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 23 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.

Software Testing
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 42 40
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.60% 0.58% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.77% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £421 £373 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.88% +24.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -  

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 286 259 285
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 85.63% 74.64% 79.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 180 218
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 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
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 £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing in Swindon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Swindon

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) JMeter
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB

Software 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 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) JMeter
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA