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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 26 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.05% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.04% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£525 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+60.91% -27.50%
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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
119 38 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 80.41% 67.86% 68.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 18 26
Average daily rate £450 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £440 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 27
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.39% -10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £12.75 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 January 2015, 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 6 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) DV Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
3 4 (50.00%) Test Management
3 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (50.00%) UNIX
3 4 (50.00%) Python
3 4 (50.00%) ISEB
3 4 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) Release Management
5 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (25.00%) Information Management
5 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) Ruby
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) C++
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) Perl
5 2 (25.00%) Client/Server

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Windchill
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
1 4 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (12.50%) WinRunner
2 1 (12.50%) TestDirector
2 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Law
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Technology Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Test Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) PDA
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) UNIX
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) AIX
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Management
2 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) Release Management
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Information Management
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) User Stories
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (25.00%) Ruby
2 2 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Perl
2 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) DV Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (50.00%) ISEB
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (12.50%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) MCSA
4 1 (12.50%) MCTS
4 1 (12.50%) MCITP
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (12.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Veritas
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix
1 1 (12.50%) VMware
1 1 (12.50%) McAfee