Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 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.

Manual Testing
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 82 94
Rank change year-on-year -6 +12 -3
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 6 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.48% 0.62% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.76% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Wiltshire median daily rate £323 £269 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
South West median daily rate £348 £290 £325
% change year-on-year +19.83% -10.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - £37.50

Manual 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 1071 1054 1205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 85.14% 81.96% 79.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 760 827
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% -3.75%
10th Percentile £290 £257 £255
90th Percentile £600 £575 £540
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 33
Wiltshire median hourly rate £32.00 £38.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.88% +13.24% +23.64%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.30 £13.83
90th Percentile £40.75 £47.50 £45.65
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +47.17%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Wiltshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Wiltshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in Wiltshire

Manual 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 Manual Testing within the Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 3 £323 -6.18%
Manual Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wiltshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) QA Automation
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) IIS
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Smoke Testing

Manual 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 (16.67%) IIS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Robot Framework
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) QA Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) TMap
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) VMware