The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Swindon region that had Automation Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 35 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 8 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.26% 1.90% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.34% 2.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Median daily rate £355 £359 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.04% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
342 340 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 96.61% 92.39% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 261 309
Median daily rate £413 £375 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 18
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Swindon region that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Tester across the Swindon region.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Automation 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 Swindon region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Java
1 14 (100.00%) Selenium
2 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (57.14%) Automation Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (42.86%) BDD
5 6 (42.86%) WebDriver
6 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
6 5 (35.71%) Finance
7 4 (28.57%) SQL
8 3 (21.43%) REST
8 3 (21.43%) SOAP
8 3 (21.43%) Web Services
8 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
9 2 (14.29%) Banking
9 2 (14.29%) JIRA
9 2 (14.29%) QA
9 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
10 1 (7.14%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
10 1 (7.14%) Bitbucket
10 1 (7.14%) SonarQube
10 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
10 1 (7.14%) OO
10 1 (7.14%) MySQL
10 1 (7.14%) TDD
10 1 (7.14%) JMeter
10 1 (7.14%) Scrum

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (100.00%) Selenium
2 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (42.86%) WebDriver
4 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 2 (14.29%) JIRA
5 1 (7.14%) Bitbucket
5 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (7.14%) JMeter
5 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
5 1 (7.14%) SonarQube
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) REST
1 3 (21.43%) SOAP
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Automation Testing
3 6 (42.86%) BDD
4 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
5 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 1 (7.14%) OO
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
6 1 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA