The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior Test Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Test Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 17 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 currently tracked.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Test Consultant
Rank 581 548 584
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Consultant 7 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.017% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.018% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £300 - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51988 44191 56201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.28% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31587 25300 30909
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2072 2201 2627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%

Senior Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Test Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Test Consultant within the UK.

Senior Test Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Test Consultant
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 17 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
England -39 4 £300 -
London -40 2 £300 -
City of London - - - -

Senior Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Test Consultant in their job title.

1 5 (45.45%) Selenium
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) TDD
2 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
3 3 (27.27%) Android
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) Data Management
3 3 (27.27%) QA
3 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (27.27%) HP
3 3 (27.27%) XML
3 3 (27.27%) C
3 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
4 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) ATDD
4 2 (18.18%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (18.18%) Gradle
4 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 2 (18.18%) Inmon Methodology
4 2 (18.18%) User Stories
4 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL

Senior Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Test Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle 11i
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (18.18%) Star Schema
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (18.18%) MySQL
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Selenium
2 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
3 2 (18.18%) Gradle
3 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 2 (18.18%) Subversion
3 2 (18.18%) Maven
3 2 (18.18%) WATIR
3 2 (18.18%) TortoiseSVN
3 2 (18.18%) RSpec
3 2 (18.18%) JBehave
3 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 2 (18.18%) JUnit
3 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
4 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) XML
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Android
2 2 (18.18%) UNIX
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Scrum
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) TDD
2 3 (27.27%) Data Management
2 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
3 2 (18.18%) ATDD
3 2 (18.18%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (18.18%) Inmon Methodology
3 2 (18.18%) User Stories
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) RUP
4 1 (9.09%) ETL
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) C
4 2 (18.18%) Python
4 2 (18.18%) Groovy
4 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
5 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (18.18%) Puppet
1 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft