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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Consultant
UK
Rank 559 561 542
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 28 69 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 32 34
Median daily rate £425 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £326 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £380 £406
% change year-on-year
-3.94% -6.46%
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
42508 47354 48039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.75% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27665 30191 30170
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1501 1736 1893
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 22 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 -9 24 £428 +6.87% 18
South East +12 10 £525 +50.00% 1
London -5 9 £428 -22.27% 11
Scotland +25 4 £250 -37.50%
Dunfermline - 4 £250 -
Fife - 4 £250 -
West Malling +3 3 - -
Kent -5 3 - -
Berkshire - 3 £525 -
Surrey +15 2 - -
South West +1 2 £275 -34.91%
Wiltshire - 2 £275 -
North West +27 1 - - 3
West Yorkshire +13 1 £365 - 2
Manchester +12 1 - - 2
Leeds +9 1 £365 - 2
Yorkshire +6 1 £365 -3.94% 2
City of London - 1 £625 - 2
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Worthing - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £450 -

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 31 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 20 (26.67%) Selenium
3 20 (26.67%) Java
4 14 (18.67%) Test Scripting
5 12 (16.00%) BDD
5 12 (16.00%) Finance
5 12 (16.00%) QA
6 11 (14.67%) Cucumber
7 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 10 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 10 (13.33%) Scrum
7 10 (13.33%) Python
8 8 (10.67%) HP
8 8 (10.67%) HP UFT
8 8 (10.67%) Performance Testing
9 7 (9.33%) Manual Testing
9 7 (9.33%) Functional Testing
9 7 (9.33%) User Stories
9 7 (9.33%) C#
9 7 (9.33%) SQL
9 7 (9.33%) .NET
9 7 (9.33%) Oracle
9 7 (9.33%) Software Testing
10 6 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (8.00%) Jenkins
10 6 (8.00%) Test Strategy
10 6 (8.00%) SoapUI
10 6 (8.00%) SDET
10 6 (8.00%) Continuous Integration

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 (1.33%) JBoss
1 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Office
1 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (4.00%) SAP CO
1 3 (4.00%) SAP FI
1 3 (4.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.00%) Office 365
2 1 (1.33%) PaaS
2 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.33%) DB2
2 1 (1.33%) MySQL
2 1 (1.33%) QlikView
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (26.67%) Selenium
2 11 (14.67%) Cucumber
3 8 (10.67%) HP UFT
4 6 (8.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (8.00%) SoapUI
5 4 (5.33%) JUnit
5 4 (5.33%) SpecFlow
5 4 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.00%) JIRA
6 3 (4.00%) JMeter
6 3 (4.00%) LoadRunner
6 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.00%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.67%) Burp Suite
7 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.67%) NeoLoad
7 2 (2.67%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (2.67%) TestComplete
7 2 (2.67%) TestNG
General
1 12 (16.00%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Banking
3 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.33%) Electronics
4 1 (1.33%) Law
4 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.33%) Military
4 1 (1.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.33%) .NET
2 4 (5.33%) Web Services
3 3 (4.00%) REST
3 3 (4.00%) Spring
4 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.67%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.33%) CSS
5 1 (1.33%) HTML
5 1 (1.33%) JSON
5 1 (1.33%) RESTful
5 1 (1.33%) SOAP
5 1 (1.33%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.33%) wxPython
5 1 (1.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (2.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.33%) PKI
3 1 (1.33%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.67%) Windows
2 3 (4.00%) Linux
2 3 (4.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.67%) Unix
4 1 (1.33%) Android
4 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 14 (18.67%) Test Scripting
4 12 (16.00%) BDD
5 10 (13.33%) Scrum
6 8 (10.67%) Performance Testing
7 7 (9.33%) Functional Testing
7 7 (9.33%) Manual Testing
7 7 (9.33%) Software Testing
7 7 (9.33%) User Stories
8 6 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (8.00%) Test Strategy
9 5 (6.67%) Open Source
9 5 (6.67%) Regression Testing
9 5 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (6.67%) Waterfall
10 4 (5.33%) Project Management
10 4 (5.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.67%) Java
2 10 (13.33%) Python
3 7 (9.33%) C#
3 7 (9.33%) SQL
4 4 (5.33%) C
5 3 (4.00%) VB
5 3 (4.00%) VBScript
6 2 (2.67%) PHP
7 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.33%) COBOL
7 1 (1.33%) F#
7 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.33%) Perl
7 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.33%) Ruby
7 1 (1.33%) Scala
7 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 10 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.00%) ISEB
2 3 (4.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.33%) CEH
4 1 (1.33%) CEPT
4 1 (1.33%) CISSP
4 1 (1.33%) CPTE
4 1 (1.33%) CREST Certified
4 1 (1.33%) GPEN
4 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.00%) QA
2 6 (8.00%) SDET
3 2 (2.67%) WAI
3 2 (2.67%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.33%) Puppet
2 1 (1.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (10.67%) HP
2 7 (9.33%) Oracle
3 5 (6.67%) SAP
4 3 (4.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.67%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (1.33%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.33%) Citrix
6 1 (1.33%) Google
6 1 (1.33%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.33%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.33%) VMware
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago