The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 33 37 40
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 12 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.80% 0.61% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.63% 0.91% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £332 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.20% -18.00%
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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
331 219 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 77.16% 67.18% 72.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 172 193
Average daily rate £430 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 7
Average hourly rate £22.69 £11.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.27% -48.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £20.20 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 10 (62.50%) Perl
2 8 (50.00%) WCDMA
2 8 (50.00%) LTE
3 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (31.25%) Matrix Management
3 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
3 5 (31.25%) Verint
3 5 (31.25%) System Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
3 5 (31.25%) IP Telephony
3 5 (31.25%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (31.25%) WFM
3 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco IPCC
3 5 (31.25%) IVR
3 5 (31.25%) HP
3 5 (31.25%) Genesys
3 5 (31.25%) Empirix
3 5 (31.25%) Siemens
3 5 (31.25%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) MS Visio
4 3 (18.75%) QA
5 2 (12.50%) 2G
5 2 (12.50%) Firewall
5 2 (12.50%) IPsec
5 2 (12.50%) Broadband

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) WCDMA
1 8 (50.00%) LTE
2 5 (31.25%) IP Telephony
3 2 (12.50%) 2G
3 2 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) IPsec
3 2 (12.50%) Broadband
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) 3G
3 2 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (12.50%) HTTP
3 2 (12.50%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium IDE
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Hardware Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Development Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) IVR
2 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Matrix Management
1 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
1 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
1 5 (31.25%) System Testing
1 5 (31.25%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (31.25%) WFM
1 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Perl
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Verint
1 5 (31.25%) HP
1 5 (31.25%) Genesys
1 5 (31.25%) Empirix
1 5 (31.25%) Siemens