The table below looks at the statistics for System 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 System Testing over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 33 37 42
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing System Testing 13 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.90% 0.68% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.72% 0.92% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £550 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £38.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-47.36% +90.00%
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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
349 218 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 77.73% 74.15% 72.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 167 221
Average daily rate £430 £420 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 7
Average hourly rate £17.55 £11.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.52% -72.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £16.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £20.20 £92.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon region citing System 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 System Testing.

1 16 (88.89%) Windows
1 16 (88.89%) Windows 7
2 12 (66.67%) MSI
2 12 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 12 (66.67%) SCCM
3 9 (50.00%) Symantec
3 9 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 9 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 7 (38.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (38.89%) Windows XP
4 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Vista
5 6 (33.33%) Finance
5 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 6 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (33.33%) DHCP
5 6 (33.33%) DNS
6 4 (22.22%) HP
6 4 (22.22%) Citrix
6 4 (22.22%) Genesys
6 4 (22.22%) Empirix
6 4 (22.22%) Siemens
6 4 (22.22%) MS Visio
6 4 (22.22%) Cisco IPCC
6 4 (22.22%) IVR
6 4 (22.22%) IP Telephony
6 4 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Matrix Management
6 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon region citing System 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 System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) DHCP
1 6 (33.33%) DNS
2 4 (22.22%) IP Telephony
3 2 (11.11%) SMS
Development Applications
1 12 (66.67%) MSI
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 3 (16.67%) SCCM Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Designer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) IVR
2 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
1 16 (88.89%) Windows 7
2 7 (38.89%) Windows XP
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (22.22%) Matrix Management
1 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
1 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
1 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (22.22%) WFM
1 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
2 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (66.67%) SCCM
2 9 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 7 (38.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (22.22%) Cisco IPCC
5 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Symantec
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 4 (22.22%) HP
3 4 (22.22%) Citrix
3 4 (22.22%) Genesys
3 4 (22.22%) Empirix
3 4 (22.22%) Siemens
3 4 (22.22%) Verint
4 2 (11.11%) ICL