Period
to 19 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Specialist was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Andover during the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Specialist
Hampshire > Andover
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 17 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 - -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Andover 4.76% 3.51% -
As % of the Job Titles category 5.00% 3.77% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Andover median daily rate £425 - -
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £389 £358
% change year-on-year +9.32% +8.74% -10.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Andover median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Andover. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Andover
Contract vacancies in Andover with a recognized job title 60 53 58
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.24% 92.98% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 36 35
Andover median daily rate £400 £380 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -10.59% +7.59%
10th Percentile £315 £223 £318
90th Percentile £476 £532 £545
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Andover median hourly rate £50.00 - £27.50
10th Percentile £47.50 - £26.25
90th Percentile £52.50 - £28.75
Hampshire median hourly rate £24.91 £18.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year +31.97% -16.11% -

Test Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Andover

Job postings that featured Test Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Andover.

Job vacancy trend for Test Specialist in Andover

Test Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Andover

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Specialist in Andover.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Specialist in Andover

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Andover

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, Test Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Andover region featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle APEX
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) RESTful
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Testing
1 3 (100.00%) User Stories
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 3 (100.00%) System Integration Testing

Test Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Andover 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle APEX
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) RESTful
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle