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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 102 96 102
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 19 25 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.89% 1.20% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.28% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 6
Average daily rate
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£360 £325 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £325 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
Test Specialist
South East

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
1986 1950 1614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 92.63% 93.48% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1253 1110 881
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 112 162
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.28 £10.57 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £46.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Specialist across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Test Specialist Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 July 2015. 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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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
Gosport +15 7 £350 -
Andover - 3 - -
Winchester - 2 - -
Southampton - 1 £388 -
Farnborough - 1 £295 -
Test Specialist
South East

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 26 (76.47%) ISTQB
2 24 (70.59%) HP
3 22 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 22 (64.71%) HTML
3 22 (64.71%) JavaScript
3 22 (64.71%) UNIX
3 22 (64.71%) SC Cleared
3 22 (64.71%) Security Cleared
4 21 (61.76%) .NET
4 21 (61.76%) Linux
5 20 (58.82%) ASP.NET
5 20 (58.82%) JSP
5 20 (58.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 19 (55.88%) Test Scripting
7 18 (52.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 17 (50.00%) Security Testing
8 17 (50.00%) ISEB
8 17 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (47.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (47.06%) Cisco
9 16 (47.06%) MCITP
10 15 (44.12%) MS Excel
11 14 (41.18%) PowerShell
12 12 (35.29%) Knowledge Management
13 11 (32.35%) SAN
14 10 (29.41%) Project Management
15 7 (20.59%) Windows
15 7 (20.59%) DV Cleared
16 6 (17.65%) iSCSI
16 6 (17.65%) Software Testing

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 15 (44.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (32.35%) SAN
2 6 (17.65%) iSCSI
2 6 (17.65%) FCoE
2 6 (17.65%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
1 1 (2.94%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (64.71%) HTML
2 21 (61.76%) .NET
3 20 (58.82%) ASP.NET
3 20 (58.82%) JSP
4 1 (2.94%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.94%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 22 (64.71%) UNIX
2 21 (61.76%) Linux
3 7 (20.59%) Windows
4 6 (17.65%) AIX
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Test Scripting
2 17 (50.00%) Security Testing
3 12 (35.29%) Knowledge Management
4 10 (29.41%) Project Management
5 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.82%) Migration
7 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.82%) Data Migration
8 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.88%) Performance Testing
9 1 (2.94%) Stress Testing
9 1 (2.94%) CRM
9 1 (2.94%) Functional Testing
9 1 (2.94%) Automation Testing
9 1 (2.94%) System Integration Testing
9 1 (2.94%) Service Management
9 1 (2.94%) Use Case
9 1 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (2.94%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (64.71%) JavaScript
2 14 (41.18%) PowerShell
3 6 (17.65%) Perl
4 5 (14.71%) C
5 4 (11.76%) C++
5 4 (11.76%) Java
6 3 (8.82%) SQL
7 1 (2.94%) VB
7 1 (2.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (76.47%) ISTQB
2 22 (64.71%) SC Cleared
2 22 (64.71%) Security Cleared
3 20 (58.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 18 (52.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (50.00%) ISEB
5 17 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (47.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (47.06%) MCITP
7 7 (20.59%) DV Cleared
8 2 (5.88%) CCNA
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 24 (70.59%) HP
2 22 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 16 (47.06%) Cisco
4 6 (17.65%) Oracle
4 6 (17.65%) VMware
4 6 (17.65%) Veritas
5 5 (14.71%) Citrix
6 3 (8.82%) Salesforce.com