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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Specialist
Rank 549 517 528
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 30 34 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.057% 0.071% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.077% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 20
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£445 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.33% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £246 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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
47542 44396 47499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.64% 92.88% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30198 27395 27354
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1944 1931 2369
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +14 13 £450 +4.65%
South East -8 13 £379 +8.21% 4
South West -34 1 £325 -12.16%
East of England - 1 - -
North West - - - -
Test Specialist
UK

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 40 (49.38%) Test Scripting
2 39 (48.15%) Security Cleared
3 38 (46.91%) HP
4 36 (44.44%) SC Cleared
5 35 (43.21%) ISTQB
6 34 (41.98%) UNIX
7 30 (37.04%) .NET
8 28 (34.57%) Oracle
8 28 (34.57%) Microsoft
9 26 (32.10%) HTML
9 26 (32.10%) JavaScript
9 26 (32.10%) ASP.NET
9 26 (32.10%) JSP
10 25 (30.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 23 (28.40%) QuickTest Pro
12 19 (23.46%) VB
12 19 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (23.46%) Ruby
13 18 (22.22%) C#
14 17 (20.99%) Linux
14 17 (20.99%) CRM
14 17 (20.99%) Knowledge Management
14 17 (20.99%) DV Cleared
14 17 (20.99%) Test Automation
15 15 (18.52%) Git (software)
15 15 (18.52%) RSpec
15 15 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (16.05%) BDD
16 13 (16.05%) Shell Script
16 13 (16.05%) Project Management

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (16.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (12.35%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.47%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.81%) SAN
2 5 (6.17%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.94%) FCoE
3 4 (4.94%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (4.94%) HTTPS
4 3 (3.70%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.47%) Multicast
5 2 (2.47%) DVB
5 2 (2.47%) SSL
5 2 (2.47%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.23%) FTP
6 1 (1.23%) HTTP
6 1 (1.23%) Broadband
6 1 (1.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.35%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.70%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (28.40%) QuickTest Pro
2 15 (18.52%) Git (software)
2 15 (18.52%) RSpec
3 12 (14.81%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.17%) Selenium
4 5 (6.17%) LoadRunner
5 4 (4.94%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.70%) JUnit
6 3 (3.70%) Mercurial
6 3 (3.70%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.70%) Hudson
7 2 (2.47%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.47%) Subversion
7 2 (2.47%) Maven
8 1 (1.23%) JIRA
8 1 (1.23%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.23%) Ant
8 1 (1.23%) Appium
8 1 (1.23%) Calabash
8 1 (1.23%) Concordion
General
1 5 (6.17%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Banking
2 4 (4.94%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.23%) Games
3 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (37.04%) .NET
2 26 (32.10%) HTML
2 26 (32.10%) ASP.NET
2 26 (32.10%) JSP
3 3 (3.70%) MSMQ
4 2 (2.47%) XML
5 1 (1.23%) JPA
5 1 (1.23%) RESTful
5 1 (1.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.70%) Mathematics
2 3 (3.70%) Hedge funds
3 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.47%) Open Source
3 2 (2.47%) Video on Demand
3 2 (2.47%) Over-the-Top Content
3 2 (2.47%) MPEG
3 2 (2.47%) Handset
4 1 (1.23%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.23%) User Experience
4 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 34 (41.98%) UNIX
2 17 (20.99%) Linux
3 9 (11.11%) Windows
4 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.94%) Windows XP
4 4 (4.94%) AIX
4 4 (4.94%) Windows 2000
4 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.23%) SUSE
5 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.23%) Android
5 1 (1.23%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (49.38%) Test Scripting
2 19 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (20.99%) CRM
3 17 (20.99%) Knowledge Management
3 17 (20.99%) Test Automation
4 13 (16.05%) BDD
4 13 (16.05%) Project Management
5 11 (13.58%) Software Testing
6 10 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (12.35%) Functional Testing
7 7 (8.64%) Security Testing
8 6 (7.41%) Validation
8 6 (7.41%) Automated Testing
8 6 (7.41%) TDD
9 5 (6.17%) Performance Testing
9 5 (6.17%) Automation Testing
10 4 (4.94%) Regression Testing
10 4 (4.94%) Software Engineering
11 3 (3.70%) Problem Management
11 3 (3.70%) Risk Analytics
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.10%) JavaScript
2 19 (23.46%) VB
2 19 (23.46%) Ruby
3 18 (22.22%) C#
4 13 (16.05%) Shell Script
5 11 (13.58%) Java
5 11 (13.58%) SQL
6 8 (9.88%) PowerShell
7 7 (8.64%) Perl
8 5 (6.17%) C++
8 5 (6.17%) C
9 4 (4.94%) Bash Shell
10 3 (3.70%) VBScript
11 2 (2.47%) Scala
11 2 (2.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 39 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 36 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 35 (43.21%) ISTQB
4 25 (30.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 17 (20.99%) DV Cleared
6 10 (12.35%) MCITP
6 10 (12.35%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (9.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.47%) ISEB
9 1 (1.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.88%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.47%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 10 (12.35%) Puppet
1 10 (12.35%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (12.35%) Vagrant
1 10 (12.35%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (11.11%) ZABBIX
3 7 (8.64%) YUM
4 3 (3.70%) Nagios
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (2.47%) Nessus
Vendors
1 38 (46.91%) HP
2 28 (34.57%) Oracle
2 28 (34.57%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.35%) Cisco
4 7 (8.64%) Siebel
5 5 (6.17%) Citrix
6 4 (4.94%) Veritas
6 4 (4.94%) VMware
7 3 (3.70%) Sybase
7 3 (3.70%) IBM
8 2 (2.47%) Ericsson
9 1 (1.23%) Symbian
9 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago