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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Specialist
Rank 95 97 94
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 24 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.16% 0.34% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 0.37% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £322 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% -8.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £318 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.29% -3.72%
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
1928 1610 1529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 93.46% 92.26% 92.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1098 878 750
Average daily rate £350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 163 198
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
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
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Test Specialist
South East

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 31 (96.88%) HP
2 28 (87.50%) ISTQB
3 22 (68.75%) JavaScript
3 22 (68.75%) .NET
3 22 (68.75%) ASP.NET
3 22 (68.75%) JSP
4 21 (65.63%) Oracle
4 21 (65.63%) HTML
5 18 (56.25%) QuickTest Pro
5 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
5 18 (56.25%) SC Cleared
5 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
5 18 (56.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 17 (53.13%) Test Scripting
6 17 (53.13%) UNIX
7 16 (50.00%) VB
8 13 (40.63%) Linux
9 12 (37.50%) DV Cleared
9 12 (37.50%) Knowledge Management
10 11 (34.38%) C#
10 11 (34.38%) CRM
11 10 (31.25%) Cisco
11 10 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (31.25%) MCITP
11 10 (31.25%) Test Automation
12 9 (28.13%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (28.13%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
13 8 (25.00%) PowerShell

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
1 7 (21.88%) HTTPS
2 3 (9.38%) SSL
2 3 (9.38%) DNS
2 3 (9.38%) HTTP
2 3 (9.38%) Wireshark
3 2 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (56.25%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (15.63%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (68.75%) .NET
1 22 (68.75%) ASP.NET
1 22 (68.75%) JSP
2 21 (65.63%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) JPA
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) UNIX
2 13 (40.63%) Linux
3 7 (21.88%) Windows 2000
3 7 (21.88%) Windows XP
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (21.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Test Scripting
2 12 (37.50%) Knowledge Management
3 11 (34.38%) CRM
4 10 (31.25%) Test Automation
5 7 (21.88%) Software Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Project Management
7 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Load Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Validation
8 3 (9.38%) Security Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Workflow
8 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
9 1 (3.13%) Performance Engineering
9 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.13%) Information Security
9 1 (3.13%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (68.75%) JavaScript
2 16 (50.00%) VB
3 11 (34.38%) C#
4 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (15.63%) VBScript
6 2 (6.25%) Java
6 2 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (87.50%) ISTQB
2 18 (56.25%) SC Cleared
2 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 18 (56.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 12 (37.50%) DV Cleared
4 10 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (31.25%) MCITP
5 8 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Nessus
Vendors
1 31 (96.88%) HP
2 21 (65.63%) Oracle
3 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
4 10 (31.25%) Cisco
5 4 (12.50%) Siebel
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