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 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Consultant
Rank 571 551 507
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 60 59 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 19 36
Median daily rate £413 £425 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +29.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £311 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £480 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+37.03% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Test Consultant
UK

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
48408 48020 46900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.98% 94.73% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31915 29666 29143
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1365 1919 1953
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -11 26 £374 -12.05% 10
East Midlands +17 9 £700 +154.54%
South East -2 7 £395 -13.70% 2
South West +3 6 £400 -
North West -10 5 £293 -10.00% 2
North East - 4 £475 -
East of England +10 2 - -
West Midlands -13 1 £338 - 4
Test Consultant
UK

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 39 (30.95%) Test Automation
2 37 (29.37%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (23.81%) C#
4 28 (22.22%) HP
4 28 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 27 (21.43%) BDD
6 25 (19.84%) Microsoft
7 24 (19.05%) Selenium
8 22 (17.46%) SQL
9 21 (16.67%) QA
9 21 (16.67%) Software Testing
10 18 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
10 18 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 18 (14.29%) Java
10 18 (14.29%) ISEB
11 17 (13.49%) Finance
11 17 (13.49%) Test Management
11 17 (13.49%) Cucumber
12 15 (11.90%) Scrum
12 15 (11.90%) HP UFT
13 14 (11.11%) MS Excel
13 14 (11.11%) SpecFlow
13 14 (11.11%) Automated Testing
13 14 (11.11%) ISTQB
13 14 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (11.11%) Automation Testing
14 12 (9.52%) Defect Management
14 12 (9.52%) Test Strategy
14 12 (9.52%) CRM
15 11 (8.73%) LoadRunner

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 4 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.79%) CMS
2 1 (0.79%) Confluence
2 1 (0.79%) JBoss
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.38%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.38%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.59%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.79%) BASE24
4 1 (0.79%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.79%) Maximo
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.79%) Summit
4 1 (0.79%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.59%) HTTP
2 1 (0.79%) Firewall
2 1 (0.79%) LAN
2 1 (0.79%) Network Security
2 1 (0.79%) VPN
2 1 (0.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.59%) Relational Database
1 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.79%) Essbase
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.79%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (19.05%) Selenium
2 17 (13.49%) Cucumber
3 15 (11.90%) HP UFT
4 14 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 11 (8.73%) Git (software)
5 11 (8.73%) JIRA
5 11 (8.73%) LoadRunner
5 11 (8.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (7.14%) WebDriver
7 7 (5.56%) Jenkins
8 5 (3.97%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.38%) Capybara
9 3 (2.38%) Maven
10 2 (1.59%) Appium
11 1 (0.79%) Arquillian
11 1 (0.79%) eggPlant
11 1 (0.79%) JBehave
11 1 (0.79%) Protractor
11 1 (0.79%) Ranorex
11 1 (0.79%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (13.49%) Finance
2 10 (7.94%) Banking
3 3 (2.38%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.38%) Retail
3 3 (2.38%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.79%) Electronics
5 1 (0.79%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.79%) Marketing
5 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.14%) .NET
2 8 (6.35%) WPF
3 7 (5.56%) REST
4 4 (3.17%) Ajax
4 4 (3.17%) Behat
4 4 (3.17%) HTML
4 4 (3.17%) Web Services
5 3 (2.38%) CSS
5 3 (2.38%) XML
6 2 (1.59%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.59%) jQuery
7 1 (0.79%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.79%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.79%) Java EE
7 1 (0.79%) JSON
7 1 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.97%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.38%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.79%) APACS
4 1 (0.79%) Contactless
4 1 (0.79%) Derivative
4 1 (0.79%) EMV
4 1 (0.79%) Equities
4 1 (0.79%) FMCG
4 1 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.79%) Online Banking
4 1 (0.79%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.97%) Unix
2 3 (2.38%) Windows
3 1 (0.79%) Linux
3 1 (0.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (30.95%) Test Automation
2 37 (29.37%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 27 (21.43%) BDD
5 21 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 17 (13.49%) Test Management
7 15 (11.90%) Scrum
8 14 (11.11%) Automated Testing
8 14 (11.11%) Automation Testing
8 14 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (9.52%) CRM
9 12 (9.52%) Defect Management
9 12 (9.52%) Test Strategy
10 11 (8.73%) Functional Testing
10 11 (8.73%) Migration
11 10 (7.94%) SDLC
12 9 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (5.56%) Performance Testing
13 7 (5.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (23.81%) C#
2 22 (17.46%) SQL
3 18 (14.29%) Java
4 6 (4.76%) Ruby
4 6 (4.76%) VBScript
5 4 (3.17%) Python
6 3 (2.38%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.38%) VBA
7 2 (1.59%) F#
7 2 (1.59%) Perl
7 2 (1.59%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.59%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.79%) AWK
8 1 (0.79%) C++
8 1 (0.79%) sed
8 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (14.29%) ISEB
1 18 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 8 (6.35%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.17%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.59%) CEH
5 2 (1.59%) CEPT
5 2 (1.59%) CISSP
5 2 (1.59%) CREST Certified
5 2 (1.59%) ECDL
5 2 (1.59%) GPEN
6 1 (0.79%) CPTE
6 1 (0.79%) Degree
6 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (22.22%) HP
2 25 (19.84%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.14%) SAP
4 5 (3.97%) Oracle
5 4 (3.17%) Rally
6 2 (1.59%) Citrix
7 1 (0.79%) Amdocs
7 1 (0.79%) Baan
7 1 (0.79%) Calypso
7 1 (0.79%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.79%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.79%) Murex
7 1 (0.79%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.79%) OpenText
7 1 (0.79%) VMware
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