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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 92 91 79
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs citing System Testing 28 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.30% 0.86% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.21% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 6
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£351 £300 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.83% -13.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £330 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -38.28%
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
1661 1319 1020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 77.22% 71.11% 73.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 727 549
Average daily rate £380 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 69 80
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £97.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +3 9 £351 +12.16%
Havant +1 1 £425 -
Southampton -16 1 £350 +21.73%
Portsmouth - - - -
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (42.55%) Security Cleared
2 19 (40.43%) SC Cleared
3 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (31.91%) HTML
5 14 (29.79%) CSS
6 13 (27.66%) SQL
7 11 (23.40%) Oracle
7 11 (23.40%) VMware
7 11 (23.40%) Waterfall
8 10 (21.28%) Test Scripting
8 10 (21.28%) XML
8 10 (21.28%) Windows
9 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
9 9 (19.15%) C#
9 9 (19.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (19.15%) Relational Database
10 8 (17.02%) MVC
10 8 (17.02%) Business Continuity
10 8 (17.02%) ITIL
10 8 (17.02%) .NET
11 7 (14.89%) Linux
11 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
11 7 (14.89%) Military
11 7 (14.89%) Ektron
12 6 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database
12 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (12.77%) Scrum
12 6 (12.77%) Unit Testing
12 6 (12.77%) Oracle APEX

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
1 5 (10.64%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (6.38%) CMS
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (4.26%) SAS
3 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.26%) JBoss
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.13%) LiveCycle
4 1 (2.13%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (6.38%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) SAN
1 3 (6.38%) iSCSI
1 3 (6.38%) FCoE
1 3 (6.38%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
1 9 (19.15%) SQL Server 2008
1 9 (19.15%) Relational Database
2 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database
2 6 (12.77%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (4.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.13%) DB2
6 1 (2.13%) OLAP
6 1 (2.13%) MS Access
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Oracle APEX
1 6 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (10.64%) JIRA
3 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (14.89%) Military
2 4 (8.51%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Billing
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Developer
2 13 (27.66%) Analyst
3 9 (19.15%) Test Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Oracle Developer
5 5 (10.64%) .NET Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (6.38%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Web Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Coordinator
8 2 (4.26%) Test Specialist
8 2 (4.26%) Support Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Oracle Analyst Programmer
9 1 (2.13%) SAS Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Developer Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Storage Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) SAN Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Oracle Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Software Test Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.91%) HTML
2 14 (29.79%) CSS
3 10 (21.28%) XML
4 8 (17.02%) .NET
5 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET
5 6 (12.77%) Ajax
5 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (10.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 5 (10.64%) jQuery
6 5 (10.64%) .NET Framework
7 3 (6.38%) WCF
7 3 (6.38%) LINQ
7 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (2.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Device Driver
2 2 (4.26%) Data Extraction
2 2 (4.26%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.13%) Open Source
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) Linux
3 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.51%) UNIX
5 3 (6.38%) AIX
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.13%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.40%) Waterfall
3 10 (21.28%) Test Scripting
4 8 (17.02%) Business Continuity
4 8 (17.02%) MVC
4 8 (17.02%) ITIL
5 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (12.77%) Scrum
5 6 (12.77%) Unit Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Test Strategy
6 5 (10.64%) Business Analysis
6 5 (10.64%) Regression Testing
7 4 (8.51%) ERP
7 4 (8.51%) Migration
7 4 (8.51%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.51%) Time Management
7 4 (8.51%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.51%) User Stories
7 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) SQL
2 9 (19.15%) C#
3 6 (12.77%) PL/SQL
4 5 (10.64%) Shell Script
4 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.64%) Perl
5 2 (4.26%) PHP
5 2 (4.26%) C
5 2 (4.26%) Java
5 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.13%) VBA
6 1 (2.13%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 20 (42.55%) Security Cleared
2 19 (40.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.64%) MCSE
3 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.26%) Degree
5 2 (4.26%) ISEB
6 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.26%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Oracle
1 11 (23.40%) VMware
2 7 (14.89%) Ektron
3 6 (12.77%) CA
3 6 (12.77%) Cisco
3 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.38%) IBM
4 3 (6.38%) Veritas
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.13%) Adobe
5 1 (2.13%) HP