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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 544 535 508
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 47 32 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.093% 0.064% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.070% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 6
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£450 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -8.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £318 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 £326
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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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
46799 45973 39698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.31% 92.47% 92.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 28978 28720 23273
Average daily rate £400 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
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 1854 1876 2044
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
London +22 19 £463 +5.71% 2
South East -20 19 £450 +38.46% 1
East of England +18 3 £475 -9.52% 2
South West +3 3 £460 +41.53%
West Midlands - 2 £430 -
Test Specialist
UK

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 41 (43.62%) Test Scripting
2 40 (42.55%) Security Cleared
3 36 (38.30%) UNIX
4 33 (35.11%) Linux
4 33 (35.11%) HTML
4 33 (35.11%) HP
4 33 (35.11%) ISTQB
5 32 (34.04%) JavaScript
5 32 (34.04%) .NET
5 32 (34.04%) SC Cleared
6 31 (32.98%) Microsoft
7 30 (31.91%) Knowledge Management
8 29 (30.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 28 (29.79%) ASP.NET
9 28 (29.79%) JSP
10 26 (27.66%) ISEB
11 25 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (26.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 24 (25.53%) MS Excel
13 21 (22.34%) Cisco
13 21 (22.34%) Cisco Certification
13 21 (22.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 21 (22.34%) MCITP
13 21 (22.34%) Security Testing
14 19 (20.21%) SAN
14 19 (20.21%) PowerShell
15 18 (19.15%) Java
16 16 (17.02%) Oracle
16 16 (17.02%) Windows
16 16 (17.02%) Project Management

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (1.06%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 24 (25.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.32%) MS Project
3 4 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (8.51%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.06%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.21%) SAN
2 10 (10.64%) iSCSI
2 10 (10.64%) FCoE
2 10 (10.64%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (4.26%) Internet
4 1 (1.06%) DVB
4 1 (1.06%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.57%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.19%) IBM InfoSphere
2 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (9.57%) Selenium
1 9 (9.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (7.45%) Cucumber
3 4 (4.26%) JMeter
4 3 (3.19%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.19%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.13%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.13%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.13%) JBehave
5 2 (2.13%) Bower
5 2 (2.13%) Calabash
5 2 (2.13%) Grunt
5 2 (2.13%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (2.13%) Appium
5 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.13%) Xcode
5 2 (2.13%) JIRA
6 1 (1.06%) Maven
6 1 (1.06%) Subversion
6 1 (1.06%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (4.26%) Finance
1 4 (4.26%) Banking
2 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.13%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.06%) Front Office
3 1 (1.06%) Legal
3 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (35.11%) HTML
2 32 (34.04%) .NET
3 28 (29.79%) ASP.NET
3 28 (29.79%) JSP
4 5 (5.32%) Web Services
4 5 (5.32%) XML
5 3 (3.19%) CSS
5 3 (3.19%) JRuby
6 2 (2.13%) CSS3
6 2 (2.13%) HTML5
6 2 (2.13%) SOAP
6 2 (2.13%) jQuery
7 1 (1.06%) Java SE
7 1 (1.06%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.06%) XSLT
7 1 (1.06%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.32%) Device Driver
1 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.19%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.19%) Open Source
3 2 (2.13%) MPEG
4 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.06%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.06%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 36 (38.30%) UNIX
2 33 (35.11%) Linux
3 16 (17.02%) Windows
4 11 (11.70%) AIX
5 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.13%) Solaris
7 1 (1.06%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (43.62%) Test Scripting
2 30 (31.91%) Knowledge Management
3 25 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (22.34%) Security Testing
5 16 (17.02%) Project Management
6 14 (14.89%) Software Testing
7 13 (13.83%) Test Automation
8 12 (12.77%) Performance Testing
9 8 (8.51%) Scrum
9 8 (8.51%) Regression Testing
10 7 (7.45%) Migration
10 7 (7.45%) CRM
10 7 (7.45%) Data Migration
11 5 (5.32%) Software Engineering
11 5 (5.32%) BDD
12 4 (4.26%) CMMI
12 4 (4.26%) Automated Testing
13 3 (3.19%) User Acceptance Testing
13 3 (3.19%) Validation
13 3 (3.19%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (34.04%) JavaScript
2 19 (20.21%) PowerShell
3 18 (19.15%) Java
4 13 (13.83%) Perl
5 8 (8.51%) SQL
6 6 (6.38%) C#
7 5 (5.32%) C++
7 5 (5.32%) C
8 3 (3.19%) Jython
8 3 (3.19%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.19%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.13%) VB
9 2 (2.13%) VBA
9 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.06%) Ruby
10 1 (1.06%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (42.55%) Security Cleared
2 33 (35.11%) ISTQB
3 32 (34.04%) SC Cleared
4 29 (30.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 26 (27.66%) ISEB
6 25 (26.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (22.34%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (22.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (22.34%) MCITP
8 11 (11.70%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.13%) Degree
10 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.06%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.38%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (35.11%) HP
2 31 (32.98%) Microsoft
3 21 (22.34%) Cisco
4 16 (17.02%) Oracle
5 10 (10.64%) Veritas
5 10 (10.64%) VMware
6 8 (8.51%) Citrix
7 7 (7.45%) IBM
8 3 (3.19%) Remedy
9 2 (2.13%) CA
10 1 (1.06%) webMethods
10 1 (1.06%) Cognos
10 1 (1.06%) Adobe
10 1 (1.06%) Murex
10 1 (1.06%) Calypso
10 1 (1.06%) SAP
Andover, Hampshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago