Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Test Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Test Engineer
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 24 27
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 5 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 2.96% 2.76% 4.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.14% 3.01% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheltenham median daily rate - - -
Gloucestershire median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Cheltenham median hourly rate £46.25 - £42.50
10th Percentile £45.13 - £41.25
90th Percentile £48.38 - £43.75
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £45.00 - £42.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheltenham
Contract vacancies in Cheltenham with a recognized job title 159 133 234
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.08% 91.72% 90.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 36 128
Cheltenham median daily rate £363 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +1.35% -7.50%
10th Percentile £215 £220 £251
90th Percentile £513 £499 £545
Gloucestershire median daily rate £425 £363 £388
% change year-on-year +17.24% -6.45% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 20
Cheltenham median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £36.50 £14.75 £11.56
90th Percentile £49.78 £53.25 £43.75
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £42.50 £32.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +31.78% +17.27% -21.99%

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

Job postings that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham.

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Cheltenham

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in Cheltenham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Test Engineer in Cheltenham

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 6 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, Software Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheltenham region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) C
1 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) Project Management
1 5 (100.00%) Serena
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Project Management
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C
1 5 (100.00%) C++
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Serena