The median contractor rate for a Software Test Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 112 120
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.22% 0.10% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.11% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £275 £300 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +6.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £363 £275
% change year-on-year -6.89% +31.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £39.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £42.38 £33.50
% change year-on-year -6.78% +26.49%  

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 1718 1874 2012
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 95.34% 94.17% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1040 1172 1272
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 104 149
Median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £15.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +66.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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
Portsmouth - 3 - -
Southampton +1 1 £275 -8.33%
Software Test Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) LabVIEW
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) Back Office
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) Automotive

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 (14.29%) Tomcat
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) LabVIEW
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) ClearCase
2 1 (14.29%) ClearQuest
2 1 (14.29%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Robot Framework
General
1 2 (28.57%) Back Office
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Automotive
2 1 (14.29%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Network Management
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft