The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 114 119 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.20% 0.041% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.045% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£335 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £363 £419
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -13.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2192 2216 2799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.76% 91.04% 88.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1038 962 1013
Average daily rate £363 £370 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +3.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 87 104
Average hourly rate £17.07 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.15% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.94 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Test Consultant
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Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Consultant in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Test Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Consultant across the Berkshire region.

Test Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Test Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Consultant across the Berkshire region.

Test Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Test Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Consultant within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidenhead - 4 - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Test Consultant
South East

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Test Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Consultant in their job title.

1 5 (71.43%) HP
1 5 (71.43%) TestDirector
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
1 5 (71.43%) Billing
2 4 (57.14%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Retail
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) LTE
2 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (57.14%) 4G
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Perl
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) WinRunner
4 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Test Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 4 (57.14%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) LTE
1 4 (57.14%) 4G
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) TestDirector
2 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
1 5 (71.43%) Billing
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Retail
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Comverse