Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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.

Software Testing
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 71 72
Rank change year-on-year -17 +1 +18
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 5 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.40% 1.37% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 1.67% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 10
Wiltshire median daily rate £350 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +7.41% +60.71%
10th Percentile £236 £352 £293
90th Percentile £399 £369 £388
South West median daily rate £290 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -10.77% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £26.75 - -

Software 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 1052 1078 1211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 85.11% 81.91% 79.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 769 831
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 £596 £588 £544
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 33
Wiltshire median hourly rate £34.88 £38.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.42% +13.24% +23.64%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.30 £13.83
90th Percentile £40.75 £47.50 £45.20
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +48.08%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Wiltshire

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 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
Chippenham - 2 £315 -
Malmesbury - 2 £381 - 1
Software Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Appium
3 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Capita
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB

Software 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Appium
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Capita