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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 6 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 16 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 13.91% 0.77% -
As % of the Job Titles category 15.38% 0.80% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Median daily rate £413 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.47% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +1.66%
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
104 125 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 90.43% 96.15% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 84 57
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.39% +6.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 12
Median hourly rate £42.50 £13.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+226.92% -67.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 August 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 12 (70.59%) DV Cleared
1 12 (70.59%) Security Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) Selenium
2 9 (52.94%) Automated Testing
2 9 (52.94%) Linux
2 9 (52.94%) Python
3 8 (47.06%) Java
3 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
4 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
5 5 (29.41%) Ruby
5 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
5 5 (29.41%) ISEB
5 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
5 5 (29.41%) SDLC
6 4 (23.53%) Issue Tracking
6 4 (23.53%) OrientDB
6 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
6 4 (23.53%) MongoDB
6 4 (23.53%) NoSQL
6 4 (23.53%) REST
6 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (23.53%) Oracle
6 4 (23.53%) Ant
6 4 (23.53%) JUnit
6 4 (23.53%) ClearCase
6 4 (23.53%) Eclipse
6 4 (23.53%) JMeter
6 4 (23.53%) Shell Script

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 (23.53%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) MongoDB
1 4 (23.53%) NoSQL
1 4 (23.53%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
3 4 (23.53%) Ant
3 4 (23.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (23.53%) ClearCase
3 4 (23.53%) Eclipse
3 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
3 4 (23.53%) JIRA
3 4 (23.53%) JMeter
3 4 (23.53%) JUnit
3 4 (23.53%) Maven
4 1 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.76%) Aerospace
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Avionics
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) JSON
1 4 (23.53%) REST
2 1 (5.88%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Automated Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) SDLC
3 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
3 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
4 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (23.53%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Python
2 8 (47.06%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) Ruby
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
4 4 (23.53%) Shell Script
5 2 (11.76%) C#
6 1 (5.88%) Assembly Language
6 1 (5.88%) C
6 1 (5.88%) C++
6 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) DV Cleared
1 12 (70.59%) Security Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
3 5 (29.41%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) SAP