The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South Wales region that had Test Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Consultant
Rank 53 78 59
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.90% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Test Consultant
Wales

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 Wales 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 Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
544 677 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 98.37% 96.03% 96.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 514 406
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 32 18
Median hourly rate £12.38 £11.64 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.35% -16.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £8.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £21.00 £145.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South Wales region that featured Test Consultant in the job title.

Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Test Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Test Consultant Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Test Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Consultant across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Test Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Test Consultant
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Consultant within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +24 5 £350 -12.50%
Test Consultant
Wales

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 13 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, Test Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region featuring Test Consultant in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (60.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) WinRunner
2 3 (60.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) WinRunner
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification