The median contractor rate for a Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 3 months to 29 March 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.

Tester
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 111 93
Rank change year-on-year +23 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 24 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.28% 0.63% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 0.66% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 15
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £272 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £445 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -1.53% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £25.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.57 £44.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.22% +36.15%  

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 1748 2117 2008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 93.28% 95.49% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1033 1415 1134
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 90 129
Median hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.70 £11.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Hampshire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Hampshire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Hampshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Hampshire

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Hampshire

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 Tester within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Andover - 7 £350 - 1
Basingstoke +5 2 £550 +55.47% 3
Havant -2 2 £370 - 1
Southampton - 2 - - 2
Hook +9 1 £280 -3.44%
Portsmouth -12 1 - - 1
Farnborough - 1 £375 - 1
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 23 (52.27%) Security Cleared
2 22 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 21 (47.73%) SC Cleared
4 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (45.45%) Oracle
5 17 (38.64%) SQL
5 17 (38.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (38.64%) Defect Tracking
6 16 (36.36%) F#
7 15 (34.09%) HP
8 14 (31.82%) HP UFT
8 14 (31.82%) Windows
8 14 (31.82%) Selenium
9 13 (29.55%) Java
10 12 (27.27%) BDD
10 12 (27.27%) Test Automation
10 12 (27.27%) Linux
11 11 (25.00%) ISEB
11 11 (25.00%) Oracle APEX
11 11 (25.00%) Migration
12 10 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (22.73%) .NET
12 10 (22.73%) TeamCity
12 10 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (22.73%) SpecFlow
13 9 (20.45%) Oracle Database
13 9 (20.45%) PuTTY
13 9 (20.45%) WinSCP
13 9 (20.45%) Test Strategy
13 9 (20.45%) C#

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 8 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.27%) IIS
3 1 (2.27%) JBoss
3 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) PuTTY
1 9 (20.45%) WinSCP
2 1 (2.27%) DHCP
2 1 (2.27%) DNS
2 1 (2.27%) DVB
2 1 (2.27%) HTTP
2 1 (2.27%) Internet
2 1 (2.27%) LAN
2 1 (2.27%) LDAP
2 1 (2.27%) Network Security
2 1 (2.27%) WAN
2 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) Oracle Database
1 9 (20.45%) Oracle Database 10g
1 9 (20.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
4 6 (13.64%) Oracle BI EE
4 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (13.64%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (4.55%) QlikView
7 1 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (2.27%) DB2
7 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (38.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (31.82%) HP UFT
2 14 (31.82%) Selenium
3 11 (25.00%) Oracle APEX
4 10 (22.73%) SpecFlow
4 10 (22.73%) TeamCity
5 8 (18.18%) Toad
6 6 (13.64%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (11.36%) Cucumber
7 5 (11.36%) JIRA
7 5 (11.36%) LoadRunner
7 5 (11.36%) WebDriver
8 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
9 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
9 3 (6.82%) SoapUI
10 2 (4.55%) Ant
10 2 (4.55%) Eclipse
10 2 (4.55%) Subversion
10 2 (4.55%) TestNG
11 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Electronics
3 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.55%) Marketing
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.73%) .NET
2 4 (9.09%) Web Services
3 3 (6.82%) Middleware
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (4.55%) REST
4 2 (4.55%) SOAP
5 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.27%) HTML
5 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.27%) SWIFT
2 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.82%) Windows
2 12 (27.27%) Linux
3 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.27%) AIX
6 1 (2.27%) Android
6 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (38.64%) Defect Tracking
4 12 (27.27%) BDD
4 12 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 11 (25.00%) Migration
6 10 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (20.45%) Regression Testing
7 9 (20.45%) Scrum
7 9 (20.45%) Test Strategy
8 8 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (18.18%) Software Testing
8 8 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (15.91%) ETL
9 7 (15.91%) Test Management
10 6 (13.64%) Service Management
11 5 (11.36%) Integration Testing
12 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (9.09%) Performance Testing
12 4 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 17 (38.64%) SQL
2 16 (36.36%) F#
3 13 (29.55%) Java
4 9 (20.45%) C#
5 5 (11.36%) C++
6 4 (9.09%) Python
6 4 (9.09%) VBScript
7 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.55%) VB
8 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.27%) C
8 1 (2.27%) Perl
8 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.27%) Ruby
8 1 (2.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (52.27%) Security Cleared
2 21 (47.73%) SC Cleared
3 11 (25.00%) ISEB
4 10 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (18.18%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (11.36%) ISTQB
7 2 (4.55%) SANS
8 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (2.27%) MCP
8 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.27%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (13.64%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (6.82%) vSphere
3 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.27%) Docker
4 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (45.45%) Oracle
2 15 (34.09%) HP
3 9 (20.45%) VMware
4 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
5 6 (13.64%) Remedy
6 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.82%) SAP
7 1 (2.27%) Citrix
7 1 (2.27%) IBM