The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Test Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Consultant
UK / England
Rank 555 524 522
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 22 67 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.053% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 31 33
Median daily rate £438 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £330 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £380 £450
% change year-on-year
-14.47% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
39259 43355 43155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.68% 94.94% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25755 27927 27633
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1348 1585 1746
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Test Consultant in the job title.

Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in England

Test Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Test Consultant Daily Rate Trend in England

Test Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Consultant across the England region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Test Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in England

Test Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Test Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in England

Test Consultant
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +10 11 £513 +46.42% 2
London -12 7 £450 -18.18% 9
North West +16 2 £375 -
South West +8 1 £275 -34.91%
Test Consultant
UK

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, Test Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Test Consultant in the job title.

1 30 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 26 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (27.27%) Java
4 16 (24.24%) Selenium
5 13 (19.70%) Test Scripting
6 12 (18.18%) Scrum
7 10 (15.15%) Finance
7 10 (15.15%) QA
7 10 (15.15%) BDD
8 8 (12.12%) Cucumber
9 7 (10.61%) Open Source
9 7 (10.61%) Test Strategy
9 7 (10.61%) Manual Testing
9 7 (10.61%) SC Cleared
9 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
9 7 (10.61%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (10.61%) User Stories
9 7 (10.61%) TDD
9 7 (10.61%) C#
9 7 (10.61%) Regression Testing
10 6 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (9.09%) .NET
10 6 (9.09%) Banking
10 6 (9.09%) Migration
10 6 (9.09%) Software Testing
10 6 (9.09%) SoapUI
10 6 (9.09%) Jenkins
10 6 (9.09%) SDET
10 6 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.52%) JBoss
1 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Office
1 1 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) SAP CO
1 3 (4.55%) SAP FI
1 3 (4.55%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Office 365
2 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.52%) PaaS
3 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.52%) DB2
2 1 (1.52%) MySQL
2 1 (1.52%) QlikView
2 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (24.24%) Selenium
2 8 (12.12%) Cucumber
3 6 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 6 (9.09%) SoapUI
4 5 (7.58%) HP UFT
5 4 (6.06%) JUnit
5 4 (6.06%) SpecFlow
6 3 (4.55%) JIRA
6 3 (4.55%) JMeter
6 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.55%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (3.03%) Burp Suite
7 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.03%) Maven
7 2 (3.03%) NUnit
7 2 (3.03%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (3.03%) TestComplete
7 2 (3.03%) TestDirector
7 2 (3.03%) TestNG
General
1 10 (15.15%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Banking
3 5 (7.58%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.52%) Electronics
4 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Law
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Marketing
4 1 (1.52%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.09%) .NET
2 3 (4.55%) REST
2 3 (4.55%) Spring
2 3 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.52%) CSS
3 1 (1.52%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.52%) HTML
3 1 (1.52%) JSON
3 1 (1.52%) RESTful
3 1 (1.52%) SOAP
3 1 (1.52%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.52%) wxPython
3 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.52%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.52%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.58%) Windows
2 3 (4.55%) Linux
2 3 (4.55%) Windows 10
3 2 (3.03%) Unix
4 1 (1.52%) Android
4 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 26 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (19.70%) Test Scripting
4 12 (18.18%) Scrum
5 10 (15.15%) BDD
6 7 (10.61%) Manual Testing
6 7 (10.61%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (10.61%) Open Source
6 7 (10.61%) Regression Testing
6 7 (10.61%) TDD
6 7 (10.61%) Test Strategy
6 7 (10.61%) User Stories
7 6 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (9.09%) Migration
7 6 (9.09%) Software Testing
8 5 (7.58%) Integration Testing
8 5 (7.58%) Performance Testing
8 5 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (6.06%) Security Testing
9 4 (6.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.27%) Java
2 7 (10.61%) C#
3 5 (7.58%) Python
3 5 (7.58%) SQL
4 4 (6.06%) C
5 3 (4.55%) VB
5 3 (4.55%) VBScript
6 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.03%) PHP
7 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.52%) COBOL
7 1 (1.52%) F#
7 1 (1.52%) Perl
7 1 (1.52%) Ruby
7 1 (1.52%) Scala
7 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) SC Cleared
1 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.52%) CEH
3 1 (1.52%) CEPT
3 1 (1.52%) CISSP
3 1 (1.52%) CPTE
3 1 (1.52%) CREST Certified
3 1 (1.52%) GPEN
3 1 (1.52%) ISEB
3 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.15%) QA
2 6 (9.09%) SDET
3 2 (3.03%) WAI
3 2 (3.03%) WCAG
4 1 (1.52%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (7.58%) Oracle
1 5 (7.58%) SAP
2 4 (6.06%) HP
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.52%) Google
4 1 (1.52%) Guidewire
4 1 (1.52%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (1.52%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.52%) VMware
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