The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software 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
Software Testing
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 41 41 44
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.58% 0.31% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.40% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £365 - £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +6.15% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  

Software 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%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Swindon

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Swindon

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing in Swindon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Swindon

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 6 (60.00%) .NET
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (60.00%) IIS
1 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
1 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (60.00%) WCF
1 6 (60.00%) Data Protection
1 6 (60.00%) PCI DSS
1 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (60.00%) AppFabric
1 6 (60.00%) Test Planning
2 5 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 5 (50.00%) Threat Modelling
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) Sourcefire
2 5 (50.00%) Snort
2 5 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (50.00%) ISEB
2 5 (50.00%) Web Services
3 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) ETL
3 4 (40.00%) Network Security
3 4 (40.00%) Banking
4 3 (30.00%) Selenium
4 3 (30.00%) MS Project
4 3 (30.00%) CISM

Software 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 6 (60.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
1 5 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (40.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (10.00%) JBehave
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) JMeter
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Security Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Expert
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer in Test
4 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
1 6 (60.00%) AppFabric
1 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (60.00%) WCF
2 5 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (10.00%) REST
4 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Data Protection
1 6 (60.00%) Test Planning
2 5 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 5 (50.00%) Threat Modelling
3 4 (40.00%) ETL
3 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Information Security
4 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (10.00%) API Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (50.00%) ISEB
3 3 (30.00%) CHECK Team Member
3 3 (30.00%) CISM
3 3 (30.00%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Sourcefire