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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Specialist
England / London
Rank 403 400 392
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 5 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.026% 0.058% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.061% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 3
Median daily rate £475 £444 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% +5.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £386 £396
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £513 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £385 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.49% +20.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

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
18474 19632 19634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.96% 95.10% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13203 13848 13928
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 311 341
Median hourly rate £21.75 £17.75 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.56% -0.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.83 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +3 3 £475 +8.57% 2
Test Specialist
England

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Banking
3 7 (35.00%) Finance
3 7 (35.00%) Selenium
3 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (30.00%) QA
5 5 (25.00%) SQL
5 5 (25.00%) HP UFT
5 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
6 4 (20.00%) Zephyr
6 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 4 (20.00%) HP
6 4 (20.00%) Unix
6 4 (20.00%) .NET
6 4 (20.00%) Java
6 4 (20.00%) JIRA
6 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 4 (20.00%) JMeter
6 4 (20.00%) SDET
7 3 (15.00%) Defect Tracking
7 3 (15.00%) TDD
7 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
7 3 (15.00%) Investment Banking
7 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) Front Office
7 3 (15.00%) Sybase
7 3 (15.00%) JUnit
7 3 (15.00%) Windows
7 3 (15.00%) Linux

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
1 1 (5.00%) MQTT
1 1 (5.00%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Selenium
2 5 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 4 (20.00%) JIRA
3 4 (20.00%) JMeter
3 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (20.00%) Zephyr
4 3 (15.00%) CasperJS
4 3 (15.00%) JUnit
5 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (10.00%) NUnit
5 2 (10.00%) Sahi
5 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (10.00%) WATIR
6 1 (5.00%) Appium
6 1 (5.00%) Calabash
6 1 (5.00%) JBehave
6 1 (5.00%) TestRail
6 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (40.00%) Banking
2 7 (35.00%) Finance
3 3 (15.00%) Front Office
3 3 (15.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (10.00%) Node.js
2 2 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) JSON
3 1 (5.00%) Kafka
3 1 (5.00%) Protocol Buffers
3 1 (5.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (10.00%) User Experience
1 2 (10.00%) Verilog
2 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) Equities
2 1 (5.00%) Hedge funds
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Unix
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Algorithmic Trading
4 3 (15.00%) Analytics
4 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (15.00%) BDD
4 3 (15.00%) Defect Tracking
4 3 (15.00%) Risk Analytics
4 3 (15.00%) Scrum
4 3 (15.00%) SDLC
4 3 (15.00%) TDD
4 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Testing
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps
5 2 (10.00%) Low Latency
5 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) C++
3 2 (10.00%) Python
3 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISEB
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) PhD
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
2 4 (20.00%) SDET
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) HP
2 3 (15.00%) Sybase
3 2 (10.00%) Altera
4 1 (5.00%) Avaloq
4 1 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) TSYS
4 1 (5.00%) Wall Street Systems
London
Resource Group
Rate: £350 - £379 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 15 hours ago