Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for Unit Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unit Testing over the 6 months to 16 August 2018 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.

Unit Testing
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 25 30
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 +9
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 4.17% 1.35% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.48% 1.92% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Cheltenham median daily rate £409 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.73% -1.54% -29.73%
10th Percentile £370 £268 £313
90th Percentile £438 £376 £338
Gloucestershire median daily rate £300 £350 £475
% change year-on-year -14.29% -26.32% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheltenham median hourly rate - - -
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £49.50 - £46.20

Unit Testing 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 134 104 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 93.06% 70.27% 79.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 39 83
Cheltenham median daily rate £350 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -1.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £261 £239 £233
90th Percentile £478 £488 £524
Gloucestershire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% -4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 15
Cheltenham median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £19.21 £15.70 £36.00
90th Percentile £49.63 £47.50 £45.10
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £43.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.16% +1.18% -

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Cheltenham

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) MVC
4 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (33.33%) .NET Core
5 1 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 1 (16.67%) NUnit
5 1 (16.67%) Selenium
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing

Unit Testing
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (16.67%) NUnit
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Verification Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Core
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (16.67%) Build Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft