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 30 May 2016 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Specialist
Rank 58 56 59
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.62% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £375 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £381 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +17.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -
Test Specialist
South West

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
621 609 589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 95.69% 94.86% 91.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 411 409
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 31 26
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.83 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.02% -25.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £13.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.55 £25.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Specialist across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

Test Specialist Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 May 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 +5 4 £375 +25.00%
Test Specialist
South West

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (20.00%) Logistics
4 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) Online Banking
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware
4 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (20.00%) BT

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (20.00%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) Logistics
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) BT