Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Specialist was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wiltshire during the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Test Specialist
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 93 88
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.37% 0.30% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.31% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Wiltshire median daily rate £350 £375 £309
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +21.36% -18.36%
10th Percentile £320 £361 £302
90th Percentile £390 £495 £316
South West median daily rate £400 £382 £318
% change year-on-year +4.85% +19.97% -5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1279 1278 1338
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 94.25% 95.30% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 869 871
Wiltshire median daily rate £400 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +5.26%
10th Percentile £247 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
South West median daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +2.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 35 58
Wiltshire median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £16.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +106.95% -24.83%
10th Percentile £12.87 £13.40 £11.12
90th Percentile £45.70 £48.90 £34.00
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +10.29% +60.00% +11.84%

Test Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

Job postings that featured Test Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Specialist in Wiltshire

Test Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Specialist in Wiltshire

Test Specialist
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 Test Specialist within the Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 21 July 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
Swindon +7 5 £350 -6.67%
Test Specialist
South West

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, Test Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wiltshire region featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (20.00%) Power BI
3 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS

Test Specialist Skill Set
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (20.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft