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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Specialist
Rank 427 415 423
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 16 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.070% 0.085% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.090% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 16
Median daily rate £421 £400 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.31% -17.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £351 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +17.14%
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
21646 22266 22990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.78% 94.99% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15388 15710 15942
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 349 435
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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
City of London +25 5 £400 -11.11%
Test Specialist
England

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) Test Scripting
3 9 (29.03%) Banking
3 9 (29.03%) Finance
3 9 (29.03%) Java
4 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
5 7 (22.58%) Selenium
5 7 (22.58%) LoadRunner
5 7 (22.58%) HP
5 7 (22.58%) JMeter
6 6 (19.35%) QA
6 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
7 5 (16.13%) JIRA
7 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
7 5 (16.13%) BDD
7 5 (16.13%) Scrum
7 5 (16.13%) Automated Testing
7 5 (16.13%) ISEB
7 5 (16.13%) HP UFT
8 4 (12.90%) Functional Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (12.90%) SDLC
8 4 (12.90%) SQL
8 4 (12.90%) .NET
8 4 (12.90%) Python
8 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (12.90%) SoapUI
8 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared
8 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
9 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) Kerberos
2 1 (3.23%) MQTT
2 1 (3.23%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) JMeter
1 7 (22.58%) LoadRunner
1 7 (22.58%) Selenium
2 5 (16.13%) HP UFT
2 5 (16.13%) JIRA
3 4 (12.90%) SoapUI
4 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
4 3 (9.68%) JUnit
4 3 (9.68%) WebDriver
4 3 (9.68%) Zephyr
5 2 (6.45%) CasperJS
5 2 (6.45%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (3.23%) Appium
6 1 (3.23%) AppScan
6 1 (3.23%) Calabash
6 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.23%) NUnit
6 1 (3.23%) Sahi
6 1 (3.23%) SonarQube
6 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (29.03%) Banking
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Front Office
2 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.45%) Node.js
2 2 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (6.45%) RESTful
2 2 (6.45%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) JSON
3 1 (3.23%) Kafka
3 1 (3.23%) OAuth
3 1 (3.23%) Protocol Buffers
3 1 (3.23%) REST
3 1 (3.23%) SAML
3 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) User Experience
2 1 (3.23%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.23%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.23%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Linux
1 3 (9.68%) Unix
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) Test Scripting
3 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
4 5 (16.13%) Automated Testing
4 5 (16.13%) BDD
4 5 (16.13%) Scrum
5 4 (12.90%) Functional Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
5 4 (12.90%) SDLC
6 3 (9.68%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (9.68%) TDD
6 3 (9.68%) Test Management
6 3 (9.68%) Test Planning
6 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Algorithmic Trading
7 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
7 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.45%) Migration
7 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) Java
2 4 (12.90%) Python
2 4 (12.90%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) C++
4 1 (3.23%) C
4 1 (3.23%) COBOL
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby
4 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
2 5 (16.13%) ISEB
2 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.45%) PhD
4 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) QA
2 3 (9.68%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) HP Fortify
2 1 (3.23%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) HP
2 2 (6.45%) Atlassian
2 2 (6.45%) Sybase
3 1 (3.23%) Alias
3 1 (3.23%) AppDynamics
3 1 (3.23%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) Unisys
3 1 (3.23%) Veracode