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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Consultant
Rank 585 555 518
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 31 57 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.063% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 26
Median daily rate £450 £400 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +18.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £333 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £435 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £175.00 - -
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
47023 47467 46270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.91% 94.81% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31062 30430 28861
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1390 1810 1901
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £40.00 £39.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -9 13 £488 +18.18% 6
South East +1 5 £400 +6.66% 1
East of England +19 4 - - 1
Yorkshire -1 4 £396 +14.02% 1
North East -54 2 £475 - 1
South West +2 1 - -
East Midlands -6 1 - -
West Midlands -21 1 £500 - 4
Test Consultant
UK

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 27 (27.55%) Test Automation
2 25 (25.51%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (24.49%) HP
4 22 (22.45%) C#
4 22 (22.45%) Test Scripting
4 22 (22.45%) Selenium
5 19 (19.39%) BDD
6 18 (18.37%) Java
7 16 (16.33%) Software Testing
8 15 (15.31%) SQL
8 15 (15.31%) HP UFT
8 15 (15.31%) LoadRunner
9 14 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 14 (14.29%) Finance
9 14 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
10 13 (13.27%) ISEB
11 12 (12.24%) Scrum
11 12 (12.24%) SpecFlow
12 11 (11.22%) Security Cleared
12 11 (11.22%) Test Management
12 11 (11.22%) QA
12 11 (11.22%) Migration
12 11 (11.22%) Automated Testing
12 11 (11.22%) Oracle
12 11 (11.22%) CRM
13 10 (10.20%) JIRA
13 10 (10.20%) Test Strategy
13 10 (10.20%) Defect Management
14 9 (9.18%) Cucumber

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 4 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.02%) CMS
3 1 (1.02%) Confluence
3 1 (1.02%) JBoss
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (9.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.06%) MS Office
3 1 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.06%) Hyperion Planning
2 3 (3.06%) SAP SD
3 2 (2.04%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (1.02%) BASE24
4 1 (1.02%) Maximo
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.02%) Summit
4 1 (1.02%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.02%) HTTP
1 1 (1.02%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.06%) Essbase
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (22.45%) Selenium
2 15 (15.31%) HP UFT
2 15 (15.31%) LoadRunner
3 12 (12.24%) SpecFlow
4 10 (10.20%) JIRA
5 9 (9.18%) Cucumber
5 9 (9.18%) Git (software)
5 9 (9.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (9.18%) WebDriver
6 6 (6.12%) Jenkins
7 5 (5.10%) Maven
7 5 (5.10%) Visual Studio
8 4 (4.08%) Capybara
9 3 (3.06%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (2.04%) Appium
10 2 (2.04%) JMeter
10 2 (2.04%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.04%) Subversion
10 2 (2.04%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.02%) Protractor
General
1 14 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (5.10%) Banking
3 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Electronics
4 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.02%) Marketing
4 1 (1.02%) Retail
4 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.16%) .NET
2 4 (4.08%) HTML
2 4 (4.08%) WPF
3 3 (3.06%) Ajax
3 3 (3.06%) Behat
3 3 (3.06%) CSS
3 3 (3.06%) REST
4 2 (2.04%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.04%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.04%) jQuery
4 2 (2.04%) Web Services
4 2 (2.04%) XML
5 1 (1.02%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.02%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.02%) Java EE
5 1 (1.02%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.10%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.04%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.02%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.02%) APACS
3 1 (1.02%) Contactless
3 1 (1.02%) EMV
3 1 (1.02%) Equities
3 1 (1.02%) FMCG
3 1 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.04%) Unix
2 1 (1.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.55%) Test Automation
2 25 (25.51%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (22.45%) Test Scripting
4 19 (19.39%) BDD
5 16 (16.33%) Software Testing
6 14 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (12.24%) Scrum
8 11 (11.22%) Automated Testing
8 11 (11.22%) CRM
8 11 (11.22%) Migration
8 11 (11.22%) Test Management
9 10 (10.20%) Defect Management
9 10 (10.20%) Test Strategy
10 9 (9.18%) SDLC
11 8 (8.16%) Automation Testing
11 8 (8.16%) Performance Testing
11 8 (8.16%) TDD
12 7 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
12 7 (7.14%) Functional Testing
12 7 (7.14%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.45%) C#
2 18 (18.37%) Java
3 15 (15.31%) SQL
4 7 (7.14%) Ruby
5 6 (6.12%) VBScript
6 4 (4.08%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.06%) C
7 3 (3.06%) F#
7 3 (3.06%) Python
7 3 (3.06%) VB
8 2 (2.04%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.04%) VBA
9 1 (1.02%) C++
9 1 (1.02%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (1.02%) Perl
9 1 (1.02%) Scala
9 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (13.27%) ISEB
2 11 (11.22%) Security Cleared
3 8 (8.16%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.08%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.04%) ECDL
7 1 (1.02%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.02%) Degree
7 1 (1.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.22%) QA
2 2 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.02%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (24.49%) HP
2 14 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 11 (11.22%) Oracle
4 8 (8.16%) SAP
5 4 (4.08%) Rally
6 3 (3.06%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.02%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.02%) Citrix
7 1 (1.02%) Dynatrace
7 1 (1.02%) IBM
7 1 (1.02%) NetSuite
7 1 (1.02%) New Relic
7 1 (1.02%) OpenText
7 1 (1.02%) VMware
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