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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 38 43 46
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 6 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.76% 1.44% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.54% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Median daily rate £325 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £308 £304
% change year-on-year
+6.50% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £29.00 £14.05
% change year-on-year
+18.51% +106.40%
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
323 455 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 95.00% 93.62% 97.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 327 324
Median daily rate £375 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.17% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 19 25
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 25 August 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 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (56.25%) Selenium
2 8 (50.00%) Java
2 8 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 7 (43.75%) QA
4 6 (37.50%) WebDriver
5 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) Finance
5 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
6 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
6 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
6 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (12.50%) Electronics
6 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (12.50%) Spring
6 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 2 (12.50%) SAP
6 2 (12.50%) CSS
6 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 2 (12.50%) Internet
6 2 (12.50%) E-business
6 2 (12.50%) System Testing
6 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared

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 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Selenium
2 6 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.25%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) Robot Framework
4 1 (6.25%) TestLink
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Electronics
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) CSS
1 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Internet of Things
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 2 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (12.50%) E-business
4 2 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) System Testing
4 2 (12.50%) V-Model
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Splunk
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