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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 35 50 42
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 26 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 3.74% 1.49% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.98% 1.54% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 3 5
Average daily rate £320 £450 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +125.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £330 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £530 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £28.50 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -79.64%
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
654 648 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 93.97% 96.57% 88.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 454 300
Average daily rate £375 £425 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +14.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 18
Average hourly rate £12.50 £26.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.83% +15.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +14 19 £320 -36.00% 1
Salisbury -7 2 £358 +19.16%
Corsham - 2 £330 -
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 21 (39.62%) Finance
2 19 (35.85%) Security Cleared
3 18 (33.96%) Test Automation
4 16 (30.19%) SC Cleared
5 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (16.98%) Defect Tracking
7 8 (15.09%) Unit4 Business World
8 7 (13.21%) Test Scripting
9 6 (11.32%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (11.32%) Scrum
9 6 (11.32%) Oracle
9 6 (11.32%) Siebel
9 6 (11.32%) ETL
9 6 (11.32%) ISEB
9 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (9.43%) Test Planning
10 5 (9.43%) Defect Management
10 5 (9.43%) Informatica
10 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
11 4 (7.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (7.55%) Oracle Fusion
11 4 (7.55%) Test Management
11 4 (7.55%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (7.55%) Content Management
11 4 (7.55%) Middleware
11 4 (7.55%) Banking
11 4 (7.55%) Java
11 4 (7.55%) SOA
12 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
12 3 (5.66%) C#

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (7.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.89%) Lync
2 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (1.89%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) LAN
1 1 (1.89%) VoIP
1 1 (1.89%) WAN
1 1 (1.89%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Cucumber
1 3 (5.66%) Selenium
2 2 (3.77%) LoadRunner
2 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.89%) eggPlant
3 1 (1.89%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.89%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.89%) JBehave
3 1 (1.89%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (39.62%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) Middleware
1 4 (7.55%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (3.77%) Hibernate
2 2 (3.77%) Spring
3 1 (1.89%) .NET
3 1 (1.89%) CSS
3 1 (1.89%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.66%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.89%) Informatics
3 1 (1.89%) IVR
3 1 (1.89%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.96%) Test Automation
2 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (16.98%) Defect Tracking
4 7 (13.21%) Test Scripting
5 6 (11.32%) ETL
5 6 (11.32%) Scrum
6 5 (9.43%) Defect Management
6 5 (9.43%) Test Planning
7 4 (7.55%) Content Management
7 4 (7.55%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (7.55%) SOA
7 4 (7.55%) Test Management
8 3 (5.66%) BDD
8 3 (5.66%) Ethical Hacking
8 3 (5.66%) Performance Testing
8 3 (5.66%) Software Testing
9 2 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.77%) Manual Testing
9 2 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.77%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.55%) Java
2 3 (5.66%) C#
3 2 (3.77%) C++
3 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.77%) SQL
4 1 (1.89%) F#
4 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.89%) Ruby
4 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (35.85%) Security Cleared
2 16 (30.19%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.32%) ISEB
4 3 (5.66%) CEH
4 3 (5.66%) CREST Certified
4 3 (5.66%) GIAC
4 3 (5.66%) GPEN
4 3 (5.66%) GWAPT
4 3 (5.66%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (5.66%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) COBIT
1 3 (5.66%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.77%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.89%) SCCM
3 1 (1.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) Oracle
1 6 (11.32%) Siebel
2 5 (9.43%) Informatica
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.77%) HP
4 2 (3.77%) IBM
5 1 (1.89%) Avaya
5 1 (1.89%) Cerner
5 1 (1.89%) Genesys
5 1 (1.89%) Murex
5 1 (1.89%) SAP
5 1 (1.89%) Telerik
5 1 (1.89%) Verint
5 1 (1.89%) VMware