The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Testing
Hampshire / Basingstoke
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 36 29
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 0.78% 1.08% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.40% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £325 £225 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +20.00%  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Basingstoke
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 195 215 156
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 76.17% 77.62% 78.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 119 75
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 8
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.44% -50.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.75 £11.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £82.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Basingstoke citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Basingstoke

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Testing in Basingstoke.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Basingstoke

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing in Basingstoke.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Basingstoke region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) OOP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Migration

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Contracts Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Financial Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Software Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Software Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Node.js
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) OOP
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft