The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 228 255 226
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 18 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.084% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.089% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 7
Average daily rate £350 £570 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.59% +61.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £357 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £650 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £426 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.95% +21.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8053 8945 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.06% 93.74% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4786 4155
Average daily rate £385 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 436 470
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
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 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 10 February 2016.

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 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
Surrey -3 8 £488 -25.00%
Hampshire +8 5 £344 +14.58%
Kent - 4 £350 -
Middlesex - 1 £500 -
Test Consultant
England

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 32 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (50.00%) Scrum
2 22 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 20 (45.45%) BDD
4 19 (43.18%) Functional Testing
4 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
5 18 (40.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (40.91%) Selenium
6 16 (36.36%) Security Cleared
6 16 (36.36%) SC Cleared
7 14 (31.82%) C#
8 13 (29.55%) QA
9 12 (27.27%) Software Testing
9 12 (27.27%) HP
10 11 (25.00%) Oracle
10 11 (25.00%) SpecFlow
11 10 (22.73%) Test Strategy
11 10 (22.73%) REST
11 10 (22.73%) HP UFT
12 9 (20.45%) Java
12 9 (20.45%) SQL
12 9 (20.45%) ISEB
12 9 (20.45%) .NET
12 9 (20.45%) User Stories
12 9 (20.45%) Automated Testing
12 9 (20.45%) Git (software)
12 9 (20.45%) Test Scripting
13 7 (15.91%) WebDriver
13 7 (15.91%) Cucumber
13 7 (15.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.27%) IIS
2 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (4.55%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (40.91%) Selenium
1 18 (40.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 10 (22.73%) HP UFT
4 9 (20.45%) Git (software)
5 7 (15.91%) Cucumber
5 7 (15.91%) WebDriver
6 5 (11.36%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.27%) MSTest
8 1 (2.27%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
1 3 (6.82%) Military
2 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.73%) REST
2 9 (20.45%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) Ajax
3 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.27%) CSS
3 1 (2.27%) HTML
3 1 (2.27%) jQuery
3 1 (2.27%) JSON
3 1 (2.27%) Web Services
3 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.27%) Chip Card
2 1 (2.27%) EPoS
2 1 (2.27%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Unix
2 2 (4.55%) Linux
2 2 (4.55%) Solaris
3 1 (2.27%) Windows
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (50.00%) Scrum
2 22 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 20 (45.45%) BDD
4 19 (43.18%) Functional Testing
5 12 (27.27%) Software Testing
6 10 (22.73%) Test Strategy
7 9 (20.45%) Automated Testing
7 9 (20.45%) Test Scripting
7 9 (20.45%) User Stories
8 7 (15.91%) Manual Testing
8 7 (15.91%) Regression Testing
9 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.64%) CRM
10 5 (11.36%) Integration Testing
11 4 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
11 4 (9.09%) Migration
12 3 (6.82%) Test Management
13 2 (4.55%) SOA
13 2 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) C#
2 9 (20.45%) Java
2 9 (20.45%) SQL
3 5 (11.36%) VB
4 4 (9.09%) VBScript
5 2 (4.55%) C++
5 2 (4.55%) F#
6 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.27%) Python
6 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 16 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.45%) ISEB
3 7 (15.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (11.36%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (29.55%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.27%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 12 (27.27%) HP
3 11 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (4.55%) Remedy
4 2 (4.55%) SAP
5 1 (2.27%) IBM
5 1 (2.27%) OpenText