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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 558 519 527
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 54 56 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.11% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.12% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 32 29
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£350 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £328 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
53013 47882 50809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33166 28928 28619
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2128 2081 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.92 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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
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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 -32 49 £338 -15.62% 21
London -6 21 £350 -12.50% 15
South East -27 7 £400 - 3
East of England -20 5 £213 -59.52%
Hertfordshire - 5 £213 -
Surrey -1 4 £400 +21.21%
City of London +18 3 £300 -49.15% 3
North West -12 3 £375 -9.09% 1
West Midlands - 3 £275 -
Scotland -4 2 - -
Yorkshire -10 2 - - 1
Hampshire -20 2 £450 +16.12%
Midlands - 2 - - 1
Leeds -3 1 - - 1
Edinburgh -3 1 - -
West Yorkshire -6 1 - - 1
Glasgow -7 1 - -
Manchester -14 1 £375 -25.00% 1
Leatherhead - 1 £575 -
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Southampton - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 3
Essex - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 44 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (27.87%) Selenium
2 34 (27.87%) Test Automation
3 30 (24.59%) Finance
4 28 (22.95%) Test Scripting
5 24 (19.67%) HP Quality Center
6 23 (18.85%) SQL
7 21 (17.21%) WebDriver
7 21 (17.21%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (17.21%) QA
8 20 (16.39%) Software Testing
8 20 (16.39%) ISEB
9 19 (15.57%) HP
9 19 (15.57%) Java
10 16 (13.11%) Cucumber
11 15 (12.30%) Banking
11 15 (12.30%) Oracle
12 14 (11.48%) Automated Testing
13 13 (10.66%) .NET
13 13 (10.66%) UNIX
13 13 (10.66%) QuickTest Pro
13 13 (10.66%) Scrum
13 13 (10.66%) Automation Testing
14 12 (9.84%) Telecoms
14 12 (9.84%) C#
14 12 (9.84%) Manual Testing
15 11 (9.02%) Performance Testing
15 11 (9.02%) BDD
15 11 (9.02%) Retail
15 11 (9.02%) TDD

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1 (0.82%) WebLogic
1 1 (0.82%) JBoss
1 1 (0.82%) SAS
1 1 (0.82%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (2.46%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.28%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (2.46%) SAP HR
2 3 (2.46%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.64%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.64%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.64%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.64%) SAP APO
3 2 (1.64%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.64%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.64%) SaaS
2 1 (0.82%) GitHub
2 1 (0.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.28%) 4G
1 4 (3.28%) LTE
2 2 (1.64%) 3GPP
2 2 (1.64%) WAN
2 2 (1.64%) Internet
2 2 (1.64%) DNS
3 1 (0.82%) Firewall
3 1 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.82%) Wireless
3 1 (0.82%) RTP
3 1 (0.82%) Telnet
3 1 (0.82%) DHCP
3 1 (0.82%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.82%) FTP
3 1 (0.82%) HTTP
3 1 (0.82%) IKE
3 1 (0.82%) VoIP
3 1 (0.82%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.82%) SSL
3 1 (0.82%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.38%) Relational Database
1 9 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.28%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.46%) MySQL
4 3 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.64%) DB2
6 1 (0.82%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.82%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 34 (27.87%) Selenium
2 21 (17.21%) WebDriver
3 16 (13.11%) Cucumber
4 13 (10.66%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (8.20%) JUnit
6 9 (7.38%) Jenkins
7 7 (5.74%) Visual Studio
7 7 (5.74%) RSpec
8 6 (4.92%) JIRA
8 6 (4.92%) LoadRunner
8 6 (4.92%) TestDirector
9 5 (4.10%) JMeter
10 4 (3.28%) Calabash
11 3 (2.46%) SoapUI
11 3 (2.46%) SpecFlow
12 2 (1.64%) Selenium IDE
12 2 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.64%) FitNesse
12 2 (1.64%) TestComplete
12 2 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 30 (24.59%) Finance
2 15 (12.30%) Banking
3 12 (9.84%) Telecoms
4 11 (9.02%) Retail
5 6 (4.92%) Billing
6 3 (2.46%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.64%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.82%) Legal
8 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.82%) Front Office
8 1 (0.82%) Back Office
8 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.82%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.82%) French Language
8 1 (0.82%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.66%) .NET
2 5 (4.10%) HTML
3 4 (3.28%) XML
4 3 (2.46%) JSP
4 3 (2.46%) SOAP
5 2 (1.64%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.64%) JSON
5 2 (1.64%) Web Services
5 2 (1.64%) XSLT
5 2 (1.64%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.64%) Middleware
6 1 (0.82%) CSS
6 1 (0.82%) Ajax
6 1 (0.82%) RESTful
6 1 (0.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.10%) Open Source
2 4 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.28%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (2.46%) Data Integration
3 3 (2.46%) User Experience
4 2 (1.64%) Data Conversion
4 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.64%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.64%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.82%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.82%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.82%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.82%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.66%) UNIX
2 6 (4.92%) Android
2 6 (4.92%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.10%) Windows
4 4 (3.28%) Linux
5 1 (0.82%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (27.87%) Test Automation
3 28 (22.95%) Test Scripting
4 21 (17.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (16.39%) Software Testing
6 14 (11.48%) Automated Testing
7 13 (10.66%) Scrum
7 13 (10.66%) Automation Testing
8 12 (9.84%) Manual Testing
9 11 (9.02%) Performance Testing
9 11 (9.02%) BDD
9 11 (9.02%) TDD
10 10 (8.20%) Test Strategy
11 9 (7.38%) CRM
11 9 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (7.38%) Migration
11 9 (7.38%) Test Management
11 9 (7.38%) Integration Testing
12 8 (6.56%) Web Testing
12 8 (6.56%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.85%) SQL
2 19 (15.57%) Java
3 12 (9.84%) C#
4 6 (4.92%) Ruby
4 6 (4.92%) Perl
5 5 (4.10%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.28%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.46%) PHP
7 3 (2.46%) VB
7 3 (2.46%) Python
8 2 (1.64%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.64%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.64%) C++
9 1 (0.82%) Tcl
9 1 (0.82%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.82%) VBScript
9 1 (0.82%) VBA
9 1 (0.82%) Korn
9 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.82%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 20 (16.39%) ISEB
2 11 (9.02%) ISTQB
3 10 (8.20%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.20%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.28%) Degree
6 2 (1.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.64%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.82%) CCNA
7 1 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.82%) MCSE
7 1 (0.82%) PhD
7 1 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.82%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (17.21%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.82%) NFS
2 1 (0.82%) KVM
Systems Management
1 24 (19.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (15.57%) HP
2 15 (12.30%) Oracle
3 7 (5.74%) SAP
4 5 (4.10%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.28%) VMware
6 2 (1.64%) Comverse
6 2 (1.64%) Tableau
6 2 (1.64%) Red Gate
6 2 (1.64%) Teradata
6 2 (1.64%) Siebel
6 2 (1.64%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.64%) Adobe
6 2 (1.64%) Informatica
7 1 (0.82%) EMC
7 1 (0.82%) Murex
7 1 (0.82%) Citrix
7 1 (0.82%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.82%) Reuters
7 1 (0.82%) Cisco
7 1 (0.82%) Google