Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 40 40
Rank change year-on-year -21 0 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 0.58% 0.35% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.35% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Portsmouth median daily rate £388 £250 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.00% -23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £366 £250 £313
90th Percentile £399 £250 £338
Hampshire median daily rate £375 £325 £363
% change year-on-year +15.38% -10.34% +6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Portsmouth median hourly rate - - £34.37
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.50 £17.06 £34.37
% change year-on-year +20.16% -50.36% -10.58%

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 496 283 329
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 97.92% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 152 188
Portsmouth median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £257 £220
90th Percentile £585 £573 £538
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 37 62
Portsmouth median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.38% +43.59%
10th Percentile £28.16 £15.47 £16.00
90th Percentile £78.17 £51.59 £52.20
Hampshire median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +31.58%

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 15 October 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 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) CouchDB
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) SWIFT
2 1 (33.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (33.33%) Kafka
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Docker
2 1 (33.33%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Hyperledger
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management

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 (33.33%) Hyperledger
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) CouchDB
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 1 (33.33%) Kafka
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (33.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) AIX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (33.33%) Docker
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) VMware