The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 41 51 57
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 21 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 3.24% 0.93% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.23% 1.20% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Median daily rate £300 £460 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.78% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.50% -0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £46.34 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
Software Testing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
497 499 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 76.58% 77.73% 79.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 364 355
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 15
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £13.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.55 £22.50 £52.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wiltshire region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Testing across the Wiltshire region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Wiltshire region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Chippenham - 3 - -
Swindon +3 2 £373 -24.74%
Salisbury - 2 £288 -
Bradford-on-Avon - 1 - -
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wiltshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 16 (53.33%) QA
2 10 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 10 (33.33%) ISEB
3 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (26.67%) MS Office
5 7 (23.33%) C
5 7 (23.33%) C#
5 7 (23.33%) Automated Testing
5 7 (23.33%) JIRA
5 7 (23.33%) Selenium
5 7 (23.33%) Manual Testing
5 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
6 6 (20.00%) QMS
6 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (20.00%) Device Driver
6 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 6 (20.00%) C++
6 6 (20.00%) Linux
6 6 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (16.67%) Embedded C
7 5 (16.67%) Embedded C++
7 5 (16.67%) Broadband
7 5 (16.67%) ISO 9001
7 5 (16.67%) Perforce
7 5 (16.67%) Change Management
7 5 (16.67%) Wireless

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire 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:

Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Broadband
1 5 (16.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) JIRA
1 7 (23.33%) Selenium
2 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Software Test Engineer
1 8 (26.67%) Test Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Test Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Test Leader
4 4 (13.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Software Team Leader
5 3 (10.00%) Team Leader
5 3 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (3.33%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Embedded Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Device Driver
2 2 (6.67%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
1 6 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) Automated Testing
2 7 (23.33%) Manual Testing
2 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
3 6 (20.00%) QMS
3 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (16.67%) Change Management
5 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (6.67%) Functional Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
6 2 (6.67%) SDLC
7 1 (3.33%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) C
1 7 (23.33%) C#
2 6 (20.00%) C++
3 5 (16.67%) Embedded C
3 5 (16.67%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) ISEB
1 10 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (6.67%) Degree
6 1 (3.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (53.33%) QA
2 5 (16.67%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.33%) GAAP
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Perforce
2 3 (10.00%) IBM