The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Test Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Consultant
Rank 419 401 425
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 16 36 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.071% 0.15% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.16% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 10
Median daily rate £488 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £348 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £500 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.87% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Test Consultant
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21443 22185 23279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.77% 94.99% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15237 15665 16113
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £617 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 350 441
Median hourly rate £17.10 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in London

Test Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Test Consultant Daily Rate Trend in London

Test Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Consultant across the London region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Test Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in London

Test Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Test Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in London

Test Consultant
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Consultant within the London region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +23 9 £494 +1.28%
Test Consultant
England

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 London region featuring Test Consultant in the job title.

1 11 (37.93%) Open Source
1 11 (37.93%) Java
2 9 (31.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) Banking
2 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
3 7 (24.14%) Defect Management
3 7 (24.14%) SDET
3 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
3 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
4 6 (20.69%) QA
5 5 (17.24%) SQL
5 5 (17.24%) Selenium
6 4 (13.79%) Test Planning
6 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
6 4 (13.79%) BDD
6 4 (13.79%) VBScript
6 4 (13.79%) HP
6 4 (13.79%) C#
6 4 (13.79%) JIRA
7 3 (10.34%) TDD
7 3 (10.34%) Migration
7 3 (10.34%) HP UFT
7 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
7 3 (10.34%) Wealth Management
7 3 (10.34%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Release Management
8 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Selenium
2 4 (13.79%) JIRA
3 3 (10.34%) HP UFT
3 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
4 2 (6.90%) Maven
4 2 (6.90%) SpecFlow
4 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.45%) Appium
5 1 (3.45%) Calabash
5 1 (3.45%) Capybara
5 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.45%) FitNesse
5 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.45%) Hudson
5 1 (3.45%) Protractor
5 1 (3.45%) Subversion
5 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.45%) WATIR
General
1 9 (31.03%) Banking
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
1 1 (3.45%) jQuery
1 1 (3.45%) Software Packaging
1 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) APACS
2 1 (3.45%) Contactless
2 1 (3.45%) EMV
2 1 (3.45%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Android
1 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Open Source
2 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
3 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (24.14%) Defect Management
3 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
4 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
5 4 (13.79%) BDD
5 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Test Planning
6 3 (10.34%) Migration
6 3 (10.34%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (10.34%) TDD
6 3 (10.34%) Wealth Management
7 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Release Management
7 2 (6.90%) Scrum
7 2 (6.90%) Security Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) Java
2 5 (17.24%) SQL
3 4 (13.79%) C#
3 4 (13.79%) VBScript
4 1 (3.45%) C
4 1 (3.45%) C++
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) Perl
4 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.45%) Python
4 1 (3.45%) Ruby
4 1 (3.45%) VB
4 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) ISEB
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.45%) CEH
2 1 (3.45%) CEPT
2 1 (3.45%) CISSP
2 1 (3.45%) CPTE
2 1 (3.45%) CREST Certified
2 1 (3.45%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) SDET
2 6 (20.69%) QA
3 1 (3.45%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) HP
2 1 (3.45%) Citrix
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle