The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 39 - 42
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 6 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.69% - 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% - 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £330 - £225
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 - £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 - £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
301 302 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 84.79% 80.53% 82.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 230 258
Median daily rate £413 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £288 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 8
Median hourly rate £33.75 £10.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+221.42% -38.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £10.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £80.50 £22.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Swindon region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing 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 Swindon region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 8 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (70.00%) ISEB
2 7 (70.00%) Finance
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (60.00%) .NET
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (60.00%) IIS
3 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (60.00%) WCF
3 6 (60.00%) Data Protection
3 6 (60.00%) PCI DSS
3 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (60.00%) AppFabric
3 6 (60.00%) Test Planning
4 5 (50.00%) Defect Management
4 5 (50.00%) Threat Modelling
4 5 (50.00%) Sourcefire
4 5 (50.00%) Snort
4 5 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (50.00%) Web Services
4 5 (50.00%) Firewall
5 4 (40.00%) ETL
5 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (40.00%) Java
5 4 (40.00%) Network Security
6 3 (30.00%) CISM
6 3 (30.00%) JBehave
6 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (30.00%) Information Security

Software Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (60.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) Apache
2 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
1 5 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (40.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (30.00%) JBehave
2 2 (20.00%) Ant
2 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (20.00%) Maven
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) Subversion
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Security Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Expert
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer in Test
4 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
1 6 (60.00%) AppFabric
1 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (60.00%) WCF
2 5 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
3 2 (20.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) Spring
3 2 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (10.00%) REST
4 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Data Protection
1 6 (60.00%) Test Planning
2 5 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 5 (50.00%) Threat Modelling
3 4 (40.00%) ETL
3 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Information Security
4 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
6 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Migration
6 1 (10.00%) OO
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (70.00%) ISEB
3 3 (30.00%) CHECK Team Member
3 3 (30.00%) CISM
3 3 (30.00%) CREST Certified
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (20.00%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Sourcefire
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle