The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Swindon region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 24 20 40
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 16 23 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 4.86% 5.84% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.06% 6.25% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 5
Median daily rate £355 £325 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £309 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £425 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +38.14%
Tester
Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
316 368 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 96.05% 93.40% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 284 319
Median daily rate £413 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 25
Median hourly rate £22.00 £12.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.00% -26.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Swindon region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Swindon region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 13 (54.17%) Java
1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (54.17%) Selenium
2 11 (45.83%) Finance
3 8 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 8 (33.33%) SQL
4 7 (29.17%) Web Services
4 7 (29.17%) CREST Certified
4 7 (29.17%) WebDriver
4 7 (29.17%) Cucumber
5 5 (20.83%) BDD
5 5 (20.83%) Ethical Hacking
5 5 (20.83%) CEH
5 5 (20.83%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Firewall
6 4 (16.67%) ETL
6 4 (16.67%) ISEB
6 4 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 4 (16.67%) QA
7 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
7 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.50%) Network Security
7 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (12.50%) Threat Modelling
7 3 (12.50%) REST
7 3 (12.50%) GWAPT
7 3 (12.50%) GPEN

Tester Skill Set
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 2 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (54.17%) Selenium
2 7 (29.17%) Cucumber
2 7 (29.17%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.33%) Metasploit
4 1 (4.17%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.17%) JMeter
4 1 (4.17%) Robot Framework
4 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.17%) SonarQube
4 1 (4.17%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Electronics
3 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.33%) Marketing
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) Web Services
2 3 (12.50%) REST
2 3 (12.50%) SOAP
3 2 (8.33%) .NET
3 2 (8.33%) AppFabric
3 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.33%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
3 2 (8.33%) HTML
3 2 (8.33%) Spring
3 2 (8.33%) WCF
4 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) CESG
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Kali Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 5 (20.83%) BDD
3 5 (20.83%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (20.83%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 4 (16.67%) ETL
4 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 3 (12.50%) Threat Modelling
6 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 2 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Social Engineering
6 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) Java
2 8 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) CREST Certified
2 5 (20.83%) CEH
3 4 (16.67%) ISEB
4 3 (12.50%) GIAC
4 3 (12.50%) GPEN
4 3 (12.50%) GWAPT
4 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 2 (8.33%) CHECK Team Leader
5 2 (8.33%) CHECK Team Member
5 2 (8.33%) CISM
5 2 (8.33%) CISSP
5 2 (8.33%) OSCP
5 2 (8.33%) SANS
5 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
6 1 (4.17%) PMP
6 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (12.50%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle
1 3 (12.50%) Sourcefire
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) CA
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) Talend