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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 531 517 540
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 47 52 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.090% 0.11% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.12% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 17
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£350 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £328 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £558 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 +4 19 £350 -6.66% 8
South East +9 10 £388 +9.92% 6
North West -11 3 £375 -25.00% 1
East of England -19 2 £160 -69.52% 2
West Midlands - 2 £275 - 2
Midlands -1 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
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Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 51 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (31.09%) Selenium
3 36 (30.25%) Test Automation
4 30 (25.21%) Finance
5 27 (22.69%) SQL
5 27 (22.69%) WebDriver
6 26 (21.85%) Test Scripting
7 22 (18.49%) Cucumber
8 21 (17.65%) Software Testing
8 21 (17.65%) Scrum
9 20 (16.81%) C#
9 20 (16.81%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (15.13%) Automation Testing
11 17 (14.29%) Automated Testing
11 17 (14.29%) Java
11 17 (14.29%) ISEB
12 16 (13.45%) HP Quality Center
13 15 (12.61%) BDD
13 15 (12.61%) QA
14 14 (11.76%) Web Testing
14 14 (11.76%) Jenkins
14 14 (11.76%) JUnit
14 14 (11.76%) HP
14 14 (11.76%) Relational Database
15 13 (10.92%) TDD
15 13 (10.92%) Security Cleared
15 13 (10.92%) SC Cleared
15 13 (10.92%) Banking
16 12 (10.08%) RSpec
16 12 (10.08%) UNIX

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
1 1 (0.84%) OpenStack
1 1 (0.84%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.84%) SAS
1 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.84%) WebLogic
1 1 (0.84%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.52%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.36%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (2.52%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.68%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.68%) SAP APO
3 2 (1.68%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.68%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.68%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.68%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.88%) SaaS
2 1 (0.84%) GitHub
2 1 (0.84%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.36%) LTE
1 4 (3.36%) 4G
2 3 (2.52%) Internet
3 2 (1.68%) WAN
3 2 (1.68%) Firewall
4 1 (0.84%) SSH
4 1 (0.84%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.84%) DNS
4 1 (0.84%) LAN
4 1 (0.84%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.84%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 12 (10.08%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.36%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.52%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.68%) DB2
6 2 (1.68%) MySQL
7 1 (0.84%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.84%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.84%) Big Data
7 1 (0.84%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.84%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 37 (31.09%) Selenium
2 27 (22.69%) WebDriver
3 22 (18.49%) Cucumber
4 14 (11.76%) Jenkins
4 14 (11.76%) JUnit
5 12 (10.08%) RSpec
6 11 (9.24%) QuickTest Pro
7 9 (7.56%) Visual Studio
8 6 (5.04%) TestDirector
9 5 (4.20%) SoapUI
10 4 (3.36%) JMeter
10 4 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (3.36%) MSTest
10 4 (3.36%) JIRA
11 3 (2.52%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.68%) Ant
12 2 (1.68%) WinRunner
12 2 (1.68%) TestComplete
12 2 (1.68%) LoadUI
12 2 (1.68%) Selenium IDE
General
1 30 (25.21%) Finance
2 13 (10.92%) Banking
3 10 (8.40%) Telecoms
4 9 (7.56%) Retail
5 6 (5.04%) Billing
6 4 (3.36%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.52%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.84%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.84%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.84%) French Language
9 1 (0.84%) Legal
9 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.08%) .NET
2 10 (8.40%) XML
3 6 (5.04%) XSLT
4 5 (4.20%) SOAP
5 4 (3.36%) Web Services
6 3 (2.52%) Middleware
6 3 (2.52%) HTML
7 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.68%) JSP
7 2 (1.68%) JSON
8 1 (0.84%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.84%) REST
8 1 (0.84%) RESTful
8 1 (0.84%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.84%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.52%) Mobile App
1 3 (2.52%) Open Source
1 3 (2.52%) Data Integration
1 3 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.68%) User Experience
2 2 (1.68%) Client/Server
2 2 (1.68%) Fixed Income
2 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.68%) Data Conversion
3 1 (0.84%) Data Extraction
3 1 (0.84%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.08%) UNIX
2 7 (5.88%) Windows
3 4 (3.36%) Linux
4 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.84%) Android
4 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.84%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (30.25%) Test Automation
3 26 (21.85%) Test Scripting
4 21 (17.65%) Software Testing
4 21 (17.65%) Scrum
5 20 (16.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (15.13%) Automation Testing
7 17 (14.29%) Automated Testing
8 15 (12.61%) BDD
9 14 (11.76%) Web Testing
10 13 (10.92%) TDD
11 11 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (8.40%) Manual Testing
12 10 (8.40%) Functional Testing
12 10 (8.40%) Test Strategy
12 10 (8.40%) Migration
12 10 (8.40%) ETL
13 9 (7.56%) Data Migration
13 9 (7.56%) Performance Testing
14 8 (6.72%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (22.69%) SQL
2 20 (16.81%) C#
3 17 (14.29%) Java
4 6 (5.04%) Ruby
5 4 (3.36%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.36%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.36%) Perl
6 3 (2.52%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.68%) PHP
7 2 (1.68%) VB
8 1 (0.84%) Groovy
8 1 (0.84%) Korn
8 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.84%) Python
8 1 (0.84%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (14.29%) ISEB
2 13 (10.92%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.92%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.24%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.52%) Degree
6 2 (1.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.68%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.84%) MCITP
7 1 (0.84%) CCNA
7 1 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.84%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.61%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.84%) NFS
3 1 (0.84%) KVM
Systems Management
1 16 (13.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (11.76%) HP
2 12 (10.08%) Oracle
3 7 (5.88%) SAP
4 5 (4.20%) VMware
5 4 (3.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.36%) Tableau
6 2 (1.68%) Adobe
6 2 (1.68%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.68%) Informatica
6 2 (1.68%) Teradata
6 2 (1.68%) Comverse
6 2 (1.68%) Red Gate
7 1 (0.84%) Avaloq
7 1 (0.84%) Reuters
7 1 (0.84%) EMC
7 1 (0.84%) Murex
7 1 (0.84%) Citrix
7 1 (0.84%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.84%) Cisco
7 1 (0.84%) Siebel
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