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

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 24 23
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham - 0.81% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.08% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £330 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -25.17%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £330
% change year-on-year -2.85% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

Test Scripting 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 56 93 118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 71.79% 75.61% 84.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 43 89
Median daily rate £410 £400 £449
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -10.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.82% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Cheltenham

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Cheltenham

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Cheltenham