The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 119 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.084% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£430 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2235 2165 1604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.34% 91.04% 91.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1361 1112 746
Average daily rate £363 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £225 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 196 123
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -7.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Test Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Test Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Test Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Warwickshire - 2 £430 -
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Test Specialist
Top 10 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy
1 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy