The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Consultant
Rank 112 121 94
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 6 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.32% 0.100% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.11% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate £344 £300 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -15.01%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £426 £333
% change year-on-year
-14.95% +28.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
Test Consultant
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire 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
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1773 1841 1609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 94.41% 91.82% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1145 1002 866
Average daily rate £385 £365 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 120 90
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.17% -16.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.29 £10.40 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £44.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Test Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Test Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Test Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Test Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Test Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Basingstoke - 3 £344 -
Test Consultant
South East

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (76.19%) SC Cleared
2 16 (76.19%) Security Cleared
3 12 (57.14%) HP
4 11 (52.38%) Oracle
5 10 (47.62%) Scrum
5 10 (47.62%) HP UFT
5 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
6 9 (42.86%) Test Strategy
6 9 (42.86%) Functional Testing
6 9 (42.86%) Selenium
7 8 (38.10%) BDD
7 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
7 8 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (33.33%) WebDriver
9 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
9 6 (28.57%) ISEB
9 6 (28.57%) Java
9 6 (28.57%) User Stories
9 6 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (23.81%) VB
10 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
10 5 (23.81%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (23.81%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
11 4 (19.05%) Migration
11 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (19.05%) .NET
11 4 (19.05%) SQL
11 4 (19.05%) VBScript

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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.

Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
2 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) HP UFT
2 9 (42.86%) Selenium
3 8 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 5 (23.81%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (9.52%) SpecFlow
7 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (14.29%) Military
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) JSON
2 1 (4.76%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Solaris
1 2 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Scrum
2 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
3 9 (42.86%) Functional Testing
3 9 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 8 (38.10%) BDD
4 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
5 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 6 (28.57%) User Stories
6 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (19.05%) Migration
8 3 (14.29%) Test Management
9 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
10 1 (4.76%) Automation Testing
10 1 (4.76%) Defect Management
10 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
10 1 (4.76%) SOA
10 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) VB
3 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 4 (19.05%) VBScript
4 3 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (9.52%) C++
5 2 (9.52%) F#
6 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (76.19%) SC Cleared
1 16 (76.19%) Security Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) ISEB
2 6 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (23.81%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) HP
2 11 (52.38%) Oracle
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft