The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 123 105 106
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.15% 0.081% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.086% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £347 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.74% -19.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -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 Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2529 2318 2507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.30% 93.73% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1282 1124 1142
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 £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 85 108
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -4.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Test Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Test Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Test Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 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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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
Edinburgh -8 2 £270 -22.19%
Stirling - - - -
Test Consultant
UK

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) Zephyr
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) JSP
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) SAS
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) E-business
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (25.00%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) E-business
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle