The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 46 44 38
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 12 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.83% 1.57% 2.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 1.79% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 15
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£450 £195 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% -32.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £138 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £300 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £32.50
Tester
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
621 448 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 94.52% 87.67% 93.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 303 395
Average daily rate £425 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £518 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 20 37
Average hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +55.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Tester
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 Tester within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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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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 -11 3 £500 +163.15% 1
Trowbridge - - - -
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 18 (75.00%) Linux
2 16 (66.67%) Python
2 16 (66.67%) Electronics
3 14 (58.33%) Test Automation
4 10 (41.67%) SQL
5 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (29.17%) Automotive
6 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
6 7 (29.17%) Google
6 7 (29.17%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (29.17%) GoogleTest
6 7 (29.17%) Automation Testing
7 4 (16.67%) ISEB
7 4 (16.67%) CISSP
8 3 (12.50%) Banking
8 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
8 3 (12.50%) Finance
8 3 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
9 2 (8.33%) Metasploit
9 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
9 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
9 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (8.33%) CEH
9 2 (8.33%) Content Management
9 2 (8.33%) Nessus
9 2 (8.33%) Retail Banking
9 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (8.33%) Retail

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) VoIP
2 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) GoogleTest
2 2 (8.33%) Metasploit
3 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 16 (66.67%) Electronics
2 7 (29.17%) Automotive
3 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (12.50%) Finance
4 2 (8.33%) Retail Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Linux
2 7 (29.17%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (8.33%) UNIX
3 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
3 7 (29.17%) Automation Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Content Management
6 1 (4.17%) User Stories
6 1 (4.17%) UML
6 1 (4.17%) Data Security
6 1 (4.17%) Information Security
6 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.17%) Use Case
6 1 (4.17%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Load Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) Python
2 10 (41.67%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (4.17%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISEB
1 4 (16.67%) CISSP
2 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) CEH
2 2 (8.33%) CISA
2 2 (8.33%) CISM
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
1 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Snort
1 1 (4.17%) Nmap
1 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Google
2 2 (8.33%) Juniper
2 2 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) VMware