The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire 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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Specialist
Rank 105 104 118
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 11 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.53% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.13% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £322 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.98% -0.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £341 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.22% +6.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 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 Hampshire 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
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1890 1567 1912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 91.35% 93.27% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1074 930 1004
Average daily rate £360 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £494 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 133 188
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Specialist in the job title across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Test Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Specialist across the Hampshire region.

Test Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Test Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Specialist across the Hampshire region.

Test Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 35 (87.50%) HP
2 32 (80.00%) ISTQB
3 26 (65.00%) JavaScript
3 26 (65.00%) ASP.NET
3 26 (65.00%) JSP
3 26 (65.00%) .NET
4 25 (62.50%) HTML
5 23 (57.50%) Oracle
6 22 (55.00%) Microsoft
6 22 (55.00%) Security Cleared
6 22 (55.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 21 (52.50%) SC Cleared
7 21 (52.50%) UNIX
8 19 (47.50%) Test Scripting
9 18 (45.00%) QuickTest Pro
9 18 (45.00%) Linux
10 16 (40.00%) VB
11 14 (35.00%) Knowledge Management
11 14 (35.00%) DV Cleared
12 12 (30.00%) MCITP
12 12 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (30.00%) Cisco
13 11 (27.50%) CRM
13 11 (27.50%) C#
14 10 (25.00%) PowerShell
14 10 (25.00%) Test Automation
14 10 (25.00%) Windows
14 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
14 10 (25.00%) Software Testing

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 8 (20.00%) SAN
2 7 (17.50%) HTTPS
3 3 (7.50%) FCoE
3 3 (7.50%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (7.50%) Wireshark
3 3 (7.50%) iSCSI
3 3 (7.50%) SSL
3 3 (7.50%) HTTP
3 3 (7.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (45.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (12.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (65.00%) ASP.NET
1 26 (65.00%) JSP
1 26 (65.00%) .NET
2 25 (62.50%) HTML
3 1 (2.50%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) User Experience
2 1 (2.50%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (52.50%) UNIX
2 18 (45.00%) Linux
3 10 (25.00%) Windows
4 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (17.50%) Windows XP
4 7 (17.50%) Windows 2000
4 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Test Scripting
2 14 (35.00%) Knowledge Management
3 11 (27.50%) CRM
4 10 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 10 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 8 (20.00%) Project Management
6 7 (17.50%) Functional Testing
7 6 (15.00%) Performance Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Security Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Validation
9 4 (10.00%) Load Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Test Strategy
10 3 (7.50%) Workflow
11 1 (2.50%) Automated Testing
11 1 (2.50%) Software Engineering
11 1 (2.50%) Information Security
11 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (2.50%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 26 (65.00%) JavaScript
2 16 (40.00%) VB
3 11 (27.50%) C#
4 10 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (12.50%) Java
5 5 (12.50%) VBScript
6 4 (10.00%) C
6 4 (10.00%) Perl
6 4 (10.00%) C++
7 2 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 22 (55.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (55.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 21 (52.50%) SC Cleared
4 14 (35.00%) DV Cleared
5 12 (30.00%) MCITP
5 12 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (7.50%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (7.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 35 (87.50%) HP
2 23 (57.50%) Oracle
3 22 (55.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (30.00%) Cisco
5 4 (10.00%) Siebel
6 3 (7.50%) VMware
6 3 (7.50%) Veritas
7 2 (5.00%) Citrix