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 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank - 18 26
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham - 3.16% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 4.69% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £363 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -30.95%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

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
34 64 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 70.83% 67.37% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 33 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
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 24 February 2017, 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (83.33%) Release Management
2 5 (83.33%) Atlassian
2 5 (83.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (83.33%) Maven
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) Ant
2 5 (83.33%) Unix
2 5 (83.33%) Python
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 5 (83.33%) LoadRunner
2 5 (83.33%) Hadoop
2 5 (83.33%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (83.33%) WebDriver
2 5 (83.33%) Bash Shell
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
2 5 (83.33%) Cloudera
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium IDE
2 5 (83.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Software Delivery
2 5 (83.33%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Planning

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 5 (83.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) Ant
2 5 (83.33%) JIRA
2 5 (83.33%) LoadRunner
2 5 (83.33%) Maven
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium IDE
2 5 (83.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
2 5 (83.33%) Release Management
2 5 (83.33%) Software Delivery
2 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
5 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (16.67%) DevOps
5 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Validation
5 1 (16.67%) V-Model
5 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Bash Shell
1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 5 (83.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (83.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Atlassian
1 5 (83.33%) Cloudera
1 5 (83.33%) HP