The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Consultant
Rank 528 492 521
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 58 63 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.13% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 18
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£400 £338 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -8.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £428 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £335 £360
% change year-on-year
+11.19% -6.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
46875 44412 41390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.75% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30107 27634 24617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1774 1804 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.76 £38.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

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 3 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
London -20 18 £413 +11.86% 12
North West -7 13 £400 +18.51%
Midlands +3 6 - -
South East -23 6 £375 +7.14% 2
East Midlands -4 3 £375 -
Yorkshire - 3 £348 -
East of England +1 2 - -
South West -8 2 £300 -7.69% 2
North East -27 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Test Consultant
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Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 42 (33.60%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (30.40%) Software Testing
3 30 (24.00%) Finance
4 25 (20.00%) SQL
5 23 (18.40%) Test Scripting
6 22 (17.60%) Test Planning
7 21 (16.80%) E-Commerce
8 18 (14.40%) BDD
9 17 (13.60%) Android
10 16 (12.80%) Test Automation
10 16 (12.80%) Apple iOS
11 15 (12.00%) QA
12 14 (11.20%) Cucumber
12 14 (11.20%) Mobile App
12 14 (11.20%) ISEB
13 12 (9.60%) HP
13 12 (9.60%) .NET
13 12 (9.60%) Telecoms
13 12 (9.60%) Selenium
14 11 (8.80%) ISTQB
14 11 (8.80%) Kanban
14 11 (8.80%) Test Strategy
15 10 (8.00%) New Media
15 10 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
15 10 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (8.00%) Migration
15 10 (8.00%) Banking
16 9 (7.20%) Scrum
16 9 (7.20%) Performance Testing
17 8 (6.40%) Integration Testing

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (5.60%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.60%) IIS
2 2 (1.60%) SAS
2 2 (1.60%) Drupal
2 2 (1.60%) Confluence
3 1 (0.80%) SAP Portal
3 1 (0.80%) Apache
3 1 (0.80%) Documentum
Applications
1 5 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) SunGard GMI
2 3 (2.40%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.60%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.80%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.80%) Unica
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.80%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.60%) GitHub
2 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.00%) Internet
2 4 (3.20%) 3G
2 4 (3.20%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (3.20%) LTE
2 4 (3.20%) 4G
3 1 (0.80%) DHCP
3 1 (0.80%) DNS
3 1 (0.80%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (0.80%) MySQL
3 1 (0.80%) DB2
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.80%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.80%) DataStage
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.80%) Big Data
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (11.20%) Cucumber
2 12 (9.60%) Selenium
3 7 (5.60%) JIRA
3 7 (5.60%) SpecFlow
3 7 (5.60%) Calabash
4 6 (4.80%) Appium
4 6 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (4.80%) WebDriver
4 6 (4.80%) LoadRunner
5 5 (4.00%) Visual Studio
5 5 (4.00%) HP UFT
6 4 (3.20%) JMeter
7 3 (2.40%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.40%) Rational Performance Tester
8 2 (1.60%) Rational Functional Tester
8 2 (1.60%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.60%) HttpUnit
8 2 (1.60%) Ant
8 2 (1.60%) JUnit
8 2 (1.60%) XMLUnit
General
1 30 (24.00%) Finance
2 12 (9.60%) Telecoms
3 10 (8.00%) Banking
4 6 (4.80%) Retail
5 4 (3.20%) Legal
6 2 (1.60%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.80%) Marketing
7 1 (0.80%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.60%) .NET
2 8 (6.40%) Web Services
3 7 (5.60%) Gherkin
4 3 (2.40%) RESTful
4 3 (2.40%) XML
4 3 (2.40%) SOAP
5 2 (1.60%) HTML
5 2 (1.60%) Middleware
6 1 (0.80%) LAMP
6 1 (0.80%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.80%) WCF
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.80%) CSS
6 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.80%) REST
6 1 (0.80%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.80%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.20%) Mobile App
2 10 (8.00%) New Media
3 3 (2.40%) Chip and PIN
4 2 (1.60%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.80%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.80%) EPoS
5 1 (0.80%) EMV
5 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.80%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.80%) User Experience
5 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.80%) Derivative
5 1 (0.80%) SCADA
5 1 (0.80%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.80%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.80%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.60%) Android
2 16 (12.80%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.40%) Windows
4 2 (1.60%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.80%) UNIX
5 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.80%) HPUX
5 1 (0.80%) Linux
5 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (33.60%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (30.40%) Software Testing
3 23 (18.40%) Test Scripting
4 22 (17.60%) Test Planning
5 21 (16.80%) E-Commerce
6 18 (14.40%) BDD
7 16 (12.80%) Test Automation
8 11 (8.80%) Kanban
8 11 (8.80%) Test Strategy
9 10 (8.00%) Migration
9 10 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (7.20%) Performance Testing
10 9 (7.20%) Scrum
11 8 (6.40%) Integration Testing
12 7 (5.60%) Test Management
12 7 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (5.60%) CRM
13 6 (4.80%) Automated Testing
13 6 (4.80%) Data Migration
13 6 (4.80%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.00%) SQL
2 8 (6.40%) C#
3 5 (4.00%) Java
4 4 (3.20%) Ruby
5 3 (2.40%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.40%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.40%) VBScript
5 3 (2.40%) VB
6 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.60%) PHP
7 1 (0.80%) Scala
7 1 (0.80%) VBA
7 1 (0.80%) Python
7 1 (0.80%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (11.20%) ISEB
2 11 (8.80%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.80%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.60%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.80%) MCITP
6 1 (0.80%) Degree
6 1 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.80%) MCSA
6 1 (0.80%) CCNP
6 1 (0.80%) CCNA
6 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.80%) HP AIS
6 1 (0.80%) VCP4
6 1 (0.80%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.00%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.80%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.80%) XenApp
1 1 (0.80%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.80%) nmon
Vendors
1 12 (9.60%) HP
2 8 (6.40%) Oracle
2 8 (6.40%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.80%) SAP
4 4 (3.20%) SunGard
5 3 (2.40%) IBM
5 3 (2.40%) Citrix
6 2 (1.60%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.60%) Adobe
6 2 (1.60%) Cognos
6 2 (1.60%) Reuters
7 1 (0.80%) Symantec
7 1 (0.80%) Remedy
7 1 (0.80%) Perforce
7 1 (0.80%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.80%) VMware
7 1 (0.80%) AppSense
7 1 (0.80%) Telerik
7 1 (0.80%) Altiris
7 1 (0.80%) Google
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