The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 232 213 229
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 17 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.13% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.14% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 6
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£350 £383 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% -4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £303 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £365 £425
% change year-on-year
-10.95% -14.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8443 7880 9019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.77% 92.77% 91.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4593 4073 4128
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 547 637
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -9.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Test Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Test Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Test Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Consultant across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Test Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Test Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Consultant across the South East region.

Test Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Test Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Hampshire -11 8 £375 -1.96%
Berkshire +9 5 £335 - 1
Kent - 1 £215 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £340 -
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Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 14 (41.18%) HP
2 13 (38.24%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (29.41%) Test Scripting
4 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
4 9 (26.47%) Finance
4 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
4 9 (26.47%) Test Strategy
5 8 (23.53%) ISEB
5 8 (23.53%) Oracle
5 8 (23.53%) Windows
6 7 (20.59%) SQL
6 7 (20.59%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (17.65%) LoadRunner
7 6 (17.65%) UNIX
7 6 (17.65%) .NET
7 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
7 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
7 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
7 6 (17.65%) QA
7 6 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (14.71%) Billing
8 5 (14.71%) TestDirector
9 4 (11.76%) JDE OneWorld
9 4 (11.76%) C#
9 4 (11.76%) Linux
9 4 (11.76%) XML
9 4 (11.76%) Retail
9 4 (11.76%) Selenium
9 4 (11.76%) JIRA
9 4 (11.76%) SoapUI

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.94%) IIS
2 1 (2.94%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.94%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (2.94%) SAP CO
3 1 (2.94%) SAP BPC
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (2.94%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) LTE
1 4 (11.76%) 4G
2 1 (2.94%) WAN
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.94%) SSL
2 1 (2.94%) Intranet
2 1 (2.94%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle OWB
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (2.94%) Base SAS
2 1 (2.94%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (2.94%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (17.65%) LoadRunner
3 5 (14.71%) TestDirector
4 4 (11.76%) SoapUI
4 4 (11.76%) JIRA
4 4 (11.76%) Selenium
5 2 (5.88%) Maven
5 2 (5.88%) JUnit
5 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.94%) WinRunner
6 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle APEX
General
1 9 (26.47%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 5 (14.71%) Billing
4 4 (11.76%) Retail
5 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) XML
3 3 (8.82%) Middleware
3 3 (8.82%) JSP
3 3 (8.82%) SOAP
3 3 (8.82%) Web Services
3 3 (8.82%) HTML
4 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.94%) WCF
5 1 (2.94%) WPF
5 1 (2.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
1 1 (2.94%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) UNIX
3 4 (11.76%) Linux
4 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Test Scripting
2 9 (26.47%) Test Strategy
3 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
4 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 3 (8.82%) Test Management
5 3 (8.82%) SOA
5 3 (8.82%) ETL
5 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.82%) Workflow
5 3 (8.82%) Migration
6 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.88%) CRM
6 2 (5.88%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.88%) TDD
6 2 (5.88%) Data Management
6 2 (5.88%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Performance Testing
6 2 (5.88%) System Testing
7 1 (2.94%) Functional Testing
7 1 (2.94%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) C#
3 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.88%) VBScript
4 2 (5.88%) VB
5 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.94%) Perl
5 1 (2.94%) Java
5 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
1 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 8 (23.53%) ISEB
3 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
3 6 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) MCSE
5 1 (2.94%) CCNA
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.94%) MCITP
5 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) Nmap
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 13 (38.24%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.94%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) HP
2 8 (23.53%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) VMware
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.94%) SAP
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco
5 1 (2.94%) Red Gate
5 1 (2.94%) Comverse