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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Consultant
Rank 499 481 462
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 56 53 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 21
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£500 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £236 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £352 £380
% change year-on-year
+15.57% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
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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
42723 41204 38282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.58% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27234 25076 22174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1689 1858 2324
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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 27 £500 +56.86% 13
East of England +7 9 £305 -
South East -26 7 £490 +38.81% 2
Yorkshire 0 4 - -
North West -15 4 - -
South West -18 2 £513 +20.58% 2
West Midlands - 2 £363 - 1
East Midlands +8 1 £350 +11.11% 1
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Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 46 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (33.33%) Finance
3 26 (24.76%) QA
4 25 (23.81%) Test Automation
4 25 (23.81%) ISEB
5 24 (22.86%) SQL
6 23 (21.90%) Test Scripting
7 21 (20.00%) Selenium
7 21 (20.00%) Software Testing
8 18 (17.14%) ISTQB
8 18 (17.14%) HP Quality Center
9 17 (16.19%) Banking
10 16 (15.24%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (15.24%) Test Strategy
11 14 (13.33%) Manual Testing
11 14 (13.33%) Scrum
11 14 (13.33%) HP
12 13 (12.38%) Java
12 13 (12.38%) Performance Testing
12 13 (12.38%) WebDriver
12 13 (12.38%) BDD
13 12 (11.43%) SpecFlow
14 11 (10.48%) Gherkin
14 11 (10.48%) Test Management
14 11 (10.48%) Apple iOS
14 11 (10.48%) Migration
14 11 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (10.48%) TDD
15 10 (9.52%) Automated Testing
15 10 (9.52%) CRM

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 (0.95%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Oracle Retail
1 3 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.90%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.95%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.95%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.95%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.71%) Internet
2 1 (0.95%) LAN
2 1 (0.95%) WAN
2 1 (0.95%) FTP
2 1 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.90%) MySQL
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 21 (20.00%) Selenium
2 13 (12.38%) WebDriver
3 12 (11.43%) SpecFlow
4 10 (9.52%) Calabash
5 8 (7.62%) Cucumber
5 8 (7.62%) JIRA
6 7 (6.67%) Visual Studio
7 5 (4.76%) LoadRunner
7 5 (4.76%) JUnit
7 5 (4.76%) JMeter
8 4 (3.81%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.86%) RSpec
9 3 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (1.90%) TestComplete
10 2 (1.90%) Behat
11 1 (0.95%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (0.95%) Facilita Forecast
11 1 (0.95%) Appium
11 1 (0.95%) Oracle APEX
General
1 35 (33.33%) Finance
2 17 (16.19%) Banking
3 7 (6.67%) Legal
3 7 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.71%) Retail
4 6 (5.71%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.86%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.95%) Marketing
6 1 (0.95%) Front Office
6 1 (0.95%) Back Office
6 1 (0.95%) Electronics
6 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.95%) Billing
6 1 (0.95%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.48%) Gherkin
2 9 (8.57%) .NET
3 4 (3.81%) HTML
4 2 (1.90%) Middleware
4 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.95%) JSON
5 1 (0.95%) RESTful
5 1 (0.95%) REST
5 1 (0.95%) CSS
5 1 (0.95%) SOAP
5 1 (0.95%) Web Services
5 1 (0.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.86%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.86%) Open Source
3 2 (1.90%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.95%) New Media
4 1 (0.95%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.95%) Statistics
4 1 (0.95%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (0.95%) DTV
4 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.95%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.48%) Apple iOS
2 10 (9.52%) Android
3 4 (3.81%) UNIX
4 3 (2.86%) Linux
5 1 (0.95%) Windows
5 1 (0.95%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (23.81%) Test Automation
3 23 (21.90%) Test Scripting
4 21 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 16 (15.24%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (15.24%) Test Strategy
6 14 (13.33%) Manual Testing
6 14 (13.33%) Scrum
7 13 (12.38%) Performance Testing
7 13 (12.38%) BDD
8 11 (10.48%) Test Management
8 11 (10.48%) Migration
8 11 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (10.48%) TDD
9 10 (9.52%) Automated Testing
9 10 (9.52%) CRM
9 10 (9.52%) Integration Testing
10 7 (6.67%) Automation Testing
11 6 (5.71%) Mentoring
11 6 (5.71%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.86%) SQL
2 13 (12.38%) Java
3 8 (7.62%) C#
4 5 (4.76%) Ruby
5 4 (3.81%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.81%) PHP
6 3 (2.86%) Python
6 3 (2.86%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.90%) C++
7 2 (1.90%) VB
8 1 (0.95%) VBA
8 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (23.81%) ISEB
2 18 (17.14%) ISTQB
3 10 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.86%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.95%) Degree
5 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (24.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.95%) KVM
Systems Management
1 18 (17.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.95%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (13.33%) HP
2 7 (6.67%) Oracle
3 6 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.81%) SAP
5 3 (2.86%) Citrix
5 3 (2.86%) Reuters
5 3 (2.86%) Siebel
5 3 (2.86%) Perforce
6 2 (1.90%) VMware
6 2 (1.90%) Adobe
7 1 (0.95%) Microgen
7 1 (0.95%) Red Gate
7 1 (0.95%) Comverse
7 1 (0.95%) EMC
7 1 (0.95%) Informatica
7 1 (0.95%) Murex
7 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.95%) Apple
7 1 (0.95%) Google
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