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    Quote Originally Posted by mos View Post
    I find real life evidence very hard to reconcile with the upbeat employment stats.
    I suspect contractors on the bench don't count in the unemployment statistics, although I admit I did sign on once in the past (it was to get a discount price for an adult education course)
    "Don't part with your illusions; when they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live" Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cirrus View Post
    I suspect contractors on the bench don't count in the unemployment statistics, although I admit I did sign on once in the past (it was to get a discount price for an adult education course)
    You are PC and I claim my £5

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    Quote Originally Posted by eek View Post
    Are you the only tester in the organisation, otherwise are you doing the work permanent staff do?
    There isn't any permanent equivalent staff. Next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDataPro View Post
    Apart from the exceptions where the role requires DV/SC clearance etc.

    I used to be in Testing including Test Automation (in all application tiers - Front end, Middleware and Backend + traditional and Agile methodologies such as BDD/TDD)
    My SC lapsed several years ago and you would probably call me a generalist just to ruin a few people's assumptions about the market.

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    moving to bench this friday. it will be a long haul this time. No hope of getting any job for a few months

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    Hoping to turn something around in 2 months like last time

    If less, fantastic.

    If more...

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    Is it just me, or has there been complete radio silence from recruiters in the last few days? Last week, things were looking up and I was getting calls and my CV was getting sent out. Now there is NOTHING but crickets. This is not looking good at all.

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    I know some positions that were going to go live have now been put back until April where I work, I can imagine it will be the same in other industries.

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    IR35 off the menu now, let’s see these contracts come back now.

    Each one of us will be rich by 2021!!!!

    Seriously though, do we expect an increase in roles coming up with the attractiveness of us flexible types?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhrucku View Post
    IR35 off the menu now, let’s see these contracts come back now.

    Each one of us will be rich by 2021!!!!

    Seriously though, do we expect an increase in roles coming up with the attractiveness of us flexible types?
    Around April 2021


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