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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 48 58 62
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 13 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 2.13% 1.43% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 1.78% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Median daily rate £350 £363 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +68.60%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.68 £20.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-26.62% -42.85%
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
492 619 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 80.66% 80.60% 76.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 416 362
Median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 9
Median hourly rate £35.25 £32.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% +43.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.61 £10.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 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 +2 2 - -
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 (55.88%) Security Cleared
2 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (38.24%) SC Cleared
4 11 (32.35%) QA
4 11 (32.35%) ISEB
5 10 (29.41%) ISTQB
5 10 (29.41%) Test Scripting
6 8 (23.53%) Selenium
6 8 (23.53%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (20.59%) Manual Testing
7 7 (20.59%) JIRA
7 7 (20.59%) Automated Testing
7 7 (20.59%) C#
7 7 (20.59%) VoIP
8 6 (17.65%) MS Office
8 6 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (11.76%) QMS
10 3 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (8.82%) Test Planning
10 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
10 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
10 3 (8.82%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (8.82%) Change Management
10 3 (8.82%) Wireless
10 3 (8.82%) Finance
10 3 (8.82%) Device Driver
10 3 (8.82%) Perforce
10 3 (8.82%) Linux
10 3 (8.82%) 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 (17.65%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) VoIP
2 3 (8.82%) Broadband
2 3 (8.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Selenium
2 7 (20.59%) JIRA
3 6 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.94%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.94%) WinRunner
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Analyst
1 15 (44.12%) Test Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) Test Leader
3 6 (17.65%) Software Test Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Test Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Tester
5 4 (11.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (8.82%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Data Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Management Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Software Team Leader
8 1 (2.94%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.94%) Test Specialist
8 1 (2.94%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) OpenEmbedded
1 3 (8.82%) Yocto
2 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (8.82%) Device Driver
3 2 (5.88%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.94%) IPTV
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Embedded Linux
1 3 (8.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (29.41%) Test Scripting
3 7 (20.59%) Automated Testing
3 7 (20.59%) Manual Testing
4 4 (11.76%) QMS
5 3 (8.82%) Change Management
5 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
5 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
5 3 (8.82%) Test Planning
6 2 (5.88%) Defect Management
6 2 (5.88%) Functional Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Integration Testing
6 2 (5.88%) SDLC
7 1 (2.94%) E-business
7 1 (2.94%) Network Management
7 1 (2.94%) Project Management
7 1 (2.94%) System Testing
7 1 (2.94%) V-Model
7 1 (2.94%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) C#
2 3 (8.82%) C
2 3 (8.82%) C++
2 3 (8.82%) Embedded C
2 3 (8.82%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 19 (55.88%) Security Cleared
2 13 (38.24%) SC Cleared
3 11 (32.35%) ISEB
4 10 (29.41%) ISTQB
5 6 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (32.35%) QA
2 3 (8.82%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.94%) GAAP
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Perforce
2 2 (5.88%) IBM