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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+34.48% -22.66%
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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
79 43 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 69.30% 57.33% 67.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 27 25
Average daily rate £400 £363 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £400 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 8
Average hourly rate £37.50 £14.38 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.86% -61.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £14.38 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.06 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%