Period
to 22 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Specialist was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Andover during the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +26
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Andover 6.06% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 6.25% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Andover median daily rate £365 - -
Hampshire median daily rate £385 - £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Andover median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate - - £38.50

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 64 67 93
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.97% 90.54% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 55 39
Andover median daily rate £375 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +10.67% -5.06%
10th Percentile £322 £330 £285
90th Percentile £479 £552 £476
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Andover median hourly rate £50.00 - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £22.63 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.50% - +42.86%

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Andover

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Ant
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) Software AG
1 4 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 4 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (100.00%) webMethods
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle APEX
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Kanban
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared

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:

Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) PuTTY
1 4 (100.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Ant
1 4 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 4 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 4 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle APEX
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 4 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (100.00%) TestNG
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) API Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Collaborative Working
1 4 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
1 4 (100.00%) Kanban
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) F#
1 4 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (100.00%) Software AG
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) webMethods