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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 531 512 506
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 61 58 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 23 29
Average daily rate
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£500 £353 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.64% -11.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £353 £384
% change year-on-year
+2.69% -8.01%
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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -26 58 £500 +41.64% 9
London +23 30 £500 +35.59% 7
East of England 0 11 £213 -
Hertfordshire - 9 £213 -
City of London +4 6 £488 +21.87% 2
Yorkshire -7 6 - -
South East -41 5 £470 +23.68%
West Yorkshire -12 4 - -
Edinburgh - 3 - - 1
Scotland - 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -11 2 £308 -
Leeds -14 2 - -
North West -17 2 £375 +15.38%
Hampshire -27 2 £375 +4.16%
South West -30 2 £513 +20.58% 1
Surrey - 2 £575 -
Bristol - 2 £513 - 1
Cambridge - 2 £308 -
Manchester -12 1 £375 -
Buckinghamshire -16 1 £490 +172.22%
West Midlands - 1 £363 -
Midlands - 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 £575 -
Birmingham - 1 £363 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Chesterfield - - - - 1
Colchester - - - -
Coventry - - - -

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 47 (41.96%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (27.68%) Test Automation
3 29 (25.89%) Finance
4 27 (24.11%) Selenium
5 25 (22.32%) ISEB
6 24 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 22 (19.64%) QA
7 22 (19.64%) SQL
8 20 (17.86%) Software Testing
9 18 (16.07%) WebDriver
9 18 (16.07%) HP Quality Center
10 17 (15.18%) ISTQB
10 17 (15.18%) Java
11 15 (13.39%) BDD
11 15 (13.39%) Test Strategy
12 14 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (12.50%) Manual Testing
12 14 (12.50%) Banking
13 13 (11.61%) Scrum
13 13 (11.61%) CRM
13 13 (11.61%) Apple iOS
14 12 (10.71%) Cucumber
14 12 (10.71%) Android
14 12 (10.71%) HP
15 11 (9.82%) Automated Testing
15 11 (9.82%) SpecFlow
16 10 (8.93%) Gherkin
16 10 (8.93%) Automation Testing
16 10 (8.93%) Calabash
16 10 (8.93%) Performance Testing

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (0.89%) SAS
1 1 (0.89%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.68%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.79%) SAP HR
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.89%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.89%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.89%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.89%) Agresso
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.89%) Siebel Analytics
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.89%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.89%) LAN
2 1 (0.89%) WAN
2 1 (0.89%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.79%) MySQL
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (24.11%) Selenium
2 18 (16.07%) WebDriver
3 12 (10.71%) Cucumber
4 11 (9.82%) SpecFlow
5 10 (8.93%) Calabash
6 9 (8.04%) JIRA
7 8 (7.14%) JUnit
8 7 (6.25%) Visual Studio
8 7 (6.25%) Jenkins
9 6 (5.36%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (4.46%) RSpec
11 4 (3.57%) LoadRunner
11 4 (3.57%) JMeter
11 4 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.79%) Ant
12 2 (1.79%) TestComplete
12 2 (1.79%) Behat
12 2 (1.79%) Selenium IDE
13 1 (0.89%) Zephyr
13 1 (0.89%) Appium
General
1 29 (25.89%) Finance
2 14 (12.50%) Banking
3 6 (5.36%) Retail
3 6 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.46%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.46%) Legal
5 3 (2.68%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Marketing
6 1 (0.89%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.89%) French Language
6 1 (0.89%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.89%) Billing
6 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.89%) Front Office
6 1 (0.89%) Back Office
6 1 (0.89%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.93%) Gherkin
2 9 (8.04%) .NET
3 6 (5.36%) HTML
4 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.79%) JSP
4 2 (1.79%) XML
4 2 (1.79%) Middleware
5 1 (0.89%) Ajax
5 1 (0.89%) JSON
5 1 (0.89%) RESTful
5 1 (0.89%) REST
5 1 (0.89%) SOAP
5 1 (0.89%) Web Services
5 1 (0.89%) CSS
5 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.46%) Open Source
2 4 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.79%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.89%) Derivative
4 1 (0.89%) Statistics
4 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.89%) DTV
4 1 (0.89%) New Media
4 1 (0.89%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.61%) Apple iOS
2 12 (10.71%) Android
3 7 (6.25%) UNIX
4 2 (1.79%) Windows
4 2 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (41.96%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (27.68%) Test Automation
3 24 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 20 (17.86%) Software Testing
5 15 (13.39%) BDD
5 15 (13.39%) Test Strategy
6 14 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 14 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (11.61%) Scrum
7 13 (11.61%) CRM
8 11 (9.82%) Automated Testing
9 10 (8.93%) TDD
9 10 (8.93%) Performance Testing
9 10 (8.93%) Automation Testing
10 9 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (7.14%) Integration Testing
11 8 (7.14%) Web Testing
11 8 (7.14%) Migration
12 7 (6.25%) Test Management
12 7 (6.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.64%) SQL
2 17 (15.18%) Java
3 9 (8.04%) C#
4 5 (4.46%) Ruby
5 4 (3.57%) PHP
5 4 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.68%) Python
7 2 (1.79%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.79%) Perl
7 2 (1.79%) C++
8 1 (0.89%) VBScript
8 1 (0.89%) VB
8 1 (0.89%) VBA
8 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (22.32%) ISEB
2 17 (15.18%) ISTQB
3 8 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.46%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.68%) Degree
7 1 (0.89%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.89%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (19.64%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.89%) KVM
Systems Management
1 18 (16.07%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.89%) Control-M
Vendors
1 12 (10.71%) HP
2 10 (8.93%) Oracle
3 6 (5.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.57%) SAP
4 4 (3.57%) Siebel
5 3 (2.68%) Citrix
5 3 (2.68%) Reuters
5 3 (2.68%) VMware
6 2 (1.79%) Perforce
6 2 (1.79%) Adobe
6 2 (1.79%) Red Gate
7 1 (0.89%) Comverse
7 1 (0.89%) Sun
7 1 (0.89%) Murex
7 1 (0.89%) EMC
7 1 (0.89%) Google
7 1 (0.89%) Microgen
7 1 (0.89%) Informatica
7 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.89%) Apple
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