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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 20 25 19
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.06% 3.52% 2.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 4.31% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Median daily rate £330 £458 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.94% -18.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +20.30%
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
66 116 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 70.21% 81.69% 55.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 72 26
Median daily rate £375 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £579 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 15
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) C#

Test Scripting
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 1 (25.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance 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 Planning
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#
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB