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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South East / Hampshire
Rank 101 96 87
Rank change year-on-year -5 -9  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 14 29 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.75% 1.33% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.67% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 15
Median daily rate £309 £350 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.78% -10.82%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 11
Median hourly rate £25.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.06% +10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1486 1738 1760
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 79.81% 79.76% 81.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 1169 1010
Median daily rate £425 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -2.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 68 88
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing in Hampshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 25 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
Southampton +9 3 £293 -7.14% 2
Basingstoke +7 2 £325 +44.44% 2
Havant - 2 - -
Andover - 1 £400 -
Eastleigh - 1 £438 -
Fareham - 1 - - 1
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 28 (75.68%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (56.76%) Security Cleared
3 18 (48.65%) SC Cleared
4 17 (45.95%) Test Scripting
4 17 (45.95%) Selenium
5 16 (43.24%) C#
6 15 (40.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (37.84%) Scrum
7 14 (37.84%) F#
7 14 (37.84%) BDD
8 13 (35.14%) User Stories
8 13 (35.14%) Regression Testing
9 12 (32.43%) Oracle
9 12 (32.43%) SpecFlow
9 12 (32.43%) Defect Tracking
10 11 (29.73%) .NET
11 10 (27.03%) Migration
12 9 (24.32%) Oracle Applications
12 9 (24.32%) Test Strategy
13 8 (21.62%) SQL
14 7 (18.92%) C++
14 7 (18.92%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
15 6 (16.22%) Finance
15 6 (16.22%) TDD
15 6 (16.22%) JIRA
16 5 (13.51%) Degree
16 5 (13.51%) Automated Testing
16 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
16 5 (13.51%) ISEB

Software Testing
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 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.41%) Confluence
2 2 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.70%) JBoss
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.41%) Google App Engine
1 2 (5.41%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
1 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.41%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (45.95%) Selenium
2 15 (40.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (32.43%) SpecFlow
4 6 (16.22%) JIRA
5 4 (10.81%) HP UFT
5 4 (10.81%) Jasmine
6 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.70%) Artifactory
7 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.70%) Checkstyle
7 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.70%) FindBugs
7 1 (2.70%) Gradle
7 1 (2.70%) JUnit
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Military
2 3 (8.11%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Electronics
3 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.41%) Marketing
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Back Office
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Tester
3 7 (18.92%) Automation Tester
3 7 (18.92%) Test Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Test Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Agile Test Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Logistics Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) XML
3 3 (8.11%) ATL
3 3 (8.11%) Qt
3 3 (8.11%) STL
3 3 (8.11%) Web Services
4 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (5.41%) Aurelia
4 2 (5.41%) CSS
4 2 (5.41%) CSS3
4 2 (5.41%) gRPC
4 2 (5.41%) HTML
4 2 (5.41%) HTML5
4 2 (5.41%) OpenID
4 2 (5.41%) React
4 2 (5.41%) RESTful
4 2 (5.41%) WebSockets
5 1 (2.70%) Apache Camel
5 1 (2.70%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Algorithms
1 3 (8.11%) Client/Server
1 3 (8.11%) Data Structures
1 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (75.68%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (45.95%) Test Scripting
3 14 (37.84%) BDD
3 14 (37.84%) Scrum
4 13 (35.14%) Regression Testing
4 13 (35.14%) User Stories
5 12 (32.43%) Defect Tracking
6 10 (27.03%) Migration
7 9 (24.32%) Test Strategy
8 6 (16.22%) TDD
9 5 (13.51%) Automated Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
9 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
9 5 (13.51%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Mathematics
10 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
10 4 (10.81%) Web Development
11 3 (8.11%) Asset Management
11 3 (8.11%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) C#
2 14 (37.84%) F#
3 8 (21.62%) SQL
4 7 (18.92%) C++
5 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
6 4 (10.81%) C
6 4 (10.81%) VBScript
7 3 (8.11%) Ruby
8 2 (5.41%) Java
8 2 (5.41%) Python
8 2 (5.41%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.70%) PHP
9 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (56.76%) Security Cleared
2 18 (48.65%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.51%) Degree
3 5 (13.51%) ISEB
4 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Oracle
2 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.81%) HP
4 2 (5.41%) Google
4 2 (5.41%) SAP
Fareham, Hampshire
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