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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 24 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 0.79% 0.72% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £438 £363 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- -0.79%
Software 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
94 116 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 74.02% 83.45% 55.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 89 24
Median daily rate £406 £444 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% +24.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £349 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £552 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 17
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £42.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.55 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Service Design

Software 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
1 2 (66.67%) Rational Functional Tester
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Design
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA