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 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
South West / Wiltshire
Rank 58 62 61
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.16% 0.15% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.20% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £450 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +36.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +8.92% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -78.00% +42.85%  

System 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 505 505 593
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 79.28% 76.52% 81.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 351 410
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 £273 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 8
Median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +120.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £12.10 £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%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing in Wiltshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Wiltshire

System Testing
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 6 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) C++
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) QA
3 4 (66.67%) iPad
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (16.67%) PVCS
5 1 (16.67%) UML
5 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) Product Management
5 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum

System 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) PVCS
1 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) iPad
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Product Management
2 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) UML
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) IBM