The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 556 534 551
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 39 51 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.074% 0.100% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.11% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 27 16
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£375 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £302 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £505 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £322
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49196 47158 45233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.84% 92.18% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 29170 27517
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1828 1869 1981
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Specialist in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Test Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Test Specialist Daily Rate Trend in England

Test Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Test Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in England

Test Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Specialist across the England region.

Test Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in England

Test Specialist
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -18 17 £375 -
London -18 10 £368 -17.41%
North West - 6 £450 -
South West -7 3 £342 +8.06%
East of England +6 2 £450 - 1
North East -27 1 £319 -7.53% 1
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Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title.

1 33 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (35.23%) Test Scripting
3 30 (34.09%) ISTQB
3 30 (34.09%) Security Cleared
4 26 (29.55%) JavaScript
5 25 (28.41%) HTML
6 24 (27.27%) Selenium
7 23 (26.14%) UNIX
8 22 (25.00%) HP
8 22 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 21 (23.86%) .NET
10 20 (22.73%) Java
10 20 (22.73%) ISEB
11 19 (21.59%) Microsoft
11 19 (21.59%) Test Automation
11 19 (21.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 16 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 16 (18.18%) Linux
12 16 (18.18%) ASP.NET
12 16 (18.18%) JSP
13 14 (15.91%) HP UFT
14 13 (14.77%) Oracle
14 13 (14.77%) Performance Testing
14 13 (14.77%) Security Testing
15 12 (13.64%) DV Cleared
15 12 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (13.64%) MS Excel
16 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (12.50%) Cisco
16 11 (12.50%) Scrum

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.41%) Documentum
2 2 (2.27%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.27%) Confluence
3 1 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.14%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.14%) JBoss
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.82%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.41%) Primavera
3 2 (2.27%) SAP PLM
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (2.27%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.14%) Teamcenter
4 1 (1.14%) Summit
4 1 (1.14%) SunGard Martini
4 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.14%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.09%) SAN
2 3 (3.41%) iSCSI
2 3 (3.41%) FCoE
2 3 (3.41%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (2.27%) Broadband
4 1 (1.14%) 4G
4 1 (1.14%) Internet
4 1 (1.14%) 3G
4 1 (1.14%) DSL
4 1 (1.14%) Firewall
4 1 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.14%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.82%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.41%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.27%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (27.27%) Selenium
2 14 (15.91%) HP UFT
3 10 (11.36%) Cucumber
4 8 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 7 (7.95%) JIRA
6 6 (6.82%) SoapUI
7 5 (5.68%) Git (software)
7 5 (5.68%) JMeter
8 4 (4.55%) Selenium IDE
8 4 (4.55%) JBehave
8 4 (4.55%) Appium
9 3 (3.41%) Jenkins
9 3 (3.41%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.41%) JUnit
9 3 (3.41%) Mercurial
10 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.27%) Jasmine
11 1 (1.14%) Zephyr
11 1 (1.14%) Hudson
11 1 (1.14%) SonarQube
General
1 11 (12.50%) Finance
2 6 (6.82%) Banking
3 2 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.27%) Front Office
3 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Retail
4 1 (1.14%) Billing
4 1 (1.14%) Legal
4 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.14%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (28.41%) HTML
2 21 (23.86%) .NET
3 16 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 16 (18.18%) JSP
4 10 (11.36%) XML
5 7 (7.95%) SOAP
6 5 (5.68%) CSS
7 4 (4.55%) HTML5
8 3 (3.41%) CSS3
8 3 (3.41%) Web Services
8 3 (3.41%) jQuery
9 1 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (1.14%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.14%) XSLT
9 1 (1.14%) Middleware
9 1 (1.14%) Java SE
9 1 (1.14%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (1.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.27%) Device Driver
2 2 (2.27%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.14%) Equities
3 1 (1.14%) Derivative
3 1 (1.14%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (1.14%) Video on Demand
3 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.14%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.14%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.14%) UNIX
2 16 (18.18%) Linux
3 6 (6.82%) Windows
4 4 (4.55%) AIX
5 1 (1.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (35.23%) Test Scripting
3 19 (21.59%) Test Automation
4 13 (14.77%) Performance Testing
4 13 (14.77%) Security Testing
5 11 (12.50%) Scrum
6 10 (11.36%) Knowledge Management
7 9 (10.23%) Project Management
7 9 (10.23%) Regression Testing
8 8 (9.09%) Automated Testing
9 7 (7.95%) BDD
9 7 (7.95%) Automation Testing
10 6 (6.82%) Software Testing
11 5 (5.68%) ERP
11 5 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (4.55%) System Testing
12 4 (4.55%) Test Strategy
12 4 (4.55%) Test Management
12 4 (4.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 4 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (29.55%) JavaScript
2 20 (22.73%) Java
3 11 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 10 (11.36%) SQL
5 7 (7.95%) C#
6 3 (3.41%) C++
6 3 (3.41%) Perl
6 3 (3.41%) Scala
6 3 (3.41%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.41%) Python
7 2 (2.27%) Ruby
7 2 (2.27%) C
8 1 (1.14%) VB
8 1 (1.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (34.09%) ISTQB
1 30 (34.09%) Security Cleared
2 22 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 20 (22.73%) ISEB
4 19 (21.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 12 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (13.64%) DV Cleared
7 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (12.50%) MCITP
8 2 (2.27%) Degree
8 2 (2.27%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.36%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (25.00%) HP
2 19 (21.59%) Microsoft
3 13 (14.77%) Oracle
4 11 (12.50%) Cisco
5 7 (7.95%) IBM
6 6 (6.82%) Citrix
6 6 (6.82%) Remedy
7 4 (4.55%) SAP
8 3 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (3.41%) Veritas
8 3 (3.41%) VMware
9 2 (2.27%) Calypso
10 1 (1.14%) SunGard
10 1 (1.14%) Adobe
10 1 (1.14%) Murex
10 1 (1.14%) Cognos
10 1 (1.14%) Lotus
10 1 (1.14%) webMethods
10 1 (1.14%) Bloomberg
10 1 (1.14%) Infragistics
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