Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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.

Test Strategy
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 26 27
Rank change year-on-year -15 +1 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 1.60% 5.07% 2.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 6.49% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 5
Portsmouth median daily rate - £464 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.73% -
Hampshire median daily rate £318 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -25.29% +13.33% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Portsmouth median hourly rate £42.50 - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.20 - £55.00

Test Strategy is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Portsmouth
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 240 262 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 76.92% 78.21% 80.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 143 112
Portsmouth median daily rate £388 £382 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.44% +1.19% +7.86%
10th Percentile £248 £220 £263
90th Percentile £503 £538 £536
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 48 34
Portsmouth median hourly rate £43.00 £43.25 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +55.86% +8.82%
10th Percentile £17.26 £23.15 £14.00
90th Percentile £55.17 £50.37 £49.35
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% +40.91% +17.96%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Portsmouth.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Ajax
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) OOP
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (20.00%) REST
4 1 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (20.00%) TypeScript
4 1 (20.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 1 (20.00%) SOLID
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (20.00%) YAGNI
4 1 (20.00%) Innovative Thinking

Test Strategy
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) SAP Manager
1 3 (60.00%) SAP Test Manager
1 3 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Web Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) Ajax
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
1 1 (20.00%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (20.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
3 1 (20.00%) Innovative Thinking
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) OOP
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) SOLID
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) YAGNI
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft