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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 59 64 50
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 11 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.40% 0.42% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 0.57% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
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£350 £215 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.79% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.91 £36.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-31.28% +215.21%
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
601 527 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 76.46% 74.02% 75.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 350 270
Average daily rate £401 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.52% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 21
Average hourly rate £32.50 £22.69 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.23% -30.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £19.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £63.75 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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
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 1 September 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 +2 7 £350 +62.79% 3
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 9 (52.94%) ISEB
2 7 (41.18%) ISTQB
3 6 (35.29%) Test Management
3 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) QA
4 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
4 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (23.53%) Splunk
5 4 (23.53%) User Experience
5 4 (23.53%) HP
5 4 (23.53%) Web Testing
5 4 (23.53%) HP UFT
5 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
6 3 (17.65%) Firewall
6 3 (17.65%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) SQL
6 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
6 3 (17.65%) Banking
6 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
6 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
7 2 (11.76%) Smart Meter
7 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (5.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) HP UFT
1 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Test Manager
2 6 (35.29%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.76%) Murex Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Voice Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
1 1 (5.88%) WCF
1 1 (5.88%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) User Experience
2 2 (11.76%) Smart Meter
3 1 (5.88%) Derivative
3 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) CentOS
1 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Test Management
1 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Web Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
3 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
3 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
3 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Use Case
4 2 (11.76%) Release Management
4 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) ISEB
2 7 (41.18%) ISTQB
3 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.88%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) HP
1 4 (23.53%) Splunk
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Murex
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Hyperion
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) Sourcefire