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 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 24 17 15
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 8 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 5.23% 3.96% 3.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.56% 5.88% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
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£458 £563 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +55.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £533 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £593 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.84% -2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +8.52%
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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
122 68 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 79.74% 67.33% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 29 33
Average daily rate £425 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 11
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015, 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 11 (73.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (66.67%) DV Cleared
2 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (60.00%) Python
3 9 (60.00%) OO
4 8 (53.33%) Sun
4 8 (53.33%) Sun Certification
4 8 (53.33%) ClearCase
4 8 (53.33%) UNIX
4 8 (53.33%) Java
4 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (53.33%) Perl
4 8 (53.33%) PHP
4 8 (53.33%) J2EE
4 8 (53.33%) Ant
4 8 (53.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (53.33%) Scrum
4 8 (53.33%) Subversion
4 8 (53.33%) OCPJP
4 8 (53.33%) Maven
4 8 (53.33%) Ruby
4 8 (53.33%) Lua
4 8 (53.33%) Release Management
4 8 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (53.33%) User Stories
4 8 (53.33%) Apache Ivy
4 8 (53.33%) Bash Shell
5 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (13.33%) Aerospace
5 2 (13.33%) SQL

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Modbus
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) ZigBee
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) ClearCase
1 8 (53.33%) Ant
1 8 (53.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 8 (53.33%) Subversion
1 8 (53.33%) Maven
1 8 (53.33%) Apache Ivy
2 2 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (6.67%) WinRunner
3 1 (6.67%) TestDirector
3 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (13.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.67%) Avionics
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 8 (53.33%) Java Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technology Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) J2EE
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
1 1 (6.67%) Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) PDA
1 1 (6.67%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) UNIX
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) AIX
3 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) OO
3 8 (53.33%) Scrum
3 8 (53.33%) Release Management
3 8 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (53.33%) User Stories
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Digital Signal Processing
5 1 (6.67%) Signal Processing
5 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Line Management
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
5 1 (6.67%) UML
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Python
2 8 (53.33%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 8 (53.33%) Perl
2 8 (53.33%) PHP
2 8 (53.33%) Ruby
2 8 (53.33%) Lua
2 8 (53.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Embedded C
3 2 (13.33%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (66.67%) DV Cleared
3 8 (53.33%) Sun Certification
3 8 (53.33%) OCPJP
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) MCSE
4 1 (6.67%) MCSA
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.67%) MCTS
4 1 (6.67%) MCITP
4 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) DO-178B
1 1 (6.67%) ARP4754
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (6.67%) Netcool
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Sun
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Wind River
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Veritas
3 1 (6.67%) McAfee
3 1 (6.67%) Serena
3 1 (6.67%) VMware