The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 18 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 7 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 5.26% 1.98% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.80% 2.35% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Median daily rate £300 £340 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Test Automation
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Portsmouth region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
103 85 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 77.44% 84.16% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 53 43
Median daily rate £425 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £204 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 15
Median hourly rate £44.50 £36.28 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -11.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £16.02 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.83 £48.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Portsmouth region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Portsmouth region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Test Automation
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Portsmouth region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 7 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (87.50%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Waterfall
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (50.00%) Asset Management
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle
4 4 (50.00%) LoadRunner
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (37.50%) Finance
5 3 (37.50%) Scrum
5 3 (37.50%) Toad
5 3 (37.50%) Kanban
5 3 (37.50%) V-Model
6 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Maximo
7 1 (12.50%) ERP
7 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
7 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 1 (12.50%) System Testing
7 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
7 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth 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 4 (50.00%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (12.50%) Maximo
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (37.50%) Toad
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Tester
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Asset Management Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) HR Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Payroll Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Financial Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Oracle Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripter
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Waterfall
4 4 (50.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (37.50%) Kanban
5 3 (37.50%) Scrum
5 3 (37.50%) V-Model
6 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
7 1 (12.50%) ERP
7 1 (12.50%) System Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle