The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Test Consultant
Rank 605 569 591
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Consultant 7 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.009% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.010% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
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£438 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
-16.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51314 48841 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31055 29011 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1971 2118 2640
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Test Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Senior Test Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Test Consultant
Top 13 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 28 August 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
England -12 7 £438 +9.37% 3
London +11 5 £438 +13.63%
Manchester - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1

Senior Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (53.85%) Selenium
2 6 (46.15%) TDD
2 6 (46.15%) Java
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Cucumber
4 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) QA
5 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) C#
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Open Source
6 2 (15.38%) FitNesse
6 2 (15.38%) NUnit
6 2 (15.38%) Banking
6 2 (15.38%) Subversion
6 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 2 (15.38%) System Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Kanban
6 2 (15.38%) Android
6 2 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (15.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (15.38%) Fixed Income
6 2 (15.38%) C
6 2 (15.38%) Perl

Senior Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Selenium
2 5 (38.46%) Cucumber
3 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
4 2 (15.38%) FitNesse
4 2 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (15.38%) NUnit
4 2 (15.38%) Subversion
5 1 (7.69%) Maven
5 1 (7.69%) JIRA
5 1 (7.69%) Ant
5 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (7.69%) WinRunner
5 1 (7.69%) TestDirector
5 1 (7.69%) Concordion
5 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (15.38%) Fixed Income
1 2 (15.38%) Open Source
1 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
1 2 (15.38%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) TDD
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 2 (15.38%) System Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Kanban
4 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.69%) Build Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) Refactoring
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) C
4 2 (15.38%) Perl
5 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Comverse