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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 29 43 42
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.75% 0.25% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 0.31% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Median daily rate £363 £325 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +58.53%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £35.15
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -17.49%
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
267 321 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 81.65% 80.25% 84.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 258 285
Median daily rate £425 £390 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 14
Median hourly rate - £39.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +71.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 9 December 2016, 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 (72.73%) ISEB
1 8 (72.73%) ISTQB
2 7 (63.64%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) WCF
3 5 (45.45%) Data Protection
3 5 (45.45%) PCI DSS
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (45.45%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
3 5 (45.45%) IIS
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (45.45%) AppFabric
3 5 (45.45%) Test Planning
3 5 (45.45%) Defect Management
4 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
4 4 (36.36%) Threat Modelling
4 4 (36.36%) Web Services
4 4 (36.36%) Java
4 4 (36.36%) Firewall
4 4 (36.36%) Sourcefire
4 4 (36.36%) Snort
4 4 (36.36%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
5 3 (27.27%) Selenium
5 3 (27.27%) ETL
5 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
5 3 (27.27%) Network 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 5 (45.45%) IIS
2 2 (18.18%) Apache
2 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Firewall
1 4 (36.36%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (27.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
2 3 (27.27%) JBehave
2 3 (27.27%) Selenium
3 2 (18.18%) Ant
3 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 2 (18.18%) Maven
3 2 (18.18%) Subversion
4 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
4 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
4 1 (9.09%) WinRunner
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Security Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Test Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Expert
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Developer in Test
3 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
1 5 (45.45%) AppFabric
1 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
1 5 (45.45%) WCF
2 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) CSS
3 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
3 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
3 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 2 (18.18%) Spring
3 2 (18.18%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) REST
4 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) Data Protection
1 5 (45.45%) Defect Management
1 5 (45.45%) Test Planning
2 4 (36.36%) Threat Modelling
3 3 (27.27%) ETL
3 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
4 2 (18.18%) Information Security
4 2 (18.18%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) E-business
5 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) V-Model
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) ISEB
1 8 (72.73%) ISTQB
2 2 (18.18%) CHECK Team Member
2 2 (18.18%) CISM
2 2 (18.18%) CREST Certified
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) PCI DSS
2 2 (18.18%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Sourcefire
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle