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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 49 47 63
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +16
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 12 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.67% 1.90% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 2.43% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Median daily rate £363 £338 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +64.63%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
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 £35.15
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -17.49%
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
589 576 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 81.81% 78.15% 82.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 419 402
Median daily rate £413 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £562
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 36
Median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +49.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £41.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 +18 9 £363 +11.53% 1
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) ISTQB
2 10 (41.67%) ISEB
2 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 9 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 7 (29.17%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (29.17%) Test Planning
5 7 (29.17%) VoIP
5 7 (29.17%) Finance
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
6 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
6 5 (20.83%) .NET
6 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
6 5 (20.83%) IIS
6 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET
6 5 (20.83%) Defect Management
6 5 (20.83%) AppFabric
6 5 (20.83%) Data Protection
6 5 (20.83%) PCI DSS
6 5 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (20.83%) WCF
7 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
7 4 (16.67%) Threat Modelling
7 4 (16.67%) Web Services
7 4 (16.67%) Java
7 4 (16.67%) Sourcefire
7 4 (16.67%) Snort
7 4 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (16.67%) Firewall

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 5 (20.83%) IIS
2 2 (8.33%) Apache
2 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Project
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) VoIP
2 4 (16.67%) Firewall
2 4 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 3 (12.50%) JBehave
2 3 (12.50%) Selenium
3 2 (8.33%) Ant
3 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.33%) Maven
3 2 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (8.33%) Subversion
4 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.17%) WinRunner
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Aerospace
2 2 (8.33%) Automotive
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Analyst
1 9 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Test Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Tester
5 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Test Leader
6 2 (8.33%) Security Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Test Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Expert
7 1 (4.17%) Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Developer in Test
7 1 (4.17%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Security Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) Software Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) .NET
1 5 (20.83%) AppFabric
1 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET
1 5 (20.83%) WCF
2 4 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (8.33%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
3 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
3 2 (8.33%) HTML
3 2 (8.33%) Spring
3 2 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (4.17%) REST
4 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 7 (29.17%) Test Planning
4 5 (20.83%) Data Protection
4 5 (20.83%) Defect Management
5 4 (16.67%) Threat Modelling
6 3 (12.50%) ETL
6 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 2 (8.33%) Information Security
7 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 2 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.17%) API Testing
8 1 (4.17%) E-business
8 1 (4.17%) Migration
8 1 (4.17%) OO
8 1 (4.17%) Performance Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Project Management
8 1 (4.17%) Security Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) ISEB
1 10 (41.67%) ISTQB
1 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) CHECK Team Member
3 2 (8.33%) CISM
3 2 (8.33%) CREST Certified
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) PCI DSS
2 3 (12.50%) QA
3 2 (8.33%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Sourcefire
3 2 (8.33%) IBM
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle