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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Consultant
Rank 570 552 510
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 47 57 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.096% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 30
Median daily rate £463 £414 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% +27.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £329 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £472 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+21.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
46609 46602 46145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.92% 94.75% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30764 29187 28941
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1328 1860 1972
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -15 19 £450 +8.43% 16
East Midlands +24 7 £700 +66.66%
South East -7 6 £425 -7.15%
South West +3 5 £400 +33.33%
North West -17 3 £520 -
East of England - 3 - -
North East - 3 £475 -
Yorkshire +6 1 £300 -14.28%
Test Consultant
UK

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 30 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 27 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (24.76%) Test Scripting
4 25 (23.81%) HP
5 23 (21.90%) C#
6 19 (18.10%) Selenium
6 19 (18.10%) BDD
7 17 (16.19%) Software Testing
7 17 (16.19%) SQL
7 17 (16.19%) Microsoft
8 16 (15.24%) ISEB
8 16 (15.24%) Finance
9 15 (14.29%) HP UFT
9 15 (14.29%) Java
10 14 (13.33%) QA
10 14 (13.33%) Test Management
10 14 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
11 13 (12.38%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (12.38%) LoadRunner
11 13 (12.38%) Migration
12 12 (11.43%) MS Excel
12 12 (11.43%) Security Cleared
12 12 (11.43%) ISTQB
12 12 (11.43%) Defect Management
13 11 (10.48%) Cucumber
13 11 (10.48%) Test Strategy
13 11 (10.48%) Automation Testing
13 11 (10.48%) Scrum
14 10 (9.52%) Automated Testing
14 10 (9.52%) SpecFlow

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 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.95%) CMS
3 1 (0.95%) Confluence
3 1 (0.95%) JBoss
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.86%) MS Office
3 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.86%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.90%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (1.90%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.95%) BASE24
4 1 (0.95%) Maximo
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.95%) Summit
4 1 (0.95%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.90%) HTTP
2 1 (0.95%) LAN
2 1 (0.95%) Network Security
2 1 (0.95%) VPN
2 1 (0.95%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.90%) Essbase
3 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.95%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (18.10%) Selenium
2 15 (14.29%) HP UFT
3 13 (12.38%) LoadRunner
4 11 (10.48%) Cucumber
5 10 (9.52%) JIRA
5 10 (9.52%) SpecFlow
6 9 (8.57%) WebDriver
7 7 (6.67%) Git (software)
7 7 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (5.71%) Jenkins
8 6 (5.71%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.81%) Maven
10 3 (2.86%) Capybara
11 2 (1.90%) Appium
11 2 (1.90%) JMeter
11 2 (1.90%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (1.90%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.95%) Arquillian
12 1 (0.95%) Protractor
12 1 (0.95%) YourKit
General
1 16 (15.24%) Finance
2 9 (8.57%) Banking
3 3 (2.86%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.86%) Retail
3 3 (2.86%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.95%) Electronics
5 1 (0.95%) Marketing
5 1 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.67%) .NET
2 6 (5.71%) WPF
3 4 (3.81%) Ajax
3 4 (3.81%) HTML
3 4 (3.81%) Web Services
4 3 (2.86%) Behat
4 3 (2.86%) CSS
4 3 (2.86%) REST
4 3 (2.86%) XML
5 2 (1.90%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.90%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.90%) jQuery
6 1 (0.95%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.95%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.95%) Java EE
6 1 (0.95%) JSON
6 1 (0.95%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.86%) Data Integration
3 1 (0.95%) Algorithms
3 1 (0.95%) APACS
3 1 (0.95%) Contactless
3 1 (0.95%) Derivative
3 1 (0.95%) EMV
3 1 (0.95%) Equities
3 1 (0.95%) FMCG
3 1 (0.95%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (0.95%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.90%) Unix
2 1 (0.95%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 27 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (24.76%) Test Scripting
4 19 (18.10%) BDD
5 17 (16.19%) Software Testing
6 14 (13.33%) Test Management
7 13 (12.38%) Migration
7 13 (12.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (11.43%) Defect Management
9 11 (10.48%) Automation Testing
9 11 (10.48%) Scrum
9 11 (10.48%) Test Strategy
10 10 (9.52%) Automated Testing
11 9 (8.57%) CRM
11 9 (8.57%) SDLC
12 7 (6.67%) Performance Testing
12 7 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (5.71%) Open Source
13 6 (5.71%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.90%) C#
2 17 (16.19%) SQL
3 15 (14.29%) Java
4 6 (5.71%) Ruby
4 6 (5.71%) VBScript
5 4 (3.81%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.86%) Python
6 3 (2.86%) VBA
7 2 (1.90%) F#
7 2 (1.90%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.95%) C++
8 1 (0.95%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (0.95%) Perl
8 1 (0.95%) Scala
8 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (15.24%) ISEB
2 12 (11.43%) ISTQB
2 12 (11.43%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.81%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.90%) CEH
5 2 (1.90%) CEPT
5 2 (1.90%) CISSP
5 2 (1.90%) CREST Certified
5 2 (1.90%) ECDL
5 2 (1.90%) GPEN
6 1 (0.95%) CPTE
6 1 (0.95%) Degree
6 1 (0.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.33%) QA
2 2 (1.90%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (23.81%) HP
2 17 (16.19%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.57%) SAP
4 8 (7.62%) Oracle
5 4 (3.81%) Rally
6 2 (1.90%) Citrix
6 2 (1.90%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.95%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.95%) Calypso
7 1 (0.95%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.95%) IBM
7 1 (0.95%) Murex
7 1 (0.95%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.95%) New Relic
7 1 (0.95%) OpenText
7 1 (0.95%) VMware