The table below looks at the statistics for System 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 System Testing over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 52 47 60
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing System Testing 10 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.39% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 0.26% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
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£375 £550 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +29.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £358
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.66% +30.90%
System 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
563 390 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 78.30% 76.32% 71.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 259 336
Average daily rate £450 £388 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -7.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 15 19
Average hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.16 £13.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £41.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the Wiltshire region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Wiltshire region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

System 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 System Testing within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 9 £375 -31.81%
System Testing
South West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire region citing System 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 System Testing.

1 14 (82.35%) Windows
1 14 (82.35%) Windows 7
2 12 (70.59%) SCCM
2 12 (70.59%) MSI
2 12 (70.59%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (52.94%) Symantec
3 9 (52.94%) XenDesktop
3 9 (52.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 7 (41.18%) Windows Vista
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) Windows XP
4 7 (41.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (35.29%) Finance
5 6 (35.29%) DHCP
5 6 (35.29%) DNS
5 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
5 6 (35.29%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (23.53%) Citrix
7 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 2 (11.76%) Verint
8 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
8 2 (11.76%) WFM
8 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
8 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (11.76%) Matrix Management
8 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (11.76%) ICL
8 2 (11.76%) Genesys

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire region citing System 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 System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) DHCP
1 6 (35.29%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) IP Telephony
2 2 (11.76%) SMS
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 12 (70.59%) MSI
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Designer
2 3 (17.65%) SCCM Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Network Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Designer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Mainframe
1 2 (11.76%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
1 14 (82.35%) Windows 7
2 7 (41.18%) Windows XP
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
2 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
2 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (11.76%) WFM
2 2 (11.76%) Matrix Management
2 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
2 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
3 1 (5.88%) Cyber Security
3 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.88%) Network Design
3 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (52.94%) XenDesktop
3 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (70.59%) SCCM
2 9 (52.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 7 (41.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (35.29%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Symantec
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Genesys
4 2 (11.76%) Empirix
4 2 (11.76%) Siemens
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) ICL
4 2 (11.76%) Verint