The table below looks at the statistics for Software 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 Software Testing over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 26 13 16
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 0.85% 2.04% 5.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 2.50% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +15.25%
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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
89 40 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 75.42% 81.63% 77.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 22 16
Average daily rate £405 £390 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £246 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+166.66% -59.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Cheltenham region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Software Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Rational Functional Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (100.00%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
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