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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank - 27 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham - 2.56% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 3.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £405 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
85 126 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 75.89% 80.77% 52.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 89 24
Median daily rate £375 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £355 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 17
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £42.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £42.50 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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