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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 15 18 29
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 8 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 7.62% 2.97% 2.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.84% 3.16% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £550 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
- +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-13.12% +40.35%
Test Engineer
Gloucestershire

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
102 95 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 97.14% 94.06% 95.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 58 76
Median daily rate £360 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £150 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 11
Median hourly rate £18.75 £42.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.88% +84.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £40.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £43.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 2016, 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 17 (70.83%) DV Cleared
1 17 (70.83%) Security Cleared
2 14 (58.33%) Selenium
3 13 (54.17%) Python
4 12 (50.00%) Java
4 12 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 11 (45.83%) Automated Testing
6 9 (37.50%) Software Engineering
6 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (37.50%) Linux
6 9 (37.50%) ISEB
6 9 (37.50%) SDLC
7 7 (29.17%) Ruby
7 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
8 6 (25.00%) Maven
8 6 (25.00%) JIRA
8 6 (25.00%) Ant
8 6 (25.00%) Bash Shell
9 5 (20.83%) SQL
10 4 (16.67%) Oracle
10 4 (16.67%) ClearCase
10 4 (16.67%) Eclipse
10 4 (16.67%) JUnit
10 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
10 4 (16.67%) JMeter
10 4 (16.67%) JSON
10 4 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
10 4 (16.67%) Apache Solr

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.67%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 4 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 4 (16.67%) OrientDB
2 2 (8.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) Selenium
2 6 (25.00%) Ant
2 6 (25.00%) JIRA
2 6 (25.00%) Maven
3 4 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (16.67%) ClearCase
3 4 (16.67%) Eclipse
3 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (16.67%) JMeter
3 4 (16.67%) JUnit
4 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
4 2 (8.33%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (12.50%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.17%) Avionics
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) JSON
1 4 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (4.17%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Automated Testing
2 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) SDLC
2 9 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
5 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.33%) BDD
6 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Release Management
6 2 (8.33%) Software Delivery
6 2 (8.33%) Validation
7 1 (4.17%) Load Testing
7 1 (4.17%) System Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.17%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) Python
2 12 (50.00%) Java
3 7 (29.17%) Ruby
4 6 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 5 (20.83%) SQL
6 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
7 2 (8.33%) C
7 2 (8.33%) C#
7 2 (8.33%) C++
8 1 (4.17%) Assembly Language
8 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
8 1 (4.17%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 17 (70.83%) DV Cleared
1 17 (70.83%) Security Cleared
2 12 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 9 (37.50%) ISEB
4 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (4.17%) HNC
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) Atlassian
3 2 (8.33%) Cloudera
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
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