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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 15 18 26
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 8 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 7.62% 2.00% 5.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.52% 2.90% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Median daily rate £330 £475 £464
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.52% +2.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.69% +30.70%
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
84 69 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 80.00% 69.00% 82.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 38 70
Median daily rate £413 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.25 £25.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 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 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) DV Cleared
2 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 9 (56.25%) Software Engineering
3 9 (56.25%) JIRA
3 9 (56.25%) Selenium
3 9 (56.25%) Maven
3 9 (56.25%) SQL
3 9 (56.25%) Ant
4 8 (50.00%) Automated Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Test Planning
6 6 (37.50%) Python
6 6 (37.50%) HP
6 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
6 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (37.50%) Bash Shell
7 5 (31.25%) BDD
7 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
7 5 (31.25%) Hadoop
7 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
7 5 (31.25%) Release Management
7 5 (31.25%) Atlassian
7 5 (31.25%) ISEB
7 5 (31.25%) LoadRunner
7 5 (31.25%) Unix
7 5 (31.25%) Linux
7 5 (31.25%) Java
7 5 (31.25%) Software Delivery
7 5 (31.25%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (31.25%) Cloudera

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) Apache Solr
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Hadoop
2 4 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 4 (25.00%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Ant
1 9 (56.25%) JIRA
1 9 (56.25%) Maven
1 9 (56.25%) Selenium
2 5 (31.25%) LoadRunner
2 5 (31.25%) Selenium IDE
2 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
3 4 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (25.00%) ClearCase
3 4 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (25.00%) JMeter
3 4 (25.00%) JUnit
4 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Test Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Test Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Software Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Security Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) JSON
1 4 (25.00%) REST
1 4 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
1 5 (31.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Software Engineering
3 8 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (43.75%) Test Planning
5 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
6 5 (31.25%) BDD
6 5 (31.25%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (31.25%) Release Management
6 5 (31.25%) Software Delivery
7 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
7 4 (25.00%) Defect Management
7 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
7 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (12.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Bash Shell
2 6 (37.50%) Python
3 5 (31.25%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) DV Cleared
1 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) ISEB
2 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
2 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) HP
2 5 (31.25%) Atlassian
2 5 (31.25%) Cloudera
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle