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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank - 20 17
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth - 0.80% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.97% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £230 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
106 103 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 70.20% 82.40% 77.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 61 45
Median daily rate £435 £365 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.17% +11.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 14 10
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.05 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% +17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.70 £21.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £47.83 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 29 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JUnit
1 2 (100.00%) RAD
1 2 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (100.00%) IntelliJ
1 2 (100.00%) Toad
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Extreme Programming
1 2 (100.00%) NetBeans
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) System Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Time Management
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 2 (100.00%) V-Model
1 2 (100.00%) TestNG
1 2 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (100.00%) T-Plan
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (100.00%) People Management
1 2 (100.00%) Robot Framework
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
1 2 (100.00%) HeidiSQL

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) HeidiSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (100.00%) IntelliJ
1 2 (100.00%) JUnit
1 2 (100.00%) NetBeans
1 2 (100.00%) Robot Framework
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) TestNG
1 2 (100.00%) Toad
1 2 (100.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Software Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Software Test Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Extreme Programming
1 2 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (100.00%) People Management
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 2 (100.00%) RAD
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
1 2 (100.00%) System Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (100.00%) Time Management
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) V-Model
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) T-Plan