Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 2018 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 89 86
Rank change year-on-year +27 -3 -20
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 39 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 2.67% 0.61% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 0.70% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 2 3
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -5.41% +34.55%
10th Percentile £236 £318 £289
90th Percentile £463 £383 £375
South West median daily rate £423 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +20.71% +7.69% -5.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - £41.25

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 1,255 1,148 1,014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 85.84% 86.90% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 750 701
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £416 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +11.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £306 £267 £255
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 25 28
Wiltshire median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.67% +0.67% +71.26%
10th Percentile £17.50 £13.00 £14.63
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.00 £76.75
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £39.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +6.49% +9.86% -4.05%

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018. 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 -3 10 £425 +30.77%
Salisbury - 5 £425 -
Corsham - 1 - -
Functional Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) Finance
3 14 (35.90%) ISEB
3 14 (35.90%) ISTQB
4 12 (30.77%) Retail
4 12 (30.77%) Defect Tracking
5 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
6 10 (25.64%) People Management
6 10 (25.64%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (25.64%) MOLAP
6 10 (25.64%) ROLAP
6 10 (25.64%) Virtual Team
7 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
8 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
8 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (17.95%) React
8 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
8 7 (17.95%) Scrum
8 7 (17.95%) Manufacturing
8 7 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (15.38%) Automotive
9 6 (15.38%) Visualisation
9 6 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (15.38%) Integration Testing
10 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
11 4 (10.26%) Adobe
11 4 (10.26%) Fireworks
11 4 (10.26%) Internet
11 4 (10.26%) HTML
11 4 (10.26%) Java

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 (2.56%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Fireworks
1 4 (10.26%) Photoshop
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) LAN
2 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) MOLAP
1 10 (25.64%) ROLAP
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Hudson
1 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
1 4 (10.26%) JIRA
1 4 (10.26%) Maven
1 4 (10.26%) Selenium
1 4 (10.26%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (41.03%) Finance
2 12 (30.77%) Retail
3 7 (17.95%) Manufacturing
4 6 (15.38%) Automotive
5 2 (5.13%) Military
6 1 (2.56%) Back Office
6 1 (2.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Analyst
2 17 (43.59%) Test Analyst
3 14 (35.90%) Developer
4 7 (17.95%) Agile Test Analyst
5 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (12.82%) Financial Analyst
7 4 (10.26%) Finance Systems Analyst
7 4 (10.26%) React Developer
7 4 (10.26%) UI Developer
8 3 (7.69%) CRM Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) Software Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Manual Test Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) SAP Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) SAP Test Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Tester
10 1 (2.56%) Procurement Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) React
2 4 (10.26%) CSS
2 4 (10.26%) CSS3
2 4 (10.26%) Handlebars
2 4 (10.26%) HTML
2 4 (10.26%) HTML5
2 4 (10.26%) LESS
2 4 (10.26%) Mustache
2 4 (10.26%) REST
2 4 (10.26%) Sass
3 3 (7.69%) Node.js
4 1 (2.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Virtual Team
2 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.77%) Defect Tracking
3 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
4 10 (25.64%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (25.64%) People Management
5 7 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (17.95%) Scrum
6 6 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 6 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (15.38%) Visualisation
7 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
8 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.26%) CRM
8 4 (10.26%) Kanban
8 4 (10.26%) Pair Programming
8 4 (10.26%) Risk Management
8 4 (10.26%) SEO
8 4 (10.26%) TDD
8 4 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.26%) ES6
2 4 (10.26%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) PHP
4 2 (5.13%) C
5 1 (2.56%) R
5 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) ISEB
1 14 (35.90%) ISTQB
2 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
3 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Adobe
1 4 (10.26%) Google
2 2 (5.13%) SAP
3 1 (2.56%) Capita
3 1 (2.56%) Workday