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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 33 41 43
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 9 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.56% 2.47% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.17% 2.89% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 1
Median daily rate £325 £310 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -25.74%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +75.43%

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
284 311 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 80.68% 85.21% 82.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 253 270
Median daily rate £413 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 9
Median hourly rate - £10.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -53.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram 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 January 2017, 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 13 (100.00%) Selenium
2 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (61.54%) Java
4 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
4 7 (53.85%) Gherkin
5 6 (46.15%) Automation Testing
6 5 (38.46%) Finance
6 5 (38.46%) Scrum
6 5 (38.46%) SpecFlow
6 5 (38.46%) User Stories
6 5 (38.46%) BDD
6 5 (38.46%) WebDriver
7 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio
7 4 (30.77%) C#
8 3 (23.08%) SQL
8 3 (23.08%) TDD
8 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
9 2 (15.38%) Bitbucket
9 2 (15.38%) Banking
9 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
9 2 (15.38%) OO
9 2 (15.38%) API Testing
10 1 (7.69%) SOAP
10 1 (7.69%) MySQL
10 1 (7.69%) Ant
10 1 (7.69%) JMeter
10 1 (7.69%) Publishing
10 1 (7.69%) Migration

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) Selenium
2 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
3 5 (38.46%) SpecFlow
3 5 (38.46%) WebDriver
4 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio
5 2 (15.38%) Bitbucket
5 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
6 1 (7.69%) Ant
6 1 (7.69%) Capybara
6 1 (7.69%) GitLab
6 1 (7.69%) JBehave
6 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 1 (7.69%) JMeter
6 1 (7.69%) Maven
6 1 (7.69%) RSpec
6 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
6 1 (7.69%) SonarQube
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Games
3 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Automation Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Test Automation Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Tester
3 4 (30.77%) Developer in Test
3 4 (30.77%) Java Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Java Automation Tester
4 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Test Specialist
5 2 (15.38%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation Specialist
5 2 (15.38%) Web Specialist
6 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Expert
6 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (7.69%) Financial Software Developer
6 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Software Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
6 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Automation Testing
3 5 (38.46%) BDD
3 5 (38.46%) Scrum
3 5 (38.46%) User Stories
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) API Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (15.38%) OO
5 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 1 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
6 1 (7.69%) Migration
6 1 (7.69%) Open Source
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.69%) QA