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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Consultant
Rank 141 131 124
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 13 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
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£400 £338 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +35.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00
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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 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
3466 2863 2269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.27% 93.41% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2022 1554 1074
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £218 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 165 174
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Consultant across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Test Consultant Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 June 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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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 -11 4 £350 +3.70% 1
Lancashire +5 1 £451 +12.87%
Test Consultant
England

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (63.64%) E-Commerce
3 13 (59.09%) Software Testing
4 12 (54.55%) Cucumber
5 11 (50.00%) Kanban
6 10 (45.45%) Android
6 10 (45.45%) BDD
6 10 (45.45%) Apple iOS
6 10 (45.45%) Mobile App
6 10 (45.45%) Test Planning
7 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
8 6 (27.27%) Mobile Application Development
9 5 (22.73%) Calabash
9 5 (22.73%) Appium
10 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
10 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
10 4 (18.18%) 4G
10 4 (18.18%) LTE
10 4 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (18.18%) 3G
11 3 (13.64%) ISEB
11 3 (13.64%) Oracle
11 3 (13.64%) B2C
11 3 (13.64%) SQL
11 3 (13.64%) SOAP
11 3 (13.64%) Web Services
11 3 (13.64%) Internet
11 3 (13.64%) Migration
11 3 (13.64%) Selenium
11 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 (4.55%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) 3G
1 4 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (18.18%) LTE
1 4 (18.18%) 4G
2 3 (13.64%) Internet
3 1 (4.55%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) Big Data
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (54.55%) Cucumber
2 5 (22.73%) Calabash
2 5 (22.73%) Appium
3 3 (13.64%) Selenium
4 2 (9.09%) Rational Performance Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (9.09%) XMLUnit
4 2 (9.09%) Ant
4 2 (9.09%) JUnit
4 2 (9.09%) HttpUnit
5 1 (4.55%) JIRA
5 1 (4.55%) ClearCase
5 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.55%) ClearQuest
5 1 (4.55%) JMeter
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) SOAP
1 3 (13.64%) Web Services
1 3 (13.64%) RESTful
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Android
1 10 (45.45%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (63.64%) E-Commerce
3 13 (59.09%) Software Testing
4 11 (50.00%) Kanban
5 10 (45.45%) Test Planning
5 10 (45.45%) BDD
6 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
7 6 (27.27%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
9 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
9 3 (13.64%) API Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
9 3 (13.64%) B2C
9 3 (13.64%) Migration
10 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
10 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
11 1 (4.55%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) Ruby
2 2 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) VCP4
3 1 (4.55%) VCP5
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.55%) MCITP
3 1 (4.55%) MCSA
3 1 (4.55%) CCNP
3 1 (4.55%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.55%) XenApp
1 1 (4.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Adobe
2 2 (9.09%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Hyperion
3 1 (4.55%) Symantec
3 1 (4.55%) Ab Initio
3 1 (4.55%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) AppSense
3 1 (4.55%) Telerik
3 1 (4.55%) Altiris
3 1 (4.55%) 3PAR
3 1 (4.55%) Green Hat
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) Siebel
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft