The median contractor rate for a Test Specialist was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 28 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 144 115
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.067% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.070% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £300 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -30.23%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +7.87% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1968 2846 2221
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.71% 94.68% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3909 5965 5331
Median daily rate £393 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.87% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £219 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 302 504
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.41 £10.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £39.43 £31.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Test Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Specialist in the West Midlands

Test Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Specialist in the West Midlands

Test Specialist Skill Set
Top 2 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 West Midlands region featuring Test Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared

Test Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared