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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Consultant
Rank 529 495 473
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 68 77 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 33 34
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£450 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 - -
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
49911 48452 42119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.38% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30221 29000 24202
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1962 2019 2153
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%

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 26 March 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 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 26 March 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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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 -23 67 £450 +28.57% 14
London +1 31 £463 +32.14% 6
North West -22 9 £325 -7.14%
City of London +11 8 £433 +35.15%
South East -20 8 £558 +52.73% 4
Surrey -2 4 £650 - 1
South West -8 4 - - 1
East of England +7 3 £305 - 2
East Midlands -4 3 £313 -
West Midlands - 3 - -
Yorkshire -12 2 £283 +2.72%
Manchester -10 1 £325 -4.76%
Berkshire -10 1 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Derbyshire - 1 £275 -
Sheffield - 1 £350 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Chesterfield - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Tamworth - - - -
Telford - - - -
Preston - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 53 (41.09%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (31.01%) Finance
3 29 (22.48%) Test Automation
4 28 (21.71%) Software Testing
5 27 (20.93%) ISEB
6 26 (20.16%) QA
7 25 (19.38%) SQL
8 24 (18.60%) ISTQB
9 22 (17.05%) Test Scripting
10 21 (16.28%) Banking
11 20 (15.50%) Test Strategy
12 19 (14.73%) Apple iOS
12 19 (14.73%) Android
13 18 (13.95%) BDD
14 17 (13.18%) HP Quality Center
15 16 (12.40%) User Acceptance Testing
16 15 (11.63%) Gherkin
16 15 (11.63%) Scrum
17 14 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (10.85%) HP
17 14 (10.85%) SpecFlow
17 14 (10.85%) Calabash
17 14 (10.85%) Selenium
18 13 (10.08%) Integration Testing
18 13 (10.08%) Performance Testing
18 13 (10.08%) CRM
19 12 (9.30%) E-Commerce
19 12 (9.30%) .NET
19 12 (9.30%) Migration
19 12 (9.30%) Manual Testing

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 1 (0.78%) Drupal
1 1 (0.78%) SAP Portal
1 1 (0.78%) Confluence
1 1 (0.78%) IIS
1 1 (0.78%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Oracle Retail
1 3 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.55%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (0.78%) Siebel Analytics
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.78%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.78%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.78%) Agresso
3 1 (0.78%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.65%) Internet
2 1 (0.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.78%) Big Data
3 1 (0.78%) QlikView
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.78%) DataStage
3 1 (0.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (10.85%) SpecFlow
1 14 (10.85%) Calabash
1 14 (10.85%) Selenium
2 10 (7.75%) JIRA
3 8 (6.20%) Visual Studio
4 7 (5.43%) Cucumber
5 6 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (3.88%) WebDriver
6 5 (3.88%) LoadRunner
7 4 (3.10%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (2.33%) Appium
8 3 (2.33%) JMeter
9 2 (1.55%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.78%) Behat
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.78%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.78%) Rational Performance Tester
10 1 (0.78%) JProfiler
General
1 40 (31.01%) Finance
2 21 (16.28%) Banking
3 9 (6.98%) Retail
4 8 (6.20%) Legal
5 7 (5.43%) Investment Banking
5 7 (5.43%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.10%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Billing
7 1 (0.78%) Electronics
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Front Office
7 1 (0.78%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.63%) Gherkin
2 12 (9.30%) .NET
3 5 (3.88%) Web Services
4 4 (3.10%) HTML
5 3 (2.33%) Middleware
6 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.55%) SOAP
6 2 (1.55%) RESTful
7 1 (0.78%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.78%) WCF
7 1 (0.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.20%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.65%) Open Source
3 3 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.33%) New Media
3 3 (2.33%) Chip and PIN
4 2 (1.55%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.55%) Derivative
4 2 (1.55%) User Experience
5 1 (0.78%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.78%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.78%) FMCG
5 1 (0.78%) Statistics
5 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.78%) EPoS
5 1 (0.78%) EMV
5 1 (0.78%) DTV
5 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.73%) Apple iOS
1 19 (14.73%) Android
2 3 (2.33%) Linux
3 2 (1.55%) UNIX
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.78%) Windows
4 1 (0.78%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (41.09%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (22.48%) Test Automation
3 28 (21.71%) Software Testing
4 22 (17.05%) Test Scripting
5 20 (15.50%) Test Strategy
6 18 (13.95%) BDD
7 16 (12.40%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (11.63%) Scrum
9 14 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (10.08%) Integration Testing
10 13 (10.08%) Performance Testing
10 13 (10.08%) CRM
11 12 (9.30%) E-Commerce
11 12 (9.30%) Migration
11 12 (9.30%) Manual Testing
12 11 (8.53%) Test Management
12 11 (8.53%) Test Planning
13 8 (6.20%) Automated Testing
14 6 (4.65%) Waterfall
14 6 (4.65%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.38%) SQL
2 9 (6.98%) C#
3 6 (4.65%) Java
3 6 (4.65%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.33%) Python
5 2 (1.55%) VB
5 2 (1.55%) VBA
5 2 (1.55%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.55%) C++
5 2 (1.55%) Ruby
6 1 (0.78%) PHP
6 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (20.93%) ISEB
2 24 (18.60%) ISTQB
3 11 (8.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) Degree
5 1 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (20.16%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (13.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.78%) nmon
2 1 (0.78%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (10.85%) HP
2 9 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.43%) Oracle
4 4 (3.10%) Siebel
4 4 (3.10%) SAP
4 4 (3.10%) Citrix
4 4 (3.10%) Reuters
5 3 (2.33%) Perforce
6 2 (1.55%) SunGard
6 2 (1.55%) Google
7 1 (0.78%) Comverse
7 1 (0.78%) Splunk
7 1 (0.78%) Microgen
7 1 (0.78%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.78%) Telerik
7 1 (0.78%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.78%) Informatica
7 1 (0.78%) Apple
7 1 (0.78%) IBM
7 1 (0.78%) Adobe