The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 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 London 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Specialist
Rank 384 399 394
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 17 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.072% 0.033% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.036% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 11
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £447 £475
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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21865 22414 24437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.73% 92.46% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15013 15255 15840
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 472 647
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Test Specialist
England

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in London

Test Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Test Specialist Daily Rate Trend in London

Test Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Test Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in London

Test Specialist
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 24 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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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
City of London +28 7 £514 +36.93%
Test Specialist
England

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 13 (46.43%) SQL
1 13 (46.43%) UNIX
2 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) Ruby
2 12 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 12 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 11 (39.29%) BDD
4 10 (35.71%) RSpec
4 10 (35.71%) Shell Script
5 9 (32.14%) .NET
5 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
6 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (25.00%) QA
7 7 (25.00%) Jenkins
7 7 (25.00%) Oracle
7 7 (25.00%) C#
7 7 (25.00%) TDD
8 6 (21.43%) Banking
8 6 (21.43%) Investment Banking
8 6 (21.43%) Finance
8 6 (21.43%) Vagrant
8 6 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (21.43%) Puppet
8 6 (21.43%) ZABBIX
9 5 (17.86%) YUM
9 5 (17.86%) Hedge funds
9 5 (17.86%) Mathematics
9 5 (17.86%) Risk Analytics

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle CRM
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (7.14%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
1 2 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Big Data
2 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
2 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.57%) QlikView
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 10 (35.71%) RSpec
3 7 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
5 2 (7.14%) Mercurial
5 2 (7.14%) Selenium
5 2 (7.14%) Hudson
5 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.57%) Capybara
6 1 (3.57%) JIRA
6 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.57%) JMeter
6 1 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (3.57%) JUnit
General
1 6 (21.43%) Banking
1 6 (21.43%) Investment Banking
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) .NET
2 5 (17.86%) MSMQ
3 2 (7.14%) HTML
3 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.14%) JSP
4 1 (3.57%) REST
4 1 (3.57%) WPF
4 1 (3.57%) Apache CXF
4 1 (3.57%) SOAP
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Hedge funds
1 5 (17.86%) Mathematics
2 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.14%) Open Source
3 1 (3.57%) Video on Demand
3 1 (3.57%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) UNIX
2 3 (10.71%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) BDD
3 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
4 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (25.00%) TDD
6 5 (17.86%) Risk Analytics
6 5 (17.86%) Analytics
6 5 (17.86%) Validation
6 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
7 4 (14.29%) CRM
8 2 (7.14%) OO
8 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 2 (7.14%) Project Management
8 2 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (3.57%) DevOps
9 1 (3.57%) Automation Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Agile Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Integration Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) SQL
2 12 (42.86%) Ruby
3 10 (35.71%) Shell Script
4 7 (25.00%) C#
5 4 (14.29%) Java
6 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.14%) Perl
6 2 (7.14%) PHP
6 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
6 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.57%) Tcl
7 1 (3.57%) VB
7 1 (3.57%) VBA
7 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) NDS
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Vagrant
1 6 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (21.43%) Puppet
1 6 (21.43%) ZABBIX
2 5 (17.86%) YUM
3 2 (7.14%) Nagios
4 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Oracle
2 5 (17.86%) Sybase
3 4 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (7.14%) IBM
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.14%) SAP
4 2 (7.14%) JD Edwards
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix
5 1 (3.57%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco