The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Test Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Specialist
Rank 418 414 405
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 13 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.059% 0.051% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.054% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 11
Median daily rate £425 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £344 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -
Test Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21061 22369 21797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.05% 94.77% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15089 15700 14988
Median daily rate £455 £443 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.82% +4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 376 408
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.17 £41.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Test Specialist in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Specialist across the London region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

Test Specialist Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Docklands, London - 3 £475 -
City of London +41 2 - -
Croydon - 1 £300 -
Test Specialist
England

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, Test Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 11 (39.29%) Java
3 10 (35.71%) HP
3 10 (35.71%) LoadRunner
4 8 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 8 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 7 (25.00%) DV Cleared
5 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 7 (25.00%) JIRA
5 7 (25.00%) Selenium
5 7 (25.00%) Finance
6 6 (21.43%) ISEB
6 6 (21.43%) Python
6 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Atlassian
6 6 (21.43%) Banking
6 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (21.43%) Selenium IDE
6 6 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (21.43%) BDD
7 5 (17.86%) Software Delivery
7 5 (17.86%) Software Testing
7 5 (17.86%) JMeter
8 4 (14.29%) QA
8 4 (14.29%) Test Management
9 3 (10.71%) Waterfall

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) Kerberos
Development Applications
1 10 (35.71%) LoadRunner
2 7 (25.00%) JIRA
2 7 (25.00%) Selenium
2 7 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 6 (21.43%) Selenium IDE
4 5 (17.86%) JMeter
5 3 (10.71%) HP UFT
6 2 (7.14%) AppScan
7 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.57%) JUnit
7 1 (3.57%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.57%) SonarQube
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
1 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
1 2 (7.14%) Ajax
1 2 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) OAuth
2 1 (3.57%) REST
2 1 (3.57%) RESTful
2 1 (3.57%) SAML
2 1 (3.57%) SOAP
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Credit Risk
1 1 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (3.57%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 6 (21.43%) BDD
4 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
5 5 (17.86%) Software Delivery
5 5 (17.86%) Software Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Test Management
7 3 (10.71%) Scrum
7 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
7 3 (10.71%) Test Planning
7 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
8 2 (7.14%) Capacity Management
8 2 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Proprietary Trading
8 2 (7.14%) QA Automation
8 2 (7.14%) SDLC
8 2 (7.14%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) Java
2 6 (21.43%) Python
3 2 (7.14%) C++
3 2 (7.14%) COBOL
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 7 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) ISEB
3 6 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.14%) HP Fortify
2 2 (7.14%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) HP
2 6 (21.43%) Atlassian
3 2 (7.14%) Citrix
3 2 (7.14%) Veracode
4 1 (3.57%) Alias
4 1 (3.57%) AppDynamics
4 1 (3.57%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) Unisys