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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 77 52 79
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 42 72 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.03% 3.54% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 3.78% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 33 21
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£315 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +141.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+200.00% -59.67%
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
1927 1903 1599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 93.18% 93.47% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1220 1089 863
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 114 173
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.25 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +12.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 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
Basingstoke +3 6 £365 -14.11%
Southampton -2 5 £293 +1.73%
Winchester -10 4 £315 +31.25% 2
Hook +1 3 £348 -
Portsmouth +2 2 £340 -9.33%
Gosport -2 2 £318 -9.28% 1
Andover - 1 - -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 27 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (36.36%) SC Cleared
2 24 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 19 (28.79%) Test Scripting
4 15 (22.73%) Java
4 15 (22.73%) .NET
5 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
6 13 (19.70%) Test Automation
7 12 (18.18%) ISEB
8 10 (15.15%) Selenium
9 9 (13.64%) HP
9 9 (13.64%) SQL
9 9 (13.64%) Linux
9 9 (13.64%) Knowledge Management
10 8 (12.12%) QA
10 8 (12.12%) Oracle
10 8 (12.12%) IBM
10 8 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (12.12%) Test Strategy
11 7 (10.61%) Apple iOS
11 7 (10.61%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (10.61%) Android
11 7 (10.61%) Regression Testing
11 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
11 7 (10.61%) C#
11 7 (10.61%) Scrum
11 7 (10.61%) Automated Testing
12 6 (9.09%) JIRA
12 6 (9.09%) C++
12 6 (9.09%) VBScript

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 3 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Exstream
1 3 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) SAN
2 1 (1.52%) Internet
2 1 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.52%) DHCP
2 1 (1.52%) FTP
2 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.52%) VPN
2 1 (1.52%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) DB2
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (15.15%) Selenium
2 7 (10.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 6 (9.09%) JIRA
4 5 (7.58%) JUnit
4 5 (7.58%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.58%) Appium
5 4 (6.06%) SoapUI
5 4 (6.06%) WebDriver
5 4 (6.06%) HP UFT
6 3 (4.55%) LoadRunner
6 3 (4.55%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (4.55%) TestComplete
7 2 (3.03%) Xcode
7 2 (3.03%) IntelliJ
7 2 (3.03%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.03%) Calabash
8 1 (1.52%) RSpec
8 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (6.06%) Retail
2 2 (3.03%) Finance
3 1 (1.52%) Legal
3 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.52%) Marketing
3 1 (1.52%) French Language
3 1 (1.52%) Italian Language
3 1 (1.52%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.73%) .NET
2 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.58%) HTML
4 3 (4.55%) Swing
4 3 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (4.55%) SOAP
4 3 (4.55%) Web Services
4 3 (4.55%) XML
5 2 (3.03%) JSP
5 2 (3.03%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (1.52%) RESTful
6 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.55%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.03%) GIS
2 2 (3.03%) AS400
2 2 (3.03%) iSeries
3 1 (1.52%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.52%) Robotics
3 1 (1.52%) FlexPod
3 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.64%) Linux
2 7 (10.61%) Android
2 7 (10.61%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.06%) UNIX
4 2 (3.03%) AIX
5 1 (1.52%) Solaris
5 1 (1.52%) Windows
5 1 (1.52%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (1.52%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (28.79%) Test Scripting
3 13 (19.70%) Test Automation
4 9 (13.64%) Knowledge Management
5 8 (12.12%) Test Strategy
6 7 (10.61%) Scrum
6 7 (10.61%) Automated Testing
6 7 (10.61%) Regression Testing
7 6 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (9.09%) Manual Testing
8 5 (7.58%) System Testing
8 5 (7.58%) Load Testing
8 5 (7.58%) Performance Testing
9 4 (6.06%) E-Commerce
9 4 (6.06%) Multithreading
9 4 (6.06%) Functional Testing
9 4 (6.06%) Release Management
10 3 (4.55%) Test Planning
10 3 (4.55%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.73%) Java
2 9 (13.64%) SQL
3 7 (10.61%) C#
4 6 (9.09%) C++
4 6 (9.09%) VBScript
5 4 (6.06%) VB
5 4 (6.06%) Python
6 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.55%) C
7 2 (3.03%) Ruby
7 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 24 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 12 (18.18%) ISEB
3 5 (7.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (6.06%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (6.06%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.03%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.12%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.52%) vSphere
1 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (1.52%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.64%) HP
3 8 (12.12%) Oracle
3 8 (12.12%) IBM
4 3 (4.55%) Citrix
4 3 (4.55%) VMware
5 2 (3.03%) Endeca
5 2 (3.03%) Google
5 2 (3.03%) Coremetrics
6 1 (1.52%) Ektron
6 1 (1.52%) Juniper
6 1 (1.52%) BMC
6 1 (1.52%) CA
6 1 (1.52%) NetApp
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco
Winchester, Hampshire
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