The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Wiltshire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 31 29 44
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 30 32 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 4.17% 4.34% 2.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.39% 4.60% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 5
Median daily rate £355 £325 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £405 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 16
Median hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +38.14%
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
683 695 692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 94.86% 94.30% 96.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 493 455
Median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 52
Median hourly rate £41.00 £12.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+228.00% -56.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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

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 10 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 10 December 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 +1 13 £355 +9.23% 1
Chippenham - 5 £225 - 1
Salisbury - 5 £450 - 1
Tester
South West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (34.15%) Java
2 14 (34.15%) QA
2 14 (34.15%) Selenium
3 11 (26.83%) Finance
4 10 (24.39%) SQL
5 9 (21.95%) Automation Testing
5 9 (21.95%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (19.51%) Cucumber
6 8 (19.51%) Ethical Hacking
6 8 (19.51%) Windows
7 7 (17.07%) Web Services
7 7 (17.07%) WebDriver
7 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
7 7 (17.07%) CREST Certified
8 6 (14.63%) SANS
8 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
8 6 (14.63%) Performance Testing
8 6 (14.63%) Metasploit
8 6 (14.63%) BDD
9 5 (12.20%) CEH
9 5 (12.20%) C#
9 5 (12.20%) C++
9 5 (12.20%) ETL
9 5 (12.20%) CISSP
9 5 (12.20%) System Testing
10 4 (9.76%) Network Packet Analysis
10 4 (9.76%) Network Packet Capture
10 4 (9.76%) SDLC
10 4 (9.76%) Defect Management

Tester 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 (4.88%) Confluence
1 2 (4.88%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) Firewall
1 4 (9.76%) Wireshark
2 3 (7.32%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (7.32%) Network Security
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (34.15%) Selenium
2 8 (19.51%) Cucumber
3 7 (17.07%) WebDriver
4 6 (14.63%) Metasploit
5 3 (7.32%) Bitbucket
5 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.88%) JIRA
6 2 (4.88%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (2.44%) JMeter
7 1 (2.44%) Robot Framework
7 1 (2.44%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.44%) SonarQube
General
1 11 (26.83%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
2 3 (7.32%) Multimedia
3 2 (4.88%) Electronics
3 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.88%) Marketing
3 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) Web Services
2 3 (7.32%) REST
2 3 (7.32%) SOAP
3 2 (4.88%) .NET
3 2 (4.88%) AppFabric
3 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.88%) CSS
3 2 (4.88%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.88%) Hibernate
3 2 (4.88%) HTML
3 2 (4.88%) Spring
3 2 (4.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) iPad
1 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
1 3 (7.32%) Streaming Video
1 3 (7.32%) Video Editing
2 2 (4.88%) CESG
2 2 (4.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Kali Linux
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (21.95%) Automation Testing
2 9 (21.95%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (19.51%) Ethical Hacking
4 6 (14.63%) BDD
4 6 (14.63%) Performance Testing
5 5 (12.20%) ETL
5 5 (12.20%) System Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Defect Management
6 4 (9.76%) Network Packet Analysis
6 4 (9.76%) Network Packet Capture
6 4 (9.76%) OWASP
6 4 (9.76%) SDLC
6 4 (9.76%) Software Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
7 3 (7.32%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 3 (7.32%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (7.32%) TDD
7 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.32%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) Java
2 10 (24.39%) SQL
3 5 (12.20%) C#
3 5 (12.20%) C++
4 4 (9.76%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) CREST Certified
1 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.63%) SANS
2 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.20%) CEH
3 5 (12.20%) CISSP
4 4 (9.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (9.76%) ISEB
5 3 (7.32%) GIAC
5 3 (7.32%) GPEN
5 3 (7.32%) GWAPT
5 3 (7.32%) ISTQB
6 2 (4.88%) CHECK Team Leader
6 2 (4.88%) CHECK Team Member
6 2 (4.88%) CISM
6 2 (4.88%) OSCP
7 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (34.15%) QA
2 2 (4.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.32%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) Nmap
2 3 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (4.88%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle
2 3 (7.32%) Sourcefire
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.88%) SAP
3 2 (4.88%) Talend
4 1 (2.44%) CA
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco