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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank - - 11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth - - 7.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Average daily rate
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- - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.21% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +4.00%
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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
75 62 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 60.00% 59.62% 63.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 20 30
Average daily rate £375 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £675 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 3
Average hourly rate £70.00 £31.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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