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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Consultant
Rank 595 549 584
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 32 88 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 40 31
Median daily rate £388 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £300 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £343
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 -

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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -47 30 £400 -8.57% 9
London -21 10 £475 - 8
South East -4 8 £400 -4.47%
East of England +11 4 £313 -
City of London - 4 £500 - 4
South West +7 3 £400 -14.89%
Bristol +4 3 £400 -14.89%
West Malling - 3 - -
Kent - 3 - -
Yorkshire +12 2 £369 -
Berkshire +10 2 £400 -
Scotland +5 2 £225 -25.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -1 2 £313 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Worthing - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 £369 -
Sheffield - 2 £369 -
Surrey +14 1 £185 -58.88%
North West -2 1 £375 -23.07% 1
West Midlands -20 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £450 -
Lancashire - 1 £375 -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Staines - 1 £185 -
Blackpool - 1 £375 -
Norwich - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £313 -
Dunfermline - 1 £225 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 36 (43.37%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (40.96%) Test Automation
3 24 (28.92%) Java
4 21 (25.30%) Selenium
5 18 (21.69%) Finance
6 17 (20.48%) Test Scripting
7 15 (18.07%) Scrum
8 13 (15.66%) BDD
9 12 (14.46%) Software Testing
10 11 (13.25%) HP UFT
11 10 (12.05%) QA
11 10 (12.05%) TDD
11 10 (12.05%) Cucumber
11 10 (12.05%) Open Source
12 9 (10.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (10.84%) C#
13 8 (9.64%) C
13 8 (9.64%) .NET
13 8 (9.64%) Regression Testing
13 8 (9.64%) Migration
13 8 (9.64%) Banking
13 8 (9.64%) User Stories
13 8 (9.64%) SDET
14 7 (8.43%) System Integration Testing
14 7 (8.43%) Test Strategy
14 7 (8.43%) Non-Functional Testing
14 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
14 7 (8.43%) ISEB
14 7 (8.43%) Oracle
14 7 (8.43%) Python

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 1 (1.20%) JBoss
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.20%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MS Office
1 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) SAP CO
1 3 (3.61%) SAP FI
1 3 (3.61%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.20%) Office 365
2 1 (1.20%) PaaS
2 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) SAN
1 1 (1.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.20%) DB2
3 1 (1.20%) MySQL
3 1 (1.20%) QlikView
3 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (25.30%) Selenium
2 11 (13.25%) HP UFT
3 10 (12.05%) Cucumber
4 6 (7.23%) Jenkins
5 5 (6.02%) SpecFlow
5 5 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (4.82%) Git (software)
6 4 (4.82%) JIRA
6 4 (4.82%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (4.82%) WebDriver
7 3 (3.61%) JMeter
7 3 (3.61%) LoadRunner
7 3 (3.61%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.61%) WinRunner
8 2 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.41%) Burp Suite
8 2 (2.41%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.41%) TestComplete
8 2 (2.41%) TestDirector
8 2 (2.41%) TestNG
General
1 18 (21.69%) Finance
2 8 (9.64%) Banking
3 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.41%) Law
5 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.64%) .NET
2 3 (3.61%) Gherkin
3 2 (2.41%) REST
3 2 (2.41%) Spring
3 2 (2.41%) Web Services
4 1 (1.20%) RESTful
4 1 (1.20%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.20%) wxPython
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.20%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.20%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.82%) Linux
2 1 (1.20%) Android
2 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.20%) SUSE
2 1 (1.20%) Unix
2 1 (1.20%) Windows
2 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (43.37%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (40.96%) Test Automation
3 17 (20.48%) Test Scripting
4 15 (18.07%) Scrum
5 13 (15.66%) BDD
6 12 (14.46%) Software Testing
7 10 (12.05%) Open Source
7 10 (12.05%) TDD
8 8 (9.64%) Migration
8 8 (9.64%) Regression Testing
8 8 (9.64%) User Stories
9 7 (8.43%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (8.43%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (8.43%) Test Strategy
10 6 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (7.23%) Manual Testing
11 5 (6.02%) Integration Testing
11 5 (6.02%) Performance Testing
11 5 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (6.02%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.92%) Java
2 9 (10.84%) C#
3 8 (9.64%) C
4 7 (8.43%) Python
5 5 (6.02%) VB
6 3 (3.61%) F#
6 3 (3.61%) SQL
6 3 (3.61%) VBScript
7 2 (2.41%) PHP
7 2 (2.41%) Ruby
8 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (8.43%) ISEB
1 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.02%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.02%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.20%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.20%) CEH
4 1 (1.20%) CEPT
4 1 (1.20%) CISSP
4 1 (1.20%) CPTE
4 1 (1.20%) CREST Certified
4 1 (1.20%) Degree
4 1 (1.20%) GPEN
4 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.05%) QA
2 8 (9.64%) SDET
3 2 (2.41%) WAI
3 2 (2.41%) WCAG
4 1 (1.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) Docker
1 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (8.43%) Oracle
2 6 (7.23%) HP
2 6 (7.23%) SAP
3 4 (4.82%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.20%) VMware