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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 233 225 245
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 10 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.069% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.074% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £353 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -11.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
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 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
8392 8070 9133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.47% 92.66% 92.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4635 4319 4191
Average daily rate £360 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 498 620
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -10 4 £413 +10.00%
Surrey +2 3 £400 +21.21%
Kent - 2 £215 -
Berkshire - - - - 2
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England

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 12 (44.44%) HP
2 10 (37.04%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (25.93%) ISEB
3 7 (25.93%) Finance
4 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 5 (18.52%) Billing
5 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
5 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (18.52%) Test Strategy
5 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (18.52%) VMware
5 5 (18.52%) TestDirector
5 5 (18.52%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (18.52%) C#
5 5 (18.52%) UNIX
5 5 (18.52%) Windows
6 4 (14.81%) .NET
6 4 (14.81%) Oracle
6 4 (14.81%) JDE OneWorld
6 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Test Planning
6 4 (14.81%) 4G
6 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
6 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
6 4 (14.81%) LTE
6 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
6 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
6 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (14.81%) Retail
6 4 (14.81%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.70%) IIS
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (3.70%) SAP CO
2 1 (3.70%) SAP BPC
2 1 (3.70%) SAP HR
2 1 (3.70%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.70%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) 4G
1 4 (14.81%) LTE
2 2 (7.41%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SAP BI
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) TestDirector
1 5 (18.52%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (14.81%) Selenium
3 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.41%) JMeter
3 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
3 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
3 2 (7.41%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (3.70%) JIRA
4 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.70%) WinRunner
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Billing
2 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
3 4 (14.81%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) XML
3 2 (7.41%) JSP
3 2 (7.41%) HTML
4 1 (3.70%) Middleware
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.70%) SOAP
4 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) UNIX
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 5 (18.52%) Test Strategy
3 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
3 4 (14.81%) Test Planning
3 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
3 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 3 (11.11%) SOA
5 2 (7.41%) ETL
5 2 (7.41%) CRM
5 2 (7.41%) System Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
5 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
5 2 (7.41%) BDD
5 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.41%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) C#
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) VB
4 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) Perl
4 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) ISEB
2 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
4 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (7.41%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) MCITP
5 1 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.70%) MCSE
5 1 (3.70%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) HP
2 5 (18.52%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) Oracle
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.41%) SAP
4 2 (7.41%) Red Gate
5 1 (3.70%) Comverse
5 1 (3.70%) EMC
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco