The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Consultant
Rank 156 137 122
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 2 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.053% 0.12% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.13% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £275 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £426 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.95% +21.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3564 3084 2661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.04% 94.28% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2143 1714 1351
Average daily rate £386 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 186 201
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.50 £41.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Test Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Test Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Test Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester - 2 £275 - 1
Test Consultant
England

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 7 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 7 (50.00%) BDD
3 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 6 (42.86%) Finance
4 5 (35.71%) Kanban
4 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Selenium
5 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Android
5 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
5 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
5 4 (28.57%) Appium
5 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
5 4 (28.57%) Mobile Application Development
5 4 (28.57%) Calabash
6 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
6 3 (21.43%) QA
6 3 (21.43%) Banking
6 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (14.29%) ISEB
7 2 (14.29%) Internet
7 2 (14.29%) Java
7 2 (14.29%) SAP
7 2 (14.29%) SOAP
7 2 (14.29%) Web Services
7 2 (14.29%) HOOD
7 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP CO
1 1 (7.14%) SAP FI
1 1 (7.14%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (7.14%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 4 (28.57%) Appium
2 4 (28.57%) Calabash
2 4 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 1 (7.14%) JProfiler
4 1 (7.14%) JUnit
4 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 1 (7.14%) WATIR
4 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (7.14%) Electronics
4 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (7.14%) Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
1 2 (14.29%) SOAP
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
2 1 (7.14%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Android
1 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 7 (50.00%) BDD
2 7 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 5 (35.71%) Kanban
3 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Mobile Application Development
4 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (14.29%) HOOD
6 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) TDD
6 2 (14.29%) Test Management
6 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) Ruby
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
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