Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 31 58
Rank change year-on-year -10 +27 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 26 38 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 3.54% 5.60% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.22% 6.86% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 10
Swindon median daily rate £350 £345 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -3.16% -10.94%
10th Percentile £309 £287 £291
90th Percentile £494 £468 £559
Wiltshire median daily rate £350 £359 £350
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Swindon median hourly rate - - -
Wiltshire median hourly rate - £33.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year - +4.69% +12.28%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Swindon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 616 554 693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 83.81% 81.71% 79.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 410 522
Swindon median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -3.15%
10th Percentile £307 £275 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 12
Swindon median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.10% +23.55% -25.09%
10th Percentile £12.10 £18.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £28.75 £24.70 £44.60
Wiltshire median hourly rate £32.00 £38.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year -16.88% +11.59% +23.21%

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 6 months to 23 November 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 23 November 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 15 (57.69%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) Selenium
3 6 (23.08%) LoadRunner
3 6 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (19.23%) DevOps
4 5 (19.23%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 5 (19.23%) BDD
4 5 (19.23%) FinancialForce
4 5 (19.23%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (19.23%) ERP
4 5 (19.23%) HTTP
4 5 (19.23%) Java
4 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 5 (19.23%) CRM
4 5 (19.23%) Performance Testing
4 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
4 5 (19.23%) Marketing
5 4 (15.38%) Scrum
5 4 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (15.38%) WebDriver
5 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
5 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (11.54%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) FinancialForce
2 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon Redshift
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (11.54%) Power BI
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Selenium
2 6 (23.08%) LoadRunner
3 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 4 (15.38%) WebDriver
4 3 (11.54%) JIRA
5 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.85%) Ant
6 1 (3.85%) Gatling
6 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
6 1 (3.85%) JBehave
6 1 (3.85%) JMeter
6 1 (3.85%) JUnit
6 1 (3.85%) Maven
6 1 (3.85%) Robot Framework
6 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 15 (57.69%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Administrator
2 5 (19.23%) Cloud Administrator
2 5 (19.23%) ERP Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) ERP Support
2 5 (19.23%) Financial Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Salesforce Administrator
2 5 (19.23%) Salesforce Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Salesforce Support
2 5 (19.23%) Support Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Tester
3 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Performance Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Developer
5 2 (7.69%) ETL Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Lead DevOps
5 2 (7.69%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) CSS
1 3 (11.54%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) Node.js
3 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.85%) CSS3
3 1 (3.85%) Ember.js
3 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.85%) HTML5
3 1 (3.85%) LESS
3 1 (3.85%) React
3 1 (3.85%) Sass
3 1 (3.85%) Spring
3 1 (3.85%) WebdriverIO
3 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) Test Strategy
3 5 (19.23%) BDD
3 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (19.23%) CRM
3 5 (19.23%) DevOps
3 5 (19.23%) ERP
3 5 (19.23%) Performance Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Scrum
5 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (11.54%) ETL
5 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (11.54%) TDD
6 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
6 2 (7.69%) QA Automation
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) Java
1 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
2 3 (11.54%) Python
3 2 (7.69%) Ruby
3 2 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.69%) ISEB
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
1 5 (19.23%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) Veracode
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle