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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 15 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.44% 0.67% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.45% 0.83% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate £325 £438 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +7.14%
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
62 121 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 68.89% 81.21% 57.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 76 28
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £348 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 14
Average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 April 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) MySQL
2 3 (60.00%) CMS
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) PHP
2 3 (60.00%) Web Development
2 3 (60.00%) Drupal
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) WordPress
2 3 (60.00%) Open Source
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (20.00%) System Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Management

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (60.00%) CMS
1 3 (60.00%) Drupal
1 3 (60.00%) WordPress
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) CMS Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Drupal Developer
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript Developer
1 3 (60.00%) MySQL Developer
1 3 (60.00%) PHP Developer
1 3 (60.00%) PHP Drupal Developer
1 3 (60.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
1 3 (60.00%) WordPress Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Open Source
1 3 (60.00%) Web Development
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
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