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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
South West / Wiltshire
Rank 43 43 56
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 20 25 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 2.99% 3.62% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.16% 3.83% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 2
Median daily rate £355 £333 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £298 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £280
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £106.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-80.11% +226.92%

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
633 653 683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 94.62% 94.64% 96.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 464 454
Median daily rate £413 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 24
Median hourly rate £38.50 £12.50 £19.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+208.00% -36.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 -3 14 £315 -1.56% 3
Salisbury +5 4 £450 +25.87% 1
Chippenham - 2 £218 - 1
Tester
South West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 22 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.82%) Java
2 20 (40.82%) Selenium
3 16 (32.65%) Finance
4 12 (24.49%) Cucumber
4 12 (24.49%) QA
5 10 (20.41%) Performance Testing
5 10 (20.41%) SQL
5 10 (20.41%) Web Services
6 9 (18.37%) Windows
6 9 (18.37%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (18.37%) BDD
6 9 (18.37%) Automation Testing
7 8 (16.33%) Ethical Hacking
7 8 (16.33%) CREST Certified
8 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 7 (14.29%) WebDriver
8 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 6 (12.24%) Banking
9 6 (12.24%) Test Automation
9 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
9 6 (12.24%) Metasploit
9 6 (12.24%) ETL
9 6 (12.24%) C#
9 6 (12.24%) C++
9 6 (12.24%) SANS
10 5 (10.20%) SOAP
10 5 (10.20%) CISSP
10 5 (10.20%) CEH
10 5 (10.20%) Firewall

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 3 (6.12%) IIS
2 2 (4.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Slack
2 1 (2.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) Firewall
2 4 (8.16%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (8.16%) Network Security
2 4 (8.16%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
1 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (40.82%) Selenium
2 12 (24.49%) Cucumber
3 7 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 6 (12.24%) Metasploit
5 4 (8.16%) Bitbucket
5 4 (8.16%) Git (software)
5 4 (8.16%) JIRA
6 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.08%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (2.04%) Ant
8 1 (2.04%) GitLab
8 1 (2.04%) JMeter
8 1 (2.04%) Maven
8 1 (2.04%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.04%) SonarQube
General
1 16 (32.65%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Multimedia
4 2 (4.08%) Electronics
4 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.08%) Marketing
4 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) Web Services
2 5 (10.20%) REST
2 5 (10.20%) SOAP
3 4 (8.16%) .NET
4 3 (6.12%) AppFabric
4 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.12%) WCF
5 2 (4.08%) CSS
5 2 (4.08%) Gherkin
5 2 (4.08%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.08%) HTML
5 2 (4.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) iPad
2 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.12%) Streaming Video
2 3 (6.12%) Video Editing
3 2 (4.08%) CESG
3 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.37%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Kali Linux
2 2 (4.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.41%) Performance Testing
3 9 (18.37%) Automation Testing
3 9 (18.37%) BDD
3 9 (18.37%) Penetration Testing
4 8 (16.33%) Ethical Hacking
5 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 6 (12.24%) ETL
6 6 (12.24%) Test Automation
7 5 (10.20%) System Testing
8 4 (8.16%) Defect Management
8 4 (8.16%) Network Packet Analysis
8 4 (8.16%) Network Packet Capture
8 4 (8.16%) OWASP
8 4 (8.16%) Regression Testing
8 4 (8.16%) SDLC
8 4 (8.16%) Software Testing
8 4 (8.16%) Threat Modelling
9 3 (6.12%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 3 (6.12%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.82%) Java
2 10 (20.41%) SQL
3 6 (12.24%) C#
3 6 (12.24%) C++
4 4 (8.16%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) CREST Certified
2 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 6 (12.24%) SANS
3 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
4 5 (10.20%) CEH
4 5 (10.20%) CISSP
5 4 (8.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (8.16%) ISEB
6 3 (6.12%) CHECK Team Member
6 3 (6.12%) CISM
6 3 (6.12%) GIAC
6 3 (6.12%) GPEN
6 3 (6.12%) GWAPT
6 3 (6.12%) ISTQB
7 2 (4.08%) CHECK Team Leader
7 2 (4.08%) OSCP
8 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.04%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.49%) QA
2 3 (6.12%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
1 4 (8.16%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (8.16%) Nmap
2 2 (4.08%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) Oracle
1 4 (8.16%) Sourcefire
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.08%) SAP
3 2 (4.08%) Talend
4 1 (2.04%) CA
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco
4 1 (2.04%) Murex