The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear 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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Specialist
Rank - 43 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear - 0.25% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £381 -
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
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear 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
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
688 371 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 94.51% 93.45% 93.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 239 166
Average daily rate £375 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +24.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 37
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.40 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.97% -9.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.57 £37.45 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Test Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Test Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Test Specialist
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Scala
1 1 (100.00%) RSpec
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) RSpec
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA