The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Test Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Consultant
Rank 587 576 535
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 60 60 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 19 36
Median daily rate £413 £425 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +29.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £311 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £480 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+37.03% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London median 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
52732 52894 51448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.87% 94.71% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34355 32133 31426
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 2114 2112
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Test Consultant in the job title.

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 4 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 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
England -20 60 £413 -2.94% 18
London -11 26 £374 -12.05% 10
East Midlands +17 9 £700 +154.54%
Nottingham - 8 £700 -
Nottinghamshire - 8 £700 -
South East -2 7 £395 -13.70% 2
City of London +38 6 £575 +43.57% 7
South West +3 6 £400 -
Manchester -5 5 £293 -10.00% 2
North West -10 5 £293 -10.00% 2
North East - 4 £475 -
Bristol - 3 £400 -
Durham - 3 £475 -
Somerset +10 2 £350 -
East of England +10 2 - -
Surrey -5 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £340 -
Taunton +24 1 £350 -
Hertfordshire +7 1 - -
Derbyshire +4 1 £400 +45.45%
Derby +2 1 £400 +45.45%
West Midlands -13 1 £338 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £338 -
Essex - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £450 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Bath - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 featuring Test Consultant in the job title.

1 41 (31.30%) Test Automation
2 39 (29.77%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (23.66%) Test Scripting
4 30 (22.90%) C#
5 28 (21.37%) HP
6 27 (20.61%) BDD
7 25 (19.08%) Selenium
7 25 (19.08%) Microsoft
8 24 (18.32%) Software Testing
9 23 (17.56%) SQL
10 21 (16.03%) ISEB
10 21 (16.03%) QA
11 19 (14.50%) Java
12 18 (13.74%) Finance
12 18 (13.74%) HP Quality Center
12 18 (13.74%) Security Cleared
13 17 (12.98%) Test Management
13 17 (12.98%) Cucumber
13 17 (12.98%) ISTQB
14 16 (12.21%) Scrum
15 15 (11.45%) HP UFT
15 15 (11.45%) Test Strategy
16 14 (10.69%) Automated Testing
16 14 (10.69%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (10.69%) LoadRunner
16 14 (10.69%) MS Excel
16 14 (10.69%) SpecFlow
16 14 (10.69%) Automation Testing
17 13 (9.92%) Defect Management
18 12 (9.16%) CRM

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.05%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.53%) JBoss
3 1 (0.76%) CMS
3 1 (0.76%) Confluence
3 1 (0.76%) Node.js
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (10.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.29%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.53%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.76%) BASE24
4 1 (0.76%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.76%) Maximo
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.76%) Summit
4 1 (0.76%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.53%) Office 365
2 1 (0.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.53%) HTTP
2 1 (0.76%) Firewall
2 1 (0.76%) LAN
2 1 (0.76%) Network Security
2 1 (0.76%) VPN
2 1 (0.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.53%) Data Mining
1 2 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.53%) Relational Database
1 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.76%) Essbase
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.76%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (19.08%) Selenium
2 17 (12.98%) Cucumber
3 15 (11.45%) HP UFT
4 14 (10.69%) LoadRunner
4 14 (10.69%) SpecFlow
5 12 (9.16%) JIRA
6 11 (8.40%) Git (software)
6 11 (8.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (6.87%) WebDriver
8 7 (5.34%) Jenkins
9 5 (3.82%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.29%) Capybara
10 3 (2.29%) Maven
11 2 (1.53%) Appium
11 2 (1.53%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.53%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.76%) Arquillian
12 1 (0.76%) eggPlant
12 1 (0.76%) Protractor
12 1 (0.76%) Ranorex
General
1 18 (13.74%) Finance
2 10 (7.63%) Banking
3 3 (2.29%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.29%) Retail
3 3 (2.29%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.76%) Electronics
5 1 (0.76%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.76%) Marketing
5 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.87%) .NET
2 8 (6.11%) WPF
3 7 (5.34%) REST
4 5 (3.82%) Web Services
5 4 (3.05%) Ajax
5 4 (3.05%) Behat
5 4 (3.05%) HTML
6 3 (2.29%) CSS
6 3 (2.29%) XML
7 2 (1.53%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.53%) Java EE
7 2 (1.53%) jQuery
8 1 (0.76%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.76%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.76%) JSON
8 1 (0.76%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (3.82%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.29%) Data Integration
3 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
3 1 (0.76%) APACS
3 1 (0.76%) Contactless
3 1 (0.76%) Derivative
3 1 (0.76%) EMV
3 1 (0.76%) Equities
3 1 (0.76%) FMCG
3 1 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (0.76%) Online Banking
3 1 (0.76%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.58%) Unix
2 3 (2.29%) Windows
3 2 (1.53%) Linux
4 1 (0.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (31.30%) Test Automation
2 39 (29.77%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (23.66%) Test Scripting
4 27 (20.61%) BDD
5 24 (18.32%) Software Testing
6 17 (12.98%) Test Management
7 16 (12.21%) Scrum
8 15 (11.45%) Test Strategy
9 14 (10.69%) Automated Testing
9 14 (10.69%) Automation Testing
9 14 (10.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (9.92%) Defect Management
11 12 (9.16%) CRM
12 11 (8.40%) Functional Testing
12 11 (8.40%) Migration
13 10 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (7.63%) Performance Testing
13 10 (7.63%) SDLC
14 7 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (5.34%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (22.90%) C#
2 23 (17.56%) SQL
3 19 (14.50%) Java
4 6 (4.58%) Ruby
4 6 (4.58%) VBScript
5 4 (3.05%) Python
6 3 (2.29%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.29%) VBA
7 2 (1.53%) F#
7 2 (1.53%) Perl
7 2 (1.53%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.53%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.76%) AWK
8 1 (0.76%) C++
8 1 (0.76%) sed
8 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (16.03%) ISEB
2 18 (13.74%) Security Cleared
3 17 (12.98%) ISTQB
4 8 (6.11%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.05%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.53%) CEH
7 2 (1.53%) CEPT
7 2 (1.53%) CISSP
7 2 (1.53%) CREST Certified
7 2 (1.53%) ECDL
7 2 (1.53%) GPEN
8 1 (0.76%) CPTE
8 1 (0.76%) Degree
8 1 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.03%) QA
2 2 (1.53%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Docker
1 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (13.74%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (21.37%) HP
2 25 (19.08%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.87%) SAP
4 6 (4.58%) Oracle
5 4 (3.05%) Rally
6 2 (1.53%) Citrix
7 1 (0.76%) Amdocs
7 1 (0.76%) Baan
7 1 (0.76%) Calypso
7 1 (0.76%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.76%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.76%) Murex
7 1 (0.76%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.76%) OpenText
7 1 (0.76%) VMware
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