The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheltenham region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 9 10 26
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 6.25% 12.12% 2.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.82% 12.63% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Median daily rate - £475 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +53.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.32% +8.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-37.50% +9.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44 95 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 91.67% 95.96% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 46 90
Median daily rate £370 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £110 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 6
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.97%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheltenham region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer across the Cheltenham region.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheltenham region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (58.33%) Selenium
1 7 (58.33%) DV Cleared
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) SDLC
2 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) Python
2 6 (50.00%) ISEB
3 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 4 (33.33%) Ruby
4 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Degree
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) HNC
5 2 (16.67%) Unix
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) Ant
5 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 2 (16.67%) Aerospace
5 2 (16.67%) Maven
5 2 (16.67%) Release Management
5 2 (16.67%) Atlassian
5 2 (16.67%) JIRA
5 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (16.67%) Software Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) Hadoop
5 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (16.67%) WebDriver

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) Ant
2 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (16.67%) Maven
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium IDE
2 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (16.67%) Aerospace
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) SDLC
2 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 2 (16.67%) Software Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Validation
5 1 (8.33%) V-Model
5 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
1 6 (50.00%) Python
2 4 (33.33%) Ruby
3 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) DV Cleared
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) ISEB
2 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 3 (25.00%) HNC
4 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Atlassian
1 2 (16.67%) Cloudera
1 2 (16.67%) HP