Period
to 24 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

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
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 125 80
Rank change year-on-year +3 -45 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 49 32 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.34% 0.91% 2.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 0.96% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 45
Hampshire median daily rate £350 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -14.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £250
90th Percentile £444 £401 £550
South East median daily rate £398 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +20.45% -5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Hampshire median hourly rate - £17.06 £34.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.36% -10.58%
South East median hourly rate £9.50 £11.75 £34.37
% change year-on-year -19.15% -65.81% -8.35%

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 3,445 3,349 3,608
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.41% 95.55% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,062 2,041 2,250
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £275 £231 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 169 231
Hampshire median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% - +31.58%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.50 £47.50 £55.50
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year +5.56% -8.21% +12.06%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

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 6 months to 24 September 2018.

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 6 months to 24 September 2018. 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
Andover -1 8 £346 +6.54% 1
Southampton -25 6 £325 -16.13% 4
Basingstoke +13 3 - - 2
Portsmouth -15 2 £375 +50.00% 2
New Milton - 2 £150 -
Hook +5 1 £233 -22.50% 1
Havant -6 1 £290 - 1
Eastleigh - 1 £300 -
Gosport - 1 £413 - 2
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hampshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 34 (69.39%) Test Automation
2 21 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 20 (40.82%) Selenium
4 19 (38.78%) .NET
5 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (36.73%) SC Cleared
6 16 (32.65%) Java
7 15 (30.61%) Oracle
8 14 (28.57%) Linux
9 13 (26.53%) ISTQB
9 13 (26.53%) Test Strategy
10 12 (24.49%) Oracle APEX
11 11 (22.45%) Performance Testing
11 11 (22.45%) Windows
11 11 (22.45%) C#
11 11 (22.45%) ISEB
11 11 (22.45%) LoadRunner
12 10 (20.41%) Web Services
12 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
13 9 (18.37%) F#
13 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
13 9 (18.37%) SQL
13 9 (18.37%) webMethods
13 9 (18.37%) HP
13 9 (18.37%) Software AG
13 9 (18.37%) HP UFT
14 8 (16.33%) Regression Testing
14 8 (16.33%) Scrum
14 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
14 8 (16.33%) SoapUI

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 3 (6.12%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (4.08%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.04%) Apache
3 1 (2.04%) GemFire
3 1 (2.04%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.12%) PaaS
3 1 (2.04%) GitHub
3 1 (2.04%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) MPLS
2 2 (4.08%) HTTP
3 1 (2.04%) 4G
3 1 (2.04%) LTE
3 1 (2.04%) MVNO
3 1 (2.04%) PuTTY
3 1 (2.04%) SAN
3 1 (2.04%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (10.20%) Oracle Database
3 5 (10.20%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (10.20%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (10.20%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (6.12%) Big Data
4 3 (6.12%) Hadoop
4 3 (6.12%) HBase
5 1 (2.04%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.04%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.04%) DB2
Development Applications
1 20 (40.82%) Selenium
2 12 (24.49%) Oracle APEX
3 11 (22.45%) LoadRunner
4 9 (18.37%) HP UFT
5 8 (16.33%) SoapUI
6 7 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (12.24%) Eclipse
7 6 (12.24%) SpecFlow
8 5 (10.20%) Ant
8 5 (10.20%) TestNG
9 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
10 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
11 2 (4.08%) JIRA
11 2 (4.08%) Protractor
12 1 (2.04%) IntelliJ
12 1 (2.04%) JMeter
12 1 (2.04%) JUnit
12 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
12 1 (2.04%) Toad
12 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (4.08%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Billing
2 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (38.78%) .NET
2 10 (20.41%) Web Services
3 5 (10.20%) .NET Framework
3 5 (10.20%) RESTful
4 4 (8.16%) AngularJS
4 4 (8.16%) Kafka
5 3 (6.12%) JSON
5 3 (6.12%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (6.12%) XML
6 2 (4.08%) Gherkin
6 2 (4.08%) Middleware
6 2 (4.08%) Spring
7 1 (2.04%) SOAP
7 1 (2.04%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (4.08%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.04%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.04%) SWIFT
2 1 (2.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.57%) Linux
2 11 (22.45%) Windows
3 6 (12.24%) Windows Server
4 5 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.12%) Unix
5 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.04%) AIX
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (69.39%) Test Automation
2 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (26.53%) Test Strategy
4 11 (22.45%) Performance Testing
5 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
6 8 (16.33%) Regression Testing
6 8 (16.33%) Scrum
6 8 (16.33%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (14.29%) API Testing
7 7 (14.29%) TDD
7 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (12.24%) Defect Tracking
9 5 (10.20%) BDD
9 5 (10.20%) DevOps
9 5 (10.20%) Manual Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (8.16%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.65%) Java
2 11 (22.45%) C#
3 9 (18.37%) F#
3 9 (18.37%) SQL
4 3 (6.12%) VB
5 2 (4.08%) C
5 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.08%) VBScript
6 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.04%) Perl
6 1 (2.04%) Python
6 1 (2.04%) Ruby
6 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 18 (36.73%) SC Cleared
3 13 (26.53%) ISTQB
4 11 (22.45%) ISEB
5 7 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (6.12%) Degree
6 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.08%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (2.04%) OCA
8 1 (2.04%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) vSphere
2 3 (6.12%) HDFS
3 2 (4.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.04%) Docker
4 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) HP ALM
2 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.04%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (30.61%) Oracle
2 9 (18.37%) HP
2 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.37%) Software AG
2 9 (18.37%) webMethods
3 5 (10.20%) VMware
4 4 (8.16%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.12%) Cisco
5 3 (6.12%) EMC
5 3 (6.12%) Juniper
5 3 (6.12%) LogRhythm
5 3 (6.12%) SevOne
6 1 (2.04%) hybris
6 1 (2.04%) Micro Focus
6 1 (2.04%) Tableau