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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 391 405 401
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 18 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.074% 0.075% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.081% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 5
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£400 £381 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £330 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £518 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
22473 23388 24374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.57% 92.79% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15289 16042 15998
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 455 623
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.29 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.25% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 +31 3 £400 +10.34%
Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Test Consultant
England

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 17 (35.42%) Test Automation
2 16 (33.33%) SQL
2 16 (33.33%) Finance
3 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (29.17%) Relational Database
4 12 (25.00%) Selenium
4 12 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (22.92%) Banking
5 11 (22.92%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (20.83%) C#
6 10 (20.83%) Test Scripting
6 10 (20.83%) BDD
7 9 (18.75%) Data Migration
7 9 (18.75%) Software Testing
7 9 (18.75%) Migration
7 9 (18.75%) Scrum
7 9 (18.75%) Java
7 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 9 (18.75%) ETL
8 8 (16.67%) Data Modelling
8 8 (16.67%) XML
9 7 (14.58%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (14.58%) Cucumber
10 6 (12.50%) SaaS
10 6 (12.50%) Data Reconciliation
10 6 (12.50%) ERP
10 6 (12.50%) XSLT
10 6 (12.50%) Oracle
10 6 (12.50%) ISEB
10 6 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) SAP APO
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) SaaS
2 1 (2.08%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.17%) Relational Database
2 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 7 (14.58%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
5 3 (6.25%) DB2
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (2.08%) Star Schema
7 1 (2.08%) DataStage
7 1 (2.08%) MySQL
7 1 (2.08%) Big Data
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Selenium
2 7 (14.58%) Cucumber
3 6 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (10.42%) WebDriver
5 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 4 (8.33%) LoadRunner
6 3 (6.25%) Maven
6 3 (6.25%) JMeter
7 2 (4.17%) LoadUI
7 2 (4.17%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.17%) JUnit
7 2 (4.17%) Eclipse
7 2 (4.17%) Subversion
7 2 (4.17%) NUnit
7 2 (4.17%) FitNesse
8 1 (2.08%) JIRA
8 1 (2.08%) WinRunner
8 1 (2.08%) TestDirector
8 1 (2.08%) IntelliJ
8 1 (2.08%) Ant
General
1 16 (33.33%) Finance
2 11 (22.92%) Banking
3 4 (8.33%) Retail
3 4 (8.33%) Retail Banking
4 3 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.08%) Dutch Language
5 1 (2.08%) French Language
5 1 (2.08%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) XML
2 6 (12.50%) XSLT
3 5 (10.42%) .NET
4 3 (6.25%) SOAP
4 3 (6.25%) Web Services
5 1 (2.08%) JSON
5 1 (2.08%) XML Messaging
5 1 (2.08%) Middleware
5 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.08%) HTML
5 1 (2.08%) J2EE
5 1 (2.08%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (6.25%) Data Integration
1 3 (6.25%) Open Source
2 2 (4.17%) Data Conversion
2 2 (4.17%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) AS400
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) UNIX
2 3 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) Test Automation
2 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (22.92%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (20.83%) Test Scripting
5 10 (20.83%) BDD
6 9 (18.75%) Data Migration
6 9 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 9 (18.75%) Migration
6 9 (18.75%) Scrum
6 9 (18.75%) ETL
7 8 (16.67%) Data Modelling
8 6 (12.50%) Data Reconciliation
8 6 (12.50%) ERP
8 6 (12.50%) TDD
9 5 (10.42%) Test Management
9 5 (10.42%) Integration Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (10.42%) Test Strategy
10 4 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 16 (33.33%) SQL
2 10 (20.83%) C#
3 9 (18.75%) Java
4 4 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.25%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.17%) Perl
6 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.17%) Ruby
7 1 (2.08%) C++
7 1 (2.08%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) ISEB
1 6 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) Oracle
2 4 (8.33%) Tableau
2 4 (8.33%) SAP
3 3 (6.25%) Teradata
3 3 (6.25%) HP
4 2 (4.17%) Business Objects
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.17%) Informatica
5 1 (2.08%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.08%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.08%) Murex
5 1 (2.08%) Cognos
5 1 (2.08%) Siebel
5 1 (2.08%) Sybase
5 1 (2.08%) Comverse
5 1 (2.08%) Talend
5 1 (2.08%) Avaloq