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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Specialist
Rank 554 534 509
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 25 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.050% 0.036% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.039% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 15
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£405 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £323 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £525 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £368 £413
% change year-on-year
-3.94% -10.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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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
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 - 10 - -
London +7 7 £435 -2.24% 2
East of England - 4 £325 -
South West -26 2 £400 +8.10% 2
West Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - -
Test Specialist
UK

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 30 (48.39%) Test Scripting
2 28 (45.16%) UNIX
3 27 (43.55%) Security Cleared
4 26 (41.94%) HP
5 24 (38.71%) SC Cleared
6 23 (37.10%) ISTQB
7 22 (35.48%) Microsoft
7 22 (35.48%) .NET
7 22 (35.48%) HTML
8 21 (33.87%) JavaScript
8 21 (33.87%) ASP.NET
8 21 (33.87%) JSP
9 20 (32.26%) Oracle
9 20 (32.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 17 (27.42%) Knowledge Management
11 16 (25.81%) SAN
12 14 (22.58%) Project Management
13 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (20.97%) Linux
14 12 (19.35%) MS Excel
14 12 (19.35%) Test Automation
15 11 (17.74%) Java
15 11 (17.74%) Oracle EBS
16 10 (16.13%) Citrix
16 10 (16.13%) QuickTest Pro
16 10 (16.13%) CRM
16 10 (16.13%) DV Cleared
16 10 (16.13%) Ruby
17 9 (14.52%) RSpec
18 8 (12.90%) PowerShell

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (17.74%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 16 (25.81%) SAN
2 4 (6.45%) FCoE
2 4 (6.45%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (4.84%) iSCSI
4 2 (3.23%) Multicast
4 2 (3.23%) DVB
4 2 (3.23%) Broadband
4 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.61%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.61%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (16.13%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (14.52%) RSpec
3 8 (12.90%) Jenkins
4 6 (9.68%) Selenium
4 6 (9.68%) Git (software)
5 5 (8.06%) WebDriver
6 4 (6.45%) Cucumber
7 3 (4.84%) Subversion
7 3 (4.84%) Maven
7 3 (4.84%) JUnit
8 2 (3.23%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.23%) FitNesse
8 2 (3.23%) Calabash
9 1 (1.61%) Grunt
9 1 (1.61%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (1.61%) Bower
9 1 (1.61%) Appium
9 1 (1.61%) Hudson
9 1 (1.61%) Concordion
9 1 (1.61%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.61%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Games
2 1 (1.61%) Banking
2 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (35.48%) HTML
1 22 (35.48%) .NET
2 21 (33.87%) ASP.NET
2 21 (33.87%) JSP
3 3 (4.84%) XML
3 3 (4.84%) JRuby
4 1 (1.61%) JPA
4 1 (1.61%) RESTful
4 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.23%) Video on Demand
2 2 (3.23%) MPEG
2 2 (3.23%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (1.61%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.61%) Handset
3 1 (1.61%) Open Source
3 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 28 (45.16%) UNIX
2 13 (20.97%) Linux
3 8 (12.90%) Windows
4 4 (6.45%) AIX
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.61%) SUSE
7 1 (1.61%) Android
7 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (48.39%) Test Scripting
2 17 (27.42%) Knowledge Management
3 14 (22.58%) Project Management
4 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (19.35%) Test Automation
6 10 (16.13%) CRM
7 8 (12.90%) Security Testing
8 7 (11.29%) BDD
9 6 (9.68%) Software Testing
10 5 (8.06%) Migration
10 5 (8.06%) Data Migration
10 5 (8.06%) Automation Testing
10 5 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (6.45%) Performance Testing
11 4 (6.45%) Regression Testing
12 3 (4.84%) Automated Testing
12 3 (4.84%) TDD
13 2 (3.23%) CMMI
13 2 (3.23%) Functional Testing
14 1 (1.61%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.87%) JavaScript
2 11 (17.74%) Java
3 10 (16.13%) Ruby
4 8 (12.90%) PowerShell
4 8 (12.90%) Perl
5 6 (9.68%) Shell Script
6 5 (8.06%) C
6 5 (8.06%) C#
6 5 (8.06%) C++
6 5 (8.06%) SQL
7 4 (6.45%) VB
8 3 (4.84%) Jython
8 3 (4.84%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.23%) Scala
9 2 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (43.55%) Security Cleared
2 24 (38.71%) SC Cleared
3 23 (37.10%) ISTQB
4 20 (32.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 10 (16.13%) DV Cleared
6 8 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (12.90%) MCITP
7 7 (11.29%) ISEB
8 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (8.06%) Puppet
1 5 (8.06%) Vagrant
1 5 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.45%) ZABBIX
3 2 (3.23%) yum
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.61%) Nagios
Vendors
1 26 (41.94%) HP
2 22 (35.48%) Microsoft
3 20 (32.26%) Oracle
4 10 (16.13%) Citrix
5 8 (12.90%) Cisco
6 5 (8.06%) Siebel
7 4 (6.45%) Veritas
7 4 (6.45%) VMware
8 2 (3.23%) Ericsson
8 2 (3.23%) IBM
9 1 (1.61%) Cognos
9 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
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