Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 6 months to 21 July 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.

Tester
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 42 34
Rank change year-on-year -3 -8 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 5 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 1.37% 0.31% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 0.32% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Portsmouth median daily rate £400 - £328
10th Percentile £370 - £286
90th Percentile £422 - £373
Hampshire median daily rate £350 £350 £354
% change year-on-year - -1.06% +8.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Portsmouth median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate - £16.08 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +7.20% -57.14%

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 355 310 272
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.26% 95.98% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 164 157
Portsmouth median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +21.21%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £263
90th Percentile £575 £542 £525
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 59 46
Portsmouth median hourly rate £43.00 £43.50 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.15% +6.75% +26.53%
10th Percentile £28.13 £12.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £47.83 £52.75 £51.61
Hampshire median hourly rate £22.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -8.50% - +42.86%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Portsmouth

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Portsmouth

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Portsmouth

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Portsmouth region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) AIX
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) QA
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) ETRM
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) CouchDB
2 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) BeanShell
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (20.00%) SWIFT
2 1 (20.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (20.00%) Kafka

Tester 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Hyperledger
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) CouchDB
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (20.00%) SAP BW
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) JMeter
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (20.00%) Kafka
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (20.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) AIX
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Security
1 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (20.00%) E-business
1 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (20.00%) ETRM
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
1 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
1 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) BeanShell
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Korn
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (20.00%) Docker
1 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) VMware