The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 41 41 45
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.58% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.40% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £386 £350
% change year-on-year +0.51% +10.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 275 253 325
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 79.48% 77.85% 81.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 179 232
Median daily rate £418 £400 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.37% -9.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £275 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +323.07% -23.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Swindon

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Swindon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Swindon

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Swindon region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Spring
3 3 (42.86%) Maven
3 3 (42.86%) Google
3 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) REST
3 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 3 (42.86%) Microservices
3 3 (42.86%) GitLab
3 3 (42.86%) API Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Open Source
4 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) JMeter
4 2 (28.57%) MySQL
5 1 (14.29%) JUnit
5 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
5 1 (14.29%) CSS
5 1 (14.29%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) OO
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) VMware

Automated Testing
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 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) GitLab
1 3 (42.86%) Maven
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 2 (28.57%) JMeter
3 1 (14.29%) Bitbucket
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) JBehave
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) SonarQube
3 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Automation Test Lead
1 3 (42.86%) Technical Leader
1 3 (42.86%) Test Leader
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Spring
2 3 (42.86%) REST
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) Dropwizard
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) JSON
3 1 (14.29%) Sass
3 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) API Testing
2 3 (42.86%) BDD
2 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Microservices
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Open Source
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 1 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Ansible
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Google
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) VMware