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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 80 72 76
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 42 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.91% 1.84% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 1.98% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 10
Average daily rate
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£313 £270 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.74% -14.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £247 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £390 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £41.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +43.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £41.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-30.48% +95.23%
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
1980 1564 1464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 90.16% 92.76% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1093 855 729
Average daily rate £350 £363 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 105 179
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -20.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 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 December 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 +2 7 £280 +4.67% 2
Southampton -4 4 - -
Andover -7 2 £365 - 1
Winchester - - - - 1
Petersfield - - - -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 36 (46.15%) HP
2 33 (42.31%) Test Scripting
3 28 (35.90%) Security Cleared
4 25 (32.05%) SC Cleared
5 21 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (26.92%) ISTQB
6 20 (25.64%) Microsoft
6 20 (25.64%) HP Quality Center
7 17 (21.79%) JavaScript
8 16 (20.51%) .NET
8 16 (20.51%) ISEB
9 15 (19.23%) Oracle
9 15 (19.23%) SQL
9 15 (19.23%) HTML
9 15 (19.23%) QA
10 14 (17.95%) Test Automation
11 13 (16.67%) C#
12 12 (15.38%) Windows
13 11 (14.10%) MS Office
13 11 (14.10%) MS Excel
13 11 (14.10%) Java
13 11 (14.10%) Selenium
13 11 (14.10%) Cucumber
14 10 (12.82%) Test Strategy
14 10 (12.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (12.82%) JSP
14 10 (12.82%) ASP.NET
14 10 (12.82%) Project Management
15 9 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
15 9 (11.54%) Knowledge Management

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 5 (6.41%) CMS
2 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.28%) Confluence
3 1 (1.28%) Apache
3 1 (1.28%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (14.10%) MS Office
1 11 (14.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.28%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.28%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.28%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.13%) HTTP
3 3 (3.85%) DVB
3 3 (3.85%) HTTPS
3 3 (3.85%) SSL
3 3 (3.85%) Wireshark
4 2 (2.56%) IP Telephony
4 2 (2.56%) SAN
4 2 (2.56%) Network Security
5 1 (1.28%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.28%) MySQL
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (14.10%) Selenium
1 11 (14.10%) Cucumber
2 9 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (8.97%) JMeter
4 6 (7.69%) LoadRunner
4 6 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (6.41%) SpecFlow
6 4 (5.13%) JIRA
7 3 (3.85%) Calabash
7 3 (3.85%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.85%) Appium
7 3 (3.85%) Rational Functional Tester
7 3 (3.85%) TeamCity
7 3 (3.85%) IntelliJ
7 3 (3.85%) Xcode
7 3 (3.85%) WATIR
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.56%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.28%) Gerrit
General
1 8 (10.26%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Electronics
2 4 (5.13%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.85%) Military
3 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.28%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.28%) Automotive
4 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.51%) .NET
2 15 (19.23%) HTML
3 10 (12.82%) JSP
3 10 (12.82%) ASP.NET
4 5 (6.41%) Web Services
5 4 (5.13%) CSS
5 4 (5.13%) OLE
6 3 (3.85%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.28%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.56%) Robotics
1 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.28%) Open Source
2 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.38%) Windows
2 7 (8.97%) UNIX
3 6 (7.69%) Linux
4 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (6.41%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.85%) Android
5 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.85%) Windows 2000
6 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (42.31%) Test Scripting
2 21 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (17.95%) Test Automation
4 10 (12.82%) Test Strategy
4 10 (12.82%) Project Management
5 9 (11.54%) Knowledge Management
5 9 (11.54%) Software Testing
6 8 (10.26%) Scrum
6 8 (10.26%) Functional Testing
7 7 (8.97%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (7.69%) Automated Testing
9 5 (6.41%) BDD
9 5 (6.41%) E-Commerce
9 5 (6.41%) CRM
10 4 (5.13%) Performance Testing
10 4 (5.13%) Quality Management
10 4 (5.13%) DSDM
10 4 (5.13%) Waterfall
10 4 (5.13%) Automation Testing
11 3 (3.85%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.79%) JavaScript
2 15 (19.23%) SQL
3 13 (16.67%) C#
4 11 (14.10%) Java
5 7 (8.97%) VB
6 6 (7.69%) Ruby
6 6 (7.69%) VBA
7 3 (3.85%) PHP
8 2 (2.56%) VBScript
8 2 (2.56%) Python
8 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.28%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (35.90%) Security Cleared
2 25 (32.05%) SC Cleared
3 21 (26.92%) ISTQB
4 16 (20.51%) ISEB
5 10 (12.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (10.26%) DV Cleared
7 6 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (5.13%) MOS
9 3 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (3.85%) Degree
10 1 (1.28%) CISSP
10 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.28%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.23%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (6.41%) Nmap
2 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.28%) Snort
Systems Management
1 20 (25.64%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (6.41%) Nessus
3 2 (2.56%) Netcool
4 1 (1.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (46.15%) HP
2 20 (25.64%) Microsoft
3 15 (19.23%) Oracle
4 4 (5.13%) Ektron
5 3 (3.85%) Cisco
5 3 (3.85%) Citrix
6 2 (2.56%) IBM
7 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.28%) Siebel
7 1 (1.28%) SAP
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £280 per day
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Experis Ltd
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