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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 43 40 45
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.59% 0.93% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.20% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £290
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year -43.07% -  

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 272 251 318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 79.77% 77.71% 81.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 175 228
Median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £562
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
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 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 6 (66.67%) Java
1 6 (66.67%) REST
2 5 (55.56%) BDD
2 5 (55.56%) Microservices
2 5 (55.56%) GitLab
2 5 (55.56%) API Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
2 5 (55.56%) Spring
2 5 (55.56%) Maven
2 5 (55.56%) Google
3 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) ISEB
4 2 (22.22%) PMP
4 2 (22.22%) PMI Certification
4 2 (22.22%) CA
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) SOAP
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 2 (22.22%) Banking
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) QA

Manual 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco ISE
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) GitLab
1 5 (55.56%) Maven
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 1 (11.11%) Ant
4 1 (11.11%) Bitbucket
4 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Technical Leader
1 4 (44.44%) Test Leader
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) REST
2 5 (55.56%) Spring
3 2 (22.22%) SOAP
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) API Testing
1 5 (55.56%) BDD
1 5 (55.56%) Microservices
1 5 (55.56%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) OOD
4 1 (11.11%) Open Source
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) PMI Certification
2 2 (22.22%) PMP
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Google
2 2 (22.22%) CA
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco