The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Specialist
Rank 37 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.40% 0.84% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £388 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
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
239 332 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 95.22% 93.26% 96.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 207 181
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £275 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

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
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Knowledge Management
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Knowledge Management
1 2 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft