The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 29 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.

Automated Testing
Wiltshire > Swindon
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 29 37
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 19 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 5.65% 4.26% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.71% 5.66% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 2
Swindon median daily rate £350 £340 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +8.36%  
10th Percentile £309 £278 £230
90th Percentile £429 £455 £396
Wiltshire median daily rate £350 £338 £314
% change year-on-year +3.70% +7.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Swindon median hourly rate - - -
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - -

Test Automation 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 283 265 297
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 84.23% 75.28% 79.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 692 745
Swindon median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £309 £294 £303
90th Percentile £575 £925 £579
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £425 £390
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 23
Swindon median hourly rate £13.86 £38.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.00% +165.51%  
10th Percentile £12.79 £23.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £14.93 £40.25 £21.00
Wiltshire median hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £20.19
% change year-on-year +5.33% +85.78%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Swindon.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Swindon

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Swindon

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Swindon over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Swindon

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Swindon

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 30 (73.17%) Selenium
2 21 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (46.34%) Java
4 16 (39.02%) Scrum
4 16 (39.02%) WebDriver
5 14 (34.15%) Finance
6 12 (29.27%) Gherkin
7 11 (26.83%) Cucumber
8 10 (24.39%) BDD
8 10 (24.39%) User Stories
8 10 (24.39%) Performance Testing
9 9 (21.95%) C#
9 9 (21.95%) QA
9 9 (21.95%) SpecFlow
10 8 (19.51%) Jenkins
10 8 (19.51%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (19.51%) Visual Studio
11 7 (17.07%) Test Scripting
12 6 (14.63%) Banking
13 5 (12.20%) Web Services
13 5 (12.20%) HTTP
13 5 (12.20%) LoadRunner
13 5 (12.20%) Test Strategy
14 4 (9.76%) Regression Testing
14 4 (9.76%) SOAP
14 4 (9.76%) JIRA
14 4 (9.76%) Software Testing
15 3 (7.32%) ISTQB
15 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
15 3 (7.32%) TDD

Test Automation
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:

Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP ERP
1 2 (4.88%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 30 (73.17%) Selenium
2 16 (39.02%) WebDriver
3 11 (26.83%) Cucumber
4 9 (21.95%) SpecFlow
5 8 (19.51%) Jenkins
5 8 (19.51%) Visual Studio
6 5 (12.20%) LoadRunner
7 4 (9.76%) JIRA
8 3 (7.32%) JMeter
9 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
9 2 (4.88%) Robot Framework
9 2 (4.88%) SoapUI
10 1 (2.44%) Ant
10 1 (2.44%) Maven
General
1 14 (34.15%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Analyst
1 14 (34.15%) Test Analyst
1 14 (34.15%) Tester
2 10 (24.39%) Automation Tester
3 8 (19.51%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Test Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Test Specialist
6 4 (9.76%) QA Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Java Automation Tester
7 3 (7.32%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Performance Test Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) QA Test Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Test Automation Specialist
8 2 (4.88%) Java Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) SAP Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) SAP PM Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Test Automation Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (29.27%) Gherkin
2 5 (12.20%) Web Services
3 4 (9.76%) SOAP
4 3 (7.32%) REST
5 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.44%) .NET
6 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.44%) CSS
6 1 (2.44%) CSS3
6 1 (2.44%) Ember.js
6 1 (2.44%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.44%) HTML
6 1 (2.44%) HTML5
6 1 (2.44%) LESS
6 1 (2.44%) Node.js
6 1 (2.44%) React
6 1 (2.44%) Sass
6 1 (2.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Linux
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (39.02%) Scrum
3 10 (24.39%) BDD
3 10 (24.39%) Performance Testing
3 10 (24.39%) User Stories
4 8 (19.51%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (17.07%) Test Scripting
6 5 (12.20%) Test Strategy
7 4 (9.76%) Regression Testing
7 4 (9.76%) Software Testing
8 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (7.32%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (7.32%) TDD
9 2 (4.88%) ERP
9 2 (4.88%) Kanban
9 2 (4.88%) Load Testing
9 2 (4.88%) Open Source
10 1 (2.44%) MVC
10 1 (2.44%) OOD
10 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 19 (46.34%) Java
2 9 (21.95%) C#
3 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.44%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
3 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) ISEB
1 3 (7.32%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.88%) SAP