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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 101 75 92
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 22 38 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.98% 1.87% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 2.08% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 15
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £221 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £399 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.76%
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
2056 1827 1643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 91.62% 90.09% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1227 1079 984
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £489 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 109 168
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +64.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £11.63 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £74.52 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +6 3 £180 - 2
Farnborough - 3 £350 -
Hook - 3 £338 -
Southampton -13 2 £356 +10.46%
Aldershot +13 1 - -
Fareham - 1 £400 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (35.38%) Test Scripting
3 22 (33.85%) Security Cleared
3 22 (33.85%) HP
4 21 (32.31%) SC Cleared
5 20 (30.77%) ISEB
6 16 (24.62%) Microsoft
7 15 (23.08%) Cucumber
8 14 (21.54%) SQL
9 13 (20.00%) .NET
9 13 (20.00%) Scrum
9 13 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (20.00%) Selenium
10 12 (18.46%) Test Automation
10 12 (18.46%) Java
11 11 (16.92%) ISTQB
12 10 (15.38%) JIRA
12 10 (15.38%) QA
12 10 (15.38%) JavaScript
12 10 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (12.31%) Load Testing
13 8 (12.31%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (12.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (12.31%) C#
13 8 (12.31%) HTML
13 8 (12.31%) Web Services
13 8 (12.31%) Linux
14 7 (10.77%) IntelliJ
14 7 (10.77%) Xcode
14 7 (10.77%) Calabash

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (6.15%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (6.15%) CMS
1 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) MS Office
1 5 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Exstream
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) SaaS
2 1 (1.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) HTTP
2 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.54%) SAN
3 1 (1.54%) VPN
3 1 (1.54%) DNS
3 1 (1.54%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.54%) SSL
3 1 (1.54%) DHCP
3 1 (1.54%) FTP
3 1 (1.54%) Internet
3 1 (1.54%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (23.08%) Cucumber
2 13 (20.00%) Selenium
3 10 (15.38%) JIRA
4 8 (12.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (10.77%) IntelliJ
5 7 (10.77%) Xcode
5 7 (10.77%) Calabash
5 7 (10.77%) Appium
6 5 (7.69%) SpecFlow
6 5 (7.69%) Jenkins
7 4 (6.15%) JMeter
7 4 (6.15%) LoadRunner
8 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
8 3 (4.62%) WATIR
8 3 (4.62%) SoapUI
8 3 (4.62%) Rational Functional Tester
8 3 (4.62%) TeamCity
9 2 (3.08%) RSpec
9 2 (3.08%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (1.54%) Maven
General
1 6 (9.23%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.54%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.00%) .NET
2 8 (12.31%) HTML
2 8 (12.31%) Web Services
3 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.15%) CSS
4 3 (4.62%) XML
4 3 (4.62%) JSP
4 3 (4.62%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.54%) XSLT
5 1 (1.54%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.54%) OLE
5 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Robotics
2 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.54%) FlexPod
2 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.31%) Linux
2 7 (10.77%) Apple iOS
2 7 (10.77%) Android
3 4 (6.15%) UNIX
3 4 (6.15%) Windows
4 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.54%) AIX
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (35.38%) Test Scripting
3 13 (20.00%) Scrum
4 12 (18.46%) Test Automation
5 10 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (12.31%) Load Testing
7 7 (10.77%) Test Strategy
8 6 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (9.23%) BDD
8 6 (9.23%) Functional Testing
8 6 (9.23%) Software Testing
8 6 (9.23%) DSDM
8 6 (9.23%) E-Commerce
9 5 (7.69%) Automated Testing
9 5 (7.69%) Performance Testing
10 4 (6.15%) Mobile Development
10 4 (6.15%) Waterfall
10 4 (6.15%) Knowledge Management
11 3 (4.62%) ERP
11 3 (4.62%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.54%) SQL
2 12 (18.46%) Java
3 10 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 8 (12.31%) C#
5 6 (9.23%) Ruby
6 4 (6.15%) C++
6 4 (6.15%) Python
7 3 (4.62%) VBScript
8 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.08%) VB
8 2 (3.08%) C
9 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (33.85%) Security Cleared
2 21 (32.31%) SC Cleared
3 20 (30.77%) ISEB
4 11 (16.92%) ISTQB
5 8 (12.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.62%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.54%) MOS
8 1 (1.54%) Degree
8 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.54%) vSphere
2 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.54%) vCloud
2 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.08%) Nessus
2 2 (3.08%) Nmap
3 1 (1.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (33.85%) HP
2 16 (24.62%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.69%) Oracle
3 5 (7.69%) Ektron
4 2 (3.08%) VMware
4 2 (3.08%) IBM
5 1 (1.54%) Citrix
5 1 (1.54%) Juniper
5 1 (1.54%) BMC
5 1 (1.54%) CA
5 1 (1.54%) Cisco
5 1 (1.54%) NetApp
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £100 - £119 per day
Posted: 14 days ago