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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Consultant
Rank 579 532 568
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 29 87 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.063% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.18% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 36 32
Median daily rate £400 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £328 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £343
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median 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
43881 48249 49102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.60% 94.93% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 28882 31225 31544
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1524 1888 2056
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -28 10 £475 +18.75% 8
South East +8 7 £400 -4.47%
East of England +12 4 £313 -
South West +8 3 £400 -14.89%
Yorkshire +19 2 £369 +29.38%
North West -2 1 £375 -23.07% 1
West Midlands -24 1 - -
Test Consultant
UK

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 29 (41.43%) Test Automation
2 28 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (32.86%) Java
4 16 (22.86%) Selenium
5 14 (20.00%) Finance
5 14 (20.00%) Scrum
5 14 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 10 (14.29%) Open Source
6 10 (14.29%) BDD
6 10 (14.29%) QA
6 10 (14.29%) TDD
7 9 (12.86%) Software Testing
7 9 (12.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (12.86%) C#
8 8 (11.43%) SDET
8 8 (11.43%) C
8 8 (11.43%) .NET
8 8 (11.43%) Migration
8 8 (11.43%) Regression Testing
8 8 (11.43%) Banking
9 7 (10.00%) Oracle
9 7 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (10.00%) User Stories
9 7 (10.00%) Test Strategy
10 6 (8.57%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (8.57%) HP UFT
11 5 (7.14%) VB
11 5 (7.14%) SAP
11 5 (7.14%) Python
11 5 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing

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 1 (1.43%) JBoss
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Office
1 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) SAP CO
1 3 (4.29%) SAP FI
1 3 (4.29%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.43%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) PaaS
2 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.43%) DB2
2 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.43%) MySQL
2 1 (1.43%) QlikView
2 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (22.86%) Selenium
2 6 (8.57%) HP UFT
3 5 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 5 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.14%) SpecFlow
3 5 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.71%) JIRA
4 4 (5.71%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (5.71%) WebDriver
5 3 (4.29%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.29%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.86%) JMeter
6 2 (2.86%) JUnit
6 2 (2.86%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.86%) Maven
6 2 (2.86%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.86%) TestComplete
6 2 (2.86%) TestDirector
6 2 (2.86%) TestNG
General
1 14 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (11.43%) Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.86%) Law
5 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) .NET
2 2 (2.86%) REST
2 2 (2.86%) Web Services
3 1 (1.43%) RESTful
3 1 (1.43%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.43%) Spring
3 1 (1.43%) wxPython
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.43%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.29%) Linux
2 1 (1.43%) Android
2 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.43%) Unix
2 1 (1.43%) Windows
2 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (41.43%) Test Automation
2 28 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (20.00%) Scrum
3 14 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 10 (14.29%) BDD
4 10 (14.29%) Open Source
4 10 (14.29%) TDD
5 9 (12.86%) Software Testing
6 8 (11.43%) Migration
6 8 (11.43%) Regression Testing
7 7 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 7 (10.00%) User Stories
8 6 (8.57%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (7.14%) Integration Testing
9 5 (7.14%) Manual Testing
9 5 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (7.14%) Waterfall
10 4 (5.71%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.86%) Java
2 9 (12.86%) C#
3 8 (11.43%) C
4 5 (7.14%) Python
4 5 (7.14%) VB
5 3 (4.29%) F#
5 3 (4.29%) SQL
5 3 (4.29%) VBScript
6 2 (2.86%) PHP
6 2 (2.86%) Ruby
7 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.43%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.71%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.29%) ISEB
3 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.43%) CEH
4 1 (1.43%) CEPT
4 1 (1.43%) CISSP
4 1 (1.43%) CPTE
4 1 (1.43%) CREST Certified
4 1 (1.43%) Degree
4 1 (1.43%) GPEN
4 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.29%) QA
2 8 (11.43%) SDET
3 1 (1.43%) MiFID
3 1 (1.43%) WAI
3 1 (1.43%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (10.00%) Oracle
2 5 (7.14%) SAP
3 4 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.29%) HP
5 1 (1.43%) VMware