The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Consultant
Rank 370 372 359
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 32 32 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £403 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
19804 20828 19241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.62% 92.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13695 14255 13119
Average daily rate £450 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 399 399
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

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 27 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Consultant within the London region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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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
City of London +17 8 £425 +32.81%
Test Consultant
England

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 24 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (36.51%) Finance
3 22 (34.92%) Test Automation
4 16 (25.40%) Banking
5 15 (23.81%) SQL
6 14 (22.22%) Android
6 14 (22.22%) Apple iOS
6 14 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 12 (19.05%) Calabash
8 11 (17.46%) QA
8 11 (17.46%) ISEB
9 10 (15.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (14.29%) ISTQB
10 9 (14.29%) Test Scripting
11 8 (12.70%) Legal
12 7 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (11.11%) Investment Banking
12 7 (11.11%) Software Testing
12 7 (11.11%) Migration
12 7 (11.11%) Selenium
13 6 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (9.52%) Automated Testing
13 6 (9.52%) BDD
13 6 (9.52%) CRM
13 6 (9.52%) Gherkin
14 5 (7.94%) SpecFlow
14 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
14 5 (7.94%) HP
14 5 (7.94%) C#
14 5 (7.94%) Integration Testing

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 2 (3.17%) Drupal
2 1 (1.59%) Confluence
2 1 (1.59%) IIS
2 1 (1.59%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) SunGard GMI
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) FTP
1 1 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) DB2
1 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.59%) DataStage
1 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (19.05%) Calabash
2 7 (11.11%) Selenium
3 5 (7.94%) SpecFlow
4 4 (6.35%) WebDriver
4 4 (6.35%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.17%) JMeter
5 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.17%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.17%) JIRA
6 1 (1.59%) JProfiler
6 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.59%) Appium
6 1 (1.59%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.59%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.59%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (36.51%) Finance
2 16 (25.40%) Banking
3 8 (12.70%) Legal
4 7 (11.11%) Investment Banking
5 4 (6.35%) Retail
6 3 (4.76%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.59%) Billing
7 1 (1.59%) Front Office
7 1 (1.59%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.17%) .NET
2 2 (3.17%) Web Services
2 2 (3.17%) Middleware
3 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.59%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.17%) Fixed Income
1 2 (3.17%) Derivative
1 2 (3.17%) Open Source
1 2 (3.17%) Digital Media
1 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
1 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.59%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (1.59%) User Experience
2 1 (1.59%) Statistics
2 1 (1.59%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.59%) FMCG
2 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.22%) Android
1 14 (22.22%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.17%) UNIX
3 1 (1.59%) Windows
3 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.92%) Test Automation
3 14 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 10 (15.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 7 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 7 (11.11%) Migration
7 6 (9.52%) CRM
7 6 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (9.52%) Automated Testing
7 6 (9.52%) BDD
8 5 (7.94%) Integration Testing
9 4 (6.35%) Test Management
9 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.35%) E-Commerce
9 4 (6.35%) Scrum
9 4 (6.35%) Data Migration
9 4 (6.35%) Automation Testing
10 3 (4.76%) Test Planning
10 3 (4.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.81%) SQL
2 5 (7.94%) C#
3 4 (6.35%) Java
3 4 (6.35%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.17%) VBA
5 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) ISEB
2 9 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.59%) Degree
3 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.59%) nmon
2 1 (1.59%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (7.94%) HP
2 4 (6.35%) Citrix
2 4 (6.35%) Reuters
3 3 (4.76%) SunGard
4 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.17%) Oracle
5 1 (1.59%) SAP
5 1 (1.59%) IBM
5 1 (1.59%) Remedy
5 1 (1.59%) Google
5 1 (1.59%) NetSuite
5 1 (1.59%) Microgen
5 1 (1.59%) Comverse
5 1 (1.59%) Splunk
5 1 (1.59%) Informatica