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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Consultant
Rank 555 549 514
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 73 60 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 24
Average daily rate £380 £500 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +48.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £620 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £426 £333
% change year-on-year
-14.95% +28.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average 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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 68 £380 -24.00% 22
London +13 30 £444 -11.25% 11
South East +12 18 £350 -38.59% 1
Surrey +2 7 £488 -25.00%
Hampshire +11 6 £344 +14.58%
Scotland -4 5 £350 - 1
Edinburgh -6 5 £350 - 1
East Midlands -6 5 £563 +60.71%
South West +4 4 £423 -17.56% 2
Yorkshire -12 4 £380 -
Kent - 4 £350 -
West Midlands -10 3 £288 -20.68% 3
Derby - 3 - -
Basingstoke - 3 £344 -
West Malling - 3 £350 -
Derbyshire - 3 - -
North West -22 2 £275 - 2
Manchester - 2 £275 - 2
Somerset - 2 - -
Bath - 2 - -
Northamptonshire +7 1 £425 -
Bristol -1 1 £470 -8.29% 2
West Yorkshire -10 1 - -
Leatherhead -19 1 £488 -25.00%
Warwick - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Chatham - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 £375 -
Brentford - 1 £475 -
Nottingham - 1 £700 -

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 74 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (32.35%) Test Automation
3 45 (26.47%) BDD
4 38 (22.35%) Selenium
4 38 (22.35%) Software Testing
5 34 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 33 (19.41%) Finance
6 33 (19.41%) Microsoft
7 32 (18.82%) Scrum
8 30 (17.65%) QA
8 30 (17.65%) Cucumber
9 29 (17.06%) Functional Testing
9 29 (17.06%) ISEB
9 29 (17.06%) C#
9 29 (17.06%) Java
10 26 (15.29%) HP
10 26 (15.29%) Security Cleared
10 26 (15.29%) ISTQB
11 24 (14.12%) Test Strategy
12 23 (13.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 22 (12.94%) SC Cleared
13 22 (12.94%) SQL
14 21 (12.35%) Team Foundation Server
15 19 (11.18%) User Acceptance Testing
16 18 (10.59%) SAP
17 16 (9.41%) Oracle
17 16 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
17 16 (9.41%) Banking
17 16 (9.41%) SpecFlow
17 16 (9.41%) Automation Testing

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 5 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.76%) CMS
3 2 (1.18%) IIS
4 1 (0.59%) JBoss
4 1 (0.59%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.59%) Node.js
4 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (8.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.76%) Primavera
2 3 (1.76%) SAP PM
2 3 (1.76%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.18%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.18%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.18%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.59%) assyst
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.59%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.59%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.59%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.59%) Summit
4 1 (0.59%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.76%) IaaS
1 3 (1.76%) SaaS
2 2 (1.18%) Office 365
3 1 (0.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.94%) Internet
2 2 (1.18%) HTTP
3 1 (0.59%) Firewall
3 1 (0.59%) LAN
3 1 (0.59%) Network Security
3 1 (0.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (2.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.76%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.18%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.59%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (22.35%) Selenium
2 30 (17.65%) Cucumber
3 21 (12.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (9.41%) SpecFlow
4 16 (9.41%) WebDriver
5 15 (8.82%) HP UFT
6 12 (7.06%) Git (software)
7 8 (4.71%) JIRA
8 7 (4.12%) LoadRunner
9 5 (2.94%) Appium
9 5 (2.94%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.94%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (2.35%) Calabash
10 4 (2.35%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.35%) TestDirector
10 4 (2.35%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.35%) XDE
11 3 (1.76%) JUnit
12 2 (1.18%) Eclipse
12 2 (1.18%) MSI
General
1 33 (19.41%) Finance
2 16 (9.41%) Banking
3 5 (2.94%) Retail
4 4 (2.35%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.76%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.76%) Military
5 3 (1.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.76%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.76%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.59%) Electronics
6 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.59%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.59%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.82%) .NET
2 9 (5.29%) REST
3 8 (4.71%) WPF
4 5 (2.94%) Web Services
5 4 (2.35%) Gherkin
5 4 (2.35%) XML
6 2 (1.18%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.18%) Ajax
6 2 (1.18%) Behat
6 2 (1.18%) HTML
6 2 (1.18%) Middleware
6 2 (1.18%) SOAP
6 2 (1.18%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.18%) XSLT
7 1 (0.59%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.59%) CSS
7 1 (0.59%) Java EE
7 1 (0.59%) jQuery
7 1 (0.59%) JSON
7 1 (0.59%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.94%) Mobile App
2 4 (2.35%) NHS
3 3 (1.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.76%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.18%) Derivative
4 2 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.18%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.59%) Chip Card
5 1 (0.59%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.59%) EPoS
5 1 (0.59%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.59%) FMCG
5 1 (0.59%) iPad
5 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.59%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.59%) New Media
5 1 (0.59%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.71%) Unix
2 5 (2.94%) Android
2 5 (2.94%) Apple iOS
2 5 (2.94%) Windows
3 4 (2.35%) Linux
4 2 (1.18%) Solaris
4 2 (1.18%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (32.35%) Test Automation
3 45 (26.47%) BDD
4 38 (22.35%) Software Testing
5 34 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 32 (18.82%) Scrum
7 29 (17.06%) Functional Testing
8 24 (14.12%) Test Strategy
9 19 (11.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (9.41%) Automation Testing
10 16 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (7.65%) Regression Testing
11 13 (7.65%) Test Management
11 13 (7.65%) Test Planning
12 12 (7.06%) Automated Testing
12 12 (7.06%) Non-Functional Testing
12 12 (7.06%) User Stories
13 11 (6.47%) TDD
14 10 (5.88%) Migration
14 10 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (17.06%) C#
1 29 (17.06%) Java
2 22 (12.94%) SQL
3 5 (2.94%) VB
4 4 (2.35%) Python
4 4 (2.35%) VBScript
5 3 (1.76%) Ruby
5 3 (1.76%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.18%) C++
6 2 (1.18%) F#
6 2 (1.18%) Groovy
6 2 (1.18%) Perl
6 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.59%) AWK
7 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.59%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.59%) PHP
7 1 (0.59%) sed
7 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (17.06%) ISEB
2 26 (15.29%) ISTQB
2 26 (15.29%) Security Cleared
3 23 (13.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 22 (12.94%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (1.76%) Degree
6 3 (1.76%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.18%) CEH
7 2 (1.18%) CEPT
7 2 (1.18%) CISSP
7 2 (1.18%) CREST Certified
7 2 (1.18%) GPEN
8 1 (0.59%) CPTE
8 1 (0.59%) MCDST
8 1 (0.59%) MCSE
8 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (17.65%) QA
2 2 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.59%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.59%) SDET
3 1 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.59%) Docker
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (7.06%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.18%) SCCM
3 1 (0.59%) AppDNA
3 1 (0.59%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.59%) Puppet
3 1 (0.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (19.41%) Microsoft
2 26 (15.29%) HP
3 18 (10.59%) SAP
4 16 (9.41%) Oracle
5 10 (5.88%) Remedy
6 4 (2.35%) CA
7 3 (1.76%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.18%) Baan
8 2 (1.18%) Murex
9 1 (0.59%) Amdocs
9 1 (0.59%) BMC
9 1 (0.59%) Calypso
9 1 (0.59%) Citrix
9 1 (0.59%) IBM
9 1 (0.59%) Informatica
9 1 (0.59%) LogRhythm
9 1 (0.59%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.59%) OpenText
9 1 (0.59%) Pegasus
9 1 (0.59%) Sitecore
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