The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Hampshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Specialist
Rank 104 114 99
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 8 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.39% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.19% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £325 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £326 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.38% -6.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1870 1595 1706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 90.08% 93.49% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1099 954 815
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 163 216
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -17.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.81 £11.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Specialist
South East

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 18 April 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 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) JSP
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) HP
1 8 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (87.50%) UNIX
3 5 (62.50%) Linux
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle
4 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (50.00%) MCITP
4 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 3 (37.50%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 2000
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) VB

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (37.50%) HTTPS
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
3 1 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) JSP
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) UNIX
2 5 (62.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 2000
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
1 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
1 3 (37.50%) Knowledge Management
1 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (37.50%) VB
4 2 (25.00%) VBScript
5 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) MCITP
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) HP
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle