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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 27 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.23% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +167.85%
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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
125 41 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 80.65% 68.33% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 21 26
Average daily rate £450 £438 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £299 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 16
Average hourly rate £36.00 £30.01 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.98% -16.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £24.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £33.10 £39.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) UNIX
2 4 (80.00%) Python
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (40.00%) User Stories
4 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (40.00%) Release Management
4 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Test Management
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Information Management
4 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Ruby
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) C++
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) Perl
4 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (40.00%) ISEB
4 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (40.00%) Shell Script

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Rational Functional Tester
1 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (20.00%) WinRunner
2 1 (20.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Law
2 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Integration Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Technology Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) UNIX
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (20.00%) AIX
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Information Management
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) MCSA
4 1 (20.00%) MCTS
4 1 (20.00%) MCITP
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Netcool
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) VMware
1 1 (20.00%) McAfee
1 1 (20.00%) Veritas
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft