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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 233 221 239
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 17 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.19% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.21% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 3
Average daily rate £365 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.80% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £375 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £344 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.36% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8899 7717 9795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.87% 92.21% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4907 3849 4446
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 603 705
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.00 £41.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Consultant
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +2 8 £363 +11.53% 2
Berkshire -7 3 £431 +43.75% 1
Surrey -9 1 - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Test Consultant
England

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (46.67%) Test Scripting
2 12 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 12 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 10 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 9 (30.00%) Middleware
5 8 (26.67%) SOAP
5 8 (26.67%) Web Services
5 8 (26.67%) XML
5 8 (26.67%) SOA
5 8 (26.67%) WebSphere
6 7 (23.33%) .NET
7 6 (20.00%) Windows
8 5 (16.67%) SQL
8 5 (16.67%) LoadRunner
8 5 (16.67%) HP
8 5 (16.67%) Finance
8 5 (16.67%) Selenium
8 5 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
9 4 (13.33%) JIRA
9 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
9 4 (13.33%) ISEB
9 4 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (13.33%) Oracle
9 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
9 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
10 3 (10.00%) Linux
10 3 (10.00%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (26.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 3 (10.00%) IIS
4 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.33%) Intranet
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
1 1 (3.33%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.33%) SSL
1 1 (3.33%) Firewall
1 1 (3.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.33%) Base SAS
3 1 (3.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 5 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 5 (16.67%) Selenium
3 4 (13.33%) JIRA
3 4 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.67%) Maven
4 2 (6.67%) JUnit
5 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) Middleware
2 8 (26.67%) SOAP
2 8 (26.67%) Web Services
2 8 (26.67%) XML
3 7 (23.33%) .NET
4 1 (3.33%) HTML
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.33%) JSP
4 1 (3.33%) WCF
4 1 (3.33%) WPF
4 1 (3.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.67%) UNIX
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Test Scripting
2 12 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 8 (26.67%) SOA
4 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Workflow
5 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Test Management
6 2 (6.67%) Functional Testing
6 2 (6.67%) TDD
6 2 (6.67%) Data Management
6 2 (6.67%) Migration
6 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.67%) ETL
7 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.33%) ERP
7 1 (3.33%) ITIL
7 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.67%) PHP
3 1 (3.33%) VBScript
3 1 (3.33%) C
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (13.33%) ISEB
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (3.33%) Nmap
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) HP
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) VMware