The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting 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 Scripting over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 21 25 13
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.06% 4.73% 3.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.41% 5.74% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Average daily rate £475 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
- +11.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.15 £32.50 £48.08
% change year-on-year
+29.69% -32.39%
Test Scripting
Gloucestershire

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
68 122 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 69.39% 82.43% 72.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 82 19
Average daily rate £418 £450 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.22% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Test Scripting
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting.

1 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
SuperGroup plc
Rate: Up to £500 per day 6 Month Contract
Posted: 8 days ago