Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Manual Testing
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 60 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 - +67
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.43% 0.58% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Swindon median daily rate £323 £344 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.18% - -
Wiltshire median daily rate £323 £269 -
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Swindon median hourly rate - - -
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - -

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Swindon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 589 560 695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 83.90% 81.51% 79.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 416 523
Swindon median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -3.15%
10th Percentile £308 £275 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 13
Swindon median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.10% +20.03% -22.57%
10th Percentile £11.80 £18.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £28.75 £24.70 £44.20
Wiltshire median hourly rate £34.88 £38.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year -9.42% +13.24% +23.64%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Swindon.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Swindon

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Swindon

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Manual 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 Manual Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) QA Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) TMap
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Robot Framework
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) VMware

Manual Testing
Co-occurring 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 (33.33%) IIS
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Robot Framework
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Senior QA Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) QA Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) TMap
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) VMware