The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 61 51 44
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.30% 0.35% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.37% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 10
Average daily rate
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£275 £326 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.70% -1.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +124.03%
Job Titles Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
632 542 548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 93.49% 95.09% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 354 317
Average daily rate £368 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.16% +8.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 41 41
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -25.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £39.70 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Tester
South West

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
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 28 July 2014. 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 -3 1 £300 -8.04%
Trowbridge - - - -
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 4 (28.57%) .NET
3 4 (28.57%) MySQL
3 4 (28.57%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) JIRA
3 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Management
3 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
4 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (21.43%) Open Source
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) UML
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) HP
4 3 (21.43%) ISEB
5 2 (14.29%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) Python
5 2 (14.29%) ETL
5 2 (14.29%) ISO 9002
5 2 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) C++
5 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 2 (14.29%) SOAP
5 2 (14.29%) TDD
5 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
5 2 (14.29%) JMeter
5 2 (14.29%) Finance

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Maximo
2 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) MySQL
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) FitNesse
2 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 2 (14.29%) JMeter
2 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.14%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) SOAP
2 2 (14.29%) WCF
3 1 (7.14%) HTML5
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Open Source
2 1 (7.14%) iPad
2 1 (7.14%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (28.57%) Test Management
1 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
2 3 (21.43%) UML
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 2 (14.29%) ETL
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Use Case
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 2 (14.29%) User Stories
3 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (7.14%) V-Model
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) C++
3 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO 9002
2 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) HP
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) Capita
4 1 (7.14%) Avaya
4 1 (7.14%) JD Edwards
4 1 (7.14%) Nortel
4 1 (7.14%) SAP
4 1 (7.14%) Siebel
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco