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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South West / Wiltshire
Rank 57 57 58
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.32% 1.17% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.46% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Median daily rate £310 £318 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.36% +41.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £272 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £364 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

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
559 549 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 82.09% 80.03% 80.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 405 395
Median daily rate £400 £365 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £255 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 12
Median hourly rate £38.50 £40.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.93% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £10.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £44.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 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 - 6 £330 -
Malmesbury - 1 £295 -
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 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%) Firewall
5 6 (42.86%) WCF
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%) Web Services
5 6 (42.86%) Data Protection
5 6 (42.86%) PCI DSS
5 6 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (42.86%) AppFabric
6 5 (35.71%) Defect Management
6 5 (35.71%) Threat Modelling
6 5 (35.71%) Sourcefire
6 5 (35.71%) Snort
6 5 (35.71%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (28.57%) Java
7 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
7 4 (28.57%) ETL
7 4 (28.57%) Network Security
8 3 (21.43%) CHECK Team Member
8 3 (21.43%) CREST Certified
8 3 (21.43%) JBehave

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
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) Firewall
2 5 (35.71%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (28.57%) Network Security
4 1 (7.14%) SMTP
4 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
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%) Git (software)
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 4 (28.57%) Test Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Security Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Expert
4 1 (7.14%) Developer in Test
4 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) PHP Developer
4 1 (7.14%) PHP Laravel Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Security Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Developer
4 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
1 6 (42.86%) Web Services
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
2 3 (21.43%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) XML
3 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
3 2 (14.29%) REST
3 2 (14.29%) Spring
4 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
4 1 (7.14%) jQuery
4 1 (7.14%) JSON
4 1 (7.14%) LAMP
4 1 (7.14%) Laravel
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
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
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%) API Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Front End Development
7 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
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 2 (14.29%) QA
2 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