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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Consultant
UK / England
Rank 551 552 525
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 22 58 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.053% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 32 33
Median daily rate £425 £378 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.58% -24.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £288 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
39639 45394 45253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.69% 95.07% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26042 29634 28355
Median daily rate £425 £422 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1412 1517 1797
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 -3 9 £413 - 4
South East +15 7 £525 +50.00% 1
South West +11 2 £275 -29.03%
Yorkshire +9 2 £365 -3.94% 4
North West +25 1 - - 1
Test Consultant
UK

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 19 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 17 (31.48%) Java
4 15 (27.78%) Selenium
5 13 (24.07%) QA
6 9 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 9 (16.67%) SQL
6 9 (16.67%) Finance
7 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
7 8 (14.81%) Cucumber
8 7 (12.96%) Waterfall
8 7 (12.96%) HP
8 7 (12.96%) Test Scripting
8 7 (12.96%) Manual Testing
9 6 (11.11%) Scrum
9 6 (11.11%) Oracle
9 6 (11.11%) BDD
9 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
9 6 (11.11%) Functional Testing
10 5 (9.26%) User Stories
10 5 (9.26%) SDET
10 5 (9.26%) SAP
10 5 (9.26%) .NET
10 5 (9.26%) Regression Testing
10 5 (9.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (9.26%) Banking
10 5 (9.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (7.41%) TDD
11 4 (7.41%) JMeter

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 (1.85%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) SAP CO
1 3 (5.56%) SAP FI
1 3 (5.56%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Office 365
2 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.85%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 15 (27.78%) Selenium
2 8 (14.81%) Cucumber
3 4 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.41%) JMeter
3 4 (7.41%) LoadRunner
3 4 (7.41%) SoapUI
4 3 (5.56%) HP UFT
4 3 (5.56%) JIRA
4 3 (5.56%) JUnit
4 3 (5.56%) SpecFlow
4 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.56%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.70%) Burp Suite
5 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.70%) NeoLoad
5 2 (3.70%) NUnit
5 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.85%) JBehave
6 1 (1.85%) Sahi
General
1 9 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Electronics
4 1 (1.85%) Law
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) .NET
2 3 (5.56%) REST
2 3 (5.56%) Spring
3 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.70%) Web Services
4 1 (1.85%) CSS
4 1 (1.85%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.85%) HTML
4 1 (1.85%) JSON
4 1 (1.85%) SOAP
4 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.85%) Equities
3 1 (1.85%) PKI
3 1 (1.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) Windows
2 3 (5.56%) Windows 10
3 2 (3.70%) Linux
3 2 (3.70%) Unix
4 1 (1.85%) Android
4 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 9 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 7 (12.96%) Manual Testing
4 7 (12.96%) Test Scripting
4 7 (12.96%) Waterfall
5 6 (11.11%) BDD
5 6 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 6 (11.11%) Scrum
6 5 (9.26%) Regression Testing
6 5 (9.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (9.26%) User Stories
7 4 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (7.41%) Open Source
7 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.41%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (7.41%) TDD
7 4 (7.41%) Test Strategy
8 3 (5.56%) Cross-Browser Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (31.48%) Java
2 9 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (7.41%) C#
4 3 (5.56%) C
4 3 (5.56%) VB
5 2 (3.70%) Python
6 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.85%) COBOL
6 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.85%) Perl
6 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.85%) Ruby
6 1 (1.85%) Scala
6 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) ISEB
3 2 (3.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.07%) QA
2 5 (9.26%) SDET
3 2 (3.70%) WAI
3 2 (3.70%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.85%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.85%) OpenView
2 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (12.96%) HP
2 6 (11.11%) Oracle
3 5 (9.26%) SAP
4 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.70%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (1.85%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.85%) BMC
6 1 (1.85%) Citrix
6 1 (1.85%) Google
6 1 (1.85%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.85%) VMware
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