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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 52 49 60
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 15 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 2.26% 1.62% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 2.03% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Median daily rate £300 £363 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +72.61%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.25 £37.65
% change year-on-year
+0.67% -1.06%
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
514 541 527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 77.41% 79.56% 79.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 366 361
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 9
Median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

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 23 July 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
Swindon -6 2 - -
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 19 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (34.21%) Test Scripting
3 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
4 12 (31.58%) QA
5 11 (28.95%) ISEB
6 10 (26.32%) ISTQB
7 8 (21.05%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (21.05%) Selenium
8 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
8 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing
8 7 (18.42%) JIRA
8 7 (18.42%) C#
8 7 (18.42%) VoIP
9 6 (15.79%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (15.79%) C
9 6 (15.79%) C++
9 6 (15.79%) MS Office
9 6 (15.79%) Linux
9 6 (15.79%) Device Driver
9 6 (15.79%) Embedded Linux
9 6 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
10 5 (13.16%) Perforce
10 5 (13.16%) Change Management
10 5 (13.16%) Wireless
10 5 (13.16%) Broadband
10 5 (13.16%) ISO 9001
10 5 (13.16%) Embedded C
10 5 (13.16%) Embedded C++

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 6 (15.79%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) VoIP
2 5 (13.16%) Broadband
2 5 (13.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Selenium
2 7 (18.42%) JIRA
3 6 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.63%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.63%) WinRunner
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Analyst
1 15 (39.47%) Test Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Test Leader
3 6 (15.79%) Software Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Software Test Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Test Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Tester
5 4 (10.53%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (15.79%) Device Driver
3 2 (5.26%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) IPTV
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Embedded Linux
1 6 (15.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) Test Scripting
3 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
3 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing
4 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
5 5 (13.16%) Change Management
6 4 (10.53%) QMS
6 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.89%) Test Planning
8 2 (5.26%) Defect Management
8 2 (5.26%) Functional Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Integration Testing
8 2 (5.26%) SDLC
9 1 (2.63%) E-business
9 1 (2.63%) Network Management
9 1 (2.63%) Project Management
9 1 (2.63%) System Testing
9 1 (2.63%) V-Model
9 1 (2.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) C#
2 6 (15.79%) C
2 6 (15.79%) C++
3 5 (13.16%) Embedded C
3 5 (13.16%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 19 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
3 11 (28.95%) ISEB
4 10 (26.32%) ISTQB
5 6 (15.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (31.58%) QA
2 5 (13.16%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.63%) GAAP
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Perforce
2 2 (5.26%) IBM