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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Consultant
Rank 538 523 485
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 58 72 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 34
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£414 £325 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.30% -2.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £297 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+22.30% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00

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
49251 48960 43769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30638 30338 25166
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 1993 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £40.00 £41.50
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 29 May 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 27 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 29 May 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 -31 58 £414 +27.30% 17
London +2 26 £414 +27.30% 9
North West -10 12 £400 +18.51%
City of London +15 8 £400 +23.07% 6
Midlands +7 6 - -
South East -13 6 £458 +26.27% 2
Manchester -3 3 £400 +18.51%
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
Surrey +13 2 £508 +49.26%
South West +9 2 £300 -7.69%
Hampshire -5 2 £375 +3.09% 1
Yorkshire -20 2 £360 - 1
East Midlands -1 1 £420 -
West Yorkshire -16 1 £370 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £451 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £420 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Sheffield - 1 £350 -
Warwick - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £300 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £300 -
Halifax - 1 £370 -
Leatherhead - 1 £550 -

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 47 (39.50%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (29.41%) Software Testing
3 34 (28.57%) Finance
4 21 (17.65%) SQL
5 19 (15.97%) E-Commerce
5 19 (15.97%) Android
5 19 (15.97%) BDD
5 19 (15.97%) Apple iOS
5 19 (15.97%) Test Planning
6 17 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 17 (14.29%) QA
6 17 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 17 (14.29%) ISEB
6 17 (14.29%) Banking
7 15 (12.61%) Test Strategy
7 15 (12.61%) ISTQB
8 14 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (10.92%) HP
9 13 (10.92%) Mobile App
10 12 (10.08%) Cucumber
10 12 (10.08%) HP Quality Center
10 12 (10.08%) Performance Testing
11 11 (9.24%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (9.24%) Kanban
11 11 (9.24%) Migration
11 11 (9.24%) Scrum
12 10 (8.40%) Telecoms
12 10 (8.40%) Test Management
13 9 (7.56%) Integration Testing
13 9 (7.56%) Gherkin

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.68%) SAS
2 2 (1.68%) Drupal
3 1 (0.84%) SAP Portal
3 1 (0.84%) Confluence
3 1 (0.84%) IIS
3 1 (0.84%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (4.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.36%) SunGard GMI
2 2 (1.68%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.68%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.84%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.84%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.84%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.20%) Internet
2 4 (3.36%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (3.36%) 3G
2 4 (3.36%) LTE
2 4 (3.36%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.68%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.84%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (0.84%) Big Data
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.84%) DB2
3 1 (0.84%) MySQL
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.84%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.84%) DataStage
3 1 (0.84%) QlikView
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (10.08%) Cucumber
2 9 (7.56%) Calabash
3 8 (6.72%) SpecFlow
4 7 (5.88%) Selenium
4 7 (5.88%) JIRA
5 6 (5.04%) LoadRunner
6 5 (4.20%) Appium
6 5 (4.20%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.36%) JMeter
7 4 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.52%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (1.68%) Rational Performance Tester
9 2 (1.68%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.84%) JProfiler
10 1 (0.84%) XMLUnit
10 1 (0.84%) MSTest
10 1 (0.84%) Rational Functional Tester
10 1 (0.84%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.84%) Ant
General
1 34 (28.57%) Finance
2 17 (14.29%) Banking
3 10 (8.40%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.88%) Retail
4 7 (5.88%) Legal
5 5 (4.20%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.36%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Advertising
7 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.56%) Gherkin
1 9 (7.56%) .NET
2 5 (4.20%) Web Services
3 3 (2.52%) HTML
4 2 (1.68%) Middleware
4 2 (1.68%) SOAP
4 2 (1.68%) XML
4 2 (1.68%) RESTful
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.84%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.84%) XML Messaging
5 1 (0.84%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.92%) Mobile App
2 7 (5.88%) New Media
3 3 (2.52%) Chip and PIN
4 2 (1.68%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.84%) FMCG
5 1 (0.84%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.84%) User Experience
5 1 (0.84%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.84%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.84%) EPoS
5 1 (0.84%) EMV
5 1 (0.84%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.84%) SCADA
5 1 (0.84%) Derivative
5 1 (0.84%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.97%) Android
1 19 (15.97%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.68%) Linux
3 1 (0.84%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.84%) UNIX
3 1 (0.84%) Windows
3 1 (0.84%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (39.50%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (29.41%) Software Testing
3 19 (15.97%) E-Commerce
3 19 (15.97%) BDD
3 19 (15.97%) Test Planning
4 17 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 17 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 15 (12.61%) Test Strategy
6 14 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (10.08%) Performance Testing
8 11 (9.24%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (9.24%) Kanban
8 11 (9.24%) Migration
8 11 (9.24%) Scrum
9 10 (8.40%) Test Management
10 9 (7.56%) Integration Testing
11 8 (6.72%) CRM
12 7 (5.88%) Manual Testing
12 7 (5.88%) Automated Testing
13 6 (5.04%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.65%) SQL
2 6 (5.04%) C#
3 3 (2.52%) Java
3 3 (2.52%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.68%) Python
4 2 (1.68%) VB
4 2 (1.68%) Ruby
5 1 (0.84%) VBA
5 1 (0.84%) VBScript
5 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.84%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (14.29%) ISEB
2 15 (12.61%) ISTQB
3 8 (6.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.36%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.52%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.84%) HP AIS
6 1 (0.84%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.84%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 12 (10.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.84%) nmon
Vendors
1 13 (10.92%) HP
2 7 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.04%) Oracle
4 4 (3.36%) SunGard
4 4 (3.36%) SAP
5 3 (2.52%) Citrix
5 3 (2.52%) Reuters
6 2 (1.68%) Perforce
6 2 (1.68%) IBM
6 2 (1.68%) Siebel
7 1 (0.84%) Splunk
7 1 (0.84%) Green Hat
7 1 (0.84%) Adobe
7 1 (0.84%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.84%) Informatica
7 1 (0.84%) Apple
7 1 (0.84%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.84%) Remedy
7 1 (0.84%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.84%) Telerik
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CoreCom Consulting
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