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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 525 498 513
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 54 49 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.10% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 26
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£350 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £326 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £378 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.28% -5.62%
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
48097 43871 46063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.63% 92.80% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 30743 27109 26547
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1985 1943 2297
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 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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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 -6 24 £350 -9.67% 10
South East -20 8 £425 +9.67% 2
East of England - 6 £213 -
South West -40 4 £500 -
North West -15 3 £375 -9.09% 1
West Midlands - 3 £275 - 1
Yorkshire -9 2 - - 1
Midlands - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
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Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 40 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (27.68%) Selenium
3 30 (26.79%) Test Automation
4 29 (25.89%) Finance
5 28 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 25 (22.32%) SQL
7 22 (19.64%) QA
8 21 (18.75%) Software Testing
8 21 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
9 19 (16.96%) WebDriver
9 19 (16.96%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (16.07%) HP
10 18 (16.07%) ISEB
11 16 (14.29%) Java
12 15 (13.39%) Oracle
12 15 (13.39%) Cucumber
13 14 (12.50%) Automated Testing
13 14 (12.50%) Banking
14 13 (11.61%) Manual Testing
14 13 (11.61%) .NET
15 12 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
15 12 (10.71%) Automation Testing
16 11 (9.82%) Telecoms
16 11 (9.82%) UNIX
16 11 (9.82%) C#
16 11 (9.82%) Test Strategy
16 11 (9.82%) TDD
17 10 (8.93%) Retail
17 10 (8.93%) Migration
17 10 (8.93%) Scrum

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 1 (0.89%) WebLogic
1 1 (0.89%) JBoss
1 1 (0.89%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (2.68%) SAP HR
2 3 (2.68%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.79%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.79%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.79%) SAP APO
3 2 (1.79%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.79%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.79%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) GitHub
1 1 (0.89%) IaaS
1 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.57%) 4G
1 4 (3.57%) LTE
2 3 (2.68%) Internet
3 2 (1.79%) WAN
4 1 (0.89%) Firewall
4 1 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.89%) LAN
4 1 (0.89%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.89%) LDAP
4 1 (0.89%) DNS
4 1 (0.89%) SSH
4 1 (0.89%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.68%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.68%) MySQL
5 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.79%) DB2
7 1 (0.89%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.89%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.89%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 31 (27.68%) Selenium
2 19 (16.96%) WebDriver
3 15 (13.39%) Cucumber
4 12 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (8.04%) JUnit
5 9 (8.04%) Jenkins
6 7 (6.25%) Visual Studio
6 7 (6.25%) RSpec
7 6 (5.36%) TestDirector
8 5 (4.46%) JMeter
8 5 (4.46%) JIRA
8 5 (4.46%) Calabash
9 4 (3.57%) SpecFlow
9 4 (3.57%) LoadRunner
10 3 (2.68%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.79%) Selenium IDE
11 2 (1.79%) TestComplete
11 2 (1.79%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (1.79%) FitNesse
11 2 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 29 (25.89%) Finance
2 14 (12.50%) Banking
3 11 (9.82%) Telecoms
4 10 (8.93%) Retail
5 6 (5.36%) Billing
6 4 (3.57%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.79%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.89%) Legal
8 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.89%) Front Office
8 1 (0.89%) Back Office
8 1 (0.89%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.89%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.89%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.61%) .NET
2 4 (3.57%) HTML
3 3 (2.68%) XML
3 3 (2.68%) SOAP
3 3 (2.68%) Gherkin
4 2 (1.79%) JSON
4 2 (1.79%) Web Services
4 2 (1.79%) JSP
4 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.79%) Middleware
5 1 (0.89%) XSLT
5 1 (0.89%) CSS
5 1 (0.89%) RESTful
5 1 (0.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.46%) Open Source
2 4 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (2.68%) Data Integration
3 3 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.79%) User Experience
4 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.79%) Data Conversion
4 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.79%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.89%) Statistics
5 1 (0.89%) New Media
5 1 (0.89%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.82%) UNIX
2 6 (5.36%) Android
2 6 (5.36%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.46%) Windows
4 4 (3.57%) Linux
5 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (26.79%) Test Automation
3 28 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 21 (18.75%) Software Testing
5 19 (16.96%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 13 (11.61%) Manual Testing
8 12 (10.71%) Automation Testing
9 11 (9.82%) Test Strategy
9 11 (9.82%) TDD
10 10 (8.93%) Migration
10 10 (8.93%) Scrum
11 9 (8.04%) Integration Testing
11 9 (8.04%) BDD
12 8 (7.14%) Web Testing
12 8 (7.14%) Performance Testing
12 8 (7.14%) Data Migration
12 8 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (7.14%) CRM
13 7 (6.25%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.32%) SQL
2 16 (14.29%) Java
3 11 (9.82%) C#
4 6 (5.36%) Ruby
5 4 (3.57%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.57%) Perl
6 3 (2.68%) PHP
6 3 (2.68%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.68%) VB
7 2 (1.79%) VBScript
7 2 (1.79%) C++
7 2 (1.79%) Python
8 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.89%) VBA
8 1 (0.89%) Korn
8 1 (0.89%) Groovy
8 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (16.07%) ISEB
2 9 (8.04%) ISTQB
2 9 (8.04%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.68%) Degree
6 2 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.79%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.89%) CCNA
7 1 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.89%) MCSE
7 1 (0.89%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (19.64%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.89%) NFS
2 1 (0.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.89%) KVM
Systems Management
1 21 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (16.07%) HP
2 15 (13.39%) Oracle
3 7 (6.25%) SAP
4 6 (5.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.57%) VMware
6 2 (1.79%) Red Gate
6 2 (1.79%) Tableau
6 2 (1.79%) Comverse
6 2 (1.79%) Adobe
6 2 (1.79%) Siebel
6 2 (1.79%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.79%) Informatica
6 2 (1.79%) Teradata
7 1 (0.89%) Perforce
7 1 (0.89%) Reuters
7 1 (0.89%) Murex
7 1 (0.89%) Cisco
7 1 (0.89%) EMC
7 1 (0.89%) Citrix
7 1 (0.89%) Ericsson
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