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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 84 82 105
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 34 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.64% 1.36% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 1.45% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 9
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£280 £253 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.89% -4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £183 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £445 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-37.50% -
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
1907 1587 1908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 92.04% 93.52% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1089 929 1016
Average daily rate £350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 131 189
Average hourly rate £15.77 £15.17 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.98% -15.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
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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 +13 5 £220 -1.34% 2
Aldershot - 3 - -
Andover +5 2 £280 - 1
Portsmouth -4 2 £345 - 1
Southampton - 1 £245 - 1
Winchester - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Petersfield - - - - 2
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 61 (57.01%) HP
2 53 (49.53%) ISTQB
3 51 (47.66%) Security Cleared
4 47 (43.93%) SC Cleared
5 37 (34.58%) Oracle
6 36 (33.64%) Microsoft
7 34 (31.78%) HP Quality Center
8 32 (29.91%) HTML
9 31 (28.97%) .NET
10 30 (28.04%) JavaScript
10 30 (28.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 30 (28.04%) Test Scripting
11 29 (27.10%) QA
11 29 (27.10%) ASP.NET
11 29 (27.10%) JSP
11 29 (27.10%) Windows
12 25 (23.36%) MS Excel
13 24 (22.43%) DV Cleared
14 23 (21.50%) UNIX
15 22 (20.56%) C#
15 22 (20.56%) VB
15 22 (20.56%) QuickTest Pro
16 20 (18.69%) TCP/IP
16 20 (18.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 19 (17.76%) Linux
18 18 (16.82%) CRM
19 16 (14.95%) Test Strategy
19 16 (14.95%) Test Automation
20 15 (14.02%) Project Management
20 15 (14.02%) Knowledge Management

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 8 (7.48%) Apache
2 7 (6.54%) IIS
3 2 (1.87%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.87%) CMS
3 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (23.36%) MS Excel
2 15 (14.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (13.08%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (5.61%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.93%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.93%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.69%) TCP/IP
2 13 (12.15%) HTTPS
3 12 (11.21%) SAN
4 9 (8.41%) DNS
4 9 (8.41%) HTTP
5 4 (3.74%) SSL
5 4 (3.74%) DVB
6 3 (2.80%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.87%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.93%) Network Security
8 1 (0.93%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.93%) FCoE
8 1 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.93%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.41%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (7.48%) MySQL
3 2 (1.87%) Big Data
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 22 (20.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (10.28%) LoadRunner
3 4 (3.74%) Selenium
4 3 (2.80%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.93%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.93%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.93%) MSI
6 1 (0.93%) JMeter
6 1 (0.93%) Subversion
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (6.54%) Military
2 6 (5.61%) Electronics
3 5 (4.67%) Finance
4 3 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Automotive
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (29.91%) HTML
2 31 (28.97%) .NET
3 29 (27.10%) ASP.NET
3 29 (27.10%) JSP
4 8 (7.48%) OLE
5 2 (1.87%) JPA
6 1 (0.93%) HTML5
6 1 (0.93%) SOAP
6 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.54%) Open Source
2 4 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.87%) Clustering
4 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.10%) Windows
2 23 (21.50%) UNIX
3 19 (17.76%) Linux
4 15 (14.02%) Windows XP
4 15 (14.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (12.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (12.15%) Windows 2000
6 7 (6.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.74%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.87%) HPUX
9 1 (0.93%) Solaris
9 1 (0.93%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (28.04%) Test Scripting
2 18 (16.82%) CRM
3 16 (14.95%) Test Automation
3 16 (14.95%) Test Strategy
4 15 (14.02%) Project Management
4 15 (14.02%) Knowledge Management
4 15 (14.02%) Software Testing
5 14 (13.08%) Performance Testing
6 13 (12.15%) Quality Management
7 10 (9.35%) Functional Testing
8 9 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (7.48%) Document Management
10 4 (3.74%) Regression Testing
10 4 (3.74%) Workflow
11 3 (2.80%) Validation
11 3 (2.80%) SOA
11 3 (2.80%) Configuration Management
11 3 (2.80%) Web Testing
11 3 (2.80%) System Testing
11 3 (2.80%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (28.04%) JavaScript
2 22 (20.56%) C#
2 22 (20.56%) VB
3 15 (14.02%) VBA
4 14 (13.08%) Java
5 12 (11.21%) PHP
5 12 (11.21%) SQL
6 11 (10.28%) Python
7 9 (8.41%) Bash Shell
8 8 (7.48%) Ruby
9 3 (2.80%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.80%) VBScript
10 2 (1.87%) Perl
10 2 (1.87%) C++
10 2 (1.87%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.93%) Korn
11 1 (0.93%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 53 (49.53%) ISTQB
2 51 (47.66%) Security Cleared
3 47 (43.93%) SC Cleared
4 30 (28.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 24 (22.43%) DV Cleared
6 20 (18.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (12.15%) MOS
8 7 (6.54%) CISSP
9 6 (5.61%) ISEB
10 5 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (2.80%) Degree
11 3 (2.80%) MCITP
12 2 (1.87%) CCNA
13 1 (0.93%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (27.10%) QA
2 7 (6.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (6.54%) Snort
2 3 (2.80%) Nmap
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 34 (31.78%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (8.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (2.80%) Nessus
4 2 (1.87%) Netcool
5 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.93%) Puppet
5 1 (0.93%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 61 (57.01%) HP
2 37 (34.58%) Oracle
3 36 (33.64%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.54%) Red Hat
5 6 (5.61%) Cisco
6 4 (3.74%) Citrix
7 2 (1.87%) VMware
7 2 (1.87%) Siebel
8 1 (0.93%) Compaq
8 1 (0.93%) EMC
8 1 (0.93%) IBM
8 1 (0.93%) SAP
8 1 (0.93%) Hitachi
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