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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 82 85 75
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 43 31 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.92% 1.51% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 2.04% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 15
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£344 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £329 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £515 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £12.82 £36.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.63% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £36.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-44.82% +215.21%
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
1784 1522 1350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 79.71% 73.92% 74.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1103 907 810
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 75 81
Average hourly rate £26.09 £37.50 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.42% +62.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -11 12 £325 - 3
Southampton +2 5 £338 - 3
Gosport -2 4 £420 -18.44%
Andover - 4 £375 -
Basingstoke - 1 - - 1
Hook - 1 - -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 53 (68.83%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 28 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 25 (32.47%) Selenium
5 24 (31.17%) ISTQB
5 24 (31.17%) BDD
6 23 (29.87%) Waterfall
6 23 (29.87%) Microsoft
7 21 (27.27%) ISEB
7 21 (27.27%) Test Scripting
8 20 (25.97%) Java
9 19 (24.68%) Cucumber
9 19 (24.68%) Mentoring
10 16 (20.78%) JIRA
10 16 (20.78%) JMeter
11 15 (19.48%) SAN
11 15 (19.48%) Linux
11 15 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (18.18%) Security Cleared
13 13 (16.88%) SC Cleared
13 13 (16.88%) Test Management
13 13 (16.88%) Software Engineering
13 13 (16.88%) Windows
14 12 (15.58%) Perl
14 12 (15.58%) SQL
14 12 (15.58%) HP
14 12 (15.58%) Scrum
14 12 (15.58%) TDD
15 11 (14.29%) Subversion
15 11 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 2 (2.60%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.60%) CMS
2 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.48%) SAN
2 7 (9.09%) DAB
2 7 (9.09%) iSCSI
2 7 (9.09%) FCoE
2 7 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.30%) SNMP
3 1 (1.30%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (5.19%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.90%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.60%) QlikView
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (32.47%) Selenium
2 19 (24.68%) Cucumber
3 16 (20.78%) JMeter
3 16 (20.78%) JIRA
4 11 (14.29%) Subversion
4 11 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 9 (11.69%) NUnit
6 8 (10.39%) JUnit
7 6 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (7.79%) SoapUI
8 5 (6.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (5.19%) HP UFT
10 2 (2.60%) Maven
10 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
10 2 (2.60%) Ant
10 2 (2.60%) Gerrit
10 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
11 1 (1.30%) Appium
11 1 (1.30%) RSpec
11 1 (1.30%) Oracle APEX
General
1 8 (10.39%) Legal
2 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.19%) Finance
3 2 (2.60%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.60%) Billing
4 1 (1.30%) Marketing
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
4 1 (1.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 38 (49.35%) Analyst
2 32 (41.56%) Test Analyst
3 11 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
4 10 (12.99%) Automation Test Analyst
5 9 (11.69%) Test Team Leader
5 9 (11.69%) Team Leader
6 8 (10.39%) Developer
6 8 (10.39%) Agile Test Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Perl Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.90%) Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) Test Specialist
9 3 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Test Leader
9 3 (3.90%) Test Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Lead Test Analyst
10 2 (2.60%) Integration Analyst
10 2 (2.60%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.99%) .NET
2 8 (10.39%) Spring
3 6 (7.79%) Gherkin
4 3 (3.90%) Web Services
5 2 (2.60%) XML
5 2 (2.60%) JAXB
5 2 (2.60%) Ajax
5 2 (2.60%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.30%) Qt
6 1 (1.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Smart Meter
2 3 (3.90%) Device Driver
2 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.48%) Linux
2 13 (16.88%) Windows
3 11 (14.29%) AIX
4 1 (1.30%) Solaris
4 1 (1.30%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (68.83%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 24 (31.17%) BDD
4 23 (29.87%) Waterfall
5 21 (27.27%) Test Scripting
6 19 (24.68%) Mentoring
7 15 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (16.88%) Software Engineering
8 13 (16.88%) Test Management
9 12 (15.58%) TDD
9 12 (15.58%) Scrum
10 11 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (14.29%) Test Strategy
11 10 (12.99%) Manual Testing
12 9 (11.69%) Load Testing
12 9 (11.69%) Unit Testing
12 9 (11.69%) OO
13 8 (10.39%) Regression Testing
14 7 (9.09%) System Testing
14 7 (9.09%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.97%) Java
2 12 (15.58%) Perl
2 12 (15.58%) SQL
3 9 (11.69%) C#
4 5 (6.49%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.19%) VBA
6 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.60%) C++
7 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.60%) C
8 1 (1.30%) Python
8 1 (1.30%) VBScript
8 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 24 (31.17%) ISTQB
3 21 (27.27%) ISEB
4 14 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 13 (16.88%) SC Cleared
6 7 (9.09%) DV Cleared
7 5 (6.49%) Degree
8 3 (3.90%) HP AIS
8 3 (3.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (2.60%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (1.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.19%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.30%) Netcool
Vendors
1 23 (29.87%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.58%) HP
3 11 (14.29%) VMware
4 10 (12.99%) Veritas
4 10 (12.99%) Oracle
5 6 (7.79%) Citrix
6 3 (3.90%) IBM
7 2 (2.60%) Ektron
8 1 (1.30%) Splunk
8 1 (1.30%) Remedy
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