The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Wiltshire region that had Test Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Specialist
South West / Wiltshire
Rank 55 61 58
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.74% 0.15% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.16% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Median daily rate £325 £365 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £365 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £365 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £394 £330
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +19.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
641 637 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 94.68% 94.51% 96.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 448 450
Median daily rate £413 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 22
Median hourly rate £38.50 £12.50 £16.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+208.00% -25.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Wiltshire region that featured Test Specialist in the job title.

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Test Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Test Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Test Specialist
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 Test Specialist within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 27 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 5 £325 -10.95%
Test Specialist
South West

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, Test Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wiltshire region featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (60.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (60.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (60.00%) User Stories
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (40.00%) AppFabric
3 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (40.00%) Threat Modelling
3 2 (40.00%) WCF
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (40.00%) Sourcefire
3 2 (40.00%) Snort
3 2 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server

Test Specialist Skill Set
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 2 (40.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (40.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) SpecFlow
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) AppFabric
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (60.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Threat Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) CHECK Team Member
2 1 (20.00%) CISM
2 1 (20.00%) CREST Certified
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Sourcefire