Period
to 18 November 2017

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

System Testing
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 82 90
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8 -16
Contract jobs citing System Testing 5 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.40% 0.53% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.65% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Wiltshire median daily rate £375 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +18.18% -38.89%
10th Percentile £338 £251 £240
90th Percentile £413 £375 £319
South West median daily rate £400 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +25.00% -1.54% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Wiltshire median hourly rate £40.50 - £43.50
10th Percentile £40.25 - £41.75
90th Percentile £40.75 - £45.25
South West median hourly rate £25.75 £42.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -39.41% -2.30% +16.00%

System 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%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Wiltshire

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Wiltshire

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Wiltshire

System 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 System 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 +7 1 - - 1
Swindon -5 1 £375 +7.14%
System Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing System 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 System Testing.

1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (20.00%) VBA
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (20.00%) MS Access
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) SCADA
4 1 (20.00%) RIA
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7

System 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MS Access
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Finance Systems Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Financial Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) RIA
1 1 (20.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Defect Tracking
1 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle