Period
to 25 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £340 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 103 120
Rank change year-on-year -26 +17 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 31 60 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.87% 1.63% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.76% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 37 39
Hampshire median daily rate £340 £350 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -0.71% +12.80%
10th Percentile £300 £254 £224
90th Percentile £438 £543 £440
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +13.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Hampshire median hourly rate £18.04 £15.00 £39.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.27% -61.90% +31.23%
South East median hourly rate £12.50 £11.75 £39.37
% change year-on-year +6.38% -70.15% +79.98%

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 3,329 3,407 4,087
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.91% 92.61% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,934 2,097 2,570
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.83%
10th Percentile £213 £238 £250
90th Percentile £544 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 250 233
Hampshire median hourly rate £18.88 £22.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.11% +3.45% +30.08%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.06 £10.80
90th Percentile £48.09 £49.51 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.43 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.27% -8.26% +16.92%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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
Winchester +5 7 £300 +14.83% 2
Portsmouth +6 4 £400 -
Havant -6 3 £450 +21.62%
Andover +2 2 £425 +6.25%
Basingstoke -15 2 - -
Farnborough -3 1 £350 -6.67% 2
Fareham - 1 £300 -
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 18 (58.06%) Test Automation
2 12 (38.71%) Test Scripting
2 12 (38.71%) Selenium
3 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
3 9 (29.03%) C#
3 9 (29.03%) .NET
3 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
3 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (22.58%) Cucumber
4 7 (22.58%) Scrum
4 7 (22.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (19.35%) Defect Tracking
5 6 (19.35%) Windows
5 6 (19.35%) Linux
5 6 (19.35%) Java
5 6 (19.35%) Oracle
5 6 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
5 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
6 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
6 5 (16.13%) Degree
6 5 (16.13%) BDD
6 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (16.13%) HP
6 5 (16.13%) Regression Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Migration
7 4 (12.90%) DevOps
7 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
7 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.90%) QA

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 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) DVB
1 1 (3.23%) PuTTY
1 1 (3.23%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) DB2
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Selenium
2 7 (22.58%) Cucumber
3 6 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (12.90%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (9.68%) HP UFT
5 3 (9.68%) JBehave
5 3 (9.68%) JIRA
6 2 (6.45%) LabVIEW
6 2 (6.45%) NUnit
6 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
6 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.23%) Ant
7 1 (3.23%) Appium
7 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
7 1 (3.23%) Gatling
7 1 (3.23%) JMeter
7 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.23%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.23%) TestNG
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
1 2 (6.45%) Military
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Electronics
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) .NET
2 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.23%) J2EE
3 1 (3.23%) Middleware
3 1 (3.23%) REST
3 1 (3.23%) Swagger
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.45%) Smart Meter
2 2 (6.45%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.45%) AIX
3 2 (6.45%) Windows 10
3 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Test Automation
2 12 (38.71%) Test Scripting
3 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
4 7 (22.58%) Scrum
5 6 (19.35%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (16.13%) BDD
6 5 (16.13%) Regression Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.90%) DevOps
7 4 (12.90%) Migration
7 4 (12.90%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Acceptance Criteria
8 3 (9.68%) ATDD
8 3 (9.68%) Build Automation
8 3 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (9.68%) TDD
8 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
8 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) C#
2 6 (19.35%) Java
3 3 (9.68%) SQL
4 2 (6.45%) C++
4 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.23%) F#
5 1 (3.23%) Korn
5 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
2 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
3 5 (16.13%) Degree
4 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
5 3 (9.68%) ISEB
5 3 (9.68%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (6.45%) MCSE
6 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.23%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
1 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP ALM
2 2 (6.45%) MaaS360
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle
3 5 (16.13%) HP
4 2 (6.45%) IBM
4 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.45%) VMware
5 1 (3.23%) Capita
5 1 (3.23%) Perfecto Mobile
5 1 (3.23%) Software AG
5 1 (3.23%) webMethods