The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank - 16 31
Contract jobs citing System Testing 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham - 3.70% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 5.88% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £475 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.79%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -78.00% +42.85%  

System 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 51 117
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 67.31% 62.96% 80.14%
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 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

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

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Cheltenham

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Cheltenham

System Testing
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing System 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 System Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

System Testing
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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared