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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Specialist
Rank 587 576 594
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 23 42 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.050% 0.083% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.087% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 15
Median daily rate £350 £413 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £329 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £498 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £41.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +36.66%
Test Specialist
UK

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
43243 48091 49053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.58% 94.95% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28473 31109 31489
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1507 1878 2039
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
West Midlands -6 5 £345 -
London -31 5 £340 -24.44% 2
East of England - 5 £475 - 1
South West - 4 £400 - 1
South East +16 3 £340 -17.57% 1
Yorkshire +22 1 - -
Test Specialist
UK

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 28 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (27.94%) Finance
2 19 (27.94%) Security Cleared
3 17 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 15 (22.06%) Java
5 14 (20.59%) Banking
5 14 (20.59%) Selenium
5 14 (20.59%) SoapUI
6 13 (19.12%) DV Cleared
6 13 (19.12%) Test Scripting
6 13 (19.12%) Python
7 12 (17.65%) SQL
7 12 (17.65%) HP
7 12 (17.65%) Scrum
7 12 (17.65%) Test Planning
8 11 (16.18%) Functional Testing
8 11 (16.18%) JMeter
8 11 (16.18%) TDD
8 11 (16.18%) Linux
9 9 (13.24%) .NET
10 8 (11.76%) C++
10 8 (11.76%) Unix
10 8 (11.76%) SAP
10 8 (11.76%) LoadRunner
10 8 (11.76%) QA
10 8 (11.76%) Ruby
10 8 (11.76%) ISTQB
10 8 (11.76%) Defect Tracking
10 8 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (10.29%) BDD

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 (2.94%) IIS
2 1 (1.47%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Project
1 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (7.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (4.41%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) SAN
2 2 (2.94%) Firewall
2 2 (2.94%) HTTP
2 2 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (2.94%) Network Security
3 1 (1.47%) Internet
3 1 (1.47%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.47%) MQTT
3 1 (1.47%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) DB2
1 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (20.59%) Selenium
1 14 (20.59%) SoapUI
2 11 (16.18%) JMeter
3 8 (11.76%) LoadRunner
4 6 (8.82%) HP UFT
5 5 (7.35%) Jenkins
5 5 (7.35%) JIRA
5 5 (7.35%) JUnit
5 5 (7.35%) Zephyr
6 3 (4.41%) Appium
6 3 (4.41%) CasperJS
6 3 (4.41%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.41%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.94%) Calabash
7 2 (2.94%) NUnit
7 2 (2.94%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.47%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.47%) Sahi
General
1 19 (27.94%) Finance
2 14 (20.59%) Banking
3 5 (7.35%) Electronics
3 5 (7.35%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.35%) Marketing
3 5 (7.35%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.41%) Front Office
4 3 (4.41%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.94%) Retail
6 1 (1.47%) Legal
6 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.24%) .NET
2 7 (10.29%) SOAP
2 7 (10.29%) Web Services
3 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.41%) Gherkin
3 3 (4.41%) HTML
4 2 (2.94%) AppFabric
4 2 (2.94%) CSS
4 2 (2.94%) JSON
4 2 (2.94%) Middleware
4 2 (2.94%) Node.js
4 2 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.94%) RESTful
4 2 (2.94%) WCF
4 2 (2.94%) XML
5 1 (1.47%) DOM
5 1 (1.47%) jQuery
5 1 (1.47%) JSP
5 1 (1.47%) SAML
5 1 (1.47%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.82%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (5.88%) Mathematics
3 4 (5.88%) SWIFT
4 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.94%) User Experience
6 1 (1.47%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.47%) NHS
6 1 (1.47%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.47%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.18%) Linux
2 8 (11.76%) Unix
3 6 (8.82%) Windows
4 4 (5.88%) AIX
4 4 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.47%) Android
5 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (19.12%) Test Scripting
4 12 (17.65%) Scrum
4 12 (17.65%) Test Planning
5 11 (16.18%) Functional Testing
5 11 (16.18%) TDD
6 8 (11.76%) Defect Tracking
7 7 (10.29%) BDD
7 7 (10.29%) Test Management
8 6 (8.82%) Automated Testing
8 6 (8.82%) Configuration Management
8 6 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (8.82%) DevOps
8 6 (8.82%) Regression Testing
8 6 (8.82%) SDLC
8 6 (8.82%) Software Testing
9 5 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (7.35%) Programme Management
9 5 (7.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.06%) Java
2 13 (19.12%) Python
3 12 (17.65%) SQL
4 8 (11.76%) C++
4 8 (11.76%) Ruby
5 6 (8.82%) Bash Shell
5 6 (8.82%) Perl
6 3 (4.41%) C#
6 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.94%) C
7 2 (2.94%) Groovy
7 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.47%) ECMAScript
8 1 (1.47%) VB
8 1 (1.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (27.94%) Security Cleared
2 13 (19.12%) DV Cleared
3 8 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.88%) ISEB
6 2 (2.94%) Degree
6 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (2.94%) PhD
7 1 (1.47%) CCNA
7 1 (1.47%) CHECK Team Member
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.47%) CISM
7 1 (1.47%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.47%) HP ASE
7 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.76%) QA
2 4 (5.88%) SDET
3 2 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) Snort
3 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) HP
2 8 (11.76%) SAP
3 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.82%) Oracle
5 4 (5.88%) Citrix
5 4 (5.88%) VMware
6 3 (4.41%) Sybase
7 2 (2.94%) IBM
7 2 (2.94%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.47%) Avaloq
8 1 (1.47%) Siebel
8 1 (1.47%) TSYS
8 1 (1.47%) Wall Street Systems
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