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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 83 77 106
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +29
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 37 40 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.78% 2.05% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.83% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 8
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£349 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.30% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £283 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.65 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +25.50%
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
1625 1415 1292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 78.28% 72.45% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1032 824 783
Average daily rate £380 £363 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 60 80
Average hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £25.00 £13.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Basingstoke +10 11 £375 +17.18%
Winchester -1 10 £313 +4.16% 3
Southampton -2 3 £370 +11.27% 1
Andover - 1 £325 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (47.56%) SAN
3 34 (41.46%) Microsoft
4 30 (36.59%) ISTQB
5 29 (35.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 28 (34.15%) VMware
6 28 (34.15%) Perl
6 28 (34.15%) Windows
7 27 (32.93%) AIX
7 27 (32.93%) Linux
7 27 (32.93%) Veritas
8 24 (29.27%) Test Automation
8 24 (29.27%) HP Quality Center
9 23 (28.05%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (26.83%) HP
11 21 (25.61%) ISEB
11 21 (25.61%) iSCSI
11 21 (25.61%) FCoE
11 21 (25.61%) Fibre Channel
12 18 (21.95%) MS Excel
13 17 (20.73%) OO
13 17 (20.73%) SQL
13 17 (20.73%) Citrix
14 16 (19.51%) VBA
14 16 (19.51%) SC Cleared
14 16 (19.51%) Security Cleared
15 14 (17.07%) Test Scripting
15 14 (17.07%) Oracle
16 13 (15.85%) Java
16 13 (15.85%) Knowledge Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (8.54%) CMS
2 5 (6.10%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (6.10%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (21.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (12.20%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (47.56%) SAN
2 21 (25.61%) iSCSI
2 21 (25.61%) FCoE
2 21 (25.61%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (6.10%) HTTP
4 1 (1.22%) LAN
4 1 (1.22%) WAN
4 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (12.20%) Selenium
1 10 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (8.54%) Cucumber
3 4 (4.88%) NUnit
3 4 (4.88%) JMeter
3 4 (4.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (4.88%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.44%) Maven
4 2 (2.44%) WinRunner
4 2 (2.44%) TestDirector
4 2 (2.44%) Ant
4 2 (2.44%) JUnit
4 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.44%) Gerrit
5 1 (1.22%) RSpec
5 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.22%) JIRA
General
1 9 (10.98%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Legal
3 3 (3.66%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (23.17%) Analyst
2 16 (19.51%) Developer
3 13 (15.85%) Test Analyst
4 10 (12.20%) Test Specialist
5 6 (7.32%) Perl Developer
5 6 (7.32%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) Tester
6 5 (6.10%) Test Manager
7 4 (4.88%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Team Leader
7 4 (4.88%) Test Team Leader
7 4 (4.88%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (2.44%) SAN Administrator
9 2 (2.44%) SAN Specialist
9 2 (2.44%) Storage Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Consultant
9 2 (2.44%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.44%) Administrator
9 2 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.76%) Web Services
2 7 (8.54%) Gherkin
2 7 (8.54%) .NET
3 5 (6.10%) CSS
3 5 (6.10%) HTML
4 2 (2.44%) Spring
4 2 (2.44%) Ajax
4 2 (2.44%) JAXB
4 2 (2.44%) XML
4 2 (2.44%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.22%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Device Driver
2 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.66%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.44%) PDA
4 2 (2.44%) Clustering
4 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.22%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.22%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 28 (34.15%) Windows
2 27 (32.93%) AIX
2 27 (32.93%) Linux
3 3 (3.66%) Android
4 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.44%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (29.27%) Test Automation
3 17 (20.73%) OO
4 14 (17.07%) Test Scripting
5 13 (15.85%) Knowledge Management
6 9 (10.98%) DSDM
7 8 (9.76%) Performance Testing
7 8 (9.76%) Software Engineering
7 8 (9.76%) BDD
7 8 (9.76%) Waterfall
8 7 (8.54%) Automated Testing
8 7 (8.54%) TDD
9 6 (7.32%) Scrum
9 6 (7.32%) Mentoring
10 4 (4.88%) Business Analysis
10 4 (4.88%) Load Testing
10 4 (4.88%) Unit Testing
10 4 (4.88%) Test Management
10 4 (4.88%) System Testing
10 4 (4.88%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (34.15%) Perl
2 17 (20.73%) SQL
3 16 (19.51%) VBA
4 13 (15.85%) Java
5 10 (12.20%) Shell Script
6 8 (9.76%) JavaScript
7 6 (7.32%) C
7 6 (7.32%) C#
7 6 (7.32%) C++
8 2 (2.44%) Python
8 2 (2.44%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.22%) VBScript
9 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (36.59%) ISTQB
2 29 (35.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 21 (25.61%) ISEB
4 16 (19.51%) SC Cleared
4 16 (19.51%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.10%) DV Cleared
5 5 (6.10%) Degree
6 3 (3.66%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (2.44%) MCTS
7 2 (2.44%) MCITP
7 2 (2.44%) MCSE
7 2 (2.44%) MCSA
7 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.22%) HP AIS
8 1 (1.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) QA
System Software
1 23 (28.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.66%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.44%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (29.27%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.88%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.22%) Netcool
Vendors
1 34 (41.46%) Microsoft
2 28 (34.15%) VMware
3 27 (32.93%) Veritas
4 22 (26.83%) HP
5 17 (20.73%) Citrix
6 14 (17.07%) Oracle
7 10 (12.20%) IBM
8 7 (8.54%) Ektron
9 2 (2.44%) McAfee
10 1 (1.22%) Pegasus
10 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com