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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 26 16 19
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.55% 3.33% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.65% 4.88% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Average daily rate
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£489 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-18.57% +42.85%
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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
124 41 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 80.52% 68.33% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 22 26
Average daily rate £450 £438 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £291 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 16
Average hourly rate £35.50 £30.01 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.31% -16.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £24.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £30.50 £39.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 December 2014, 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 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) DV Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Sun
4 3 (33.33%) Sun Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (33.33%) Perl
4 3 (33.33%) PHP
4 3 (33.33%) J2EE
4 3 (33.33%) Ant
4 3 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (33.33%) UNIX
4 3 (33.33%) OO
4 3 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (33.33%) ClearCase
4 3 (33.33%) Subversion
4 3 (33.33%) OCPJP
4 3 (33.33%) Maven
4 3 (33.33%) Ruby
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) Lua
4 3 (33.33%) Release Management
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 3 (33.33%) User Stories
4 3 (33.33%) Apache Ivy
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) SQL

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Ant
1 3 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (33.33%) ClearCase
1 3 (33.33%) Subversion
1 3 (33.33%) Maven
1 3 (33.33%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (11.11%) WinRunner
2 1 (11.11%) TestDirector
2 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Technology Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) PDA
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) AIX
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) OO
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) Release Management
2 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (33.33%) User Stories
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 3 (33.33%) Perl
1 3 (33.33%) PHP
1 3 (33.33%) Python
1 3 (33.33%) Ruby
1 3 (33.33%) Lua
1 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) DV Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Sun Certification
3 3 (33.33%) OCPJP
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (11.11%) MCSE
4 1 (11.11%) MCSA
4 1 (11.11%) MCTS
4 1 (11.11%) MCITP
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
1 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Netcool
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Sun
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) Veritas
2 1 (11.11%) McAfee
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) VMware