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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 565 530 559
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 52 60 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.11% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.12% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 30 23
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£338 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £327 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £532 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
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 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 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 1 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 -27 45 £325 -13.33% 21
London -7 17 £330 -12.00% 11
South East -8 10 £400 +13.47% 3
Scotland -4 4 £320 -17.09%
Hampshire -10 4 £413 +10.00%
Surrey +2 3 £400 +21.21%
West Midlands - 3 £275 - 3
Edinburgh -4 2 £265 -23.63%
Glasgow -11 2 £375 -11.76%
North West -15 2 £375 -25.00% 1
East of England -22 2 £160 -69.52% 1
Kent - 2 £215 -
City of London +25 1 £300 -37.82% 2
Midlands +2 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - - - - 2
Bracknell - - - -
Cannock - - - -
Ipswich - - - - 1
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - - 3
Southampton - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 3
East Midlands - - - -

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 50 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (30.65%) Selenium
3 37 (29.84%) Test Automation
4 28 (22.58%) WebDriver
4 28 (22.58%) Test Scripting
5 27 (21.77%) Finance
6 26 (20.97%) SQL
7 21 (16.94%) Java
7 21 (16.94%) Cucumber
8 20 (16.13%) HP Quality Center
9 19 (15.32%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (15.32%) Software Testing
9 19 (15.32%) Scrum
9 19 (15.32%) HP
9 19 (15.32%) ISEB
10 18 (14.52%) C#
10 18 (14.52%) Automation Testing
11 17 (13.71%) QA
12 16 (12.90%) Automated Testing
13 15 (12.10%) BDD
14 14 (11.29%) TDD
14 14 (11.29%) Banking
14 14 (11.29%) JUnit
14 14 (11.29%) QuickTest Pro
15 13 (10.48%) .NET
15 13 (10.48%) Oracle
15 13 (10.48%) Web Testing
15 13 (10.48%) SC Cleared
15 13 (10.48%) Security Cleared
15 13 (10.48%) Relational Database

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (0.81%) WebLogic
1 1 (0.81%) IIS
1 1 (0.81%) SAS
1 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
1 1 (0.81%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (2.42%) MS Office
1 3 (2.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.23%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (2.42%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.61%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.61%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.61%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.61%) SAP APO
3 2 (1.61%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.03%) SaaS
2 1 (0.81%) GitHub
2 1 (0.81%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.23%) 4G
1 4 (3.23%) LTE
2 3 (2.42%) Internet
3 2 (1.61%) Firewall
3 2 (1.61%) DNS
3 2 (1.61%) 3GPP
3 2 (1.61%) WAN
4 1 (0.81%) DHCP
4 1 (0.81%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.81%) FTP
4 1 (0.81%) HTTP
4 1 (0.81%) IKE
4 1 (0.81%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.81%) VoIP
4 1 (0.81%) LAN
4 1 (0.81%) LDAP
4 1 (0.81%) SSL
4 1 (0.81%) RTP
4 1 (0.81%) Telnet
4 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.48%) Relational Database
2 11 (8.87%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.23%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.42%) MySQL
5 3 (2.42%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.61%) DB2
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.81%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.81%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.81%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 38 (30.65%) Selenium
2 28 (22.58%) WebDriver
3 21 (16.94%) Cucumber
4 14 (11.29%) JUnit
4 14 (11.29%) QuickTest Pro
5 12 (9.68%) Jenkins
6 11 (8.87%) RSpec
7 7 (5.65%) Visual Studio
8 6 (4.84%) JIRA
8 6 (4.84%) TestDirector
8 6 (4.84%) LoadRunner
9 4 (3.23%) SoapUI
9 4 (3.23%) JMeter
10 3 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.61%) Selenium IDE
11 2 (1.61%) SpecFlow
11 2 (1.61%) MSTest
11 2 (1.61%) TestComplete
11 2 (1.61%) FitNesse
11 2 (1.61%) NUnit
General
1 27 (21.77%) Finance
2 14 (11.29%) Banking
3 10 (8.06%) Telecoms
4 9 (7.26%) Retail
5 6 (4.84%) Billing
6 3 (2.42%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.42%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Legal
7 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.81%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.81%) French Language
7 1 (0.81%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.48%) .NET
2 8 (6.45%) XML
3 5 (4.03%) HTML
3 5 (4.03%) XSLT
4 4 (3.23%) SOAP
5 3 (2.42%) JSP
5 3 (2.42%) Web Services
6 2 (1.61%) JSON
6 2 (1.61%) Middleware
6 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.81%) CSS
7 1 (0.81%) Ajax
7 1 (0.81%) RESTful
7 1 (0.81%) REST
7 1 (0.81%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (2.42%) Data Integration
2 3 (2.42%) Open Source
2 3 (2.42%) User Experience
3 2 (1.61%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.61%) Data Conversion
3 2 (1.61%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.61%) Fixed Income
3 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.81%) AS400
4 1 (0.81%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.81%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.68%) UNIX
2 6 (4.84%) Windows
3 4 (3.23%) Linux
4 2 (1.61%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.61%) Android
5 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (29.84%) Test Automation
3 28 (22.58%) Test Scripting
4 19 (15.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (15.32%) Software Testing
4 19 (15.32%) Scrum
5 18 (14.52%) Automation Testing
6 16 (12.90%) Automated Testing
7 15 (12.10%) BDD
8 14 (11.29%) TDD
9 13 (10.48%) Web Testing
10 11 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (8.87%) Test Strategy
11 10 (8.06%) Manual Testing
11 10 (8.06%) Performance Testing
12 9 (7.26%) ETL
12 9 (7.26%) Migration
12 9 (7.26%) Functional Testing
13 8 (6.45%) Test Management
13 8 (6.45%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.97%) SQL
2 21 (16.94%) Java
3 18 (14.52%) C#
4 6 (4.84%) Ruby
4 6 (4.84%) Perl
5 4 (3.23%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.42%) PHP
6 3 (2.42%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.42%) VB
6 3 (2.42%) Python
7 2 (1.61%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.81%) VBA
8 1 (0.81%) VBScript
8 1 (0.81%) Tcl
8 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.81%) Korn
8 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.81%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 19 (15.32%) ISEB
2 13 (10.48%) SC Cleared
2 13 (10.48%) Security Cleared
3 12 (9.68%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.23%) Degree
6 2 (1.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.61%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.81%) PhD
7 1 (0.81%) MCSE
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.81%) CCNA
7 1 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.81%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.71%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.81%) NFS
3 1 (0.81%) KVM
Systems Management
1 20 (16.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (15.32%) HP
2 13 (10.48%) Oracle
3 8 (6.45%) SAP
4 5 (4.03%) VMware
5 4 (3.23%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.42%) Tableau
7 2 (1.61%) Red Gate
7 2 (1.61%) Comverse
7 2 (1.61%) Teradata
7 2 (1.61%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.61%) Informatica
7 2 (1.61%) Adobe
8 1 (0.81%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.81%) Siebel
8 1 (0.81%) JBoss
8 1 (0.81%) EMC
8 1 (0.81%) Citrix
8 1 (0.81%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.81%) Murex
8 1 (0.81%) Cisco