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 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Consultant
Rank 509 490 463
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 67 70 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 33 30
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£445 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.14% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 - -
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
45333 44161 38662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.46% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 27997 26983 22727
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 1804 1877 2051
Average 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 £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 March 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 30 March 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 +5 32 £450 +28.57% 6
North West -20 9 £325 -7.14%
South East -26 7 £465 +27.39% 3
South West -6 4 - - 1
East of England +12 3 £305 - 2
West Midlands - 3 - -
Yorkshire -12 2 £283 +2.72%
South Coast - - - -
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Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 53 (42.06%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (31.75%) Finance
3 29 (23.02%) Software Testing
4 28 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 26 (20.63%) QA
5 26 (20.63%) ISEB
6 25 (19.84%) SQL
7 24 (19.05%) ISTQB
8 22 (17.46%) Test Scripting
9 20 (15.87%) Android
9 20 (15.87%) Apple iOS
9 20 (15.87%) Banking
10 19 (15.08%) Test Strategy
11 18 (14.29%) BDD
12 17 (13.49%) HP Quality Center
12 17 (13.49%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (11.90%) Gherkin
13 15 (11.90%) Scrum
14 14 (11.11%) Selenium
14 14 (11.11%) SpecFlow
14 14 (11.11%) Calabash
15 13 (10.32%) Integration Testing
15 13 (10.32%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (10.32%) HP
16 12 (9.52%) .NET
16 12 (9.52%) CRM
16 12 (9.52%) E-Commerce
16 12 (9.52%) Migration
16 12 (9.52%) Performance Testing
16 12 (9.52%) Manual Testing

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 2 (1.59%) Drupal
2 1 (0.79%) SAP Portal
2 1 (0.79%) Confluence
2 1 (0.79%) IIS
2 1 (0.79%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.38%) SunGard GMI
1 3 (2.38%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.79%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.79%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (0.79%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.79%) DataStage
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.79%) Big Data
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.79%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (11.11%) Selenium
1 14 (11.11%) SpecFlow
1 14 (11.11%) Calabash
2 10 (7.94%) JIRA
3 8 (6.35%) Visual Studio
4 7 (5.56%) Cucumber
5 6 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (3.97%) WebDriver
6 5 (3.97%) LoadRunner
7 4 (3.17%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (2.38%) JMeter
8 3 (2.38%) Appium
9 2 (1.59%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.79%) Behat
10 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.79%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.79%) HttpUnit
10 1 (0.79%) Ant
10 1 (0.79%) JUnit
General
1 40 (31.75%) Finance
2 20 (15.87%) Banking
3 8 (6.35%) Retail
3 8 (6.35%) Legal
4 7 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.38%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
6 1 (0.79%) Billing
6 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.79%) Front Office
6 1 (0.79%) Back Office
6 1 (0.79%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.90%) Gherkin
2 12 (9.52%) .NET
3 5 (3.97%) Web Services
4 4 (3.17%) HTML
5 3 (2.38%) Middleware
6 2 (1.59%) RESTful
6 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.59%) SOAP
7 1 (0.79%) XML
7 1 (0.79%) WCF
7 1 (0.79%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.35%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.97%) Open Source
3 3 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.38%) Chip and PIN
3 3 (2.38%) New Media
4 2 (1.59%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.59%) Derivative
4 2 (1.59%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.79%) EPoS
5 1 (0.79%) EMV
5 1 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.79%) User Experience
5 1 (0.79%) Statistics
5 1 (0.79%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.79%) FMCG
5 1 (0.79%) DTV
5 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.87%) Android
1 20 (15.87%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.38%) Linux
3 2 (1.59%) UNIX
4 1 (0.79%) Windows
4 1 (0.79%) HPUX
4 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (42.06%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (23.02%) Software Testing
3 28 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 22 (17.46%) Test Scripting
5 19 (15.08%) Test Strategy
6 18 (14.29%) BDD
7 17 (13.49%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (11.90%) Scrum
9 13 (10.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (10.32%) Integration Testing
10 12 (9.52%) Manual Testing
10 12 (9.52%) Performance Testing
10 12 (9.52%) Migration
10 12 (9.52%) CRM
10 12 (9.52%) E-Commerce
11 11 (8.73%) Test Planning
12 10 (7.94%) Test Management
13 8 (6.35%) Automated Testing
14 6 (4.76%) Data Migration
14 6 (4.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.84%) SQL
2 9 (7.14%) C#
3 6 (4.76%) Java
3 6 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.38%) Python
5 2 (1.59%) Ruby
5 2 (1.59%) VB
5 2 (1.59%) VBA
5 2 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.59%) C++
6 1 (0.79%) PHP
6 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (20.63%) ISEB
2 24 (19.05%) ISTQB
3 11 (8.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.38%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) Degree
5 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (20.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (13.49%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) nmon
2 1 (0.79%) Control-M
Vendors
1 13 (10.32%) HP
2 9 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.56%) Oracle
4 4 (3.17%) Citrix
4 4 (3.17%) Reuters
5 3 (2.38%) SAP
5 3 (2.38%) Siebel
5 3 (2.38%) Perforce
5 3 (2.38%) SunGard
6 2 (1.59%) Google
7 1 (0.79%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.79%) Microgen
7 1 (0.79%) Comverse
7 1 (0.79%) Splunk
7 1 (0.79%) Remedy
7 1 (0.79%) Adobe
7 1 (0.79%) IBM
7 1 (0.79%) Informatica
7 1 (0.79%) Apple
7 1 (0.79%) TIBCO