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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 20 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 11 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 5.85% 1.22% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.43% 1.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Median daily rate £470 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.50% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -11.11%
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
148 70 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 78.72% 85.37% 70.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 54 57
Median daily rate £425 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £297 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 9 9
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £13.80 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 27 July 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 9 (81.82%) Linux
1 9 (81.82%) Red Hat
1 9 (81.82%) VMware
1 9 (81.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 9 (81.82%) vSphere
2 7 (63.64%) Project Management
3 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (27.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 3 (27.27%) IBM
4 3 (27.27%) Intel
4 3 (27.27%) AIX
4 3 (27.27%) Veritas
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) Unix
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) RAD
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) Extreme Programming
5 2 (18.18%) Selenium
5 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) System Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Time Management
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Management
5 2 (18.18%) Tivoli
5 2 (18.18%) Middleware
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
2 1 (9.09%) IntelliJ
2 1 (9.09%) JUnit
2 1 (9.09%) NetBeans
2 1 (9.09%) TestNG
2 1 (9.09%) Toad
2 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Architect
1 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Architect
1 3 (27.27%) Linux Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) AIX Architect
3 1 (9.09%) AIX Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Unix Architect
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Linux
1 9 (81.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (27.27%) AIX
2 3 (27.27%) Unix
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Extreme Programming
3 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
3 2 (18.18%) People Management
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Management
3 2 (18.18%) RAD
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) SDLC
3 2 (18.18%) System Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) Time Management
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) V-Model
3 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) vSphere
2 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (27.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Red Hat
1 9 (81.82%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) Intel
2 3 (27.27%) Veritas
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) T-Plan