The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Swindon region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank - 43 33
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 0 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon - 0.50% 2.68%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.52% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 9
Average daily rate
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- £326 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +191.25%
Job Titles Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
379 383 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 92.21% 95.51% 92.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 266 201
Average daily rate £408 £413 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £245 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Tester
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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 22 July 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 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) MySQL
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (42.86%) Open Source
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 2 (28.57%) ISO 9002
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) JMeter
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) Capita
3 2 (28.57%) WCF
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security
4 1 (14.29%) TDD

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
1 2 (28.57%) JMeter
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
2 1 (14.29%) Metasploit
2 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
1 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) WCF
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
1 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Test Management
1 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) Rapid Prototyping
2 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO 9002
2 1 (14.29%) QA
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%) Capita
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix