The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 20 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 3.68% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.92% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £405 £385
% change year-on-year -1.23% +5.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £61.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year -25.71% +60.38%  

Test Strategy 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 122 83 72
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 74.85% 83.00% 84.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 48 43
Median daily rate £425 £340 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 10 19
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 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Portsmouth

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Portsmouth

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Portsmouth

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 (60.00%) C#
1 6 (60.00%) HTML
1 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (60.00%) Web Services
1 6 (60.00%) MVC
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) Web Development
1 6 (60.00%) Ajax
1 6 (60.00%) Dependency Injection
1 6 (60.00%) Wireframes
2 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (40.00%) Kendo UI
2 4 (40.00%) Telerik
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (30.00%) vSphere
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (20.00%) TypeScript

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:

Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
1 6 (60.00%) Web Developer
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Web Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (20.00%) C# Web Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Architect
3 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) HTML Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
1 6 (60.00%) Ajax
1 6 (60.00%) HTML
1 6 (60.00%) Web Services
2 4 (40.00%) Kendo UI
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
3 2 (20.00%) JSON
3 2 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (10.00%) Middleware
4 1 (10.00%) REST
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) Dependency Injection
1 6 (60.00%) MVC
1 6 (60.00%) Web Development
1 6 (60.00%) Wireframes
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) OOP
4 1 (10.00%) SOLID
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
1 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) vSphere
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Docker
3 1 (10.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) Telerik
2 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) Intel
3 1 (10.00%) Veritas