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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 39 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 -  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.30% 0.58% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £323 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.76% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year +8.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £12.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +124.00% -67.53%  

Manual 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 284 257 288
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 85.54% 74.71% 79.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 178 222
Median daily rate £400 £400 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 15
Median hourly rate £13.86 £38.50 £15.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.00% +145.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

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

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 24 June 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%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) TMap
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Microservices
2 1 (33.33%) GitLab
2 1 (33.33%) Robot Framework
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) API Testing
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) GitLab
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
1 1 (33.33%) Robot Framework
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Lead
1 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Senior QA Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) API Testing
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Microservices
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) TMap
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Google