The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Test Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Specialist
Rank 131 116 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.12% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £345 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £338
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +36.66%
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 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
2592 2414 2203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.60% 94.33% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1582 1334 1229
Median daily rate £398 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 121 182
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £33.13 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
Warwickshire 0 4 £331 -
Worcestershire - 1 £350 -
Test Specialist
England

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 West Midlands region featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) SAP
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) SAP HCM
3 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) NUnit
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) XPath
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) DOM
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 1 (16.67%) NHS
4 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) SAP HCM
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) NUnit
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) DOM
1 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) System Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) HP