The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 539 517 541
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 65 48 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.094% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.10% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 25
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£338 £394 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £330 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £458 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £365 £425
% change year-on-year
-10.95% -14.11%
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
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 28 July 2014.

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 30 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 28 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +10 59 £338 -15.62% 11
London +21 25 £400 - 5
South East -19 17 £350 -8.49% 2
Hampshire -11 8 £375 -1.96%
City of London +12 6 £331 -11.66% 4
Berkshire +9 5 £335 - 1
East of England -27 4 £300 -35.13%
Maidenhead - 4 - -
North West -10 3 £331 +0.37% 1
Scotland -19 3 £275 -
Ipswich - 3 £300 -
Suffolk - 3 £300 -
Edinburgh -19 2 £270 -
South West -29 2 £315 -
Bristol - 2 £315 -
Midlands +4 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £338 - 1
Surrey - 1 £340 -
Kent - 1 £215 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 48 (31.37%) Test Automation
2 42 (27.45%) Selenium
3 38 (24.84%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (22.22%) SQL
5 30 (19.61%) Test Scripting
6 28 (18.30%) Finance
7 26 (16.99%) Scrum
8 24 (15.69%) User Acceptance Testing
9 23 (15.03%) Java
9 23 (15.03%) WebDriver
9 23 (15.03%) Cucumber
10 21 (13.73%) HP Quality Center
10 21 (13.73%) HP
11 20 (13.07%) C#
11 20 (13.07%) .NET
11 20 (13.07%) SC Cleared
11 20 (13.07%) Security Cleared
11 20 (13.07%) Software Testing
12 19 (12.42%) QuickTest Pro
12 19 (12.42%) ISEB
12 19 (12.42%) BDD
12 19 (12.42%) Test Strategy
13 18 (11.76%) Relational Database
13 18 (11.76%) QA
14 17 (11.11%) ISTQB
14 17 (11.11%) Oracle
14 17 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (11.11%) Automation Testing
15 16 (10.46%) SQL Server
15 16 (10.46%) Web Testing

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 (1.31%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.31%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.31%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.65%) SAS
2 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.65%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.31%) MS Office
1 2 (1.31%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.61%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.31%) Maximo
3 2 (1.31%) SAP APO
3 2 (1.31%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.65%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.65%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.65%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.58%) SaaS
2 1 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.61%) Internet
1 4 (2.61%) LTE
1 4 (2.61%) 4G
2 2 (1.31%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.31%) 3GPP
2 2 (1.31%) DNS
2 2 (1.31%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.31%) SSL
2 2 (1.31%) Firewall
3 1 (0.65%) Wireless
3 1 (0.65%) SSH
3 1 (0.65%) VLAN
3 1 (0.65%) Intranet
3 1 (0.65%) VoIP
3 1 (0.65%) WAN
3 1 (0.65%) DHCP
3 1 (0.65%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.65%) FTP
3 1 (0.65%) HTTP
3 1 (0.65%) IKE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 16 (10.46%) SQL Server
3 14 (9.15%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.61%) Big Data
5 4 (2.61%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.61%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.96%) DB2
6 3 (1.96%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (1.31%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.31%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.65%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.65%) MySQL
8 1 (0.65%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.65%) DataStage
8 1 (0.65%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 42 (27.45%) Selenium
2 23 (15.03%) WebDriver
2 23 (15.03%) Cucumber
3 19 (12.42%) QuickTest Pro
4 15 (9.80%) JUnit
5 14 (9.15%) LoadRunner
5 14 (9.15%) Jenkins
6 9 (5.88%) Visual Studio
6 9 (5.88%) RSpec
7 7 (4.58%) SoapUI
7 7 (4.58%) JIRA
8 6 (3.92%) TestDirector
9 5 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (3.27%) Maven
10 4 (2.61%) Ant
10 4 (2.61%) JMeter
10 4 (2.61%) MSTest
11 3 (1.96%) XMLUnit
11 3 (1.96%) Behat
11 3 (1.96%) HttpUnit
General
1 28 (18.30%) Finance
2 14 (9.15%) Banking
3 13 (8.50%) Retail
4 9 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.92%) Billing
6 4 (2.61%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.96%) Advertising
8 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.31%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.65%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.65%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.07%) .NET
2 13 (8.50%) XML
3 10 (6.54%) SOAP
4 7 (4.58%) Web Services
5 6 (3.92%) XSLT
6 5 (3.27%) HTML
7 4 (2.61%) Middleware
7 4 (2.61%) JSP
8 3 (1.96%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.96%) Grails
8 3 (1.96%) RESTful
9 2 (1.31%) REST
9 2 (1.31%) JSON
10 1 (0.65%) WCF
10 1 (0.65%) WPF
10 1 (0.65%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.65%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.65%) J2EE
10 1 (0.65%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.92%) Open Source
2 5 (3.27%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (1.96%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.31%) Data Conversion
5 2 (1.31%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.31%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.65%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.65%) AS400
6 1 (0.65%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.65%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.84%) UNIX
2 11 (7.19%) Windows
3 10 (6.54%) Linux
4 4 (2.61%) Android
5 3 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.31%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.31%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (31.37%) Test Automation
2 38 (24.84%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (19.61%) Test Scripting
4 26 (16.99%) Scrum
5 24 (15.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (13.07%) Software Testing
7 19 (12.42%) BDD
7 19 (12.42%) Test Strategy
8 17 (11.11%) Automation Testing
8 17 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (10.46%) Automated Testing
9 16 (10.46%) Web Testing
10 15 (9.80%) Performance Testing
10 15 (9.80%) ETL
10 15 (9.80%) Migration
11 14 (9.15%) TDD
11 14 (9.15%) E-Commerce
12 13 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (7.19%) Data Migration
14 10 (6.54%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (22.22%) SQL
2 23 (15.03%) Java
3 20 (13.07%) C#
4 7 (4.58%) T-SQL
4 7 (4.58%) Ruby
5 6 (3.92%) Python
6 5 (3.27%) Perl
7 4 (2.61%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.61%) C
8 3 (1.96%) VBScript
8 3 (1.96%) VB
8 3 (1.96%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.31%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.31%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.65%) C++
10 1 (0.65%) Tcl
10 1 (0.65%) Korn
10 1 (0.65%) Groovy
10 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (13.07%) SC Cleared
1 20 (13.07%) Security Cleared
2 19 (12.42%) ISEB
3 17 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.61%) Degree
6 3 (1.96%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.65%) MCITP
8 1 (0.65%) MCSE
8 1 (0.65%) CCIE
8 1 (0.65%) CCNP
8 1 (0.65%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.61%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.65%) NFS
3 1 (0.65%) Nmap
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 21 (13.73%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.65%) Nessus
Vendors
1 21 (13.73%) HP
2 17 (11.11%) Oracle
3 7 (4.58%) SAP
3 7 (4.58%) Tableau
4 4 (2.61%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.61%) Ab Initio
5 3 (1.96%) VMware
5 3 (1.96%) Teradata
6 2 (1.31%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.31%) Cisco
6 2 (1.31%) Informatica
6 2 (1.31%) Comverse
7 1 (0.65%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.65%) Talend
7 1 (0.65%) Adobe
7 1 (0.65%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.65%) Sybase
7 1 (0.65%) JBoss
7 1 (0.65%) Cognos
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £320.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £45 - £55 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago