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 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
System Testing
Rank 97 91 82
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing System Testing 24 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.09% 0.71% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 0.98% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 12
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£346 £319 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.65% -12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £289 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £350 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £358
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.66% +30.90%
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
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%

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 19 December 2014.

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 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 +4 6 £351 +9.96%
Southampton -4 2 £194 -34.32%
Farnborough - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 23 (52.27%) Security Cleared
2 20 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 17 (38.64%) HTML
3 17 (38.64%) CSS
4 16 (36.36%) SQL
5 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (25.00%) .NET
6 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 11 (25.00%) C#
7 10 (22.73%) XML
7 10 (22.73%) SharePoint
7 10 (22.73%) MVC
7 10 (22.73%) Finance
7 10 (22.73%) Waterfall
7 10 (22.73%) Relational Database
8 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (20.45%) Test Scripting
8 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET
8 9 (20.45%) Oracle
9 8 (18.18%) Windows
9 8 (18.18%) Ektron
9 8 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (18.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 8 (18.18%) Business Continuity
9 8 (18.18%) .NET Framework
10 7 (15.91%) Ajax
10 7 (15.91%) Military
10 7 (15.91%) VMware
10 7 (15.91%) Oracle APEX

System 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 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 10 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 8 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (11.36%) CMS
4 3 (6.82%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (6.82%) WebLogic
5 2 (4.55%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (2.27%) LiveCycle
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (2.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.82%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (22.73%) Relational Database
3 7 (15.91%) Oracle Database
4 5 (11.36%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (11.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (6.82%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (6.82%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (2.27%) MS Access
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Oracle APEX
2 5 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.82%) JIRA
4 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 7 (15.91%) Military
3 2 (4.55%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.55%) Billing
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (40.91%) Developer
2 15 (34.09%) Analyst
3 10 (22.73%) Test Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Oracle Developer
5 5 (11.36%) .NET Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Web Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (6.82%) Coordinator
6 3 (6.82%) Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) CRM Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) QA Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Oracle Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Quality Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Lead Business Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (38.64%) HTML
1 17 (38.64%) CSS
2 11 (25.00%) .NET
3 10 (22.73%) XML
4 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET
5 8 (18.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 8 (18.18%) .NET Framework
6 7 (15.91%) Ajax
7 6 (13.64%) jQuery
8 5 (11.36%) WCF
8 5 (11.36%) LINQ
9 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.27%) Data Extraction
1 1 (2.27%) Open Source
1 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Windows
2 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (11.36%) Linux
4 3 (6.82%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (4.55%) UNIX
5 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.73%) MVC
2 10 (22.73%) Waterfall
3 9 (20.45%) Test Scripting
4 8 (18.18%) Business Continuity
5 7 (15.91%) ITIL
6 6 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (11.36%) Scrum
7 5 (11.36%) Business Analysis
7 5 (11.36%) User Stories
8 4 (9.09%) ERP
8 4 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 4 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
8 4 (9.09%) Unit Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Migration
9 3 (6.82%) Workflow
9 3 (6.82%) Regression Testing
9 3 (6.82%) DSDM
9 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (36.36%) SQL
2 11 (25.00%) C#
3 7 (15.91%) PL/SQL
4 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.82%) Perl
5 3 (6.82%) C
6 2 (4.55%) PHP
7 1 (2.27%) C++
7 1 (2.27%) Java
7 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (52.27%) Security Cleared
2 20 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.82%) MCSE
4 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.55%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Netcool
1 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Oracle
2 8 (18.18%) Ektron
3 7 (15.91%) VMware
4 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.09%) Cisco
5 4 (9.09%) CA
6 2 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.27%) Adobe