Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Specialist was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Test Specialist
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 36 -
Rank change year-on-year +3 - -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 1.43% 1.32% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Portsmouth median daily rate £388 £340 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.97% - -
Hampshire median daily rate £389 £340 £400
% change year-on-year +14.34% -15.00% -15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Portsmouth median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate - - £41.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Portsmouth
Contract vacancies in Portsmouth with a recognized job title 271 287 257
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.79% 94.72% 96.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 153 132
Portsmouth median daily rate £388 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +7.38% +9.96%
10th Percentile £181 £219 £263
90th Percentile £503 £513 £536
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 59 43
Portsmouth median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +42.86% +23.08%
10th Percentile £15.97 £11.69 £11.43
90th Percentile £46.59 £50.07 £47.83
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year - -19.52% +55.31%

Test Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

Job postings that featured Test Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth.

Job vacancy trend for Test Specialist in Portsmouth

Test Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Specialist in Portsmouth

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, Test Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Portsmouth region featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) AIX
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (100.00%) Middleware
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (100.00%) SWIFT
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (100.00%) Docker
1 4 (100.00%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (25.00%) IBM

Test Specialist Skill Set
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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) SWIFT
2 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) AIX
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Security Monitoring
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Docker
1 4 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) IBM