The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Test Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Specialist
UK / England
Rank 551 564 567
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 23 26 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.057% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.060% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 12
Median daily rate £420 £400 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £366 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £386 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.73% +20.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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
39238 43349 43884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.62% 94.94% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25748 27917 28128
Median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1338 1586 1778
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Test Specialist in the job title.

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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England - 6 £475 -
South West +22 5 £325 -10.95%
South East +16 5 £330 -17.43%
West Midlands -5 3 £420 -
London -15 3 £513 +13.88% 2
Yorkshire +10 1 - -
Test Specialist
UK

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Test Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 32 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (39.06%) Test Automation
3 24 (37.50%) Finance
4 18 (28.13%) Scrum
4 18 (28.13%) Selenium
5 17 (26.56%) SoapUI
6 16 (25.00%) Banking
7 15 (23.44%) Java
8 14 (21.88%) TDD
8 14 (21.88%) Test Scripting
9 13 (20.31%) SAP
10 12 (18.75%) SQL
10 12 (18.75%) Security Cleared
11 11 (17.19%) DevOps
11 11 (17.19%) SOAP
11 11 (17.19%) HP
12 10 (15.63%) LoadRunner
12 10 (15.63%) Web Services
12 10 (15.63%) Linux
12 10 (15.63%) QA
12 10 (15.63%) Test Planning
13 9 (14.06%) DV Cleared
13 9 (14.06%) Integration Testing
13 9 (14.06%) Python
14 8 (12.50%) SOA
14 8 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (12.50%) .NET
14 8 (12.50%) Manufacturing
14 8 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (12.50%) Marketing

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 2 (3.13%) IIS
2 1 (1.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS Project
1 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (4.69%) SAP HCM
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) Firewall
1 2 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (3.13%) Network Security
1 2 (3.13%) SAN
2 1 (1.56%) HTTP
2 1 (1.56%) Internet
2 1 (1.56%) MQTT
2 1 (1.56%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) DB2
1 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (28.13%) Selenium
2 17 (26.56%) SoapUI
3 10 (15.63%) LoadRunner
4 8 (12.50%) JMeter
5 7 (10.94%) HP UFT
6 6 (9.38%) JIRA
6 6 (9.38%) SpecFlow
6 6 (9.38%) WebDriver
6 6 (9.38%) Zephyr
7 5 (7.81%) JUnit
8 4 (6.25%) Jenkins
8 4 (6.25%) Visual Studio
9 3 (4.69%) CasperJS
9 3 (4.69%) Cucumber
9 3 (4.69%) NUnit
10 2 (3.13%) Appium
10 2 (3.13%) Calabash
10 2 (3.13%) Sahi
10 2 (3.13%) WATIR
11 1 (1.56%) JBehave
General
1 24 (37.50%) Finance
2 16 (25.00%) Banking
3 8 (12.50%) Electronics
3 8 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 8 (12.50%) Marketing
3 8 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.69%) Front Office
4 3 (4.69%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Retail
6 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.19%) SOAP
2 10 (15.63%) Web Services
3 8 (12.50%) .NET
4 6 (9.38%) Gherkin
5 3 (4.69%) JSON
5 3 (4.69%) Middleware
6 2 (3.13%) AppFabric
6 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.13%) HTML
6 2 (3.13%) Node.js
6 2 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (3.13%) WCF
6 2 (3.13%) XSD
7 1 (1.56%) CSS
7 1 (1.56%) DOM
7 1 (1.56%) JSON Schema
7 1 (1.56%) Kafka
7 1 (1.56%) Protocol Buffers
7 1 (1.56%) RESTful
7 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.25%) SWIFT
2 3 (4.69%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (4.69%) Mathematics
3 2 (3.13%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.13%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.13%) User Experience
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) Equities
4 1 (1.56%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.56%) NHS
4 1 (1.56%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Linux
2 7 (10.94%) Unix
2 7 (10.94%) Windows
3 4 (6.25%) AIX
3 4 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.56%) Android
4 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (39.06%) Test Automation
3 18 (28.13%) Scrum
4 14 (21.88%) TDD
4 14 (21.88%) Test Scripting
5 11 (17.19%) DevOps
6 10 (15.63%) Test Planning
7 9 (14.06%) Integration Testing
8 8 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
8 8 (12.50%) Programme Management
8 8 (12.50%) SOA
9 7 (10.94%) Regression Testing
9 7 (10.94%) SDLC
10 6 (9.38%) BDD
10 6 (9.38%) Defect Tracking
11 5 (7.81%) Automated Testing
11 5 (7.81%) Functional Testing
11 5 (7.81%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.44%) Java
2 12 (18.75%) SQL
3 9 (14.06%) Python
4 7 (10.94%) C++
5 5 (7.81%) C#
6 4 (6.25%) Ruby
7 3 (4.69%) Groovy
7 3 (4.69%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.13%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.13%) C
8 2 (3.13%) Perl
9 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.06%) DV Cleared
3 7 (10.94%) ISTQB
4 5 (7.81%) ISEB
4 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) PhD
6 1 (1.56%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (1.56%) CISM
6 1 (1.56%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.56%) Degree
6 1 (1.56%) HP ASE
6 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.63%) QA
2 4 (6.25%) SDET
3 2 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.13%) Snort
3 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 13 (20.31%) SAP
2 11 (17.19%) HP
3 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.81%) Oracle
5 4 (6.25%) Citrix
5 4 (6.25%) VMware
6 3 (4.69%) Sybase
7 2 (3.13%) IBM
7 2 (3.13%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.56%) Avaloq
8 1 (1.56%) Siebel
8 1 (1.56%) TSYS
8 1 (1.56%) Wall Street Systems
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