The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 92 95 80
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 26 22 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.21% 0.98% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.05% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 22
Average daily rate £366 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.64% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £293 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £400 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +25.00%
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
2052 2102 1875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 95.26% 94.05% 92.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1315 1266 1100
Average daily rate £385 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 130 114
Average hourly rate £17.45 £19.63 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.08% -39.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.34 £11.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £42.50 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 5 £358 +23.27%
Portsmouth - 5 £330 - 1
Andover - 3 £325 -
Gosport - 2 £475 -
Southampton +14 1 - - 2
Hook -2 1 £290 -14.07%
Havant - 1 - -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region that cited 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 Tester in their job title.

1 24 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (38.64%) SC Cleared
3 17 (38.64%) Security Cleared
3 17 (38.64%) Oracle
4 13 (29.55%) BDD
5 12 (27.27%) Java
5 12 (27.27%) Selenium
6 11 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (25.00%) SQL
6 11 (25.00%) .NET
7 10 (22.73%) C#
7 10 (22.73%) HP
7 10 (22.73%) WebDriver
8 9 (20.45%) Migration
8 9 (20.45%) Scrum
9 8 (18.18%) F#
9 8 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (18.18%) Test Automation
9 8 (18.18%) SpecFlow
9 8 (18.18%) Functional Testing
10 7 (15.91%) Oracle APEX
11 6 (13.64%) User Stories
11 6 (13.64%) SDLC
11 6 (13.64%) ISEB
11 6 (13.64%) Linux
12 5 (11.36%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
12 5 (11.36%) CRM
12 5 (11.36%) Unix

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region that cited 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.27%) Apache Solr
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.27%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (2.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.27%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) 2G
1 1 (2.27%) 3G
1 1 (2.27%) 4G
1 1 (2.27%) DHCP
1 1 (2.27%) DNS
1 1 (2.27%) DVB
1 1 (2.27%) FTP
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) Informix
3 1 (2.27%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (2.27%) MySQL
3 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Selenium
2 10 (22.73%) WebDriver
3 8 (18.18%) SpecFlow
3 8 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (15.91%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (11.36%) Cucumber
5 5 (11.36%) LoadRunner
6 3 (6.82%) HP UFT
7 2 (4.55%) JMeter
7 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.55%) Toad
8 1 (2.27%) Bugzilla
8 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.27%) JIRA
8 1 (2.27%) JUnit
8 1 (2.27%) SonarQube
8 1 (2.27%) Subversion
8 1 (2.27%) Trac
General
1 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.82%) Finance
3 2 (4.55%) Military
4 1 (2.27%) Electronics
4 1 (2.27%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (9.09%) Web Services
3 2 (4.55%) XML
4 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.27%) HTML
4 1 (2.27%) Middleware
4 1 (2.27%) REST
4 1 (2.27%) RESTful
4 1 (2.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) IVR
2 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Linux
2 5 (11.36%) Unix
3 3 (6.82%) Windows
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) Debian
5 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.27%) SUSE
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (29.55%) BDD
4 11 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (20.45%) Migration
5 9 (20.45%) Scrum
6 8 (18.18%) Functional Testing
6 8 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 6 (13.64%) SDLC
7 6 (13.64%) User Stories
8 5 (11.36%) CRM
8 5 (11.36%) Defect Tracking
8 5 (11.36%) Regression Testing
8 5 (11.36%) Software Testing
9 4 (9.09%) Performance Testing
9 4 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (9.09%) Workflow
10 3 (6.82%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (6.82%) Project Management
10 3 (6.82%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) Java
2 11 (25.00%) SQL
3 10 (22.73%) C#
4 8 (18.18%) F#
5 4 (9.09%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.55%) C++
6 2 (4.55%) PHP
6 2 (4.55%) VB
7 1 (2.27%) C
7 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (38.64%) SC Cleared
1 17 (38.64%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) ISEB
3 5 (11.36%) ISTQB
3 5 (11.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.55%) DBS Check
4 2 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (4.55%) SANS
5 1 (2.27%) CEH
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.27%) Degree
5 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) MCITP
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.27%) Docker
1 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) Oracle
2 10 (22.73%) HP
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.09%) Sybase
4 2 (4.55%) SAP
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco
5 1 (2.27%) Cognos
5 1 (2.27%) IBM
5 1 (2.27%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.27%) VMware
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