Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire with a requirement for Functional Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Functional Testing over the 6 months to 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Functional Testing
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 96 75 85
Rank change year-on-year -21 +10 -10
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 24 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.30% 0.64% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 0.77% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 2
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £325 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% +20.93% -2.27%
10th Percentile £325 £311 £231
90th Percentile £463 £548 £292
South West median daily rate £350 £405 £325
% change year-on-year -13.58% +24.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £41.50 - £42.50

Functional Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wiltshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,575 909 1,070
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 85.46% 82.94% 84.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,027 636 758
Wiltshire median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £294 £254
90th Percentile £668 £613 £575
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 13 33
Wiltshire median hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.64% -28.57% +13.24%
10th Percentile £35.00 £13.00 £16.70
90th Percentile £49.50 £38.75 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% -11.43% -10.26%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Wiltshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Functional Testing in Wiltshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Wiltshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in Wiltshire

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Wiltshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Wiltshire

Functional Testing
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 Functional Testing within the Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon -18 7 £350 +7.69% 2
Salisbury - 4 £425 - 1
Trowbridge - 1 £463 -
Functional Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wiltshire region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 12 (50.00%) ISEB
3 10 (41.67%) Integration Testing
3 10 (41.67%) Retail
3 10 (41.67%) Defect Tracking
4 9 (37.50%) Finance
5 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (20.83%) System Testing
6 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
6 5 (20.83%) Risk Management
6 5 (20.83%) Scrum
6 5 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Test Planning
6 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
7 4 (16.67%) V-Model
7 4 (16.67%) OpenUP
7 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 4 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Unified Process
7 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared
7 4 (16.67%) Requirements Management
7 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 4 (16.67%) Quality Management
7 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 4 (16.67%) RAD
7 4 (16.67%) DSDM
8 3 (12.50%) ERP

Functional Testing
Co-occurring 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 1 (4.17%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Selenium
1 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (41.67%) Retail
2 9 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) Automotive
3 3 (12.50%) Legal
3 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.17%) Front Office
4 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Analyst
1 16 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Agile Test Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Finance Systems Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Trainer
5 3 (12.50%) Workday Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) CRM Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Azure Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) ETL Tester
7 1 (4.17%) LAMP Developer
7 1 (4.17%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) SAP Functional Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) LAMP
1 1 (4.17%) Node.js
1 1 (4.17%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
1 1 (4.17%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) Defect Tracking
2 10 (41.67%) Integration Testing
3 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Risk Management
4 5 (20.83%) Scrum
4 5 (20.83%) System Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Test Planning
5 4 (16.67%) DSDM
5 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 4 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Quality Management
5 4 (16.67%) RAD
5 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Requirements Management
5 4 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Unified Process
5 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) PHP
3 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) ISEB
1 12 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Facebook
2 1 (4.17%) Google
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) SAP
2 1 (4.17%) Workday