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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Consultant
England / London
Rank 395 397 379
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 9 25 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.046% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 20
Median daily rate £413 £355 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.19% -29.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £300 £424
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £550 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
18436 20098 19872
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.77% 95.01% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 13192 14255 13962
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 299 328
Median hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.39% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £53.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 -2 1 £625 +108.33% 4
Test Consultant
England

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 7 (36.84%) Java
2 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
3 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 5 (26.32%) Finance
3 5 (26.32%) QA
3 5 (26.32%) Selenium
4 4 (21.05%) Banking
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (15.79%) C#
5 3 (15.79%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) Open Source
5 3 (15.79%) SDET
6 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
6 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
6 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
6 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
6 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) NUnit
6 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
6 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) Unix
6 2 (10.53%) JUnit
6 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
6 2 (10.53%) .NET
6 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner

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 (5.26%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SAN
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
2 2 (10.53%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) JMeter
2 2 (10.53%) JUnit
2 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
2 2 (10.53%) NUnit
2 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
2 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
2 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.26%) Sahi
3 1 (5.26%) TestRail
3 1 (5.26%) WATIR
3 1 (5.26%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Law
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) JSON
2 1 (5.26%) REST
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Equities
3 1 (5.26%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
2 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) Open Source
4 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
4 2 (10.53%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.26%) API Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Data Management
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps
5 1 (5.26%) People Management
5 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (5.26%) TDD
5 1 (5.26%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.26%) C
4 1 (5.26%) COBOL
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
2 3 (15.79%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.26%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Ab Initio
2 1 (5.26%) BMC
2 1 (5.26%) Guidewire
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow