The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Hampshire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 74 93 88
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 35 40 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.89% 1.82% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 1.91% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 13
Median daily rate £331 £338 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -5.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £425 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £39.37 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.89% +31.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +38.14%
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
1716 2098 2033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 92.51% 95.54% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1047 1298 1114
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 149 135
Median hourly rate £14.70 £21.11 £18.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.35% +15.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Hampshire region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Winchester - 6 £261 - 2
Andover +2 3 £425 +6.25% 2
Basingstoke -4 2 £350 +7.69% 4
Gosport +23 1 £338 - 1
Farnborough +6 1 £375 - 2
Southampton +3 1 - - 1
Portsmouth 0 1 - - 1
Aldershot - 1 - - 1
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hampshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 40 (47.62%) Test Scripting
2 38 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 31 (36.90%) Selenium
5 28 (33.33%) C#
5 28 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 27 (32.14%) Software Testing
6 27 (32.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (32.14%) SC Cleared
7 25 (29.76%) F#
7 25 (29.76%) SpecFlow
7 25 (29.76%) Defect Tracking
8 23 (27.38%) User Stories
8 23 (27.38%) Scrum
8 23 (27.38%) Java
9 22 (26.19%) .NET
10 21 (25.00%) Oracle
11 19 (22.62%) HP
11 19 (22.62%) HP UFT
11 19 (22.62%) Migration
12 18 (21.43%) C++
12 18 (21.43%) BDD
13 17 (20.24%) VBScript
13 17 (20.24%) Oracle Reports
13 17 (20.24%) Finance
14 15 (17.86%) Linux
14 15 (17.86%) Oracle Applications
15 13 (15.48%) ISTQB
15 13 (15.48%) SQL
16 12 (14.29%) JIRA

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.38%) Confluence
2 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.38%) MS Office
2 2 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (17.86%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) WAN
2 2 (2.38%) Network Security
2 2 (2.38%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.19%) DVB
3 1 (1.19%) Firewall
3 1 (1.19%) Internet
3 1 (1.19%) LAN
3 1 (1.19%) VLAN
3 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.24%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.19%) DB2
3 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (36.90%) Selenium
2 27 (32.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (29.76%) SpecFlow
4 19 (22.62%) HP UFT
5 12 (14.29%) JIRA
6 7 (8.33%) WebDriver
7 6 (7.14%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.57%) JMeter
8 3 (3.57%) LoadRunner
8 3 (3.57%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.38%) LabVIEW
9 2 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.19%) Rational Functional Tester
10 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.19%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (20.24%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Electronics
2 4 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.57%) Marketing
3 3 (3.57%) Military
4 2 (2.38%) Retail
5 1 (1.19%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (26.19%) .NET
2 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.57%) HTML
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.38%) XML
4 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) Smart Meter
2 3 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (3.57%) Smart Energy
3 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.38%) Cryptography
3 2 (2.38%) RIA
4 1 (1.19%) iPhone
4 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.19%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.19%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.86%) Linux
2 7 (8.33%) Unix
3 5 (5.95%) Windows
4 1 (1.19%) AIX
4 1 (1.19%) Android
4 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (47.62%) Test Scripting
2 38 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 27 (32.14%) Software Testing
5 25 (29.76%) Defect Tracking
6 23 (27.38%) Scrum
6 23 (27.38%) User Stories
7 19 (22.62%) Migration
8 18 (21.43%) BDD
9 12 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 10 (11.90%) Penetration Testing
10 10 (11.90%) System Integration Testing
11 9 (10.71%) Automated Testing
12 7 (8.33%) Automation Testing
13 6 (7.14%) Security Testing
14 5 (5.95%) Functional Testing
14 5 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
15 4 (4.76%) Compatibility Testing
15 4 (4.76%) Programme Management
15 4 (4.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 28 (33.33%) C#
2 25 (29.76%) F#
3 23 (27.38%) Java
4 18 (21.43%) C++
5 17 (20.24%) VBScript
6 13 (15.48%) SQL
7 9 (10.71%) Python
8 8 (9.52%) Bash Shell
9 6 (7.14%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.38%) C
10 2 (2.38%) PHP
10 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.38%) Ruby
11 1 (1.19%) Perl
11 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 27 (32.14%) SC Cleared
3 13 (15.48%) ISTQB
4 9 (10.71%) ISEB
5 8 (9.52%) DV Cleared
6 6 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (5.95%) CEH
7 5 (5.95%) CISSP
7 5 (5.95%) CREST Certified
7 5 (5.95%) DBS Check
8 4 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (2.38%) MCITP
10 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.19%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) Firmware
2 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (25.00%) Oracle
2 19 (22.62%) HP
3 7 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.57%) SAP
4 3 (3.57%) VMware
5 2 (2.38%) Cisco
5 2 (2.38%) IBM
6 1 (1.19%) Citrix
6 1 (1.19%) Progress
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