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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South West / Wiltshire
Rank 52 51 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.31% 2.03% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 2.52% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Median daily rate £330 £350 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +70.73%
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -17.14%

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
546 555 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 79.25% 80.55% 80.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 406 386
Median daily rate £413 £370 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% -17.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 26
Median hourly rate £38.50 £40.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.93% +42.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 - 7 £330 -
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 10 (71.43%) ISTQB
2 9 (64.29%) ISEB
3 8 (57.14%) Test Planning
4 7 (50.00%) Finance
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 6 (42.86%) .NET
5 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 6 (42.86%) IIS
5 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 6 (42.86%) WCF
5 6 (42.86%) Data Protection
5 6 (42.86%) PCI DSS
5 6 (42.86%) AppFabric
5 6 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (35.71%) Defect Management
6 5 (35.71%) Threat Modelling
6 5 (35.71%) Firewall
6 5 (35.71%) Sourcefire
6 5 (35.71%) Snort
6 5 (35.71%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (35.71%) Web Services
7 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
7 4 (28.57%) Java
7 4 (28.57%) ETL
7 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (28.57%) Network Security
8 3 (21.43%) QA
8 3 (21.43%) Banking
8 3 (21.43%) Information Security

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (42.86%) IIS
2 2 (14.29%) Apache
2 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Project
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Firewall
1 5 (35.71%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (28.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
1 3 (21.43%) JBehave
2 2 (14.29%) Ant
2 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (14.29%) Maven
2 2 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Aerospace
3 2 (14.29%) Automotive
3 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Test Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Security Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Test Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Expert
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Developer in Test
5 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Security Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
1 6 (42.86%) AppFabric
1 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
1 6 (42.86%) WCF
2 5 (35.71%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) CSS
3 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) Spring
3 2 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
4 1 (7.14%) REST
4 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Test Planning
2 6 (42.86%) Data Protection
3 5 (35.71%) Defect Management
3 5 (35.71%) Threat Modelling
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) ETL
4 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 3 (21.43%) Information Security
5 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 2 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 1 (7.14%) Front End Development
7 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Migration
7 1 (7.14%) OO
7 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) ISTQB
2 9 (64.29%) ISEB
3 3 (21.43%) CHECK Team Member
3 3 (21.43%) CISM
3 3 (21.43%) CREST Certified
4 2 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) PCI DSS
2 3 (21.43%) QA
3 2 (14.29%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Sourcefire
3 2 (14.29%) IBM
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle