The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Swindon region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 46 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.68% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.32% +43.02%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
347 215 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 78.15% 79.63% 69.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 176 189
Average daily rate £413 £423 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.36% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 6
Average hourly rate £23.00 £13.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.37% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Testing
Wiltshire

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Swindon region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Software Testing
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) System Testing
1 3 (75.00%) V-Model
1 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (25.00%) MBA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Junior
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) System Testing
1 3 (75.00%) V-Model
1 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) MBA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center