Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £414 per day in advertised job vacancies in Swindon during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 42 46
Rank change year-on-year -19 +4 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 7 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.95% 3.28% 2.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 3.45% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 22
Swindon median daily rate £414 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.55% -5.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £292
90th Percentile £477 £388 £400
Wiltshire median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Swindon median hourly rate - - -
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - £29.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Swindon
Contract vacancies in Swindon with a recognized job title 684 638 816
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.32% 95.08% 93.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 466 599
Swindon median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -1.84%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £262
90th Percentile £575 £575 £545
Wiltshire median daily rate £420 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +12.00% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 30
Swindon median hourly rate £17.50 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +21.45% -12.51%
10th Percentile £13.00 £18.50 £11.24
90th Percentile £30.55 £24.55 £41.50
Wiltshire median hourly rate £27.50 £37.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year -27.15% +67.78% +3.75%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Swindon.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Swindon over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 November 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 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) Node.js
5 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 1 (14.29%) TMap
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 1 (14.29%) Microservices
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (14.29%) Robot Framework
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Veracode
5 1 (14.29%) Gatling
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
2 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (14.29%) Gatling
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) Robot Framework
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Node.js
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Microservices
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) TMap
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Veracode