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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 18 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 5 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.76% - 3.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.95% - 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £330 - £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £44.25 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-2.25% -23.04%
Automated Testing
Gloucestershire

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
84 69 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 80.00% 69.00% 82.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 38 70
Median daily rate £413 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.25 £25.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 11 (73.33%) DV Cleared
1 11 (73.33%) Security Cleared
1 11 (73.33%) Selenium
2 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
2 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 7 (46.67%) ISEB
3 7 (46.67%) Python
3 7 (46.67%) Ruby
3 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
3 7 (46.67%) Java
3 7 (46.67%) SDLC
4 4 (26.67%) Issue Tracking
4 4 (26.67%) Defect Management
4 4 (26.67%) Defect Tracking
4 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) JSON
4 4 (26.67%) JIRA
4 4 (26.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (26.67%) Data Protection
4 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
4 4 (26.67%) Apache Solr
4 4 (26.67%) MongoDB
4 4 (26.67%) NoSQL
4 4 (26.67%) REST
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
4 4 (26.67%) OrientDB
4 4 (26.67%) Test Planning

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 4 (26.67%) Apache Solr
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) MongoDB
1 4 (26.67%) NoSQL
1 4 (26.67%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 11 (73.33%) Selenium
2 4 (26.67%) Ant
2 4 (26.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (26.67%) ClearCase
2 4 (26.67%) Eclipse
2 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (26.67%) JIRA
2 4 (26.67%) JMeter
2 4 (26.67%) JUnit
2 4 (26.67%) Maven
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Test Engineer
2 7 (46.67%) Software Test Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) JSON
1 4 (26.67%) REST
1 4 (26.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
2 7 (46.67%) SDLC
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (26.67%) Data Protection
3 4 (26.67%) Defect Management
3 4 (26.67%) Defect Tracking
3 4 (26.67%) Issue Tracking
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (26.67%) Test Planning
3 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) Java
2 7 (46.67%) Python
2 7 (46.67%) Ruby
3 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) DV Cleared
1 11 (73.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (46.67%) ISEB
2 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle