Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 128 94
Rank change year-on-year +12 -34 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 66 34 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.71% 0.96% 2.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.01% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 18 44
Hampshire median daily rate £350 £318 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.24% -10.88% +3.64%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £250
90th Percentile £449 £406 £546
South East median daily rate £398 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +13.57% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.50 £18.04 £34.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -47.51% -12.70%
10th Percentile £18.25 £17.06 £15.25
90th Percentile £22.75 £19.02 £39.37
South East median hourly rate £13.20 £12.50 £34.37
% change year-on-year +5.60% -63.63% -12.70%

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 3,633 3,366 3,517
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.29% 94.98% 92.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,281 1,995 2,191
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £283 £213 £230
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 157 236
Hampshire median hourly rate £26.00 £22.25 £21.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.85% +3.80% +7.18%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £54.83 £47.50 £54.38
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +6.92%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +2 9 £400 - 3
Basingstoke +10 7 £313 - 3
Hook +4 6 £335 +11.67%
Southampton -15 6 £313 -19.35% 2
Gosport - 5 £375 -
Portsmouth -21 4 £260 +4.00% 2
Farnborough -15 2 - - 2
Waterlooville +2 1 £210 +12.00% 1
Havant -11 1 - -
Petersfield - 1 £213 - 1
Eastleigh - 1 £300 -
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 42 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 31 (46.97%) Security Cleared
3 29 (43.94%) SC Cleared
4 28 (42.42%) Test Scripting
5 23 (34.85%) SQL
6 22 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (30.30%) Scenario Testing
8 16 (24.24%) Selenium
9 14 (21.21%) .NET
9 14 (21.21%) LoadRunner
10 13 (19.70%) C#
11 12 (18.18%) ISTQB
11 12 (18.18%) Degree
11 12 (18.18%) Java
12 11 (16.67%) Oracle
12 11 (16.67%) Web Services
12 11 (16.67%) ISEB
12 11 (16.67%) Test Strategy
13 10 (15.15%) Performance Testing
13 10 (15.15%) Manual Testing
13 10 (15.15%) Regression Testing
14 9 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
15 8 (12.12%) User Stories
15 8 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
15 8 (12.12%) Software Testing
16 6 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
16 6 (9.09%) Windows
16 6 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
16 6 (9.09%) Firewall

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 2 (3.03%) Apache
1 2 (3.03%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (3.03%) GemFire
2 1 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.58%) BlazeMeter
2 2 (3.03%) GitHub
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.03%) PaaS
3 1 (1.52%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) Firewall
2 4 (6.06%) MPLS
3 2 (3.03%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.52%) 4G
4 1 (1.52%) LTE
4 1 (1.52%) MVNO
4 1 (1.52%) Network Security
4 1 (1.52%) PuTTY
4 1 (1.52%) SAN
4 1 (1.52%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (24.24%) Selenium
2 14 (21.21%) LoadRunner
3 8 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (7.58%) eggPlant
4 5 (7.58%) JMeter
4 5 (7.58%) NeoLoad
4 5 (7.58%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (6.06%) HP UFT
5 4 (6.06%) SpecFlow
6 3 (4.55%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.03%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.03%) IntelliJ
7 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.03%) JIRA
7 2 (3.03%) JUnit
7 2 (3.03%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.03%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Billing
2 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.21%) .NET
2 11 (16.67%) Web Services
3 6 (9.09%) Gherkin
4 5 (7.58%) RESTful
5 4 (6.06%) .NET Framework
5 4 (6.06%) Middleware
6 3 (4.55%) JSON
6 3 (4.55%) Spring
7 2 (3.03%) SOAP
7 2 (3.03%) Spring Cloud
7 2 (3.03%) XML
8 1 (1.52%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.03%) Fintech
2 2 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (3.03%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.09%) Windows
2 5 (7.58%) Linux
3 4 (6.06%) Unix
3 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 28 (42.42%) Test Scripting
3 22 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (30.30%) Scenario Testing
5 11 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 10 (15.15%) Manual Testing
6 10 (15.15%) Performance Testing
6 10 (15.15%) Regression Testing
7 9 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
8 8 (12.12%) Software Testing
8 8 (12.12%) User Stories
9 6 (9.09%) Scrum
9 6 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (9.09%) Validation
10 5 (7.58%) BDD
10 5 (7.58%) Defect Management
10 5 (7.58%) Load Balancing
10 5 (7.58%) Load Testing
10 5 (7.58%) SIEM
10 5 (7.58%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (34.85%) SQL
2 13 (19.70%) C#
3 12 (18.18%) Java
4 5 (7.58%) PL/SQL
5 4 (6.06%) F#
6 3 (4.55%) VB
7 2 (3.03%) C
7 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.03%) VBScript
8 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (46.97%) Security Cleared
2 29 (43.94%) SC Cleared
3 12 (18.18%) Degree
3 12 (18.18%) ISTQB
4 11 (16.67%) ISEB
5 6 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (6.06%) DV Cleared
7 3 (4.55%) Master's Degree
8 2 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) HP ALM
2 2 (3.03%) nmon
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.52%) Ansible
3 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) Oracle
2 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.58%) HP
4 4 (6.06%) Cisco
4 4 (6.06%) EMC
4 4 (6.06%) Juniper
4 4 (6.06%) LogRhythm
4 4 (6.06%) SevOne
5 1 (1.52%) hybris
5 1 (1.52%) Micro Focus
5 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.52%) Software AG
5 1 (1.52%) Tableau
5 1 (1.52%) VMware
5 1 (1.52%) webMethods