The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheltenham region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 10 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.00% 1.02% -
As % of the Job Titles category 4.35% 1.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £306 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £288
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.32 £106.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-81.90% +228.46%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46 94 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 92.00% 95.92% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 44 89
Median daily rate £370 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £100 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £42.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheltenham region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the Cheltenham region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the Cheltenham region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheltenham region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Content Management
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) IBM Sterling
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) CMS
2 2 (50.00%) Android
2 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (50.00%) Issue Tracking
2 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Multichannel Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Cloudera
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) BDD

Tester Skill Set
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 2 (50.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Ant
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Android
1 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Content Management
1 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (50.00%) Issue Tracking
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Multichannel Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) IBM Sterling
2 1 (25.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (25.00%) Cloudera
2 1 (25.00%) HP