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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank - 20 25
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham - 3.00% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 4.35% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £450 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.01%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £378
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -4.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +75.43%

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
31 69 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 59.62% 69.00% 80.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 32 79
Median daily rate £400 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.00 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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