The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 26 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.67% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.33% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£421 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £336 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £36.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -5.84%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
120 58 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 80.00% 51.33% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 23 37
Average daily rate £440 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cheltenham region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) NUnit
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) MSTest
3 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) C++
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) Perl
5 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) UNIX
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (16.67%) Python
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (16.67%) ISEB
5 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (16.67%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Ruby
5 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) NUnit
2 3 (50.00%) MSTest
2 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (16.67%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) AWS Developer
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle