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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 40 38 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.71% 0.31% 4.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.32% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 17
Average daily rate
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£313 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +1.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.72% -10.00%
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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
393 314 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 93.13% 96.32% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 227 251
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £290 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.75 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% -17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Retail
3 2 (33.33%) Content Management
3 2 (33.33%) CMS
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (16.67%) MySQL
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) ETL
4 1 (16.67%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (16.67%) High Availability
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
General
1 3 (50.00%) Retail Banking
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
1 3 (50.00%) Retail
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Content Management
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (16.67%) High Availability
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle