The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East 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 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Specialist
Rank 254 242 226
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 8 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.090% 0.25% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.27% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 9
Median daily rate £425 £369 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.25% +13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £301 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8452 8953 8683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.79% 94.91% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5047 5110 4693
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.16% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 431 447
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.15 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.83% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Test Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Test Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Test Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Specialist across the South East region.

Test Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Test Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Hampshire -2 8 £425 +21.42% 1
Test Specialist
England

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 South East region featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 11 (57.89%) Linux
1 11 (57.89%) HP
2 9 (47.37%) Test Scripting
2 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
3 8 (42.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 8 (42.11%) Unix
3 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 8 (42.11%) HTML
3 8 (42.11%) ISTQB
4 7 (36.84%) .NET
4 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
4 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
4 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
5 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Security Testing
5 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
5 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (31.58%) SAN
5 6 (31.58%) Project Management
5 6 (31.58%) Cisco
5 6 (31.58%) Windows
5 6 (31.58%) VB
5 6 (31.58%) MCITP
6 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
6 5 (26.32%) Device Driver
6 5 (26.32%) VMware
6 5 (26.32%) Veritas
6 5 (26.32%) Perl
6 5 (26.32%) AIX

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) SAN
2 5 (26.32%) FCoE
2 5 (26.32%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (26.32%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) HP UFT
2 1 (5.26%) Appium
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) JBehave
2 1 (5.26%) JMeter
2 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.26%) Mercurial
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) HTML
2 7 (36.84%) .NET
2 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) CSS3
3 1 (5.26%) HTML5
3 1 (5.26%) jQuery
3 1 (5.26%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Device Driver
2 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Linux
2 8 (42.11%) Unix
3 6 (31.58%) Windows
4 5 (26.32%) AIX
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Test Scripting
2 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Project Management
2 6 (31.58%) Security Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
3 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (15.79%) Test Management
6 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
6 2 (10.53%) CRM
6 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) ITIL
6 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
6 2 (10.53%) Process Improvement
6 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
7 1 (5.26%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
2 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
2 6 (31.58%) VB
3 5 (26.32%) Perl
4 4 (21.05%) SQL
4 4 (21.05%) VBScript
5 3 (15.79%) C#
6 2 (10.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
2 8 (42.11%) ISTQB
2 8 (42.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) MCITP
4 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (21.05%) ISEB
7 2 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (10.53%) CCNA
7 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
8 1 (5.26%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) HP
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 6 (31.58%) Cisco
4 5 (26.32%) Veritas
4 5 (26.32%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle
6 1 (5.26%) SAP
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