The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Testing
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 17 28
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham - 2.47% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 3.92% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +20.00%  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 35 51 119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 67.31% 62.96% 80.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 76
Median daily rate £365 £421 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.35% -0.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £320 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Cheltenham

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Testing in Cheltenham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Cheltenham

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Cheltenham

Software Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 2 (66.67%) Atlassian
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) Maven
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Ant
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Cloudera
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium IDE
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Software Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning

Software Testing
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Ant
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (66.67%) Maven
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium IDE
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Software Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) V-Model
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Atlassian
1 2 (66.67%) Cloudera
1 2 (66.67%) HP