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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Specialist
Rank 524 532 516
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 55 20 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.041% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.044% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 15 34
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £317 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £452 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £322 £330
% change year-on-year
+16.45% -2.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 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
46312 45019 50103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.74% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27333 28780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1956 2521
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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 +20 29 £375 +16.45% 2
London +24 20 £453 +16.77%
South West -31 1 £307 - 1
East of England - 1 - -
North West - - - -
Test Specialist
UK

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 41 (47.13%) HP
2 38 (43.68%) UNIX
2 38 (43.68%) ISTQB
2 38 (43.68%) Test Scripting
3 37 (42.53%) Security Cleared
4 35 (40.23%) SC Cleared
5 34 (39.08%) .NET
6 32 (36.78%) Oracle
7 28 (32.18%) JavaScript
7 28 (32.18%) ASP.NET
7 28 (32.18%) JSP
8 27 (31.03%) HTML
9 26 (29.89%) Microsoft
10 24 (27.59%) QuickTest Pro
10 24 (27.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 23 (26.44%) Test Automation
12 21 (24.14%) Linux
13 20 (22.99%) VB
14 18 (20.69%) CRM
14 18 (20.69%) C#
15 17 (19.54%) Ruby
15 17 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (18.39%) Software Testing
16 16 (18.39%) DV Cleared
17 15 (17.24%) SQL
18 14 (16.09%) Knowledge Management
18 14 (16.09%) Git (software)
18 14 (16.09%) RSpec
18 14 (16.09%) BDD
19 13 (14.94%) MS Excel

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 13 (14.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) MS Office
2 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (13.79%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.30%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (1.15%) Magento
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.64%) SAN
2 8 (9.20%) TCP/IP
3 7 (8.05%) HTTPS
4 4 (4.60%) FCoE
4 4 (4.60%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (3.45%) SSL
5 3 (3.45%) DNS
5 3 (3.45%) HTTP
5 3 (3.45%) Wireshark
5 3 (3.45%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.30%) Firewall
6 2 (2.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (4.60%) Big Data
3 3 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.15%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.15%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 24 (27.59%) QuickTest Pro
2 14 (16.09%) Git (software)
2 14 (16.09%) RSpec
3 12 (13.79%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.90%) LoadRunner
5 5 (5.75%) WebDriver
6 4 (4.60%) Selenium
7 3 (3.45%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.45%) JUnit
8 2 (2.30%) Mercurial
8 2 (2.30%) Hudson
9 1 (1.15%) Calabash
9 1 (1.15%) Capybara
9 1 (1.15%) Concordion
9 1 (1.15%) Robotium
9 1 (1.15%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.15%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.15%) Ant
9 1 (1.15%) FitNesse
General
1 7 (8.05%) Investment Banking
1 7 (8.05%) Banking
1 7 (8.05%) Finance
2 1 (1.15%) Marketing
2 1 (1.15%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (39.08%) .NET
2 28 (32.18%) ASP.NET
2 28 (32.18%) JSP
3 27 (31.03%) HTML
4 5 (5.75%) MSMQ
5 1 (1.15%) REST
5 1 (1.15%) RESTful
5 1 (1.15%) JPA
5 1 (1.15%) SOAP
5 1 (1.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.75%) Hedge funds
1 5 (5.75%) Mathematics
2 2 (2.30%) Handset
2 2 (2.30%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.30%) Open Source
2 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.15%) Video on Demand
3 1 (1.15%) Replication
3 1 (1.15%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 38 (43.68%) UNIX
2 21 (24.14%) Linux
3 11 (12.64%) Windows
4 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.05%) Windows XP
4 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (8.05%) Windows 2000
5 4 (4.60%) AIX
6 1 (1.15%) Android
6 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.15%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (43.68%) Test Scripting
2 23 (26.44%) Test Automation
3 18 (20.69%) CRM
4 17 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (18.39%) Software Testing
6 14 (16.09%) Knowledge Management
6 14 (16.09%) BDD
7 10 (11.49%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (10.34%) Validation
8 9 (10.34%) TDD
9 8 (9.20%) Performance Testing
9 8 (9.20%) Automated Testing
9 8 (9.20%) Project Management
10 6 (6.90%) Software Engineering
10 6 (6.90%) Automation Testing
11 5 (5.75%) Risk Analytics
11 5 (5.75%) Analytics
11 5 (5.75%) Security Testing
11 5 (5.75%) Regression Testing
12 4 (4.60%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.18%) JavaScript
2 20 (22.99%) VB
3 18 (20.69%) C#
4 17 (19.54%) Ruby
5 15 (17.24%) SQL
6 13 (14.94%) Shell Script
7 12 (13.79%) Java
8 9 (10.34%) PowerShell
9 8 (9.20%) Perl
10 5 (5.75%) VBScript
10 5 (5.75%) C
10 5 (5.75%) C++
11 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.30%) Python
11 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.15%) Scala
12 1 (1.15%) Tcl
12 1 (1.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (43.68%) ISTQB
2 37 (42.53%) Security Cleared
3 35 (40.23%) SC Cleared
4 24 (27.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 16 (18.39%) DV Cleared
6 12 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (12.64%) MCITP
7 11 (12.64%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.30%) Degree
8 2 (2.30%) ISEB
9 1 (1.15%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.79%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.45%) Nmap
3 1 (1.15%) NDS
Systems Management
1 10 (11.49%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (10.34%) Puppet
2 9 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (10.34%) Vagrant
3 8 (9.20%) ZABBIX
4 6 (6.90%) YUM
5 4 (4.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (3.45%) Nessus
7 2 (2.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 41 (47.13%) HP
2 32 (36.78%) Oracle
3 26 (29.89%) Microsoft
4 12 (13.79%) Cisco
5 7 (8.05%) Siebel
6 5 (5.75%) Sybase
7 4 (4.60%) VMware
7 4 (4.60%) Veritas
7 4 (4.60%) Citrix
8 2 (2.30%) IBM
9 1 (1.15%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.15%) Symbian
9 1 (1.15%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.15%) SAP
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