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 6 December 2016 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 20 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 3.76% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.95% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £374 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.09% +26.15%
Test Strategy
Hampshire

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
84 97 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 63.16% 74.05% 73.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 49 65
Median daily rate £413 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £520 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 15
Median hourly rate £45.48 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.60% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £23.50 £12.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.95 £57.50 £57.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram 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 6 December 2016, 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 13 (76.47%) Linux
1 13 (76.47%) Red Hat
1 13 (76.47%) VMware
1 13 (76.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 13 (76.47%) vSphere
2 10 (58.82%) Project Management
3 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (29.41%) ITIL
4 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) Extreme Programming
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Selenium
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 4 (23.53%) System Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Time Management
5 4 (23.53%) Performance Management
5 4 (23.53%) Unix
5 4 (23.53%) RAD
5 4 (23.53%) IBM
5 4 (23.53%) Intel
5 4 (23.53%) AIX
5 4 (23.53%) Veritas
5 4 (23.53%) V-Model
5 4 (23.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
5 4 (23.53%) T-Plan
5 4 (23.53%) Mentoring

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 (5.88%) Amazon S3
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Robot Framework
1 4 (23.53%) Selenium
2 3 (17.65%) Eclipse
2 3 (17.65%) IntelliJ
2 3 (17.65%) JUnit
2 3 (17.65%) NetBeans
2 3 (17.65%) TestNG
2 3 (17.65%) Toad
2 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Architect
1 6 (35.29%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Linux Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) VMware Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Software Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.76%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) AIX Architect
5 1 (5.88%) AIX Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Unix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Linux
1 13 (76.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (23.53%) AIX
2 4 (23.53%) Unix
3 3 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Project Management
2 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Extreme Programming
3 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
3 4 (23.53%) People Management
3 4 (23.53%) Performance Management
3 4 (23.53%) RAD
3 4 (23.53%) Scrum
3 4 (23.53%) SDLC
3 4 (23.53%) System Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
3 4 (23.53%) Time Management
3 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (23.53%) V-Model
3 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) vSphere
2 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (23.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Red Hat
1 13 (76.47%) VMware
2 4 (23.53%) IBM
2 4 (23.53%) Intel
2 4 (23.53%) T-Plan
2 4 (23.53%) Veritas
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix