The table below looks at the statistics 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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Consultant
Rank 88 78 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.35% 0.074% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.077% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £426 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.95% +21.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
Test Consultant
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1362 1306 1120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.98% 96.10% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 713 561
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.02 £22.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.46% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £47.50 £95.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Consultant across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Test Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) ISEB
4 3 (30.00%) CA
4 3 (30.00%) LoadRunner
4 3 (30.00%) Remedy
4 3 (30.00%) Service Management
4 3 (30.00%) ITSM
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Test Management
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (30.00%) SaaS
4 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (30.00%) ServiceNow
4 3 (30.00%) SDLC
5 2 (20.00%) Information Assurance
5 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Selenium
5 2 (20.00%) Data Mining
5 2 (20.00%) Banking
6 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
6 1 (10.00%) Java EE

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) JBoss
1 1 (10.00%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) SaaS
2 1 (10.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) Firebug
3 1 (10.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Java EE
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) ITSM
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) SDLC
3 3 (30.00%) Service Management
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) Test Management
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Information Assurance
4 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Kanban
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source
5 1 (10.00%) SOA
5 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (30.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) CA
1 3 (30.00%) HP
1 3 (30.00%) Remedy
1 3 (30.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle