The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 390 400 379
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 19 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.085% 0.046% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.049% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 2
Average daily rate
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£445 £438 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +5.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £335 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £468 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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
20637 22420 20085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.48% 92.77% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14163 15517 13606
Average daily rate £445 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 400 415
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £38.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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
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 20 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 20 April 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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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 +31 3 £440 - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Test Specialist
England

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 14 (51.85%) UNIX
1 14 (51.85%) Test Scripting
2 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (37.04%) HTML
4 9 (33.33%) HP
4 9 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 9 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 8 (29.63%) Test Automation
5 8 (29.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (29.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 8 (29.63%) Knowledge Management
5 8 (29.63%) Scrum
5 8 (29.63%) ISEB
5 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
5 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
5 8 (29.63%) .NET
5 8 (29.63%) Oracle
5 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET
5 8 (29.63%) JSP
6 7 (25.93%) Linux
6 7 (25.93%) Java
7 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 6 (22.22%) Cisco
7 6 (22.22%) MCITP
7 6 (22.22%) Selenium
7 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
7 6 (22.22%) Security Testing

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Internet
2 2 (7.41%) Broadband
2 2 (7.41%) SAN
3 1 (3.70%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) IBM InfoSphere
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Selenium
2 5 (18.52%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
3 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.70%) JMeter
4 1 (3.70%) Subversion
4 1 (3.70%) Maven
4 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) HTML
2 8 (29.63%) .NET
2 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET
2 8 (29.63%) JSP
3 3 (11.11%) XML
4 2 (7.41%) Web Services
5 1 (3.70%) XSLT
5 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Open Source
1 3 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.41%) MPEG
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) UNIX
2 7 (25.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Test Scripting
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (29.63%) Scrum
3 8 (29.63%) Knowledge Management
3 8 (29.63%) Test Automation
4 6 (22.22%) Security Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Project Management
6 3 (11.11%) ETL
6 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 3 (11.11%) DevOps
6 3 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
7 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
7 2 (7.41%) CRM
7 2 (7.41%) CMMI
7 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Release Management
7 2 (7.41%) Migration
8 1 (3.70%) TDD
8 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
2 7 (25.93%) Java
3 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 5 (18.52%) SQL
5 4 (14.81%) Bash Shell
5 4 (14.81%) Perl
6 3 (11.11%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.70%) PHP
7 1 (3.70%) C#
7 1 (3.70%) VBA
7 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 9 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 9 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (29.63%) ISEB
3 8 (29.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (29.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (22.22%) MCITP
5 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
6 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) HP
2 8 (29.63%) Oracle
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 6 (22.22%) Cisco
4 3 (11.11%) IBM
5 2 (7.41%) Citrix
5 2 (7.41%) CA
6 1 (3.70%) Murex
6 1 (3.70%) Calypso