The table below looks at the statistics for System 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 System Testing over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 90 99 94
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing System Testing 31 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.47% 0.87% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.15% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 11
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£344 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.36% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £451 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £373 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.75% +14.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-67.06% +22.95%
System 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
1719 1569 1282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 81.62% 75.87% 72.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1117 904 723
Average daily rate £375 £368 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 75 93
Average hourly rate £23.75 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.11% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £19.50 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the Hampshire region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Hampshire region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

System 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 System Testing within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
Hook -5 7 £338 -2.17%
Winchester -8 6 £313 +4.16%
Basingstoke - 4 £383 -
Portsmouth - 2 £340 -
Southampton - 1 £475 -
Andover - 1 - -
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing System 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 System Testing.

1 20 (38.46%) Test Scripting
1 20 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 18 (34.62%) Waterfall
3 17 (32.69%) SC Cleared
3 17 (32.69%) Business Continuity
4 16 (30.77%) SQL
5 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (23.08%) XML
7 11 (21.15%) Regression Testing
8 10 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (17.31%) Windows
9 9 (17.31%) Linux
10 8 (15.38%) Business Objects
10 8 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
11 7 (13.46%) IBM
11 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
11 7 (13.46%) HTML
11 7 (13.46%) VMware
11 7 (13.46%) GAP Analysis
11 7 (13.46%) JIRA
12 6 (11.54%) QA
12 6 (11.54%) Release Management
12 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
12 6 (11.54%) Test Strategy
13 5 (9.62%) Oracle
13 5 (9.62%) Perl
13 5 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (9.62%) Shell Script

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing System 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 System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (5.77%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.77%) SAS
3 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.92%) JBoss
4 1 (1.92%) CMS
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.92%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) SAN
1 4 (7.69%) iSCSI
1 4 (7.69%) FCoE
1 4 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (1.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.69%) DB2
4 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.77%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (1.92%) OLAP
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) JIRA
2 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.77%) SoapUI
3 3 (5.77%) Selenium
4 2 (3.85%) TestComplete
4 2 (3.85%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle APEX
General
1 3 (5.77%) Retail
1 3 (5.77%) Billing
2 2 (3.85%) Military
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.92%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (59.62%) Analyst
2 26 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (7.69%) Test Manager
3 4 (7.69%) Tester
3 4 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Support Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) Business Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) Developer
5 2 (3.85%) Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) Test Specialist
5 2 (3.85%) QA Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) SAS Analyst
5 2 (3.85%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (1.92%) SAN Engineer
6 1 (1.92%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (1.92%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (1.92%) SAP Business Consultant
6 1 (1.92%) SAP Business One Consultant
6 1 (1.92%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.08%) XML
2 7 (13.46%) HTML
3 3 (5.77%) .NET
3 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.77%) CSS
3 3 (5.77%) SOAP
3 3 (5.77%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (5.77%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.92%) jQuery
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.92%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.92%) Ajax
4 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.92%) WCF
4 1 (1.92%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Device Driver
2 3 (5.77%) Data Integration
3 2 (3.85%) iSeries
3 2 (3.85%) AS400
4 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.92%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.92%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Windows
1 9 (17.31%) Linux
2 4 (7.69%) AIX
3 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (5.77%) UNIX
4 2 (3.85%) Android
4 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.92%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) Test Scripting
2 18 (34.62%) Waterfall
3 17 (32.69%) Business Continuity
4 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (21.15%) Regression Testing
6 10 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (13.46%) GAP Analysis
8 6 (11.54%) Release Management
8 6 (11.54%) Test Strategy
9 5 (9.62%) Software Engineering
10 4 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
10 4 (7.69%) Software Testing
10 4 (7.69%) Performance Testing
10 4 (7.69%) Integration Testing
10 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
11 3 (5.77%) Coaching
11 3 (5.77%) System Integration Testing
11 3 (5.77%) Test Management
11 3 (5.77%) Functional Testing
11 3 (5.77%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.77%) SQL
2 5 (9.62%) Perl
2 5 (9.62%) Shell Script
3 4 (7.69%) C#
3 4 (7.69%) Java
4 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.92%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 20 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 17 (32.69%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.77%) ISEB
5 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.85%) Degree
5 2 (3.85%) MCSE
6 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Business Objects
2 7 (13.46%) IBM
2 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) VMware
3 5 (9.62%) Oracle
4 4 (7.69%) Veritas
5 3 (5.77%) Cisco
5 3 (5.77%) Google
6 2 (3.85%) Coremetrics
6 2 (3.85%) Ektron
6 2 (3.85%) Endeca
6 2 (3.85%) CA
7 1 (1.92%) HP
7 1 (1.92%) SAP