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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 32 32 46
Rank change year-on-year
0 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 15 19 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 4.25% 5.01% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.40% 5.34% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 0
Median daily rate £313 £320 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £284
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +12.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.32 £170.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-88.63% +423.07%

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
341 356 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 96.60% 93.93% 96.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 262 302
Median daily rate £413 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £284 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 17
Median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £11.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £17.50 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 2017, 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 19 (61.29%) Java
1 19 (61.29%) Selenium
2 16 (51.61%) Finance
2 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (35.48%) Cucumber
4 10 (32.26%) Web Services
5 8 (25.81%) SQL
5 8 (25.81%) BDD
5 8 (25.81%) Automation Testing
5 8 (25.81%) CREST Certified
6 7 (22.58%) WebDriver
6 7 (22.58%) Performance Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Banking
7 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
7 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
8 5 (16.13%) REST
8 5 (16.13%) Ethical Hacking
8 5 (16.13%) CEH
8 5 (16.13%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Firewall
8 5 (16.13%) SOAP
8 5 (16.13%) ETL
9 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
9 4 (12.90%) ISEB
9 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (12.90%) Sourcefire
9 4 (12.90%) Snort
9 4 (12.90%) Threat Modelling
9 4 (12.90%) Defect Management

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 3 (9.68%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Firewall
2 4 (12.90%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (12.90%) Network Security
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (61.29%) Selenium
2 11 (35.48%) Cucumber
3 7 (22.58%) WebDriver
4 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.45%) Bitbucket
5 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.45%) JIRA
5 2 (6.45%) Metasploit
6 1 (3.23%) Ant
6 1 (3.23%) GitLab
6 1 (3.23%) JMeter
6 1 (3.23%) Maven
6 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.23%) SonarQube
6 1 (3.23%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 16 (51.61%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Electronics
3 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.45%) Marketing
3 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) Web Services
2 5 (16.13%) REST
2 5 (16.13%) SOAP
3 3 (9.68%) .NET
3 3 (9.68%) AppFabric
3 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
3 3 (9.68%) WCF
4 2 (6.45%) CSS
4 2 (6.45%) Hibernate
4 2 (6.45%) HTML
4 2 (6.45%) Spring
5 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) CESG
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Kali Linux
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) Automation Testing
2 8 (25.81%) BDD
3 7 (22.58%) Performance Testing
4 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
4 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
5 5 (16.13%) Ethical Hacking
5 5 (16.13%) ETL
5 5 (16.13%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Defect Management
6 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Threat Modelling
7 3 (9.68%) Data Protection
7 3 (9.68%) Information Security
7 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
7 3 (9.68%) Test Planning
8 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (6.45%) OO
8 2 (6.45%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 19 (61.29%) Java
2 8 (25.81%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) CREST Certified
2 5 (16.13%) CEH
3 4 (12.90%) ISEB
4 3 (9.68%) CHECK Team Member
4 3 (9.68%) CISM
4 3 (9.68%) GIAC
4 3 (9.68%) GPEN
4 3 (9.68%) GWAPT
4 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
5 2 (6.45%) CHECK Team Leader
5 2 (6.45%) CISSP
5 2 (6.45%) OSCP
5 2 (6.45%) SANS
5 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
6 1 (3.23%) PMP
6 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
1 4 (12.90%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.45%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Sourcefire
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) CA
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco
4 1 (3.23%) Murex
4 1 (3.23%) Talend