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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Consultant
Rank 519 524 528
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 70 53 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.11% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 21
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£375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £234 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -10.66%
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
49336 46518 44681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.45% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32059 28699 27154
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1841 1961
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +29 29 £406 +1.56% 12
South East -21 13 £388 +3.33% 1
North West -24 10 £423 +12.66%
Midlands - 6 - -
East of England +2 2 - -
North East -30 2 £500 +72.41%
Yorkshire - 2 £325 - 2
East Midlands - 2 £375 -
South West -14 1 - -
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Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 45 (35.16%) Software Testing
2 44 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (24.22%) Finance
4 28 (21.88%) Test Automation
5 22 (17.19%) Test Scripting
6 21 (16.41%) BDD
7 20 (15.63%) Test Planning
8 18 (14.06%) Cucumber
8 18 (14.06%) E-Commerce
9 16 (12.50%) SQL
10 15 (11.72%) .NET
10 15 (11.72%) Telecoms
10 15 (11.72%) Selenium
11 14 (10.94%) QA
11 14 (10.94%) Android
11 14 (10.94%) Apple iOS
11 14 (10.94%) New Media
11 14 (10.94%) Oracle
12 13 (10.16%) Microsoft
12 13 (10.16%) ISEB
12 13 (10.16%) Mobile App
12 13 (10.16%) Kanban
13 12 (9.38%) SC Cleared
13 12 (9.38%) Security Cleared
13 12 (9.38%) Test Strategy
14 11 (8.59%) WebDriver
14 11 (8.59%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (8.59%) Scrum
15 10 (7.81%) Banking
15 10 (7.81%) HP

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (5.47%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.56%) SAS
2 2 (1.56%) Drupal
3 1 (0.78%) Confluence
3 1 (0.78%) Documentum
3 1 (0.78%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (4.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (3.13%) SunGard GMI
3 3 (2.34%) Primavera
4 2 (1.56%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.78%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.78%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.78%) Unica
5 1 (0.78%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.34%) GitHub
1 3 (2.34%) IaaS
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.13%) Internet
1 4 (3.13%) 3G
1 4 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (3.13%) LTE
1 4 (3.13%) 4G
2 1 (0.78%) DHCP
2 1 (0.78%) DNS
2 1 (0.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.91%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.78%) MySQL
4 1 (0.78%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.78%) DataStage
4 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 18 (14.06%) Cucumber
2 15 (11.72%) Selenium
3 11 (8.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (8.59%) WebDriver
4 10 (7.81%) Appium
5 9 (7.03%) HP UFT
6 8 (6.25%) Calabash
7 7 (5.47%) SpecFlow
8 4 (3.13%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (3.13%) Git (software)
8 4 (3.13%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.34%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.34%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.56%) MSTest
10 2 (1.56%) TestDirector
10 2 (1.56%) XDE
10 2 (1.56%) JUnit
10 2 (1.56%) Rational Performance Tester
10 2 (1.56%) Rational Functional Tester
10 2 (1.56%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (24.22%) Finance
2 15 (11.72%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.81%) Banking
4 8 (6.25%) Retail
5 3 (2.34%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.34%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Marketing
6 1 (0.78%) Legal
6 1 (0.78%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.72%) .NET
2 7 (5.47%) XML
3 4 (3.13%) Web Services
3 4 (3.13%) Gherkin
4 3 (2.34%) XSLT
5 2 (1.56%) HTML
5 2 (1.56%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.56%) Play Framework
6 1 (0.78%) CSS
6 1 (0.78%) JSP
6 1 (0.78%) SOAP
6 1 (0.78%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.78%) Middleware
6 1 (0.78%) LAMP
6 1 (0.78%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.78%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.78%) JSON
6 1 (0.78%) WCF
6 1 (0.78%) WPF
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.94%) New Media
2 13 (10.16%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.56%) NHS
3 2 (1.56%) EPoS
3 2 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.56%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.78%) EMV
4 1 (0.78%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (0.78%) Chip Card
4 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.78%) Derivative
4 1 (0.78%) SCADA
4 1 (0.78%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.78%) FMCG
4 1 (0.78%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.94%) Android
1 14 (10.94%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.34%) UNIX
2 3 (2.34%) Windows
3 2 (1.56%) Linux
3 2 (1.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (35.16%) Software Testing
2 44 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (21.88%) Test Automation
4 22 (17.19%) Test Scripting
5 21 (16.41%) BDD
6 20 (15.63%) Test Planning
7 18 (14.06%) E-Commerce
8 13 (10.16%) Kanban
9 12 (9.38%) Test Strategy
10 11 (8.59%) Scrum
11 9 (7.03%) Migration
11 9 (7.03%) Performance Testing
12 8 (6.25%) Mobile Application Development
12 8 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (5.47%) Regression Testing
13 7 (5.47%) ITIL
14 6 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (4.69%) Test Management
14 6 (4.69%) Automation Testing
15 5 (3.91%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.50%) SQL
2 9 (7.03%) C#
3 8 (6.25%) Java
4 5 (3.91%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.91%) Ruby
5 4 (3.13%) VBScript
5 4 (3.13%) VB
6 3 (2.34%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.56%) Scala
7 2 (1.56%) C
7 2 (1.56%) PHP
8 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.78%) Perl
8 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.78%) Python
8 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.78%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 13 (10.16%) ISEB
2 12 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.91%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.13%) HP AIS
6 2 (1.56%) Degree
6 2 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.56%) MCITP
7 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.78%) MCSA
7 1 (0.78%) CCNP
7 1 (0.78%) CCNA
7 1 (0.78%) VCP4
7 1 (0.78%) VCP5
7 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.94%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.78%) XenApp
1 1 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (2.34%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (10.94%) Oracle
2 13 (10.16%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.81%) HP
4 6 (4.69%) SAP
5 5 (3.91%) Remedy
6 4 (3.13%) SunGard
7 3 (2.34%) IBM
8 2 (1.56%) Cognos
8 2 (1.56%) BMC
8 2 (1.56%) Hyperion
8 2 (1.56%) Informatica
9 1 (0.78%) Pegasus
9 1 (0.78%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.78%) Symantec
9 1 (0.78%) Citrix
9 1 (0.78%) Cisco
9 1 (0.78%) Adobe
9 1 (0.78%) VMware
9 1 (0.78%) AppSense
9 1 (0.78%) Altiris
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