The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 483 466 493
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 83 63 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 31 41
Average daily rate £336 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.60% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48348 40743 51574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.32% 92.77% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 29873 23952 29018
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1966 2112 2464
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.13 £19.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Test Consultant
UK

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -32 33 £350 +20.17% 4
South East -11 16 £365 +16.80% 3
North West -16 9 £350 +37.93%
South West -9 8 £325 +12.06% 1
East Midlands -4 6 - - 1
Yorkshire -13 5 £275 - 1
East of England -33 2 £305 -32.22% 1
West Midlands - - - - 2
Test Consultant
UK

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 33 (24.63%) Selenium
2 31 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (21.64%) Test Automation
4 26 (19.40%) Test Scripting
4 26 (19.40%) SQL
5 25 (18.66%) Finance
6 22 (16.42%) E-Commerce
7 21 (15.67%) Java
8 20 (14.93%) Cucumber
9 19 (14.18%) Test Strategy
9 19 (14.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (12.69%) Security Cleared
10 17 (12.69%) SC Cleared
10 17 (12.69%) .NET
10 17 (12.69%) XML
11 16 (11.94%) Software Testing
12 15 (11.19%) SOAP
12 15 (11.19%) SQL Server
12 15 (11.19%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (11.19%) ETL
12 15 (11.19%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (10.45%) Migration
13 14 (10.45%) Scrum
13 14 (10.45%) BDD
14 13 (9.70%) HP Quality Center
14 13 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (9.70%) ISEB
15 12 (8.96%) LoadRunner
15 12 (8.96%) HP
15 12 (8.96%) Web Services

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 9 (6.72%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.24%) IIS
4 2 (1.49%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.75%) SAS
5 1 (0.75%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.24%) SAP SD
1 3 (2.24%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.49%) Maximo
3 1 (0.75%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.75%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.75%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.48%) Internet
2 1 (0.75%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.75%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.75%) SSL
2 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.75%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.19%) SQL Server
1 15 (11.19%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (8.96%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.48%) Big Data
4 3 (2.24%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.49%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.49%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.75%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.75%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.75%) DB2
6 1 (0.75%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 33 (24.63%) Selenium
2 20 (14.93%) Cucumber
3 12 (8.96%) LoadRunner
3 12 (8.96%) WebDriver
3 12 (8.96%) SoapUI
4 11 (8.21%) JUnit
4 11 (8.21%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (6.72%) Jenkins
6 7 (5.22%) JIRA
7 6 (4.48%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.99%) JMeter
9 4 (2.99%) Ant
9 4 (2.99%) XMLUnit
9 4 (2.99%) MSTest
9 4 (2.99%) RSpec
9 4 (2.99%) Maven
9 4 (2.99%) HttpUnit
10 3 (2.24%) Behat
11 2 (1.49%) SpecFlow
General
1 25 (18.66%) Finance
2 12 (8.96%) Retail
3 10 (7.46%) Banking
4 3 (2.24%) Advertising
5 2 (1.49%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.49%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.49%) International Banking
5 2 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.75%) Front Office
6 1 (0.75%) Back Office
6 1 (0.75%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.69%) .NET
1 17 (12.69%) XML
2 15 (11.19%) SOAP
3 12 (8.96%) Web Services
4 11 (8.21%) Middleware
5 4 (2.99%) RESTful
6 3 (2.24%) Grails
6 3 (2.24%) XSLT
7 2 (1.49%) HTML
7 2 (1.49%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.49%) REST
8 1 (0.75%) WCF
8 1 (0.75%) WPF
8 1 (0.75%) JSON
8 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.75%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.75%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.75%) JSP
8 1 (0.75%) J2EE
8 1 (0.75%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.99%) Open Source
2 3 (2.24%) Market Risk
2 3 (2.24%) Credit Derivative
2 3 (2.24%) Derivative
3 2 (1.49%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.49%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.75%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.75%) AS400
4 1 (0.75%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.97%) Linux
2 7 (5.22%) Windows
3 3 (2.24%) UNIX
4 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.49%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.75%) Android
5 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (21.64%) Test Automation
3 26 (19.40%) Test Scripting
4 22 (16.42%) E-Commerce
5 19 (14.18%) Test Strategy
5 19 (14.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (11.94%) Software Testing
7 15 (11.19%) ETL
7 15 (11.19%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (10.45%) Migration
8 14 (10.45%) Scrum
8 14 (10.45%) BDD
9 13 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (8.96%) Automation Testing
11 10 (7.46%) SOA
11 10 (7.46%) TDD
11 10 (7.46%) Data Migration
11 10 (7.46%) Performance Testing
11 10 (7.46%) Web Testing
12 9 (6.72%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.40%) SQL
2 21 (15.67%) Java
3 10 (7.46%) C#
4 8 (5.97%) T-SQL
5 7 (5.22%) Ruby
6 4 (2.99%) Python
7 3 (2.24%) VBScript
7 3 (2.24%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.24%) PHP
8 2 (1.49%) C
8 2 (1.49%) C++
9 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.75%) VB
9 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (12.69%) Security Cleared
1 17 (12.69%) SC Cleared
2 13 (9.70%) ISEB
3 12 (8.96%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.99%) Degree
5 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.75%) CCIE
5 1 (0.75%) CCNP
5 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.46%) QA
2 3 (2.24%) COREP
2 3 (2.24%) FINREP
3 2 (1.49%) CRD IV
3 2 (1.49%) Basel III
4 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.75%) SLA
4 1 (0.75%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (1.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.75%) Nmap
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 13 (9.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.75%) Nessus
2 1 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 12 (8.96%) HP
2 8 (5.97%) Tableau
3 7 (5.22%) SAP
3 7 (5.22%) Oracle
3 7 (5.22%) Ab Initio
4 2 (1.49%) Business Objects
4 2 (1.49%) Cognos
4 2 (1.49%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.75%) Zend
5 1 (0.75%) F5
5 1 (0.75%) TSYS
5 1 (0.75%) Riverbed
5 1 (0.75%) Talend
5 1 (0.75%) Cisco
5 1 (0.75%) IBM
5 1 (0.75%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.75%) Avaya
5 1 (0.75%) Informatica
5 1 (0.75%) Siebel
5 1 (0.75%) Sybase
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