Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Automated Testing
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 13 24
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 9 26 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 6.16% 11.16% 5.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.96% 13.40% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 13
Cheltenham median daily rate £575 £370 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.41% -8.64% -10.00%
10th Percentile £480 £311 £356
90th Percentile £663 £472 £469
Gloucestershire median daily rate £428 £394 £415
% change year-on-year +8.57% -5.12% -7.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheltenham median hourly rate - - -
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £40.00 - -

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheltenham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 113 194 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 77.40% 83.26% 70.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 108 123
Cheltenham median daily rate £410 £378 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.61% -5.63% +4.23%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £267
90th Percentile £663 £563 £503
Gloucestershire median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 6
Cheltenham median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.76% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £15.15 £37.75 £40.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £44.25
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £31.00 £38.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -18.42% -8.43% +15.28%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Cheltenham

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Automation.

1 9 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 9 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Big Data
2 1 (11.11%) DevOps
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis

Test Automation
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 1 (11.11%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
1 1 (11.11%) DevOps
1 1 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 9 (100.00%) Security Cleared