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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 38 28 38
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Contract jobs citing System Testing 7 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.60% 2.92% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 4.15% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 1
Average daily rate
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£470 £525 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.47% +31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.98% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +52.50%
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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
334 241 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 76.26% 70.47% 68.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 174 158
Average daily rate £438 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Average hourly rate £23.85 £16.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.35% -22.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £12.15 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £21.35 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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
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 29 August 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 10 (66.67%) Windows
1 10 (66.67%) Windows 7
1 10 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 9 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Performance Testing
3 7 (46.67%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
3 7 (46.67%) Verint
3 7 (46.67%) MS Visio
3 7 (46.67%) HP
3 7 (46.67%) Genesys
3 7 (46.67%) Empirix
3 7 (46.67%) Siemens
3 7 (46.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (46.67%) Cisco IPCC
3 7 (46.67%) IVR
3 7 (46.67%) IP Telephony
3 7 (46.67%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (46.67%) WFM
3 7 (46.67%) Matrix Management
4 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (20.00%) MSI
5 3 (20.00%) ISEB
5 3 (20.00%) Citrix
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (20.00%) SCCM

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 7 (46.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MSI
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Test Manager
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Consultant
4 3 (20.00%) SCCM Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Project Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
1 10 (66.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 9 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Performance Testing
3 7 (46.67%) WFM
3 7 (46.67%) Matrix Management
3 7 (46.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (46.67%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
4 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (20.00%) V-Model
5 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Investment Management
6 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) ACCA
2 1 (6.67%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Basel II
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco IPCC
1 7 (46.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Genesys
1 7 (46.67%) Empirix
1 7 (46.67%) Siemens
1 7 (46.67%) Verint
1 7 (46.67%) HP
2 3 (20.00%) Citrix