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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Consultant
Rank 400 394 403
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 17 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.078% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 12
Median daily rate £475 £414 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.80% +26.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £354 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £463 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
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
20584 21391 22193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.95% 94.54% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 15002 14791 15616
Median daily rate £463 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 399 404
Median hourly rate £18.75 £19.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +13.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 +41 4 £625 +56.25% 8
Test Consultant
England

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 19 (44.19%) Test Scripting
2 12 (27.91%) ISEB
3 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
3 10 (23.26%) Finance
3 10 (23.26%) SQL
4 9 (20.93%) C#
4 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
4 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (20.93%) Automation Testing
4 9 (20.93%) Defect Management
5 8 (18.60%) BDD
5 8 (18.60%) ISTQB
5 8 (18.60%) Test Management
5 8 (18.60%) HP
6 7 (16.28%) QA
6 7 (16.28%) Banking
7 6 (13.95%) WPF
7 6 (13.95%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (13.95%) Migration
7 6 (13.95%) VBScript
7 6 (13.95%) Test Automation
7 6 (13.95%) Test Strategy
8 5 (11.63%) CRM
8 5 (11.63%) Java
8 5 (11.63%) HP UFT
8 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
8 5 (11.63%) Release Management
8 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Selenium
8 5 (11.63%) JIRA

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 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) Confluence
2 1 (2.33%) JBoss
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
3 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) BASE24
2 1 (2.33%) OpenText VIM for SAP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) HTTP
1 1 (2.33%) LAN
1 1 (2.33%) Network Security
1 1 (2.33%) VPN
1 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) HP UFT
1 5 (11.63%) JIRA
1 5 (11.63%) Selenium
2 4 (9.30%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.98%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.65%) Maven
4 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.33%) Arquillian
5 1 (2.33%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.33%) JMeter
5 1 (2.33%) Protractor
5 1 (2.33%) Subversion
5 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) WPF
2 3 (6.98%) Ajax
2 3 (6.98%) HTML
3 2 (4.65%) CSS
3 2 (4.65%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.65%) Web Services
4 1 (2.33%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (2.33%) jQuery
4 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.33%) APACS
1 1 (2.33%) Contactless
1 1 (2.33%) Derivative
1 1 (2.33%) EMV
1 1 (2.33%) Equities
1 1 (2.33%) OTC Derivatives
1 1 (2.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Test Scripting
2 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.93%) Automation Testing
2 9 (20.93%) Defect Management
3 8 (18.60%) BDD
3 8 (18.60%) Test Management
4 6 (13.95%) Migration
4 6 (13.95%) Test Automation
4 6 (13.95%) Test Strategy
5 5 (11.63%) CRM
5 5 (11.63%) Release Management
5 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (9.30%) Data Migration
6 4 (9.30%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (9.30%) Integration Testing
6 4 (9.30%) Software Testing
6 4 (9.30%) Test Planning
7 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) SQL
2 9 (20.93%) C#
3 6 (13.95%) VBScript
4 5 (11.63%) Java
5 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.98%) VBA
6 1 (2.33%) C++
6 1 (2.33%) Perl
6 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.33%) Python
6 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) ISEB
2 8 (18.60%) ISTQB
3 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
4 4 (9.30%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) CEH
5 2 (4.65%) CEPT
5 2 (4.65%) CISSP
5 2 (4.65%) CREST Certified
5 2 (4.65%) ECDL
5 2 (4.65%) GPEN
6 1 (2.33%) CPTE
6 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.60%) HP
3 2 (4.65%) Citrix
3 2 (4.65%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Calypso
4 1 (2.33%) Murex
4 1 (2.33%) NetSuite
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle
4 1 (2.33%) Rally