The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 25 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 East of England 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 142 120 138
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.13% 0.042% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.045% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £365 £425
% change year-on-year
-10.95% -14.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2808 2243 2864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 92.55% 93.85% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1649 1129 1420
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 240 367
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Consultant
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Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Test Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Test Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Test Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Consultant across the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Test Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Test Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Test Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Test Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 25 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Suffolk - 3 £300 -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Test Consultant
England

Test Consultant
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center