The first table below looks at the demand for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Portsmouth region.

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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank - 19 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth - 3.42% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 5.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate
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- £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
82 74 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 68.33% 63.25% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 36 41
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 5
Average hourly rate £46.00 £27.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.27% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £12.88 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £35.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Portsmouth region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Process Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Process Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft