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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 87 94 64
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 30 24 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.47% 1.16% 2.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.23% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 28
Median daily rate £350 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £285 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £388 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+17.56% +23.33%
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
1937 1945 1812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 95.09% 94.05% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1208 1217 1048
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 £260 £250 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 138 109
Median hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £42.00 £115.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 £338 -
Portsmouth -4 4 £338 -3.57% 1
Southampton +8 3 £250 -31.03% 1
Basingstoke -13 3 £508 +35.33% 2
Hook 0 1 £290 -14.07%
Gosport - 1 £425 -
Havant - 1 - -
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 26 (55.32%) Test Scripting
2 22 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (40.43%) Oracle
4 18 (38.30%) SC Cleared
4 18 (38.30%) Security Cleared
5 16 (34.04%) Selenium
5 16 (34.04%) Java
6 15 (31.91%) .NET
7 14 (29.79%) C#
7 14 (29.79%) BDD
8 13 (27.66%) Migration
9 12 (25.53%) Scrum
9 12 (25.53%) SpecFlow
9 12 (25.53%) WebDriver
10 11 (23.40%) F#
10 11 (23.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (23.40%) SQL
11 9 (19.15%) HP
11 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
11 9 (19.15%) Oracle APEX
11 9 (19.15%) User Stories
11 9 (19.15%) Defect Tracking
12 8 (17.02%) Functional Testing
13 7 (14.89%) Software Testing
13 7 (14.89%) Regression Testing
14 6 (12.77%) Linux
14 6 (12.77%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
15 5 (10.64%) SDLC

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 (2.13%) Apache Solr
1 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (2.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.13%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) 2G
1 1 (2.13%) 3G
1 1 (2.13%) 4G
1 1 (2.13%) DHCP
1 1 (2.13%) DNS
1 1 (2.13%) DVB
1 1 (2.13%) FTP
1 1 (2.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.51%) Informix
4 1 (2.13%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (2.13%) MySQL
4 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (34.04%) Selenium
2 12 (25.53%) SpecFlow
2 12 (25.53%) WebDriver
3 11 (23.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (19.15%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (10.64%) HP UFT
6 4 (8.51%) Cucumber
6 4 (8.51%) LoadRunner
7 2 (4.26%) JIRA
7 2 (4.26%) JMeter
7 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.26%) Toad
8 1 (2.13%) Bugzilla
8 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.13%) JUnit
8 1 (2.13%) SonarQube
8 1 (2.13%) Subversion
8 1 (2.13%) Trac
General
1 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Military
4 1 (2.13%) Electronics
4 1 (2.13%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.91%) .NET
2 4 (8.51%) Web Services
3 2 (4.26%) XML
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.13%) HTML
4 1 (2.13%) Middleware
4 1 (2.13%) REST
4 1 (2.13%) RESTful
4 1 (2.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) IVR
2 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Linux
2 5 (10.64%) Unix
3 3 (6.38%) Windows
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) Debian
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.13%) SUSE
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) Test Scripting
2 22 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (29.79%) BDD
4 13 (27.66%) Migration
5 12 (25.53%) Scrum
6 9 (19.15%) Defect Tracking
6 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
6 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (19.15%) User Stories
7 8 (17.02%) Functional Testing
8 7 (14.89%) Regression Testing
8 7 (14.89%) Software Testing
9 5 (10.64%) SDLC
10 4 (8.51%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Test Strategy
11 3 (6.38%) CRM
11 3 (6.38%) Performance Testing
11 3 (6.38%) Project Management
11 3 (6.38%) SOA
12 2 (4.26%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.04%) Java
2 14 (29.79%) C#
3 11 (23.40%) F#
3 11 (23.40%) SQL
4 5 (10.64%) C++
5 4 (8.51%) PHP
5 4 (8.51%) PL/SQL
6 3 (6.38%) VBScript
7 1 (2.13%) C
7 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (38.30%) SC Cleared
1 18 (38.30%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) ISEB
2 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
2 5 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (6.38%) DBS Check
4 2 (4.26%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (4.26%) SANS
5 1 (2.13%) CEH
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.13%) Degree
5 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) MCITP
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.13%) Docker
1 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 19 (40.43%) Oracle
2 9 (19.15%) HP
3 4 (8.51%) Sybase
4 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.26%) SAP
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco
6 1 (2.13%) Cognos
6 1 (2.13%) IBM
6 1 (2.13%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.13%) VMware