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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 41 45 35
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.83% 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 0.29% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate £310 £418 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.74% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+36.98% -2.66%
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
308 339 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 80.42% 79.76% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 249 191
Average daily rate £388 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 6
Average hourly rate £10.50 £22.69 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.72% -5.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016, 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 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Defect Management
2 6 (54.55%) Scrum
3 5 (45.45%) Content Management
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
3 5 (45.45%) Siebel
3 5 (45.45%) SOA
3 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (45.45%) Test Management
3 5 (45.45%) Middleware
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (36.36%) ETL
4 4 (36.36%) Informatica
5 3 (27.27%) ISEB
5 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (27.27%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
6 2 (18.18%) BDD
6 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
6 2 (18.18%) C++
6 2 (18.18%) Java
7 1 (9.09%) SQL
7 1 (9.09%) CRM
7 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) JBehave
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Tester
2 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Siebel Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Developer in Test
4 2 (18.18%) Automated Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
4 2 (18.18%) C++ Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Security Penetration Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Security Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Siebel Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Software QA Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Middleware
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Defect Management
2 6 (54.55%) Scrum
3 5 (45.45%) Content Management
3 5 (45.45%) SOA
3 5 (45.45%) Test Management
4 4 (36.36%) ETL
5 2 (18.18%) BDD
5 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (9.09%) CRM
6 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Kanban
6 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
6 1 (9.09%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C++
1 2 (18.18%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Ruby
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB Practitioner
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
1 5 (45.45%) Siebel
2 4 (36.36%) Informatica