The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Kent region that had Test Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Consultant
Rank 60 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.22% - 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% - 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £463 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+37.03% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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 Kent 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
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
449 224 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 97.82% 92.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 98 126
Median daily rate £338 £325 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 4
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.97 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Kent region that featured Test Consultant in the job title.

Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Test Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Test Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Test Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region featuring Test Consultant in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (60.00%) QA
1 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft