The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Consultant
Rank 94 - 79
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.067% - 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% - 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £426 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.95% +21.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
Test Consultant
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds 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
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1407 1070 945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 94.68% 93.94% 96.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 761 570
Average daily rate £385 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 25
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.34 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.60% -1.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.84 £9.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.00 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Test Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Test Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Test Consultant
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Content Management
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) CMS
3 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Umbraco
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) eggPlant
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 1 (25.00%) CMS
1 1 (25.00%) Umbraco
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) eggPlant
3 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Content Management
3 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java