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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 13 18 23
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.69% 3.09% 4.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 4.41% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Median daily rate - £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £348
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £35.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.99% +19.16%

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
40 68 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 67.80% 70.10% 80.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 33 78
Median daily rate £413 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £350 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 9
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £42.20 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.45 £42.50 £40.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

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