Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £336 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wiltshire during the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Tester
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 57 60
Rank change year-on-year -26 +3 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 10 32 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.81% 2.43% 2.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 2.58% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 29
Wiltshire median daily rate £336 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.10% -2.86% +14.29%
10th Percentile £243 £222 £294
90th Percentile £438 £427 £403
South West median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - £29.00
South West median hourly rate - - £30.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Wiltshire
Contract vacancies in Wiltshire with a recognized job title 1175 1241 1450
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 94.30% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 782 866 975
Wiltshire median daily rate £419 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.30% +0.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £221 £225
90th Percentile £580 £575 £538
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 27 60
Wiltshire median hourly rate £30.75 £37.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +76.19% +4.69%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.90 £11.93
90th Percentile £40.75 £47.50 £43.75
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +26.00% -9.09% +37.50%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Wiltshire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Wiltshire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Wiltshire

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Wiltshire

Tester
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 Tester 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
Swindon -18 5 £375 +4.53% 1
Chippenham +7 2 £315 -
Tester
South West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) QA
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (10.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Veracode
4 1 (10.00%) Gatling
4 1 (10.00%) Postilion
4 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Sencha
4 1 (10.00%) Node.js
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy

Tester 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) BASE24
1 1 (10.00%) Postilion
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (10.00%) Gatling
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) Jasmine
3 1 (10.00%) Robot Framework
3 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (10.00%) Node.js
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (10.00%) SDLC
4 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) TMap
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Capita
2 1 (10.00%) Sencha
2 1 (10.00%) Veracode