The median contractor rate for a Senior Tester was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Tester
South East / Hampshire
Rank 113 - 119
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.11% - 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% - 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £550 - £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £322 £413 £343
% change year-on-year -22.00% +20.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1732 2083 1963
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 93.02% 95.46% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1016 1384 1116
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 88 128
Median hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.70 £11.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire that featured Senior Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in Hampshire

Senior Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Tester in Hampshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Tester in Hampshire

Senior Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Tester in Hampshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Tester in Hampshire

Senior 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 Senior Tester within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
Basingstoke - 2 £550 -
Senior Tester
South East

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Senior 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 Senior Tester in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) OWASP
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Docker
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) SANS
2 1 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) Windows

Senior 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 (25.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
1 1 (25.00%) OWASP
1 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
1 1 (25.00%) SOA
1 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) VMware