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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 35 40 43
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.32% 0.28% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.35% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
Median daily rate £320 - £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £355 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.98% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Test Automation
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
245 283 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 77.53% 80.17% 81.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 206 283
Median daily rate £420 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £316 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £563 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 7
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.19 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.23% -10.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Swindon region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 7 (87.50%) Scrum
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) SOA
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) Siebel
2 5 (62.50%) Middleware
2 5 (62.50%) Content Management
2 5 (62.50%) Test Management
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (62.50%) Defect Management
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (50.00%) ETL
3 4 (50.00%) Informatica
4 3 (37.50%) ISEB
4 3 (37.50%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Selenium
5 2 (25.00%) Java
6 1 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 1 (12.50%) CRM
6 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing

Test Automation
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 (62.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) JBehave
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Tester
2 4 (50.00%) Siebel Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Developer in Test
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Java Automation Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Siebel Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Middleware
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
2 1 (12.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) Content Management
2 5 (62.50%) Defect Management
2 5 (62.50%) SOA
2 5 (62.50%) Test Management
3 4 (50.00%) ETL
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) Kanban
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB Practitioner
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
1 5 (62.50%) Siebel
2 4 (50.00%) Informatica