The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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.

Test Engineer
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 11 28
Rank change year-on-year -2 +17  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 3.92% 7.79% 2.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.26% 8.33% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £475 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £310
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £38.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year -22.58% +4.72%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 47 72 141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 92.16% 93.51% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 89
Median daily rate £350 £325 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £110 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £521 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 9
Median hourly rate £14.00 £42.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.66% -1.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.25 £41.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Cheltenham

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Cheltenham

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 Test Engineer in Cheltenham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Cheltenham

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Test Engineer 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 Test Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (37.50%) HNC
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
1 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
1 3 (37.50%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Ruby
2 2 (25.00%) Aerospace
2 2 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) V-Model
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) System Testing

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:

Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (25.00%) Aerospace
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) System Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) V-Model
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) Python
1 2 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
1 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) HNC
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
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