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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 90 102 100
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing System Testing 27 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.34% 0.77% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.04% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 9
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£344 £319 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £298 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £467 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £352 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.53% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £36.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-21.37% +31.81%
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
1614 1447 1295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 80.10% 73.86% 72.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1036 833 787
Average daily rate £380 £363 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +1.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 62 85
Average hourly rate £36.25 £52.50 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.95% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £21.50 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -2 6 £338 -2.17%
Winchester -4 6 £313 +4.16%
Basingstoke +2 3 £400 -
Portsmouth - 2 £340 -
Southampton - 1 £475 -
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 18 (33.96%) Test Scripting
1 18 (33.96%) Security Cleared
2 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.19%) Waterfall
3 15 (28.30%) SC Cleared
3 15 (28.30%) Business Continuity
4 14 (26.42%) SQL
5 13 (24.53%) XML
6 10 (18.87%) Regression Testing
6 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (16.98%) Windows
8 8 (15.09%) HTML
8 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
9 7 (13.21%) Linux
9 7 (13.21%) GAP Analysis
9 7 (13.21%) JIRA
9 7 (13.21%) VMware
10 6 (11.32%) IBM
10 6 (11.32%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (11.32%) Business Objects
10 6 (11.32%) C#
10 6 (11.32%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (11.32%) Test Strategy
10 6 (11.32%) Relational Database
11 5 (9.43%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (9.43%) Ektron
11 5 (9.43%) CSS
11 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
11 5 (9.43%) Microsoft

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (11.32%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.66%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (5.66%) SAS
4 2 (3.77%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.77%) CMS
5 1 (1.89%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) iSCSI
1 4 (7.55%) SAN
1 4 (7.55%) FCoE
1 4 (7.55%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (1.89%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.32%) Relational Database
3 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.66%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 3 (5.66%) DB2
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.89%) OLAP
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 7 (13.21%) JIRA
2 5 (9.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.77%) Selenium
3 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.89%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.89%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (5.66%) Military
1 3 (5.66%) Billing
2 2 (3.77%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (50.94%) Analyst
2 22 (41.51%) Test Analyst
3 5 (9.43%) Developer
3 5 (9.43%) Test Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Test Manager
5 3 (5.66%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Tester
5 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) .NET Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Test Specialist
6 2 (3.77%) SAS Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Web Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Consultant
7 1 (1.89%) SAN Storage Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Testing Manager
7 1 (1.89%) Development Analyst
7 1 (1.89%) Development Support Analyst
7 1 (1.89%) Development Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.53%) XML
2 8 (15.09%) HTML
3 5 (9.43%) CSS
4 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.55%) .NET
5 3 (5.66%) Entity Framework
5 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (5.66%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.77%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 2 (3.77%) WCF
6 2 (3.77%) LINQ
6 2 (3.77%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (3.77%) SOAP
6 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Device Driver
2 3 (5.66%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.89%) iSeries
3 1 (1.89%) AS400
3 1 (1.89%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.89%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.98%) Windows
2 7 (13.21%) Linux
3 4 (7.55%) AIX
4 3 (5.66%) UNIX
4 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.89%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.96%) Test Scripting
2 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.19%) Waterfall
3 15 (28.30%) Business Continuity
4 10 (18.87%) Regression Testing
4 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (13.21%) GAP Analysis
6 6 (11.32%) Test Strategy
7 5 (9.43%) MVC
7 5 (9.43%) Software Engineering
7 5 (9.43%) Release Management
8 4 (7.55%) Performance Testing
8 4 (7.55%) Risk Analysis
8 4 (7.55%) Software Testing
8 4 (7.55%) ITIL
8 4 (7.55%) Mentoring
9 3 (5.66%) Coaching
9 3 (5.66%) Functional Testing
9 3 (5.66%) Migration
9 3 (5.66%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.42%) SQL
2 6 (11.32%) C#
3 4 (7.55%) Shell Script
3 4 (7.55%) Perl
4 3 (5.66%) Java
5 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.89%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 18 (33.96%) Security Cleared
2 15 (28.30%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.43%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.66%) MCSE
4 3 (5.66%) ISEB
4 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.77%) Degree
6 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) VMware
2 6 (11.32%) IBM
2 6 (11.32%) Business Objects
3 5 (9.43%) Ektron
3 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.55%) Cisco
4 4 (7.55%) Veritas
4 4 (7.55%) Oracle
5 3 (5.66%) CA
6 2 (3.77%) Google
7 1 (1.89%) SAP
7 1 (1.89%) HP
7 1 (1.89%) Coremetrics
7 1 (1.89%) Endeca