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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 36 40 49
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.90% 0.27% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.34% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £373 £495 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.74% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Software Testing
Wiltshire

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
250 293 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 75.30% 80.27% 82.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 211 281
Average daily rate £420 £439 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.32% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 6
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.19 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.23% -10.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 18 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Data Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Device Driver
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) GAAP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) C Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) C/C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Data Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++ Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Linux Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Management Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Device Driver
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) GAAP