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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 102 83 79
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 16 40 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.85% 2.00% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 2.17% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 12
Average daily rate £325 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £265 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £423 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £28.50 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -79.64%
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
1773 1841 1609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 94.41% 91.82% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1145 1002 866
Average daily rate £385 £365 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 120 90
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.17% -16.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.29 £10.40 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £44.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 -5 3 £325 +17.11% 2
Andover - 3 £338 -
Portsmouth -8 2 £215 -23.21% 1
Southampton +7 1 £275 +19.56% 1
Hook - 1 £160 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 34 (55.74%) Test Scripting
2 33 (54.10%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (44.26%) HP
3 27 (44.26%) Security Cleared
4 26 (42.62%) SC Cleared
5 23 (37.70%) Oracle
6 22 (36.07%) .NET
7 21 (34.43%) HP UFT
8 18 (29.51%) Selenium
9 17 (27.87%) BDD
9 17 (27.87%) Functional Testing
10 16 (26.23%) Java
10 16 (26.23%) VB
11 15 (24.59%) SQL
11 15 (24.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 15 (24.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (22.95%) Test Automation
12 14 (22.95%) C#
12 14 (22.95%) Scrum
13 13 (21.31%) C++
13 13 (21.31%) ISEB
14 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
15 11 (18.03%) Software Testing
15 11 (18.03%) Oracle APEX
15 11 (18.03%) Cucumber
16 10 (16.39%) WebDriver
16 10 (16.39%) Test Strategy
16 10 (16.39%) User Acceptance Testing
16 10 (16.39%) ISEB Practitioner
16 10 (16.39%) CRM

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 3 (4.92%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.64%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) 3GPP
1 1 (1.64%) GSM
1 1 (1.64%) LTE
1 1 (1.64%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) Oracle Reports
1 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) Informix
3 2 (3.28%) MySQL
4 1 (1.64%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.64%) DB2
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (34.43%) HP UFT
2 18 (29.51%) Selenium
3 15 (24.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (18.03%) Cucumber
4 11 (18.03%) Oracle APEX
5 10 (16.39%) WebDriver
6 7 (11.48%) SpecFlow
7 6 (9.84%) JIRA
8 4 (6.56%) LoadRunner
9 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
9 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (3.28%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
10 2 (3.28%) SoapUI
10 2 (3.28%) Subversion
11 1 (1.64%) Bugzilla
11 1 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (1.64%) RubyMine
11 1 (1.64%) TestComplete
11 1 (1.64%) Trac
General
1 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.84%) Military
3 2 (3.28%) Retail
4 1 (1.64%) Electronics
4 1 (1.64%) Finance
4 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (36.07%) .NET
2 9 (14.75%) HTML
3 6 (9.84%) ASP.NET
4 4 (6.56%) Web Services
5 3 (4.92%) CSS
5 3 (4.92%) XML
6 2 (3.28%) SOAP
7 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.64%) SailPoint
7 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (1.64%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.64%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.64%) AS400
1 1 (1.64%) iSeries
1 1 (1.64%) IVR
1 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
1 1 (1.64%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Linux
2 4 (6.56%) Unix
3 1 (1.64%) Android
3 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.64%) Debian
3 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.64%) SUSE
3 1 (1.64%) Windows
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (55.74%) Test Scripting
2 33 (54.10%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (27.87%) BDD
3 17 (27.87%) Functional Testing
4 14 (22.95%) Scrum
4 14 (22.95%) Test Automation
5 11 (18.03%) Software Testing
6 10 (16.39%) CRM
6 10 (16.39%) Regression Testing
6 10 (16.39%) Test Strategy
6 10 (16.39%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (13.11%) Defect Tracking
7 8 (13.11%) User Stories
8 6 (9.84%) Automated Testing
8 6 (9.84%) SDLC
9 5 (8.20%) Performance Testing
9 5 (8.20%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (8.20%) System Testing
9 5 (8.20%) Workflow
10 4 (6.56%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.23%) Java
1 16 (26.23%) VB
2 15 (24.59%) SQL
3 14 (22.95%) C#
4 13 (21.31%) C++
5 10 (16.39%) VBScript
6 9 (14.75%) F#
7 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
8 4 (6.56%) PHP
8 4 (6.56%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.28%) C
9 2 (3.28%) Ruby
10 1 (1.64%) Python
10 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (44.26%) Security Cleared
2 26 (42.62%) SC Cleared
3 15 (24.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (21.31%) ISEB
5 10 (16.39%) ISEB Practitioner
6 8 (13.11%) ISTQB
7 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 27 (44.26%) HP
2 23 (37.70%) Oracle
3 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.56%) Sybase
5 1 (1.64%) Anite
5 1 (1.64%) Cognos
5 1 (1.64%) Coremetrics
5 1 (1.64%) Endeca
5 1 (1.64%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.64%) Google
5 1 (1.64%) IBM
5 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.64%) Remedy
5 1 (1.64%) SAP