Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Tester was £219 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 23 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 Tester
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 164 179
Rank change year-on-year +9 +15 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.084% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.22% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Hampshire median daily rate £219 £319 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.37% -1.92% -
10th Percentile £188 £267 £273
90th Percentile £244 £376 £338
South East median daily rate £313 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -2.34% +6.67% +13.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Hampshire median hourly rate - £36.87 £39.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.35% +4.99%
South East median hourly rate - £36.87 £39.37
% change year-on-year - -6.35% +60.69%

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 3385 3603 4224
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.16% 92.41% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2000 2236 2592
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £229 £258
90th Percentile £538 £538 £513
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 246 278
Hampshire median hourly rate £22.75 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.00% +25.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.68 £53.13 £47.83
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Hampshire

Software Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Tester in Hampshire

Software Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Tester in Hampshire

Software 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 Software Tester within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 23 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
Portsmouth -1 1 £250 -
Waterlooville - 1 £188 -
Basingstoke - 1 - - 1
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 10 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Software 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 Software Tester in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (33.33%) Finance

Software Tester 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 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) C#