The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 29 June 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.

System Testing
South East > Hampshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 87 93
Rank change year-on-year -12 +6  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 11 27 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.61% 1.37% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 1.71% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 25
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +21.42%  
10th Percentile £288 £312 £307
90th Percentile £425 £463 £438
South East median daily rate £425 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +14.86% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Hampshire median hourly rate - £37.50 -
South East median hourly rate - £37.50 -

System 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 1475 1580 1804
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 81.94% 79.96% 84.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2789 3350 4124
Hampshire median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.66%  
10th Percentile £267 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 290 241
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
10th Percentile £12.27 £15.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £58.75 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £29.75 £32.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.03% +28.00%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Hampshire

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Hampshire

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Hampshire

System 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 System Testing within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Farnborough +8 7 £388 -
Basingstoke -18 1 £300 -29.41%
Southampton - 1 £425 -
System Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing System 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 System Testing.

1 17 (44.74%) Java
2 15 (39.47%) Linux
3 12 (31.58%) Oracle
3 12 (31.58%) QA
3 12 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (28.95%) Integration Testing
5 10 (26.32%) Degree
5 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
6 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
6 9 (23.68%) Windows
7 8 (21.05%) Shell Script
7 8 (21.05%) Middleware
7 8 (21.05%) Unix
7 8 (21.05%) SQL
7 8 (21.05%) J2EE
7 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
7 8 (21.05%) TDD
7 8 (21.05%) Spring
7 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
7 8 (21.05%) Virtual Team
8 7 (18.42%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (18.42%) REST
8 7 (18.42%) Finance
9 6 (15.79%) Test Management
9 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
9 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
10 5 (13.16%) Hadoop
10 5 (13.16%) Windows 7

System 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 5 (13.16%) Apache
2 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 3 (7.89%) JBoss
4 1 (2.63%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.63%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.63%) GemFire
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) GitHub
2 1 (2.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.63%) ATM
2 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Hadoop
1 5 (13.16%) HBase
2 4 (10.53%) Parquet
2 4 (10.53%) RDBMS
2 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.89%) Big Data
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.63%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.63%) OLTP
5 1 (2.63%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.16%) Gradle
3 4 (10.53%) JIRA
4 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.89%) Mockito
5 1 (2.63%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.63%) JUnit
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Advertising
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Developer
2 9 (23.68%) Java Developer
3 7 (18.42%) Test Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Applications Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Java Applications Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) J2EE Applications Developer
6 2 (5.26%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.26%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) J2EE
1 8 (21.05%) Middleware
1 8 (21.05%) Spring
2 7 (18.42%) REST
3 5 (13.16%) Kafka
4 4 (10.53%) JSON
4 4 (10.53%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (10.53%) RESTful
4 4 (10.53%) Spring Boot
4 4 (10.53%) Spring Integration
5 3 (7.89%) Ajax
5 3 (7.89%) Hibernate
5 3 (7.89%) HTML
5 3 (7.89%) Java SE
5 3 (7.89%) JMS
5 3 (7.89%) JPA
5 3 (7.89%) JSF
5 3 (7.89%) JSP
5 3 (7.89%) Web Services
5 3 (7.89%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Virtual Team
2 5 (13.16%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
2 5 (13.16%) Smart Meter
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (7.89%) User Experience
4 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.26%) Smartcard
4 2 (5.26%) STB
5 1 (2.63%) Handset
5 1 (2.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Linux
2 9 (23.68%) Windows
3 8 (21.05%) Unix
4 5 (13.16%) Windows 10
4 5 (13.16%) Windows 7
4 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) Android
5 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (28.95%) Integration Testing
3 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
5 8 (21.05%) TDD
6 7 (18.42%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (15.79%) Test Management
7 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
8 5 (13.16%) Benchmarking
8 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
8 5 (13.16%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 5 (13.16%) SDLC
9 4 (10.53%) BDD
9 4 (10.53%) Scrum
9 4 (10.53%) SFIA
9 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
10 3 (7.89%) OWASP
10 3 (7.89%) Requirements Management
10 3 (7.89%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) Java
2 8 (21.05%) Shell Script
2 8 (21.05%) SQL
3 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.26%) Delphi
4 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Degree
2 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
3 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (5.26%) HNC
4 2 (5.26%) ISEB
5 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (31.58%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) HDFS
2 3 (7.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Oracle
2 2 (5.26%) BEA
2 2 (5.26%) Informatica
3 1 (2.63%) Avaya
3 1 (2.63%) DoubleClick
3 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com