The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Hampshire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 91 74 54
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 29 46 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.48% 2.16% 3.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 2.28% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 36 31
Median daily rate £338 £315 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £378 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +140.00%
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
1827 2020 1965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 92.98% 94.92% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1163 1290 1118
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 139 112
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.17 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.70 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Hampshire region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Andover -7 10 £398 -
Winchester -9 3 £325 +0.77% 1
Southampton +4 2 £250 -14.52%
Basingstoke -5 2 - - 1
Portsmouth -13 1 £325 -7.14% 1
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hampshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 30 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (52.73%) Java
3 28 (50.91%) Test Scripting
4 27 (49.09%) Security Cleared
5 25 (45.45%) Selenium
5 25 (45.45%) .NET
6 23 (41.82%) SC Cleared
6 23 (41.82%) BDD
7 22 (40.00%) C#
8 19 (34.55%) SpecFlow
9 18 (32.73%) Scrum
9 18 (32.73%) F#
9 18 (32.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (30.91%) User Stories
11 16 (29.09%) Defect Tracking
11 16 (29.09%) Migration
11 16 (29.09%) Oracle
12 15 (27.27%) Regression Testing
13 14 (25.45%) WebDriver
14 13 (23.64%) Software Testing
15 12 (21.82%) C++
16 11 (20.00%) HP UFT
17 10 (18.18%) Oracle APEX
17 10 (18.18%) Test Strategy
18 9 (16.36%) ISTQB
19 8 (14.55%) Test Automation
19 8 (14.55%) VBScript
20 7 (12.73%) Oracle Reports
20 7 (12.73%) SQL
20 7 (12.73%) ISEB

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.82%) Apache Solr
1 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Office
2 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.82%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) 2G
1 1 (1.82%) 3G
1 1 (1.82%) 4G
1 1 (1.82%) DHCP
1 1 (1.82%) DNS
1 1 (1.82%) DVB
1 1 (1.82%) Firewall
1 1 (1.82%) FTP
1 1 (1.82%) HTTP
1 1 (1.82%) VLAN
1 1 (1.82%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (45.45%) Selenium
2 19 (34.55%) SpecFlow
3 18 (32.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (25.45%) WebDriver
5 11 (20.00%) HP UFT
6 10 (18.18%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (10.91%) Cucumber
8 5 (9.09%) LoadRunner
9 4 (7.27%) JIRA
10 3 (5.45%) JMeter
11 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
11 2 (3.64%) Toad
12 1 (1.82%) JUnit
12 1 (1.82%) LabVIEW
12 1 (1.82%) SonarQube
12 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Military
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Billing
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (45.45%) .NET
2 3 (5.45%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.82%) HTML
3 1 (1.82%) Middleware
3 1 (1.82%) REST
3 1 (1.82%) RESTful
3 1 (1.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.82%) iPhone
3 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.82%) Smart Energy
3 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) Linux
2 3 (5.45%) Windows
3 2 (3.64%) Unix
3 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.82%) Android
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (50.91%) Test Scripting
3 23 (41.82%) BDD
4 18 (32.73%) Scrum
5 17 (30.91%) User Stories
6 16 (29.09%) Defect Tracking
6 16 (29.09%) Migration
7 15 (27.27%) Regression Testing
8 13 (23.64%) Software Testing
9 10 (18.18%) Test Strategy
10 8 (14.55%) Test Automation
11 4 (7.27%) Functional Testing
11 4 (7.27%) Waterfall
12 3 (5.45%) Project Management
12 3 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (3.64%) Asset Management
13 2 (3.64%) Incident Management
13 2 (3.64%) Logistics
13 2 (3.64%) Performance Testing
13 2 (3.64%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 29 (52.73%) Java
2 22 (40.00%) C#
3 18 (32.73%) F#
4 12 (21.82%) C++
5 8 (14.55%) VBScript
6 7 (12.73%) SQL
7 5 (9.09%) PHP
8 4 (7.27%) Bash Shell
8 4 (7.27%) Python
9 2 (3.64%) C
10 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (49.09%) Security Cleared
2 23 (41.82%) SC Cleared
3 9 (16.36%) ISTQB
4 7 (12.73%) ISEB
5 6 (10.91%) DBS Check
5 6 (10.91%) DV Cleared
5 6 (10.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (7.27%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (5.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (3.64%) SANS
9 1 (1.82%) CEH
9 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.82%) MCITP
9 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.82%) Docker
1 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (29.09%) Oracle
2 6 (10.91%) HP
3 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.64%) SAP
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco
5 1 (1.82%) IBM
5 1 (1.82%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.82%) VMware