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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Consultant
Rank 531 532 509
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 65 61 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 32 25
Average daily rate £390 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £620 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £426 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.95% +21.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
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
44628 44477 42797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.57% 94.45% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29078 28059 25830
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1591 1795 1920
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 26 £475 -5.00% 10
South East +27 18 £350 -38.59% 1
East Midlands -11 5 £563 +60.71%
South West +5 4 £423 -17.56% 2
Yorkshire -19 4 £380 -
West Midlands -11 3 £288 -20.68% 4
North West -19 2 £275 - 2
North East - 2 - -
Test Consultant
UK

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 66 (43.42%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (32.89%) Test Automation
3 42 (27.63%) BDD
4 34 (22.37%) Selenium
5 33 (21.71%) Software Testing
5 33 (21.71%) Microsoft
6 30 (19.74%) Test Scripting
7 29 (19.08%) QA
7 29 (19.08%) Scrum
7 29 (19.08%) Functional Testing
8 27 (17.76%) C#
8 27 (17.76%) Security Cleared
8 27 (17.76%) Cucumber
9 25 (16.45%) Finance
10 24 (15.79%) Java
10 24 (15.79%) ISEB
11 23 (15.13%) HP
11 23 (15.13%) SC Cleared
12 21 (13.82%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (12.50%) ISTQB
13 19 (12.50%) SQL
13 19 (12.50%) Test Strategy
14 18 (11.84%) SAP
14 18 (11.84%) User Acceptance Testing
15 17 (11.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 16 (10.53%) SpecFlow
16 16 (10.53%) Automation Testing
16 16 (10.53%) WebDriver
17 15 (9.87%) Oracle
17 15 (9.87%) HP UFT

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 5 (3.29%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.32%) CMS
2 2 (1.32%) IIS
3 1 (0.66%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.66%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (9.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.97%) Primavera
1 3 (1.97%) SAP PM
1 3 (1.97%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.32%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.32%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.32%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.66%) assyst
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.66%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.66%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.66%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.66%) Summit
3 1 (0.66%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.97%) IaaS
2 2 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.29%) Internet
2 2 (1.32%) HTTP
3 1 (0.66%) Firewall
3 1 (0.66%) LAN
3 1 (0.66%) Network Security
3 1 (0.66%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.97%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.66%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (22.37%) Selenium
2 27 (17.76%) Cucumber
3 21 (13.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (10.53%) SpecFlow
4 16 (10.53%) WebDriver
5 15 (9.87%) HP UFT
6 12 (7.89%) Git (software)
7 7 (4.61%) JIRA
8 5 (3.29%) Appium
8 5 (3.29%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (2.63%) Calabash
9 4 (2.63%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.63%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.97%) LoadRunner
10 3 (1.97%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.97%) TestDirector
10 3 (1.97%) XDE
11 2 (1.32%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.32%) JUnit
11 2 (1.32%) MSI
General
1 25 (16.45%) Finance
2 12 (7.89%) Banking
3 5 (3.29%) Retail
4 4 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.97%) Military
5 3 (1.97%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.97%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.97%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.66%) Electronics
6 1 (0.66%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.21%) .NET
2 10 (6.58%) REST
3 7 (4.61%) WPF
4 4 (2.63%) Web Services
5 3 (1.97%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.32%) Ajax
6 2 (1.32%) Behat
6 2 (1.32%) HTML
6 2 (1.32%) SOAP
6 2 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.32%) XML
7 1 (0.66%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.66%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.66%) CSS
7 1 (0.66%) jQuery
7 1 (0.66%) JSON
7 1 (0.66%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.29%) Mobile App
2 3 (1.97%) Data Integration
2 3 (1.97%) NHS
3 2 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (1.32%) Online Banking
4 1 (0.66%) Chip Card
4 1 (0.66%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.66%) Derivative
4 1 (0.66%) EPoS
4 1 (0.66%) FMCG
4 1 (0.66%) iPad
4 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.66%) New Media
4 1 (0.66%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.61%) Unix
2 5 (3.29%) Android
2 5 (3.29%) Apple iOS
2 5 (3.29%) Windows
3 3 (1.97%) Linux
4 2 (1.32%) Solaris
4 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (43.42%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (32.89%) Test Automation
3 42 (27.63%) BDD
4 33 (21.71%) Software Testing
5 30 (19.74%) Test Scripting
6 29 (19.08%) Functional Testing
6 29 (19.08%) Scrum
7 19 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 18 (11.84%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (10.53%) Automation Testing
10 13 (8.55%) Automated Testing
10 13 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (8.55%) Regression Testing
11 12 (7.89%) Test Planning
12 11 (7.24%) Non-Functional Testing
12 11 (7.24%) User Stories
13 10 (6.58%) Migration
13 10 (6.58%) Test Management
14 9 (5.92%) Manual Testing
14 9 (5.92%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.76%) C#
2 24 (15.79%) Java
3 19 (12.50%) SQL
4 5 (3.29%) VB
5 4 (2.63%) Python
5 4 (2.63%) VBScript
6 3 (1.97%) Ruby
6 3 (1.97%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.32%) C++
7 2 (1.32%) F#
7 2 (1.32%) Groovy
7 2 (1.32%) Perl
7 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.66%) AWK
8 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.66%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.66%) PHP
8 1 (0.66%) sed
8 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (17.76%) Security Cleared
2 24 (15.79%) ISEB
3 23 (15.13%) SC Cleared
4 19 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 17 (11.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (3.29%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (1.97%) Degree
7 3 (1.97%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.32%) CEH
8 2 (1.32%) CEPT
8 2 (1.32%) CISSP
8 2 (1.32%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.32%) GPEN
9 1 (0.66%) CPTE
9 1 (0.66%) MCDST
9 1 (0.66%) MCSE
9 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (19.08%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.66%) SDET
3 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (7.24%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.32%) SCCM
3 1 (0.66%) AppDNA
3 1 (0.66%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.66%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (21.71%) Microsoft
2 23 (15.13%) HP
3 18 (11.84%) SAP
4 15 (9.87%) Oracle
5 5 (3.29%) Remedy
6 2 (1.32%) Baan
7 1 (0.66%) Amdocs
7 1 (0.66%) CA
7 1 (0.66%) Calypso
7 1 (0.66%) Citrix
7 1 (0.66%) IBM
7 1 (0.66%) Informatica
7 1 (0.66%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.66%) Murex
7 1 (0.66%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.66%) OpenText
7 1 (0.66%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.66%) Sitecore
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