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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 521 495 482
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 58 56 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 22 27
Average daily rate
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£500 £353 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.64% -11.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £353 £384
% change year-on-year
+2.69% -8.01%
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
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +23 30 £500 +35.59% 3
East of England 0 11 £213 -
Yorkshire -7 6 - -
South East -41 5 £470 +23.68%
North West -17 2 £375 +15.38%
South West -30 2 £513 +20.58% 1
West Midlands - 1 £363 -
Midlands - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
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Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 44 (42.72%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (27.18%) Finance
3 27 (26.21%) Test Automation
4 25 (24.27%) Selenium
5 23 (22.33%) ISEB
6 22 (21.36%) Test Scripting
7 21 (20.39%) QA
7 21 (20.39%) SQL
8 20 (19.42%) Software Testing
9 17 (16.50%) WebDriver
10 16 (15.53%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (15.53%) ISTQB
11 15 (14.56%) Test Strategy
12 14 (13.59%) Manual Testing
12 14 (13.59%) Java
13 13 (12.62%) Banking
13 13 (12.62%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (12.62%) BDD
14 12 (11.65%) Apple iOS
14 12 (11.65%) Scrum
15 11 (10.68%) Automated Testing
15 11 (10.68%) CRM
15 11 (10.68%) Cucumber
15 11 (10.68%) Android
15 11 (10.68%) SpecFlow
16 10 (9.71%) Gherkin
16 10 (9.71%) Automation Testing
16 10 (9.71%) Calabash
16 10 (9.71%) HP
16 10 (9.71%) TDD

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (0.97%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.91%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.94%) SAP HR
2 2 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.97%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.97%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.97%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.97%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.88%) Internet
2 1 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.97%) LAN
2 1 (0.97%) WAN
2 1 (0.97%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.94%) MySQL
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 25 (24.27%) Selenium
2 17 (16.50%) WebDriver
3 11 (10.68%) Cucumber
3 11 (10.68%) SpecFlow
4 10 (9.71%) Calabash
5 7 (6.80%) Jenkins
5 7 (6.80%) JIRA
5 7 (6.80%) JUnit
5 7 (6.80%) Visual Studio
6 5 (4.85%) RSpec
7 4 (3.88%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (3.88%) JMeter
8 3 (2.91%) LoadRunner
8 3 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.94%) Ant
9 2 (1.94%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.94%) Behat
9 2 (1.94%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (0.97%) Appium
10 1 (0.97%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 28 (27.18%) Finance
2 13 (12.62%) Banking
3 5 (4.85%) Retail
3 5 (4.85%) Legal
3 5 (4.85%) Investment Banking
3 5 (4.85%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.94%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Marketing
5 1 (0.97%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.97%) French Language
5 1 (0.97%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.97%) Billing
5 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.97%) Front Office
5 1 (0.97%) Back Office
5 1 (0.97%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.71%) Gherkin
2 8 (7.77%) .NET
3 4 (3.88%) HTML
4 2 (1.94%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.94%) XML
4 2 (1.94%) Middleware
5 1 (0.97%) JSON
5 1 (0.97%) RESTful
5 1 (0.97%) REST
5 1 (0.97%) CSS
5 1 (0.97%) JSP
5 1 (0.97%) SOAP
5 1 (0.97%) Web Services
5 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.88%) Open Source
1 4 (3.88%) Mobile App
1 4 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.94%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.94%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.97%) Derivative
4 1 (0.97%) Statistics
4 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.97%) DTV
4 1 (0.97%) New Media
4 1 (0.97%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.65%) Apple iOS
2 11 (10.68%) Android
3 6 (5.83%) UNIX
4 2 (1.94%) Windows
4 2 (1.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (42.72%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (26.21%) Test Automation
3 22 (21.36%) Test Scripting
4 20 (19.42%) Software Testing
5 15 (14.56%) Test Strategy
6 14 (13.59%) Manual Testing
7 13 (12.62%) BDD
7 13 (12.62%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (11.65%) Scrum
9 11 (10.68%) CRM
9 11 (10.68%) Automated Testing
10 10 (9.71%) TDD
10 10 (9.71%) Automation Testing
11 9 (8.74%) Performance Testing
12 8 (7.77%) Integration Testing
12 8 (7.77%) Web Testing
12 8 (7.77%) Migration
12 8 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (5.83%) Test Management
13 6 (5.83%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.39%) SQL
2 14 (13.59%) Java
3 8 (7.77%) C#
4 5 (4.85%) Ruby
5 4 (3.88%) PHP
5 4 (3.88%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.91%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.94%) C++
7 2 (1.94%) Python
8 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.97%) Perl
8 1 (0.97%) VBScript
8 1 (0.97%) VB
8 1 (0.97%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.97%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (22.33%) ISEB
2 16 (15.53%) ISTQB
3 8 (7.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.88%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.91%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.94%) Degree
7 1 (0.97%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (20.39%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.97%) KVM
Systems Management
1 16 (15.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.97%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (9.71%) HP
2 8 (7.77%) Oracle
3 6 (5.83%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.88%) SAP
5 3 (2.91%) Siebel
5 3 (2.91%) Citrix
5 3 (2.91%) Reuters
5 3 (2.91%) VMware
6 2 (1.94%) Red Gate
6 2 (1.94%) Perforce
6 2 (1.94%) Adobe
7 1 (0.97%) Murex
7 1 (0.97%) Informatica
7 1 (0.97%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.97%) Apple
7 1 (0.97%) EMC
7 1 (0.97%) Comverse
7 1 (0.97%) Google
7 1 (0.97%) Microgen
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