The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Wiltshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 59 - 59
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing System Testing 10 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.39% - 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% - 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate £470 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.39% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.31% +46.81%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
532 375 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 74.20% 78.29% 65.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 269 281
Average daily rate £400 £420 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £280 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 33
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £13.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
System Testing
South West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 8 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 7 (70.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (50.00%) WFM
3 5 (50.00%) Matrix Management
3 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco IPCC
3 5 (50.00%) IVR
3 5 (50.00%) IP Telephony
3 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) MS Visio
3 5 (50.00%) HP
3 5 (50.00%) Genesys
3 5 (50.00%) Empirix
3 5 (50.00%) Siemens
3 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (50.00%) Verint
4 3 (30.00%) ISEB
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) V-Model
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) Banking
5 2 (20.00%) Stress Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) Investment Management

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 5 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) IP Telephony
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Project Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 7 (70.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (50.00%) WFM
3 5 (50.00%) Matrix Management
3 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (30.00%) V-Model
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Stress Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) Investment Management
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
1 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) ACCA
2 1 (10.00%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco IPCC
1 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) HP
1 5 (50.00%) Genesys
1 5 (50.00%) Empirix
1 5 (50.00%) Siemens
1 5 (50.00%) Verint