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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 21 26 19
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.63% 1.39% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 1.83% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £438 £363 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +9.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-51.91% -16.66%
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
95 109 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 77.24% 75.69% 68.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 86 40
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 12
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 £41.75 £42.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 July 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%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
1 2 (66.67%) Rational Functional Tester
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) 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%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Test Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (33.33%) People Management
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Service Design
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (100.00%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP