The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 21 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.13% 1.34% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.55% 1.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate £450 £494 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Test Automation
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
66 119 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 68.75% 79.87% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 80 22
Average daily rate £425 £450 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £375 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £525 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Cheltenham region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (66.67%) RSpec
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) HP UFT
2 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (33.33%) W3C
3 1 (33.33%) Thin Client

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (33.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) OLTP
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (33.33%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) HP UFT
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
1 2 (66.67%) RSpec
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Mercurial
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XML Schema
1 1 (33.33%) XSD
1 1 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
1 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 1 (33.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) BPEL
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) OOD
3 1 (33.33%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (33.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Guard
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Flashback
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle