Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Test Engineer was £263 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 17 November 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.

Software Test Engineer
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 158 186
Rank change year-on-year +10 +28 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 8 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.22% 0.18% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.19% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Hampshire median daily rate £263 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £253 £288 £313
90th Percentile £273 £331 £338
South East median daily rate £320 £350 £275
% change year-on-year -8.57% +27.27% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.00 - £26.41
10th Percentile £35.15 - £15.54
90th Percentile £48.78 - £37.28
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year -10.00% +68.07% -32.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Hampshire
Contract vacancies in Hampshire with a recognized job title 3395 3602 4268
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.18% 92.48% 95.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2020 2237 2602
Hampshire median daily rate £399 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.90% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £237 £258
90th Percentile £538 £538 £513
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 251 283
Hampshire median hourly rate £23.07 £25.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.72% +28.21% -2.50%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £18.00
% change year-on-year -7.38% +7.97% +12.50%

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Hampshire

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Test Engineer in Hampshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Test Engineer in Hampshire

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Test Engineer in Hampshire

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in Hampshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Test Engineer in Hampshire

Software Test Engineer
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 Software Test Engineer within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southampton +4 3 £263 -12.50%
Portsmouth - 3 - -
Fareham - 1 - -
Software Test Engineer
South East

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Software Test Engineer 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 Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) UML
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Selenium
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (25.00%) LabVIEW
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Back Office
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (12.50%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) LabVIEW
2 2 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (12.50%) Ant
3 1 (12.50%) ClearCase
3 1 (12.50%) ClearQuest
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) Maven
3 1 (12.50%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (12.50%) VectorCAST
General
1 2 (25.00%) Back Office
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) UML
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Use Case
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Green Hills
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Wind River