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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 59 83 88
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 58 48 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 3.17% 2.13% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.43% 2.23% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 15
Median daily rate £369 £351 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.98% +23.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £419 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Median hourly rate £34.37 £39.37 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.70% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.19 £32.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-4.04% +106.34%
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
1690 2157 1911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 92.40% 95.53% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1051 1301 1085
Median daily rate £383 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.65% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 131 108
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.35 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £39.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Tester Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 September 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
Winchester +7 8 £260 -20.00% 1
Andover -4 6 £470 +25.33% 1
Basingstoke +4 5 £525 +48.93% 3
Portsmouth -5 4 £325 -23.52% 3
Gosport - 2 £343 - 1
Havant - 2 £400 - 1
Aldershot - 1 - - 1
Eastleigh - 1 - - 1
Fareham - 1 £305 - 1
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 47 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (51.69%) Test Scripting
3 42 (47.19%) Selenium
4 37 (41.57%) Security Cleared
5 36 (40.45%) Java
6 35 (39.33%) C#
7 32 (35.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 32 (35.96%) SpecFlow
8 31 (34.83%) F#
8 31 (34.83%) .NET
9 30 (33.71%) Regression Testing
9 30 (33.71%) Scrum
9 30 (33.71%) SC Cleared
10 29 (32.58%) User Stories
10 29 (32.58%) Defect Tracking
11 28 (31.46%) BDD
12 25 (28.09%) Migration
13 24 (26.97%) Oracle
13 24 (26.97%) Software Testing
14 23 (25.84%) C++
15 20 (22.47%) Oracle Reports
15 20 (22.47%) HP UFT
16 18 (20.22%) WebDriver
17 17 (19.10%) HP
17 17 (19.10%) VBScript
18 13 (14.61%) Linux
18 13 (14.61%) Finance
19 12 (13.48%) Test Strategy
20 11 (12.36%) Oracle Applications
20 11 (12.36%) Oracle APEX

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 2 (2.25%) Confluence
2 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.25%) MS Office
2 2 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (12.36%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.25%) Network Security
1 2 (2.25%) WAN
1 2 (2.25%) ZigBee
2 1 (1.12%) 2G
2 1 (1.12%) 3G
2 1 (1.12%) 4G
2 1 (1.12%) DHCP
2 1 (1.12%) DNS
2 1 (1.12%) DVB
2 1 (1.12%) Firewall
2 1 (1.12%) FTP
2 1 (1.12%) HTTP
2 1 (1.12%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (22.47%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 42 (47.19%) Selenium
2 32 (35.96%) SpecFlow
2 32 (35.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (22.47%) HP UFT
4 18 (20.22%) WebDriver
5 11 (12.36%) Oracle APEX
6 10 (11.24%) JIRA
7 9 (10.11%) Cucumber
8 4 (4.49%) JMeter
9 2 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.25%) LabVIEW
9 2 (2.25%) LoadRunner
9 2 (2.25%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (1.12%) JUnit
10 1 (1.12%) Rational Functional Tester
10 1 (1.12%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.12%) SonarQube
10 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (1.12%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (14.61%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Military
3 2 (2.25%) Electronics
3 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.25%) Retail
3 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.12%) Billing
4 1 (1.12%) Local Government
4 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (34.83%) .NET
2 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.25%) HTML
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (2.25%) Web Services
2 2 (2.25%) XML
3 1 (1.12%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Smart Meter
2 3 (3.37%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (3.37%) Smart Energy
3 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.25%) Cryptography
3 2 (2.25%) RIA
4 1 (1.12%) iPhone
4 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.12%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.61%) Linux
2 7 (7.87%) Unix
3 4 (4.49%) Windows
4 1 (1.12%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (51.69%) Test Scripting
3 30 (33.71%) Regression Testing
3 30 (33.71%) Scrum
4 29 (32.58%) Defect Tracking
4 29 (32.58%) User Stories
5 28 (31.46%) BDD
6 25 (28.09%) Migration
7 24 (26.97%) Software Testing
8 12 (13.48%) Test Strategy
9 11 (12.36%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (7.87%) Automation Testing
11 6 (6.74%) Automated Testing
11 6 (6.74%) System Integration Testing
12 5 (5.62%) Cybersecurity
12 5 (5.62%) Functional Testing
12 5 (5.62%) SDLC
12 5 (5.62%) Security Testing
13 4 (4.49%) Compatibility Testing
13 4 (4.49%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 36 (40.45%) Java
2 35 (39.33%) C#
3 31 (34.83%) F#
4 23 (25.84%) C++
5 17 (19.10%) VBScript
6 8 (8.99%) SQL
7 7 (7.87%) Bash Shell
7 7 (7.87%) Python
8 6 (6.74%) PHP
9 4 (4.49%) JavaScript
10 3 (3.37%) C
11 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.12%) Perl
12 1 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (41.57%) Security Cleared
2 30 (33.71%) SC Cleared
3 10 (11.24%) ISTQB
4 9 (10.11%) ISEB
5 8 (8.99%) DBS Check
6 7 (7.87%) DV Cleared
6 7 (7.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (6.74%) CEH
8 5 (5.62%) CISSP
8 5 (5.62%) CREST Certified
8 5 (5.62%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (3.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (2.25%) MCITP
10 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.25%) SANS
11 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.12%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.25%) Firmware
2 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (26.97%) Oracle
2 17 (19.10%) HP
3 4 (4.49%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.25%) Cisco
4 2 (2.25%) IBM
4 2 (2.25%) VMware
5 1 (1.12%) Progress
5 1 (1.12%) SAP
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