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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 24 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.95% 3.39% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.96% 5.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£448 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
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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
121 40 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 79.61% 67.80% 63.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 22 26
Average daily rate £450 £438 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £297 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 19
Average hourly rate £36.00 £30.01 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.98% -19.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £30.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £34.40 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Ruby
2 5 (83.33%) Python
2 5 (83.33%) Configuration Management
2 5 (83.33%) Bash Shell
3 3 (50.00%) Puppet
3 3 (50.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (50.00%) Change Control
3 3 (50.00%) vCloud
3 3 (50.00%) OpenStack
3 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (50.00%) RESTful
3 3 (50.00%) Maven
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Project Planning
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) CentOS
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) UNIX

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) OpenStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Maven
1 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 2 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) CentOS
1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Configuration Management
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) Change Control
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Python
1 5 (83.33%) Ruby
1 5 (83.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Puppet
1 3 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle