7 4 (7.84%) Test Strategy
8 3 (5.88%) Functional Testing
8 3 (5.88%) User Stories
8 3 (5.88%) Kanban
9 2 (3.92%) OO
9 2 (3.92%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.92%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (31.37%) JavaScript
2 13 (25.49%) VBA
3 11 (21.57%) SQL
4 9 (17.65%) Java
5 7 (13.73%) C
6 5 (9.80%) C++
7 3 (5.88%) C#
7 3 (5.88%) Perl
8 2 (3.92%) Python
8 2 (3.92%) Pascal
8 2 (3.92%) Ada
9 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (68.63%) ISTQB
2 33 (64.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 25 (49.02%) Security Cleared
4 24 (47.06%) SC Cleared
5 9 (17.65%) ISEB
5 9 (17.65%) DV Cleared
6 6 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (9.80%) CCNP
7 5 (9.80%) CCNA
7 5 (9.80%) MCSE
8 4 (7.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (5.88%) MCITP
10 2 (3.92%) HND
10 2 (3.92%) MCP
10 2 (3.92%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (3.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) Nmap
2 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 29 (56.86%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (11.76%) Nessus
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 31 (60.78%) HP
2 23 (45.10%) Microsoft
3 16 (31.37%) Oracle
4 15 (29.41%) Citrix
5 5 (9.80%) Ektron
6 3 (5.88%) VMware
6 3 (5.88%) Veritas
7 1 (1.96%) Cisco
7 1 (1.96%) Mercator
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago