Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 6 months to 25 November 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
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 122 110
Rank change year-on-year -12 -12 +20
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 25 50 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.71% 1.29% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.61% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 27 42
Hampshire median daily rate £280 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +0.72% +1.83%
10th Percentile £243 £250 £278
90th Percentile £378 £483 £438
South East median daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Hampshire median hourly rate £48.31 £45.00 £39.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.35% +13.39% +13.39%
10th Percentile £42.06 £34.63 £20.79
90th Percentile £59.31 £51.88 £41.40
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £38.19
% change year-on-year - +17.85% -1.46%

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2826 3113 3681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 79.79% 80.17% 82.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1666 2000 2275
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £237 £250 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £513
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 159 194
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +39.64% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.24 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.98 £56.75 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £25.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -9.80% -5.56% +54.29%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Hampshire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Hampshire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Hampshire over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Hampshire

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Hampshire

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Hampshire over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Testing in Hampshire

Software Testing
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 Testing within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 25 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 +10 8 £275 -38.89% 1
Fareham +1 3 £280 -
Basingstoke -23 3 - - 2
Farnborough +6 2 £375 -7.69%
Portsmouth 0 2 - -
Hook +7 1 £270 -1.82%
Winchester +6 1 £325 -6.81% 1
Waterlooville - 1 £188 -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) Test Automation
3 12 (48.00%) C#
3 12 (48.00%) Regression Testing
4 11 (44.00%) SQL
5 9 (36.00%) BDD
5 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
6 8 (32.00%) TDD
6 8 (32.00%) Scrum
7 7 (28.00%) ISEB
7 7 (28.00%) SDLC
8 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (24.00%) Degree
8 6 (24.00%) Selenium
8 6 (24.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (20.00%) JIRA
9 5 (20.00%) Windows
9 5 (20.00%) Test Planning
9 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 5 (20.00%) SoapUI
10 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (16.00%) QA
10 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
10 4 (16.00%) User Stories
10 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
10 4 (16.00%) Back Office
10 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
10 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
10 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing

Software Testing
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 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (4.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) PaaS
1 1 (4.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
1 1 (4.00%) SMS
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.00%) HBase
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Selenium
2 5 (20.00%) JIRA
2 5 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (8.00%) FishEye
5 2 (8.00%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (8.00%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.00%) Gradle
6 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.00%) Maven
6 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.00%) TestDirector
6 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (16.00%) Back Office
1 4 (16.00%) Retail
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Billing
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Test Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Automation Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Test Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C++ Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C++ Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Embedded C++ Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
1 3 (12.00%) SOAP
2 2 (8.00%) REST
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (4.00%) JSON
3 1 (4.00%) Kafka
3 1 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (4.00%) RESTful
3 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) Test Automation
3 12 (48.00%) Regression Testing
4 9 (36.00%) BDD
4 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (32.00%) Scrum
5 8 (32.00%) TDD
6 7 (28.00%) SDLC
7 6 (24.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (20.00%) Test Planning
8 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
9 4 (16.00%) User Stories
10 3 (12.00%) ATDD
10 3 (12.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) C#
2 11 (44.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (12.00%) C++
4 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.00%) Java
5 2 (8.00%) Python
6 1 (4.00%) C
6 1 (4.00%) Embedded C
6 1 (4.00%) F#
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) ISEB
2 6 (24.00%) Degree
3 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (4.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) MISRA
2 1 (4.00%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
1 1 (4.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Guidewire
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle