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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 46 50
Rank change year-on-year -13 +4  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 4 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.59% 2.44% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 3.15% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 4
Median daily rate £363 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.83% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £263 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £375 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £316
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +30.00% -  

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 579 508 505
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 84.90% 77.32% 80.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1395 1262 1201
Median daily rate £425 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £700 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 18 37
Median hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +85.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £23.08 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.05 £51.20 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 0 2 £421 +12.88%
Chippenham - 1 £350 -
Software Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
4 2 (28.57%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) Selenium
5 1 (14.29%) jQuery
5 1 (14.29%) HTML
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (14.29%) REST
5 1 (14.29%) Laravel
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) SMTP
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) JMeter
2 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Tester
4 1 (14.29%) PHP Developer
4 1 (14.29%) PHP Laravel Developer
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) JSON
2 1 (14.29%) LAMP
2 1 (14.29%) Laravel
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 1 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) OOP
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (14.29%) Refactoring
5 1 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP