The median contractor rate for a Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Swindon during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Tester
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 35 37
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 8 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 2.41% 1.74% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 1.82% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Median daily rate £375 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £330 £303
% change year-on-year - +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -50.76% -25.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 307 330 345
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 92.47% 95.93% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 236 259
Median daily rate £400 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% -8.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 20
Median hourly rate £13.00 £38.50 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.23% +128.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Swindon

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Swindon

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Swindon

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Swindon region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 14 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 10 (62.50%) Selenium
3 9 (56.25%) Java
4 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (37.50%) Finance
5 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
6 5 (31.25%) BDD
6 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (25.00%) Banking
8 3 (18.75%) Scrum
8 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
8 3 (18.75%) Gherkin
9 2 (12.50%) REST
9 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
9 2 (12.50%) JIRA
9 2 (12.50%) SOAP
9 2 (12.50%) Web Services
9 2 (12.50%) HP
9 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 1 (6.25%) JMeter
10 1 (6.25%) ISEB
10 1 (6.25%) SAN
10 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
10 1 (6.25%) Unix
10 1 (6.25%) ERP
10 1 (6.25%) HTTP
10 1 (6.25%) SQL
10 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio

Tester Skill Set
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 1 (6.25%) SAP ERP
1 1 (6.25%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Selenium
2 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
4 2 (12.50%) JIRA
5 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.25%) JMeter
5 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
5 1 (6.25%) Robot Framework
5 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
5 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Gherkin
2 2 (12.50%) REST
2 2 (12.50%) SOAP
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) BDD
3 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (6.25%) ERP
7 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (6.25%) QA Automation
7 1 (6.25%) SDLC
7 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
7 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
7 1 (6.25%) TMap
7 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) SAP