The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Hampshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 74 96 67
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 38 21 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.83% 1.23% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 1.32% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 19
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £233 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £400 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +43.87%
Job Titles Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1870 1595 1706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 90.08% 93.49% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1099 954 815
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 163 216
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -17.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.81 £11.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Tester
South East

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Gosport - 10 £385 -
Southampton -5 6 £323 +25.85% 1
Portsmouth - 2 £150 - 2
Basingstoke - 1 - - 1
Winchester - 1 - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Ringwood - - - - 1
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 47 (72.31%) Security Cleared
2 42 (64.62%) SC Cleared
3 39 (60.00%) HP
4 34 (52.31%) .NET
5 31 (47.69%) Oracle
6 30 (46.15%) Test Scripting
7 28 (43.08%) ISTQB
8 26 (40.00%) ASP.NET
9 25 (38.46%) Windows
9 25 (38.46%) HTML
9 25 (38.46%) JavaScript
9 25 (38.46%) Software Testing
9 25 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
10 24 (36.92%) JSP
11 23 (35.38%) UNIX
12 21 (32.31%) Windows 2000
12 21 (32.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (32.31%) Windows XP
12 21 (32.31%) Oracle EBS
12 21 (32.31%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (24.62%) Test Strategy
13 16 (24.62%) Linux
14 15 (23.08%) TCP/IP
14 15 (23.08%) HTTPS
14 15 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
15 14 (21.54%) Knowledge Management
16 13 (20.00%) C#
16 13 (20.00%) DV Cleared
17 11 (16.92%) Workflow
18 10 (15.38%) SQL

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (3.08%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.54%) CMS
2 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.54%) Apache
2 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 21 (32.31%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.08%) TCP/IP
1 15 (23.08%) HTTPS
2 10 (15.38%) SSL
3 9 (13.85%) Wireshark
4 5 (7.69%) HTTP
4 5 (7.69%) DNS
5 3 (4.62%) SAN
6 1 (1.54%) Firewall
6 1 (1.54%) IntruShield
6 1 (1.54%) FWSM
6 1 (1.54%) FCoE
6 1 (1.54%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.54%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.54%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.08%) Big Data
3 2 (3.08%) MySQL
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 15 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (12.31%) LoadRunner
2 8 (12.31%) Selenium
3 5 (7.69%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (6.15%) SoapUI
5 3 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.08%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.54%) NUnit
7 1 (1.54%) Toad
7 1 (1.54%) WinRunner
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.54%) JUnit
7 1 (1.54%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.54%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.54%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.54%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 6 (9.23%) Military
2 5 (7.69%) Retail
3 4 (6.15%) Finance
4 1 (1.54%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (52.31%) .NET
2 26 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 25 (38.46%) HTML
4 24 (36.92%) JSP
5 3 (4.62%) OLE
5 3 (4.62%) SOAP
6 2 (3.08%) JPA
7 1 (1.54%) Ajax
7 1 (1.54%) Middleware
7 1 (1.54%) Web Services
7 1 (1.54%) XML
7 1 (1.54%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.08%) Clustering
2 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.54%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 25 (38.46%) Windows
2 23 (35.38%) UNIX
3 21 (32.31%) Windows 2000
3 21 (32.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (32.31%) Windows XP
3 21 (32.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (24.62%) Linux
5 2 (3.08%) AIX
6 1 (1.54%) HPUX
6 1 (1.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (46.15%) Test Scripting
2 25 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 16 (24.62%) Test Strategy
4 14 (21.54%) Knowledge Management
5 11 (16.92%) Workflow
6 10 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 10 (15.38%) Performance Testing
7 9 (13.85%) Validation
8 7 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (7.69%) Scrum
10 4 (6.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (6.15%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (6.15%) Functional Testing
10 4 (6.15%) Automation Testing
11 3 (4.62%) Quality Management
11 3 (4.62%) Migration
11 3 (4.62%) Penetration Testing
11 3 (4.62%) Automated Testing
11 3 (4.62%) Web Development
11 3 (4.62%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 25 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 13 (20.00%) C#
3 10 (15.38%) SQL
4 8 (12.31%) VB
5 5 (7.69%) Java
5 5 (7.69%) VBScript
5 5 (7.69%) Python
6 3 (4.62%) PHP
6 3 (4.62%) VBA
6 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.08%) C
8 1 (1.54%) Korn
8 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.54%) Perl
8 1 (1.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 47 (72.31%) Security Cleared
2 42 (64.62%) SC Cleared
3 28 (43.08%) ISTQB
4 13 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 8 (12.31%) ISEB
6 3 (4.62%) MOS
6 3 (4.62%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (3.08%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (13.85%) Nmap
2 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.08%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.54%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 25 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (13.85%) Nessus
3 5 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (3.08%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.54%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.54%) Netcool
Vendors
1 39 (60.00%) HP
2 31 (47.69%) Oracle
3 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.62%) VMware
5 2 (3.08%) McAfee
6 1 (1.54%) Siebel
6 1 (1.54%) Cisco
6 1 (1.54%) IBM
6 1 (1.54%) Hitachi
6 1 (1.54%) Citrix
6 1 (1.54%) Compaq
6 1 (1.54%) EMC
6 1 (1.54%) Veritas
6 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.54%) Splunk
6 1 (1.54%) ArcSight