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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank - 16 24
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 0 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham - 3.23% 4.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 4.92% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Median daily rate - £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.88 £43.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-19.82% +20.00%

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
34 61 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 70.83% 65.59% 77.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 75
Median daily rate £365 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
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 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 5 (62.50%) Java
1 5 (62.50%) Ant
1 5 (62.50%) Unix
1 5 (62.50%) Python
1 5 (62.50%) HP
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
1 5 (62.50%) LoadRunner
1 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
1 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
1 5 (62.50%) JIRA
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
1 5 (62.50%) Release Management
1 5 (62.50%) Atlassian
1 5 (62.50%) DV Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Hadoop
1 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (62.50%) WebDriver
1 5 (62.50%) Bash Shell
1 5 (62.50%) BDD
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Maven
1 5 (62.50%) Cloudera
1 5 (62.50%) Software Delivery
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium IDE
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing

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 5 (62.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Ant
1 5 (62.50%) JIRA
1 5 (62.50%) LoadRunner
1 5 (62.50%) Maven
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium IDE
1 5 (62.50%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Software Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Security Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) BDD
1 5 (62.50%) Release Management
1 5 (62.50%) Software Delivery
1 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
1 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Bash Shell
1 5 (62.50%) Java
1 5 (62.50%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) DV Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Atlassian
1 5 (62.50%) Cloudera
1 5 (62.50%) HP