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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank - 17 23
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 0 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham - 1.27% 5.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.04% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.73% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -21.83% +8.75%  

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 35 49 106
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 71.43% 62.03% 77.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 65
Median daily rate £365 £421 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.35% +1.81%  
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 £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 9
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.59%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting in Cheltenham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Cheltenham

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting 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 Scripting.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Maven
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) Release Management
1 3 (75.00%) Atlassian
1 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (75.00%) BDD
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Ant
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
1 3 (75.00%) Python
1 3 (75.00%) HP
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (75.00%) Cloudera
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium IDE
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (75.00%) Software Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum

Test Scripting
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Ant
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
1 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (75.00%) Maven
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium IDE
1 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Security Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) BDD
1 3 (75.00%) Release Management
1 3 (75.00%) Software Delivery
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Atlassian
1 3 (75.00%) Cloudera
1 3 (75.00%) HP