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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 11 12 23
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 4 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 7.02% 11.11% 4.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.55% 11.46% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £475 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £341
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £40.80 £37.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +30.08%

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
53 96 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 92.98% 96.97% 95.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 48 85
Median daily rate £350 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £100 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 11
Median hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £42.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 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 11 (61.11%) Selenium
1 11 (61.11%) DV Cleared
1 11 (61.11%) Security Cleared
2 8 (44.44%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) Python
2 8 (44.44%) ISEB
2 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 8 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 8 (44.44%) SDLC
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 6 (33.33%) Ruby
4 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
5 4 (22.22%) Maven
5 4 (22.22%) Ant
5 4 (22.22%) JIRA
6 3 (16.67%) SQL
6 3 (16.67%) Aerospace
6 3 (16.67%) HNC
6 3 (16.67%) Linux
6 3 (16.67%) Degree
6 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Release Management
7 2 (11.11%) Atlassian
7 2 (11.11%) JSON
7 2 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.11%) Apache Solr
7 2 (11.11%) Hadoop
7 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center

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 2 (11.11%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Hadoop
1 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 2 (11.11%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) Ant
2 4 (22.22%) JIRA
2 4 (22.22%) Maven
3 2 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (11.11%) ClearCase
3 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
3 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.11%) JMeter
3 2 (11.11%) JUnit
3 2 (11.11%) LoadRunner
3 2 (11.11%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (16.67%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.56%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) JSON
1 2 (11.11%) REST
2 1 (5.56%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
1 8 (44.44%) SDLC
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
4 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.11%) BDD
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.11%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Release Management
5 2 (11.11%) Software Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Validation
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (5.56%) DevOps
6 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
6 1 (5.56%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Java
1 8 (44.44%) Python
2 6 (33.33%) Ruby
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.56%) C
5 1 (5.56%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) C++
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) DV Cleared
1 11 (61.11%) Security Cleared
2 8 (44.44%) ISEB
2 8 (44.44%) ISTQB
3 3 (16.67%) Degree
3 3 (16.67%) HNC
4 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Atlassian
1 2 (11.11%) Cloudera
1 2 (11.11%) HP
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle