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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 23 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.63% - 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% - 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£449 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.65 £31.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+19.52% +7.69%
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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
85 42 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 74.56% 84.00% 70.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 23 13
Average daily rate £448 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -39.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 31 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 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Python
1 4 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Ruby
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) Test Management
3 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Information Management
4 1 (25.00%) Release Management
4 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Law

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (75.00%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Law
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Management
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Information Management
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) Ruby
2 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 24 days ago