The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Southampton region that had Test Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Specialist
Rank - 37 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton - 1.49% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £413 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.69% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -
Test Specialist
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton 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
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
232 330 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 96.27% 98.21% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 236 226
Median daily rate £363 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £259 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £548 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 28 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.35 £23.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.45% -48.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £40.00 £65.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Test Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Test Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 Southampton region featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Knowledge Management
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Knowledge Management
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft