The median contractor rate for a Test Specialist was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 104 102
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 0 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire - 0.41% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.43% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 11
Median daily rate - £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £373 £350
% change year-on-year +4.02% +6.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £38.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -3.75%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1675 1851 2047
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 95.33% 94.29% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1020 1162 1290
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £504 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 100 150
Median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +56.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Test Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire that featured Test Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Specialist in Hampshire

Test Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Specialist in Hampshire

Test Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Specialist in Hampshire

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 Hampshire region featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps

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

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Robot Framework
General
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
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