The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Test Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Consultant
Rank 533 512 487
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 61 88 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 38 37
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£433 £336 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.62% +5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £409 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £180.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00

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
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

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

Test Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Test Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Test Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Test Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Test Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Test Consultant
Top 29 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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 -25 60 £433 +28.62% 24
London +1 29 £445 +27.14% 11
North West -19 10 £325 -13.33%
City of London +21 8 £413 +25.07% 6
South East -19 5 £458 +25.41% 5
South West 0 4 - - 1
West Midlands - 3 - - 4
East Midlands +3 2 £275 -
Surrey +1 2 £465 - 1
Hampshire -16 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -20 2 £283 +2.72% 1
Midlands - 2 - -
East of England +21 1 - - 2
Middlesex +5 1 £451 +0.11%
Bristol +5 1 - - 1
Manchester -14 1 £325 -4.76%
Newport - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £350 -
Warwick - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £275 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £275 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 51 (43.22%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (29.66%) Finance
3 31 (26.27%) Software Testing
4 23 (19.49%) SQL
4 23 (19.49%) ISEB
4 23 (19.49%) Test Automation
5 21 (17.80%) BDD
5 21 (17.80%) ISTQB
5 21 (17.80%) QA
6 20 (16.95%) Apple iOS
6 20 (16.95%) Android
7 19 (16.10%) Test Scripting
7 19 (16.10%) Test Strategy
7 19 (16.10%) Banking
8 15 (12.71%) E-Commerce
9 14 (11.86%) Scrum
9 14 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (11.86%) Gherkin
9 14 (11.86%) Test Planning
10 13 (11.02%) SpecFlow
10 13 (11.02%) HP
11 12 (10.17%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (10.17%) Calabash
12 11 (9.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (9.32%) Performance Testing
12 11 (9.32%) Integration Testing
12 11 (9.32%) CRM
12 11 (9.32%) .NET
13 10 (8.47%) Selenium

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (1.69%) Drupal
2 1 (0.85%) Confluence
2 1 (0.85%) SAP Portal
2 1 (0.85%) IIS
2 1 (0.85%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (5.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.39%) SunGard GMI
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.85%) Siebel Analytics
2 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.85%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.85%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.08%) Internet
2 2 (1.69%) 3G
2 2 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.69%) LTE
2 2 (1.69%) 4G
3 1 (0.85%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.85%) Big Data
3 1 (0.85%) QlikView
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.85%) DB2
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.85%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 13 (11.02%) SpecFlow
2 12 (10.17%) Calabash
3 10 (8.47%) Selenium
3 10 (8.47%) Cucumber
4 9 (7.63%) JIRA
5 6 (5.08%) Visual Studio
6 5 (4.24%) WebDriver
6 5 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.39%) Appium
8 3 (2.54%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (2.54%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.69%) JMeter
10 1 (0.85%) XMLUnit
10 1 (0.85%) MSTest
10 1 (0.85%) JProfiler
10 1 (0.85%) Behat
10 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.85%) Rational Performance Tester
10 1 (0.85%) HttpUnit
10 1 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
General
1 35 (29.66%) Finance
2 19 (16.10%) Banking
3 8 (6.78%) Legal
4 7 (5.93%) Investment Banking
5 6 (5.08%) Retail
6 5 (4.24%) Telecoms
7 4 (3.39%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.85%) Marketing
8 1 (0.85%) Billing
8 1 (0.85%) Electronics
8 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.86%) Gherkin
2 11 (9.32%) .NET
3 5 (4.24%) Web Services
4 4 (3.39%) HTML
5 2 (1.69%) Middleware
5 2 (1.69%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.69%) SOAP
5 2 (1.69%) RESTful
6 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.85%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.85%) WCF
6 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.47%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.39%) Open Source
3 3 (2.54%) Chip and PIN
4 2 (1.69%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.69%) Derivative
4 2 (1.69%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.69%) New Media
5 1 (0.85%) User Experience
5 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.85%) FMCG
5 1 (0.85%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.85%) Statistics
5 1 (0.85%) SCADA
5 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.85%) EPoS
5 1 (0.85%) EMV
5 1 (0.85%) DTV
5 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.95%) Apple iOS
1 20 (16.95%) Android
2 3 (2.54%) Linux
3 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.85%) UNIX
3 1 (0.85%) Windows
3 1 (0.85%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (43.22%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (26.27%) Software Testing
3 23 (19.49%) Test Automation
4 21 (17.80%) BDD
5 19 (16.10%) Test Scripting
5 19 (16.10%) Test Strategy
6 15 (12.71%) E-Commerce
7 14 (11.86%) Scrum
7 14 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (11.86%) Test Planning
8 12 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (9.32%) Performance Testing
9 11 (9.32%) Integration Testing
9 11 (9.32%) CRM
10 10 (8.47%) Migration
10 10 (8.47%) Manual Testing
10 10 (8.47%) Test Management
11 8 (6.78%) Kanban
12 6 (5.08%) Automated Testing
12 6 (5.08%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.49%) SQL
2 9 (7.63%) C#
3 6 (5.08%) T-SQL
4 4 (3.39%) Java
5 3 (2.54%) Python
6 2 (1.69%) VB
6 2 (1.69%) Ruby
7 1 (0.85%) VBA
7 1 (0.85%) VBScript
7 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (19.49%) ISEB
2 21 (17.80%) ISTQB
3 11 (9.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.54%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) Degree
5 1 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (17.80%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (10.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.85%) nmon
2 1 (0.85%) Control-M
Vendors
1 13 (11.02%) HP
2 7 (5.93%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.24%) Oracle
4 4 (3.39%) Reuters
4 4 (3.39%) SunGard
4 4 (3.39%) Citrix
5 3 (2.54%) Perforce
5 3 (2.54%) SAP
5 3 (2.54%) Siebel
6 1 (0.85%) Comverse
6 1 (0.85%) Splunk
6 1 (0.85%) Microgen
6 1 (0.85%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.85%) Google
6 1 (0.85%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.85%) Telerik
6 1 (0.85%) IBM
6 1 (0.85%) Adobe
6 1 (0.85%) Sun
6 1 (0.85%) Apple