The table below looks at the statistics for the Testing 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 Testing Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Testing Consultant
Rank 573 555 573
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Testing Consultant 7 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.015% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.016% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £590
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -36.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £375 £590
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -36.44%
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
47033 44604 49140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.46% 92.69% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 29411 27456 28065
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 1914 2465
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Testing Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Testing Consultant in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Testing Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in England

Testing Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Testing Consultant across the England region.

Testing Consultant Daily Rate Trend in England

Testing Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Testing Consultant across the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Testing Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in England

Testing Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Testing Consultant across the England region.

Testing Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in England

Testing 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 Testing Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 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 +9 4 £400 +6.66%
South East -11 2 £313 +4.16%
South West - - - -
North West - - - -
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Testing Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Testing 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 Testing Consultant in their job title.

1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
2 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) General Ledger
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) German Language
2 1 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Test Management
2 1 (11.11%) System Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless Security
2 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) BDD
2 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Workday HCM
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux

Testing Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Testing 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 Testing Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Workday HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Wireless Security
1 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (11.11%) Wireless
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
General
1 1 (11.11%) General Ledger
1 1 (11.11%) German Language
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
2 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Test Management
2 1 (11.11%) System Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
2 1 (11.11%) BDD
2 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) HP