The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex 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 25 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 Middlesex 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Specialist
Rank 27 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.43% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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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
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
207 202 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 88.84% 87.07% 87.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 120 103
Average daily rate £375 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 12
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.26 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Test Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Test Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Test Specialist
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Symbian
1 1 (100.00%) OS/2
1 1 (100.00%) Handset
1 1 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Handset
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) OS/2
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Symbian