The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex 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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 55 - 44
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.77% - 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% - 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £338
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 - -
Test Specialist
South 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 West Sussex 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 Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
484 318 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 93.08% 92.71% 96.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 196 233
Average daily rate £363 £323 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.40% -10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £160 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £479 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 39 36
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.73 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £26.98 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Test Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Test Specialist Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Test Specialist
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 Sussex region over the 3 months to 6 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worthing - 4 - -
Test Specialist
South East

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 5 (50.00%) MS Project
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) ISEB
2 4 (40.00%) SOAP
2 4 (40.00%) XML
2 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (30.00%) Selenium IDE
3 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Documentum
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) JIRA
5 1 (10.00%) Confluence
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Toad
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (10.00%) webMethods
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) UNIX
5 1 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) Documentum
2 1 (10.00%) Confluence
2 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Project
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
1 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (30.00%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (10.00%) Toad
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) SOAP
1 4 (40.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISEB
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) webMethods
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle