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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 9 19 26
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 5.36% 2.04% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.89% 3.03% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £300 £325 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £325 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.40% +36.36%

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
38 66 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 67.86% 67.35% 79.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 32 81
Median daily rate £365 £425 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.11% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 8
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.00 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017, 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 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) Python
2 4 (44.44%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) Ruby
2 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Test Planning
2 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 3 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 3 (33.33%) Android
3 3 (33.33%) JIRA
3 3 (33.33%) CMS
3 3 (33.33%) Content Management
3 3 (33.33%) Internet
3 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) XML
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) IBM Sterling
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) Smoke Testing

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 3 (33.33%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Software Test Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Web Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Web Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Android
1 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) SDLC
1 4 (44.44%) Test Planning
2 3 (33.33%) Content Management
2 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 3 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
2 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Smoke Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) Python
2 4 (44.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
1 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) IBM
1 2 (22.22%) IBM Sterling