Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 14 33
Rank change year-on-year -7 +19 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 6 23 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 4.11% 9.66% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.76% 10.36% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 0
Cheltenham median daily rate - £413 -
Gloucestershire median daily rate - £450 £265
% change year-on-year - +69.81% -11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Cheltenham median hourly rate £31.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.06% +6.25% -2.44%
10th Percentile £30.50 £31.63 £39.00
90th Percentile £31.50 £56.88 £41.00
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +1.19% +5.00%

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 126 222 224
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 86.30% 93.28% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 116 150
Cheltenham median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +5.51%
10th Percentile £220 £219 £213
90th Percentile £563 £550 £513
Gloucestershire median daily rate £375 £388 £398
% change year-on-year -3.23% -2.52% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 12
Cheltenham median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.80% +20.14%
10th Percentile £15.53 £11.40 £12.32
90th Percentile £54.50 £45.70 £44.25
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £39.64
% change year-on-year +9.09% -30.62% +44.13%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

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

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 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 5 (83.33%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 3 (50.00%) Aerospace
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (33.33%) UML
4 2 (33.33%) Borland
4 2 (33.33%) Avionics
4 2 (33.33%) Qt
4 2 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (33.33%) Sequence Diagram
4 2 (33.33%) Electronics
5 1 (16.67%) DO-178B
5 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (16.67%) Pascal
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) C++Builder
5 1 (16.67%) LabWindows
5 1 (16.67%) Subversion
5 1 (16.67%) C
5 1 (16.67%) Serena

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) LabWindows
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) C++Builder
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 3 (50.00%) Aerospace
2 2 (33.33%) Avionics
2 2 (33.33%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Qt
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Sequence Diagram
2 2 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) Pascal
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Borland
1 2 (33.33%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (16.67%) Serena