The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South West / Wiltshire
Rank 57 44 56
Rank change year-on-year -13 +12  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.47% 2.44% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 3.17% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £330 £280 £509
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -45.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £264 £498
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £296 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £315
% change year-on-year +6.15% +3.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £45.13 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 507 505 591
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 79.34% 76.86% 82.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 347 410
Median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 8
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +135.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £12.50 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.43 £20.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Wiltshire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Wiltshire

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Wiltshire

Software 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 Software Testing within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 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 +2 2 £365 - 1
Malmesbury - 1 £295 -
Software Testing
South West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 8 (57.14%) ISTQB
1 8 (57.14%) Test Planning
2 7 (50.00%) ISEB
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 6 (42.86%) Finance
3 6 (42.86%) Firewall
3 6 (42.86%) .NET
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 6 (42.86%) IIS
3 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 6 (42.86%) Web Services
3 6 (42.86%) WCF
3 6 (42.86%) Data Protection
3 6 (42.86%) PCI DSS
3 6 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (42.86%) AppFabric
4 5 (35.71%) Defect Management
4 5 (35.71%) Threat Modelling
4 5 (35.71%) Sourcefire
4 5 (35.71%) Snort
4 5 (35.71%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (28.57%) ETL
5 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 4 (28.57%) Java
5 4 (28.57%) Network Security
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) Banking
6 3 (21.43%) QA
6 3 (21.43%) Selenium

Software Testing
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 6 (42.86%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) Firewall
2 5 (35.71%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (28.57%) Network Security
4 1 (7.14%) SMTP
4 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 2 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) JBehave
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Aerospace
3 2 (14.29%) Automotive
3 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Security Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Expert
4 1 (7.14%) Developer in Test
4 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) PHP Developer
4 1 (7.14%) PHP Laravel Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Security Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
1 6 (42.86%) AppFabric
1 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
1 6 (42.86%) WCF
1 6 (42.86%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 2 (14.29%) REST
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) JSON
3 1 (7.14%) LAMP
3 1 (7.14%) Laravel
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Test Planning
2 6 (42.86%) Data Protection
3 5 (35.71%) Defect Management
3 5 (35.71%) Threat Modelling
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) ETL
4 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 3 (21.43%) Information Security
5 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 1 (7.14%) API Testing
7 1 (7.14%) BDD
7 1 (7.14%) Issue Tracking
7 1 (7.14%) Open Source
7 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 7 (50.00%) ISEB
3 3 (21.43%) CHECK Team Member
3 3 (21.43%) CISM
3 3 (21.43%) CREST Certified
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) PCI DSS
2 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Sourcefire
3 2 (14.29%) IBM