The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automated Testing
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 2.40% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £430 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £380 £340
% change year-on-year +1.31% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 127 93 80
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 76.05% 83.78% 86.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 53 48
Median daily rate £435 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.28% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 12 21
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.05 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.00% +15.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.25 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £47.83 £44.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Portsmouth

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Portsmouth.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Portsmouth

Automated Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Portsmouth.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automated Testing in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) Release Management
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) Android
1 4 (100.00%) RESTful
1 4 (100.00%) Process Improvement
1 4 (100.00%) Gradle
1 4 (100.00%) Android Development
1 4 (100.00%) Android Studio
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Bluetooth
2 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (75.00%) Google Play
2 3 (75.00%) iOS Development
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) Telematics
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Google
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science

Automated Testing
Co-occurring 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 3 (75.00%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Android Studio
1 4 (100.00%) Gradle
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Android Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Android Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Android Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Android
2 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Android Development
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) Process Improvement
1 4 (100.00%) Release Management
2 3 (75.00%) iOS Development
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Telematics
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Google