The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 44 37 30
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.23% 0.29% 2.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.30% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +1.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
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
414 328 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 94.52% 95.91% 93.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 224 218
Average daily rate £413 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.75 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% -16.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) MySQL
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) HP
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Capita
2 2 (28.57%) WCF
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) JMeter
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) ISO 9002
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) C++
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) MySQL
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
1 2 (28.57%) JMeter
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
2 1 (14.29%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
1 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
1 2 (28.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Test Management
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
1 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) Rapid Prototyping
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) C++
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (14.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Capita
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