The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Tester
Rank 122 108 115
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Tester 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.096% 0.055% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.058% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £297
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £273 £300
% change year-on-year
+37.36% -9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -
Technical Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1924 1714 1836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 92.01% 94.02% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1140 987 947
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £230 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 148 188
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Technical Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Tester in the job title across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Technical Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Technical Tester Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Technical Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Technical Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Technical Tester
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 Technical Tester within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
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Job
Vacancies
Southampton - - - -
Technical Tester
South East

Technical Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region that cited Technical Tester in their job title 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 with Technical Tester in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) JSP
2 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) VBScript
3 2 (50.00%) VB
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS

Technical Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region that cited Technical Tester in their job title 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 with Technical Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
1 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (75.00%) JSP
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) VBScript
2 2 (50.00%) VB
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle