The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 498 508 542
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 59 42 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.090% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.097% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 19
Average daily rate
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£338 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £329 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £365 £425
% change year-on-year
-10.95% -14.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45662 43138 49058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.59% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 28238 25865 28004
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1849 1986 2544
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Consultant
UK

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 July 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 28 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +21 25 £400 - 5
South East -19 17 £350 -8.49% 3
East of England -27 4 £300 -35.13%
North West -10 3 £331 +0.37% 1
South West -29 2 £315 -
Midlands +4 1 - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Test Consultant
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Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (30.99%) Test Automation
2 39 (27.46%) Selenium
3 38 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (23.94%) SQL
5 27 (19.01%) Finance
5 27 (19.01%) Test Scripting
6 25 (17.61%) Scrum
7 23 (16.20%) User Acceptance Testing
7 23 (16.20%) Cucumber
8 21 (14.79%) WebDriver
8 21 (14.79%) Java
9 20 (14.08%) HP
9 20 (14.08%) Software Testing
10 19 (13.38%) HP Quality Center
10 19 (13.38%) C#
10 19 (13.38%) .NET
10 19 (13.38%) Test Strategy
11 18 (12.68%) Relational Database
11 18 (12.68%) ISEB
11 18 (12.68%) QuickTest Pro
11 18 (12.68%) SC Cleared
11 18 (12.68%) BDD
11 18 (12.68%) Security Cleared
12 17 (11.97%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (11.27%) SQL Server
13 16 (11.27%) Web Testing
13 16 (11.27%) ISTQB
13 16 (11.27%) Automated Testing
13 16 (11.27%) Automation Testing
14 15 (10.56%) QA

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (1.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.41%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.70%) SAS
2 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.70%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.41%) MS Office
1 2 (1.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.82%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.41%) Maximo
3 2 (1.41%) SAP APO
3 2 (1.41%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.70%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.70%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.70%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.70%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.93%) SaaS
2 1 (0.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.82%) Internet
1 4 (2.82%) LTE
1 4 (2.82%) 4G
2 2 (1.41%) Firewall
3 1 (0.70%) SSH
3 1 (0.70%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.70%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (0.70%) LDAP
3 1 (0.70%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.70%) WAN
3 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.70%) DNS
3 1 (0.70%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.70%) SSL
3 1 (0.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.68%) Relational Database
2 16 (11.27%) SQL Server
3 14 (9.86%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.82%) Big Data
5 4 (2.82%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.82%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (2.11%) DB2
6 3 (2.11%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.41%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.70%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.70%) MySQL
8 1 (0.70%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.70%) DataStage
8 1 (0.70%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 39 (27.46%) Selenium
2 23 (16.20%) Cucumber
3 21 (14.79%) WebDriver
4 18 (12.68%) QuickTest Pro
5 15 (10.56%) JUnit
6 14 (9.86%) Jenkins
7 13 (9.15%) LoadRunner
8 9 (6.34%) Visual Studio
8 9 (6.34%) RSpec
9 7 (4.93%) SoapUI
10 6 (4.23%) JIRA
10 6 (4.23%) TestDirector
11 5 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (3.52%) Maven
12 4 (2.82%) Ant
12 4 (2.82%) JMeter
12 4 (2.82%) MSTest
13 3 (2.11%) XMLUnit
13 3 (2.11%) Behat
13 3 (2.11%) HttpUnit
General
1 27 (19.01%) Finance
2 13 (9.15%) Banking
3 12 (8.45%) Retail
4 9 (6.34%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.23%) Billing
6 4 (2.82%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.11%) Advertising
8 2 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.41%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.70%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.70%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.38%) .NET
2 13 (9.15%) XML
3 10 (7.04%) SOAP
4 7 (4.93%) Web Services
5 6 (4.23%) XSLT
6 4 (2.82%) Middleware
6 4 (2.82%) HTML
7 3 (2.11%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.11%) JSP
7 3 (2.11%) Grails
7 3 (2.11%) RESTful
8 2 (1.41%) REST
8 2 (1.41%) JSON
9 1 (0.70%) WCF
9 1 (0.70%) WPF
9 1 (0.70%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.70%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.70%) J2EE
9 1 (0.70%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.23%) Open Source
2 4 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (2.11%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.41%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.41%) Data Conversion
4 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.70%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.70%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.45%) UNIX
2 11 (7.75%) Windows
3 9 (6.34%) Linux
4 3 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.41%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.41%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.70%) Android
6 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (30.99%) Test Automation
2 38 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (19.01%) Test Scripting
4 25 (17.61%) Scrum
5 23 (16.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (14.08%) Software Testing
7 19 (13.38%) Test Strategy
8 18 (12.68%) BDD
9 17 (11.97%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (11.27%) Automation Testing
10 16 (11.27%) Web Testing
10 16 (11.27%) Automated Testing
11 15 (10.56%) ETL
11 15 (10.56%) Migration
12 14 (9.86%) TDD
12 14 (9.86%) E-Commerce
13 13 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (9.15%) Performance Testing
14 11 (7.75%) Data Migration
15 10 (7.04%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 34 (23.94%) SQL
2 21 (14.79%) Java
3 19 (13.38%) C#
4 7 (4.93%) T-SQL
4 7 (4.93%) Ruby
5 4 (2.82%) Perl
5 4 (2.82%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.82%) Python
6 3 (2.11%) VBScript
6 3 (2.11%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.41%) VB
7 2 (1.41%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.70%) Korn
8 1 (0.70%) Groovy
8 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.70%) C++
8 1 (0.70%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (12.68%) ISEB
1 18 (12.68%) SC Cleared
1 18 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.27%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.82%) Degree
5 3 (2.11%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.70%) MCITP
7 1 (0.70%) MCSE
7 1 (0.70%) CCIE
7 1 (0.70%) CCNP
7 1 (0.70%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.56%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.70%) NFS
3 1 (0.70%) Nmap
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 19 (13.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 20 (14.08%) HP
2 15 (10.56%) Oracle
3 7 (4.93%) SAP
3 7 (4.93%) Tableau
4 4 (2.82%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.82%) Ab Initio
5 3 (2.11%) VMware
5 3 (2.11%) Teradata
6 2 (1.41%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.41%) Cisco
6 2 (1.41%) Informatica
6 2 (1.41%) Comverse
7 1 (0.70%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.70%) Talend
7 1 (0.70%) Adobe
7 1 (0.70%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.70%) Sybase
7 1 (0.70%) JBoss
7 1 (0.70%) Cognos
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