The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Hampshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 80 81 90
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 33 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.61% 1.43% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.95% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £430 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.41% +9.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £257 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £435 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £11.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+160.86% -61.01%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1500 1279 1245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 73.35% 73.13% 70.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 724 647
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 89 104
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.25 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Software Testing
South East

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 30 July 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 30 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Aldershot - 2 £263 -
Southampton - 2 £315 - 1
Basingstoke +15 1 £343 +53.93%
Winchester - 1 - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
Andover - - - -
Fareham - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - - 2
Ringwood - - - -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 62 (81.58%) ISTQB
2 56 (73.68%) HP
2 56 (73.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 52 (68.42%) HP Quality Center
4 50 (65.79%) Security Cleared
5 47 (61.84%) JavaScript
6 46 (60.53%) HTML
7 44 (57.89%) Oracle
7 44 (57.89%) UNIX
7 44 (57.89%) SC Cleared
8 41 (53.95%) .NET
8 41 (53.95%) ASP.NET
9 40 (52.63%) JSP
10 38 (50.00%) TCP/IP
10 38 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
11 37 (48.68%) Windows
12 35 (46.05%) Windows 2000
12 35 (46.05%) Windows XP
12 35 (46.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 35 (46.05%) Windows Server 2008
13 33 (43.42%) HTTPS
14 30 (39.47%) LoadRunner
15 23 (30.26%) QuickTest Pro
16 22 (28.95%) Test Scripting
17 21 (27.63%) Performance Testing
17 21 (27.63%) Knowledge Management
18 20 (26.32%) HTTP
18 20 (26.32%) Linux
18 20 (26.32%) Test Strategy
19 19 (25.00%) SQL

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (5.26%) CMS
1 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle BPEL
2 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 38 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) SaaS
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 33 (43.42%) HTTPS
3 20 (26.32%) HTTP
4 18 (23.68%) DNS
5 16 (21.05%) SSL
5 16 (21.05%) Wireshark
6 10 (13.16%) SAN
7 1 (1.32%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.05%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Navigator
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (39.47%) LoadRunner
2 23 (30.26%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.26%) Selenium
5 2 (2.63%) Toad
6 1 (1.32%) JUnit
6 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.32%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.32%) JIRA
6 1 (1.32%) Subversion
6 1 (1.32%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.32%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.32%) TestNG
6 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (17.11%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Legal
2 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.63%) Publishing
3 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.32%) Automotive
3 1 (1.32%) Electronics
3 1 (1.32%) Military
3 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (42.11%) Test Analyst
1 32 (42.11%) Analyst
2 19 (25.00%) Tester
3 12 (15.79%) Test Engineer
4 10 (13.16%) Performance Tester
5 9 (11.84%) Test Manager
6 7 (9.21%) Test Specialist
7 6 (7.89%) Performance Test Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) Performance Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Performance Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Performance Test Specialist
8 4 (5.26%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.26%) Web Test Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Web Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.95%) Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Systems Tester
9 3 (3.95%) Systems Test Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (60.53%) HTML
2 41 (53.95%) .NET
2 41 (53.95%) ASP.NET
3 40 (52.63%) JSP
4 7 (9.21%) CSS
5 4 (5.26%) Web Services
6 3 (3.95%) JPA
7 2 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (2.63%) CSS3
7 2 (2.63%) HTML5
7 2 (2.63%) jQuery
7 2 (2.63%) Ajax
8 1 (1.32%) SOAP
8 1 (1.32%) J2EE
8 1 (1.32%) Middleware
8 1 (1.32%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.32%) N-Tier
1 1 (1.32%) DTV
1 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 44 (57.89%) UNIX
2 37 (48.68%) Windows
3 35 (46.05%) Windows 2000
3 35 (46.05%) Windows XP
3 35 (46.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 35 (46.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (26.32%) Linux
5 2 (2.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.95%) Test Scripting
2 21 (27.63%) Performance Testing
2 21 (27.63%) Knowledge Management
3 20 (26.32%) Test Strategy
4 18 (23.68%) Workflow
5 16 (21.05%) Validation
6 12 (15.79%) Test Automation
7 9 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (10.53%) Load Testing
9 7 (9.21%) Web Development
10 5 (6.58%) Automated Testing
11 4 (5.26%) Waterfall
11 4 (5.26%) System Testing
11 4 (5.26%) DSDM
12 3 (3.95%) ERP
12 3 (3.95%) Integration Testing
12 3 (3.95%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (3.95%) Test Management
12 3 (3.95%) Performance Engineering
13 2 (2.63%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (61.84%) JavaScript
2 19 (25.00%) SQL
3 13 (17.11%) Java
4 8 (10.53%) C#
5 6 (7.89%) VB
6 4 (5.26%) Python
7 3 (3.95%) VBA
7 3 (3.95%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.95%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 62 (81.58%) ISTQB
2 56 (73.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 50 (65.79%) Security Cleared
4 44 (57.89%) SC Cleared
5 16 (21.05%) DV Cleared
6 15 (19.74%) ISEB
7 5 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (6.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (5.26%) MCITP
8 4 (5.26%) CCNP
8 4 (5.26%) CCNA
8 4 (5.26%) MCSE
9 3 (3.95%) MCP
10 1 (1.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.21%) QA
System Software
1 16 (21.05%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 52 (68.42%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (22.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 16 (21.05%) Nessus
Vendors
1 56 (73.68%) HP
2 44 (57.89%) Oracle
3 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.21%) Citrix
5 4 (5.26%) Ektron
6 2 (2.63%) Cisco
6 2 (2.63%) Remedy
7 1 (1.32%) BMC
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