The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 29 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 Edinburgh 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 81 64 57
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.16% 0.098% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.10% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Average daily rate
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£270 - £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1212 973 959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.84% 95.11% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 448 441
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 20
Average hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £24.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Test Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Test Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Test Consultant
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Credit Risk
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Zephyr
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle