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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
South East / Hampshire
Rank 81 102 91
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 25 15 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.40% 0.78% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 0.82% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 19
Median daily rate £375 £328 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% +16.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £440 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £288
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.32 £106.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-81.90% +228.46%

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
1659 1830 1925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 92.63% 94.87% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1041 1178 1059
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 84 112
Median hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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
Andover +2 6 £375 +11.11% 2
Basingstoke +14 4 £513 +51.85% 2
Southampton +10 3 - - 4
Havant - 2 £370 - 1
Hook -2 1 £280 +75.00%
Farnborough - 1 £375 - 2
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 30 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (46.88%) Test Scripting
2 29 (45.31%) Security Cleared
3 26 (40.63%) SC Cleared
4 25 (39.06%) Oracle
5 24 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (35.94%) Defect Tracking
6 23 (35.94%) HP
7 22 (34.38%) F#
8 20 (31.25%) Selenium
9 18 (28.13%) Migration
9 18 (28.13%) HP UFT
9 18 (28.13%) C#
10 17 (26.56%) Software Testing
11 16 (25.00%) SQL
11 16 (25.00%) SpecFlow
12 15 (23.44%) Regression Testing
13 14 (21.88%) C++
13 14 (21.88%) Java
13 14 (21.88%) Linux
13 14 (21.88%) Oracle Reports
13 14 (21.88%) Oracle Applications
14 13 (20.31%) Scrum
14 13 (20.31%) VBScript
15 12 (18.75%) Windows
15 12 (18.75%) User Stories
16 11 (17.19%) ISEB
16 11 (17.19%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (17.19%) Finance
17 10 (15.63%) Test Automation

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 7 (10.94%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.69%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.13%) Confluence
4 1 (1.56%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.56%) JBoss
4 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (21.88%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (4.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) PuTTY
1 6 (9.38%) WinSCP
2 2 (3.13%) Network Security
3 1 (1.56%) DHCP
3 1 (1.56%) DNS
3 1 (1.56%) DVB
3 1 (1.56%) HTTP
3 1 (1.56%) Internet
3 1 (1.56%) LAN
3 1 (1.56%) WAN
3 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.56%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.88%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (10.94%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (9.38%) Oracle BI EE
3 6 (9.38%) Oracle Database
3 6 (9.38%) Oracle Database 10g
3 6 (9.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (9.38%) Oracle Database 12c
3 6 (9.38%) Oracle OWB
4 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.13%) QlikView
6 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.56%) DB2
6 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (31.25%) Selenium
3 18 (28.13%) HP UFT
4 16 (25.00%) SpecFlow
5 7 (10.94%) JIRA
5 7 (10.94%) Oracle APEX
5 7 (10.94%) TeamCity
6 6 (9.38%) Cucumber
6 6 (9.38%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (9.38%) Toad
7 4 (6.25%) LoadRunner
7 4 (6.25%) WebDriver
8 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
9 2 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (3.13%) JMeter
9 2 (3.13%) Subversion
9 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (1.56%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.56%) LabVIEW
10 1 (1.56%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 11 (17.19%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Electronics
3 3 (4.69%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.69%) Marketing
3 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) .NET
2 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.69%) HTML
2 3 (4.69%) Middleware
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (3.13%) REST
3 2 (3.13%) SOAP
3 2 (3.13%) Web Services
3 2 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Smart Meter
2 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.56%) Smart Energy
3 1 (1.56%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.88%) Linux
2 12 (18.75%) Windows
3 5 (7.81%) Unix
4 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.56%) AIX
6 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (46.88%) Test Scripting
2 23 (35.94%) Defect Tracking
3 18 (28.13%) Migration
4 17 (26.56%) Software Testing
5 15 (23.44%) Regression Testing
6 13 (20.31%) Scrum
7 12 (18.75%) User Stories
8 11 (17.19%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (15.63%) Test Automation
10 8 (12.50%) BDD
10 8 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
11 7 (10.94%) ETL
11 7 (10.94%) Test Management
12 6 (9.38%) Penetration Testing
12 6 (9.38%) Service Management
13 5 (7.81%) Automated Testing
13 5 (7.81%) Test Strategy
13 5 (7.81%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.38%) F#
2 18 (28.13%) C#
3 16 (25.00%) SQL
4 14 (21.88%) C++
4 14 (21.88%) Java
5 13 (20.31%) VBScript
6 6 (9.38%) JavaScript
6 6 (9.38%) Python
7 3 (4.69%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.13%) Perl
8 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.13%) Ruby
9 1 (1.56%) C
9 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.56%) Scala
9 1 (1.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (45.31%) Security Cleared
2 26 (40.63%) SC Cleared
3 11 (17.19%) ISEB
4 9 (14.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (12.50%) ISTQB
6 5 (7.81%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (6.25%) CEH
7 4 (6.25%) CISSP
7 4 (6.25%) CREST Certified
8 3 (4.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
9 2 (3.13%) MCITP
9 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (3.13%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.56%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (9.38%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) Docker
2 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (39.06%) Oracle
2 23 (35.94%) HP
3 7 (10.94%) VMware
4 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
4 6 (9.38%) Remedy
5 4 (6.25%) SAP
6 2 (3.13%) Cisco
6 2 (3.13%) IBM
7 1 (1.56%) Citrix
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