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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Consultant
Rank 524 495 489
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 59 58 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 19 24
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£500 £344 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £243 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £466 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £352 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 -15 58 £500 +42.85% 20
London -1 28 £500 +56.86% 14
East of England +8 9 £305 -
City of London +9 6 £488 +62.50% 9
South East -11 6 £570 +61.47% 2
Hertfordshire - 6 - -
Yorkshire -5 4 - -
North West -16 4 - -
West Yorkshire -5 3 - -
Cambridgeshire -10 3 £305 -
South West -14 3 £513 +20.58% 2
Bristol - 3 £513 - 2
Cambridge - 3 £305 -
Hampshire -29 2 £300 -15.01%
Surrey - 2 £650 -
Birmingham - 2 £363 -
West Midlands - 2 £363 - 1
East Midlands +11 1 £350 +11.11%
Berkshire +1 1 - - 2
Scotland -10 1 - -
Leeds -13 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Chesterfield - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Preston - - - -
Reading - - - -

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 49 (42.98%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (31.58%) Finance
3 27 (23.68%) QA
3 27 (23.68%) Test Automation
4 26 (22.81%) Test Scripting
4 26 (22.81%) SQL
4 26 (22.81%) ISEB
5 23 (20.18%) Selenium
6 21 (18.42%) Software Testing
7 19 (16.67%) Banking
8 18 (15.79%) ISTQB
8 18 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
9 16 (14.04%) Test Strategy
9 16 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (13.16%) WebDriver
10 15 (13.16%) BDD
10 15 (13.16%) Java
11 14 (12.28%) HP
11 14 (12.28%) Scrum
11 14 (12.28%) Manual Testing
11 14 (12.28%) Performance Testing
12 13 (11.40%) Apple iOS
12 13 (11.40%) SpecFlow
13 12 (10.53%) Gherkin
13 12 (10.53%) Test Management
13 12 (10.53%) Android
13 12 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (9.65%) Migration
14 11 (9.65%) TDD
14 11 (9.65%) CRM

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (0.88%) SAS
1 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Oracle Retail
1 3 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.75%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.88%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.88%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.88%) Agresso
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.88%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.88%) Siebel Analytics
3 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.88%) LAN
2 1 (0.88%) WAN
2 1 (0.88%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.75%) MySQL
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 23 (20.18%) Selenium
2 15 (13.16%) WebDriver
3 13 (11.40%) SpecFlow
4 11 (9.65%) Calabash
5 9 (7.89%) JIRA
5 9 (7.89%) Cucumber
6 7 (6.14%) Visual Studio
7 6 (5.26%) JUnit
8 5 (4.39%) JMeter
8 5 (4.39%) LoadRunner
9 4 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (3.51%) Jenkins
9 4 (3.51%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (2.63%) RSpec
11 2 (1.75%) TestComplete
11 2 (1.75%) Behat
12 1 (0.88%) Bugzilla
12 1 (0.88%) Ant
12 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.88%) Selenium IDE
General
1 36 (31.58%) Finance
2 19 (16.67%) Banking
3 8 (7.02%) Investment Banking
4 7 (6.14%) Retail
4 7 (6.14%) Legal
5 6 (5.26%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.51%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Billing
7 1 (0.88%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.88%) Electronics
7 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.88%) Front Office
7 1 (0.88%) Back Office
7 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.53%) Gherkin
2 9 (7.89%) .NET
3 5 (4.39%) HTML
4 2 (1.75%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.75%) Middleware
5 1 (0.88%) CSS
5 1 (0.88%) SOAP
5 1 (0.88%) Web Services
5 1 (0.88%) XML
5 1 (0.88%) REST
5 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.88%) RESTful
5 1 (0.88%) JSON
5 1 (0.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.51%) Open Source
1 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.75%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.88%) DTV
4 1 (0.88%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.88%) New Media
4 1 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.88%) User Experience
4 1 (0.88%) Statistics
4 1 (0.88%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.40%) Apple iOS
2 12 (10.53%) Android
3 5 (4.39%) UNIX
4 3 (2.63%) Linux
5 1 (0.88%) Windows
5 1 (0.88%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (42.98%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (23.68%) Test Automation
3 26 (22.81%) Test Scripting
4 21 (18.42%) Software Testing
5 16 (14.04%) Test Strategy
5 16 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (13.16%) BDD
7 14 (12.28%) Scrum
7 14 (12.28%) Manual Testing
7 14 (12.28%) Performance Testing
8 12 (10.53%) Test Management
8 12 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (9.65%) Migration
9 11 (9.65%) TDD
9 11 (9.65%) CRM
10 10 (8.77%) Integration Testing
10 10 (8.77%) Automated Testing
11 7 (6.14%) Automation Testing
12 6 (5.26%) Mentoring
12 6 (5.26%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (22.81%) SQL
2 15 (13.16%) Java
3 9 (7.89%) C#
4 5 (4.39%) T-SQL
4 5 (4.39%) Ruby
5 4 (3.51%) PHP
5 4 (3.51%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.63%) Python
7 2 (1.75%) VB
7 2 (1.75%) C++
8 1 (0.88%) Perl
8 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.88%) VBScript
8 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (22.81%) ISEB
2 18 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 10 (8.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.63%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (23.68%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.88%) KVM
Systems Management
1 18 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.88%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (12.28%) HP
2 7 (6.14%) Oracle
3 6 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.51%) Siebel
4 4 (3.51%) SAP
5 3 (2.63%) Perforce
5 3 (2.63%) Citrix
5 3 (2.63%) Reuters
6 2 (1.75%) Adobe
6 2 (1.75%) VMware
7 1 (0.88%) Informatica
7 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.88%) Apple
7 1 (0.88%) Sun
7 1 (0.88%) Murex
7 1 (0.88%) EMC
7 1 (0.88%) Red Gate
7 1 (0.88%) Comverse
7 1 (0.88%) Microgen
7 1 (0.88%) Google
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