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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 40 43 33
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.58% 1.55% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.73% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £311
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £24.25 £28.06
% change year-on-year
+54.63% -13.56%
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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
327 405 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 94.24% 89.60% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 301 194
Average daily rate £413 £388 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.31% -7.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 11
Average hourly rate £18.51 £15.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.34% +12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £37.50 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 26 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) CEH
2 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Xcode
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) Data Security
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) CA LISA
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 (20.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Xcode
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Data Security
2 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 2 (40.00%) CEH
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (20.00%) CA LISA