Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 6 months to 22 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.

Test Strategy
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 86 81
Rank change year-on-year +10 -5 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 15 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.17% 0.23% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 0.28% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 8
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £388 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% +8.77% +18.75%
10th Percentile £312 £381 £297
90th Percentile £600 £394 £413
South West median daily rate £388 £381 £350
% change year-on-year +1.64% +8.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £37.50 - £32.00

Test Strategy 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 1085 1061 1197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 84.96% 81.93% 79.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 767 820
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £288 £258 £255
90th Percentile £600 £575 £544
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 33
Wiltshire median hourly rate £32.00 £38.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.88% +13.24% +23.64%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.30 £13.83
90th Percentile £40.75 £47.50 £45.65
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +47.17%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Wiltshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Wiltshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Wiltshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Wiltshire

Test Strategy
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 Strategy within the Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 22 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
Swindon +4 7 £500 +29.03%
Corsham - 6 £450 -
Malmesbury - 2 £381 -
Test Strategy
South West

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
2 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 5 (33.33%) HTTP
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
3 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) SDLC
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (20.00%) Planning and Forecasting
5 3 (20.00%) Programme Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) Validation
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (20.00%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
6 2 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (6.67%) Veracode
7 1 (6.67%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (6.67%) WebdriverIO
7 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Dependency Management
7 1 (6.67%) DevOps
7 1 (6.67%) Appium
7 1 (6.67%) BDD

Test Strategy
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 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) Appium
3 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Test and Validation Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Validation Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Data Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (20.00%) Planning and Forecasting
4 3 (20.00%) Programme Delivery
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) SDLC
4 3 (20.00%) Validation
5 2 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.67%) BDD
6 1 (6.67%) Dependency Management
6 1 (6.67%) DevOps
6 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (6.67%) TDD
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
1 1 (6.67%) C#
1 1 (6.67%) C++
1 1 (6.67%) Python
1 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.67%) Veracode