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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 59 - 53
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.58% - 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% - 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£225 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.44 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+55.98% -27.03%
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
525 460 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 75.65% 72.78% 75.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 295 322
Average daily rate £450 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £538 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 9
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £14.60 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £28.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon - 3 £225 -
Trowbridge - - - -
Salisbury - - - -
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) TOWER Software
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) TOWER Software