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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 12 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 13 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 10.83% 0.81% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.15% 1.28% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
Median daily rate £330 £300 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £300 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £334 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.37% +2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.19 £37.00 £16.62
% change year-on-year
-4.90% +122.69%
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
107 78 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 89.17% 63.41% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 50 63
Median daily rate £388 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.91% +8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £313 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +26.94%

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 24 September 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 10 (71.43%) SQL
2 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Automated Testing
3 8 (57.14%) DV Cleared
3 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 7 (50.00%) JIRA
4 7 (50.00%) Selenium
4 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 7 (50.00%) Maven
4 7 (50.00%) Ant
4 7 (50.00%) Test Planning
5 6 (42.86%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (35.71%) Defect Management
6 5 (35.71%) XML
6 5 (35.71%) Linux
6 5 (35.71%) Finance
6 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (35.71%) Performance Testing
6 5 (35.71%) Data Protection
7 4 (28.57%) Apache Solr
7 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
7 4 (28.57%) REST
7 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (28.57%) MongoDB
7 4 (28.57%) NoSQL
7 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
7 4 (28.57%) OrientDB
7 4 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration

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 (28.57%) Apache Solr
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) MongoDB
1 4 (28.57%) NoSQL
1 4 (28.57%) OrientDB
2 3 (21.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Ant
1 7 (50.00%) JIRA
1 7 (50.00%) Maven
1 7 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (28.57%) ClearCase
2 4 (28.57%) Eclipse
2 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 4 (28.57%) JMeter
2 4 (28.57%) JUnit
3 3 (21.43%) LoadRunner
3 3 (21.43%) Selenium IDE
3 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) XML
2 4 (28.57%) JSON
2 4 (28.57%) REST
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (64.29%) Automated Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 6 (42.86%) Defect Tracking
4 5 (35.71%) Data Protection
4 5 (35.71%) Defect Management
4 5 (35.71%) Performance Testing
4 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (28.57%) Issue Tracking
5 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 3 (21.43%) BDD
6 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Release Management
6 3 (21.43%) Software Delivery
7 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
2 4 (28.57%) Python
2 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 3 (21.43%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) DV Cleared
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) HP
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) Atlassian
2 3 (21.43%) Cloudera