The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy 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 Strategy over the 3 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 24 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 1.42% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £488 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £425 £357
% change year-on-year
-4.70% +19.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +83.33%

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
86 105 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 60.99% 79.55% 69.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 62 36
Median daily rate £438 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £275 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 14
Median hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £11.50 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £47.83 £53.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Portsmouth region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Strategy.

1 6 (75.00%) Linux
1 6 (75.00%) Red Hat
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
1 6 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 6 (75.00%) vSphere
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) T-Plan
4 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) People Management
4 2 (25.00%) Robot Framework
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) HeidiSQL
4 2 (25.00%) V-Model
4 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (25.00%) TestNG
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) AIX
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) JUnit
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) RAD
4 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (25.00%) IntelliJ
4 2 (25.00%) Toad
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium

Test Strategy
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) HeidiSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (25.00%) IntelliJ
1 2 (25.00%) JUnit
1 2 (25.00%) NetBeans
1 2 (25.00%) Robot Framework
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) TestNG
1 2 (25.00%) Toad
1 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
1 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Linux Specialist
3 2 (25.00%) Software Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
1 6 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (25.00%) AIX
2 2 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Extreme Programming
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (25.00%) People Management
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (25.00%) RAD
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) System Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Time Management
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) V-Model
2 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) vSphere
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Docker
3 1 (12.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Red Hat
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) T-Plan
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Intel
3 1 (12.50%) Veritas