Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 6 months to 18 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.

Test Strategy
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 62 58
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 1.00% 0.29% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.36% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Swindon median daily rate £500 £388 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +6.53% +21.25%
10th Percentile £310 £381 £317
90th Percentile £600 £394 £373
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +16.13% +6.90% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Swindon median hourly rate - - -
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - -

Test Strategy 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 589 560 695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 83.90% 81.51% 79.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 416 523
Swindon median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -3.15%
10th Percentile £308 £275 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 13
Swindon median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.10% +20.03% -22.57%
10th Percentile £11.80 £18.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £28.75 £24.70 £44.20
Wiltshire median hourly rate £34.88 £38.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year -9.42% +13.24% +23.64%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Swindon

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Swindon

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Swindon over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Swindon

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Swindon

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Strategy.

1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
2 5 (71.43%) LoadRunner
2 5 (71.43%) HTTP
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Data Management
4 1 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing

Test Strategy
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) LoadRunner
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 1 (14.29%) JMeter
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Test Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Dependency Management
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Veracode