Period
to 20 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £345 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 127 127
Rank change year-on-year +7 0 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 55 34 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.48% 0.95% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.00% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 23
Hampshire median daily rate £345 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £269 £287 £245
90th Percentile £438 £526 £510
South East median daily rate £375 £339 £350
% change year-on-year +10.62% -3.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Hampshire median hourly rate - £16.08 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.20% -57.14%
South East median hourly rate - £13.54 £170.00
% change year-on-year - -92.04% +423.08%

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 3,513 3,384 3,976
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.28% 94.34% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,007 2,029 2,564
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £256
90th Percentile £569 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 253 192
Hampshire median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +43.88%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.01 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.23 £47.50 £49.46
South East median hourly rate £18.11 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.49% -12.50% +17.65%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -5 8 £375 +11.11%
Portsmouth +2 5 £400 - 1
Winchester - 5 £300 - 3
Southampton 0 4 £400 - 3
New Milton - 2 £150 -
Hook +9 1 £233 -16.96%
Havant -2 1 £290 -21.62%
Eastleigh - 1 £300 -
Fareham - 1 £300 - 1
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 40 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 27 (49.09%) Selenium
3 25 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (45.45%) .NET
4 21 (38.18%) Java
5 19 (34.55%) Oracle
6 18 (32.73%) Linux
6 18 (32.73%) Scrum
6 18 (32.73%) Software Testing
7 16 (29.09%) Oracle APEX
8 15 (27.27%) Performance Testing
9 14 (25.45%) Security Cleared
10 13 (23.64%) Test Scripting
10 13 (23.64%) HP
10 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
10 13 (23.64%) Cucumber
10 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
11 12 (21.82%) Test Strategy
11 12 (21.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (21.82%) Eclipse
11 12 (21.82%) C#
11 12 (21.82%) Software AG
11 12 (21.82%) webMethods
12 11 (20.00%) LoadRunner
13 10 (18.18%) HP UFT
13 10 (18.18%) ISEB
13 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
13 10 (18.18%) Defect Tracking
13 10 (18.18%) SoapUI
13 10 (18.18%) BDD

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 5 (9.09%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (5.45%) Apache
2 3 (5.45%) GemFire
3 2 (3.64%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.82%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.09%) PaaS
3 3 (5.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) PuTTY
1 4 (7.27%) WinSCP
2 2 (3.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.36%) SQL Server 2012
2 9 (16.36%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (14.55%) Oracle Database
4 7 (12.73%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (12.73%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (9.09%) HBase
6 4 (7.27%) Big Data
6 4 (7.27%) Hadoop
7 3 (5.45%) Apache Hive
7 3 (5.45%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.82%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.82%) DB2
8 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.82%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 27 (49.09%) Selenium
2 16 (29.09%) Oracle APEX
3 13 (23.64%) Cucumber
4 12 (21.82%) Eclipse
5 11 (20.00%) LoadRunner
6 10 (18.18%) HP UFT
6 10 (18.18%) SoapUI
6 10 (18.18%) SpecFlow
7 9 (16.36%) Ant
7 9 (16.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (16.36%) TestNG
8 3 (5.45%) IntelliJ
8 3 (5.45%) JBehave
8 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
8 3 (5.45%) JMeter
8 3 (5.45%) JUnit
9 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
9 2 (3.64%) JIRA
9 2 (3.64%) LabVIEW
9 2 (3.64%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (5.45%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (45.45%) .NET
2 9 (16.36%) Web Services
3 8 (14.55%) .NET Framework
4 6 (10.91%) Kafka
5 5 (9.09%) Gherkin
5 5 (9.09%) JSON
5 5 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (9.09%) RESTful
6 3 (5.45%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.45%) Middleware
6 3 (5.45%) Spring
6 3 (5.45%) Spring Cloud
7 2 (3.64%) XML
8 1 (1.82%) REST
8 1 (1.82%) SAP Fiori
8 1 (1.82%) SOAP
8 1 (1.82%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (7.27%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (5.45%) Smart Meter
3 3 (5.45%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.73%) Linux
2 9 (16.36%) Windows
3 8 (14.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (14.55%) Windows Server
4 5 (9.09%) Unix
5 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.64%) AIX
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 25 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (32.73%) Scrum
3 18 (32.73%) Software Testing
4 15 (27.27%) Performance Testing
5 13 (23.64%) Test Scripting
6 12 (21.82%) Test Strategy
7 10 (18.18%) BDD
7 10 (18.18%) Defect Tracking
8 9 (16.36%) API Testing
8 9 (16.36%) DevOps
8 9 (16.36%) TDD
9 8 (14.55%) ATDD
9 8 (14.55%) Regression Testing
9 8 (14.55%) System Integration Testing
10 7 (12.73%) Acceptance Criteria
10 7 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (10.91%) Continuous Delivery
12 5 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
12 5 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.18%) Java
2 12 (21.82%) C#
3 8 (14.55%) F#
4 5 (9.09%) SQL
5 4 (7.27%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.64%) C
6 2 (3.64%) C++
7 1 (1.82%) BeanShell
7 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.82%) Korn
7 1 (1.82%) Perl
7 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (25.45%) Security Cleared
2 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
3 12 (21.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (18.18%) ISEB
5 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
6 7 (12.73%) Degree
6 7 (12.73%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (3.64%) OCA
7 2 (3.64%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) vSphere
2 5 (9.09%) HDFS
3 4 (7.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.82%) Docker
4 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) HP ALM
2 2 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (34.55%) Oracle
2 13 (23.64%) HP
2 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
3 12 (21.82%) Software AG
3 12 (21.82%) webMethods
4 7 (12.73%) Red Hat
4 7 (12.73%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) Capita
5 1 (1.82%) SAP
5 1 (1.82%) Tableau