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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 13 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.30% - 3.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% - 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Average daily rate
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£340 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +21.95%
Test Automation
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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
73 81 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 83.91% 72.32% 63.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 54 39
Average daily rate £330 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 13
Average hourly rate £34.57 £45.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.18% +63.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £21.00 £21.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £62.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 14 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) ERP
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) System Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Business Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) LabVIEW
2 1 (33.33%) Degree

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) RF Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Business Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) RF Test Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) System Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Business Transformation
1 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree