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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 36 34 43
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.22% 1.81% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 2.27% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Median daily rate £375 £310 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -24.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £304 £402
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £320 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% +40.35%
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
267 308 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 81.16% 79.79% 84.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 246 285
Median daily rate £425 £390 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 16
Median hourly rate £21.50 £39.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.87% +71.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £30.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £122.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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 5 (62.50%) Selenium
1 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) API Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Calabash
4 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Android
4 2 (25.00%) Ruby
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (12.50%) JBehave
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Management
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) JMeter
5 1 (12.50%) Publishing
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Calabash
3 1 (12.50%) Bitbucket
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (12.50%) JBehave
3 1 (12.50%) JMeter
3 1 (12.50%) SonarQube
3 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Automation Tester
2 3 (37.50%) Developer in Test
2 3 (37.50%) Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Ruby Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Expert
4 1 (12.50%) Java Automation Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Software Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Android
1 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) API Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) SAP