The median contractor rate for a Test Specialist was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Specialist
South East / Hampshire
Rank 112 117 101
Rank change year-on-year +5 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 3 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.16% 0.41% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.43% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £363 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £393 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £385 £330
% change year-on-year -2.59% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Median hourly rate - £40.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +15.00%  

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 1732 2083 1963
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 93.02% 95.46% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1016 1384 1116
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 88 128
Median hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.70 £11.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Specialist in Hampshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Specialist in Hampshire

Test Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Specialist in Hampshire

Test Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
Fareham - 1 £375 -
Test Specialist
South East

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (37.50%) SWIFT
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) AIX
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) DB2
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Middleware
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) QA

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) DB2
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Robot Framework
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) SWIFT
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) AIX
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) People Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) IBM