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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 52 67 49
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 14 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.80% 0.42% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 0.44% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £14.05 £30.13
% change year-on-year
+113.52% -53.36%
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
726 688 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 93.56% 95.42% 93.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 449 322
Average daily rate £400 £368 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 33 49
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.85% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £39.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +4 9 £400 +30.61% 1
Salisbury +9 2 - -
Tester
South West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Finance
3 5 (26.32%) Agresso
3 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
3 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
4 4 (21.05%) QA
4 4 (21.05%) TDD
4 4 (21.05%) Linux
4 4 (21.05%) Python
4 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) Test Planning
5 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) Electronics
5 3 (15.79%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (10.53%) JIRA
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.53%) SQL
7 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Improvement
7 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Verint
7 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
7 1 (5.26%) User Stories
7 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.26%) CA LISA
7 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (5.26%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (5.26%) SDLC

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Agresso
2 1 (5.26%) Maximo
2 1 (5.26%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
1 1 (5.26%) VoIP
1 1 (5.26%) WLAN
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.26%) Xcode
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.26%) NHS
1 1 (5.26%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
3 4 (21.05%) TDD
4 3 (15.79%) Test Planning
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.26%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (5.26%) Data Validation
6 1 (5.26%) V-Model
6 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Use Case
6 1 (5.26%) UML
6 1 (5.26%) ERP
6 1 (5.26%) Validation
6 1 (5.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Python
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
2 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) ISEB
4 1 (5.26%) CISM
4 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.26%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.26%) Avaya
1 1 (5.26%) Genesys
1 1 (5.26%) Cerner
1 1 (5.26%) Verint