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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Consultant
Rank 605 574 590
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 52 87 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.15% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.16% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 42 30
Median daily rate £425 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £346 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
50649 54325 53290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 34727 32509
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1691 2060 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -11 43 £425 +13.33% 4
London -25 17 £481 +28.33% 1
South East +9 11 £400 -1.53% 1
City of London +18 9 £494 +1.28%
Berkshire +12 6 £425 -
Yorkshire +12 5 £400 +40.35%
East of England +8 5 £700 -
Hampshire +7 5 £325 -20.00%
Wales - 5 £350 -
Cardiff - 5 £350 -
South Wales - 5 £350 -
Glasgow +16 4 £450 +30.43%
Scotland +10 4 £450 +30.43%
Andover -4 3 £325 -16.12%
West Midlands -21 3 £304 -19.00% 2
Sheffield - 3 £375 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £375 -
Leeds +8 2 £425 +49.12%
West Yorkshire +5 2 £425 +49.12%
Hertfordshire +3 2 £700 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £450 -
Staffordshire - 2 £288 -
South West - 2 £375 -
Bristol - 2 £375 -
Luton - 2 £450 -
Norwich +2 1 - -
Norfolk +2 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Stafford - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 32 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (36.05%) Test Automation
3 25 (29.07%) Java
4 22 (25.58%) Finance
4 22 (25.58%) Selenium
4 22 (25.58%) Test Scripting
5 16 (18.60%) HP UFT
6 15 (17.44%) Scrum
6 15 (17.44%) Software Testing
7 14 (16.28%) C#
7 14 (16.28%) Open Source
8 13 (15.12%) BDD
8 13 (15.12%) Oracle
9 11 (12.79%) HP
9 11 (12.79%) Security Cleared
10 10 (11.63%) QA
10 10 (11.63%) Regression Testing
10 10 (11.63%) Migration
11 9 (10.47%) TDD
11 9 (10.47%) Banking
11 9 (10.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (10.47%) .NET
11 9 (10.47%) SpecFlow
11 9 (10.47%) Defect Management
12 8 (9.30%) Non-Functional Testing
12 8 (9.30%) SDET
12 8 (9.30%) Cucumber
12 8 (9.30%) WebDriver
12 8 (9.30%) Performance Testing
12 8 (9.30%) Python

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 (1.16%) Confluence
1 1 (1.16%) JBoss
1 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.16%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) MS Office
1 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (1.16%) BASE24
2 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.16%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.16%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.16%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.16%) Office 365
1 1 (1.16%) PaaS
1 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) SSL
1 1 (1.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.14%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.49%) Essbase
3 1 (1.16%) DB2
3 1 (1.16%) MySQL
3 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (25.58%) Selenium
2 16 (18.60%) HP UFT
3 9 (10.47%) SpecFlow
4 8 (9.30%) Cucumber
4 8 (9.30%) LoadRunner
4 8 (9.30%) WebDriver
5 7 (8.14%) JIRA
5 7 (8.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (6.98%) Oracle APEX
6 6 (6.98%) SoapUI
7 5 (5.81%) Jenkins
8 4 (4.65%) JUnit
8 4 (4.65%) Maven
9 3 (3.49%) Git (software)
9 3 (3.49%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.49%) WinRunner
10 2 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.33%) Ranorex
10 2 (2.33%) TestComplete
10 2 (2.33%) TestNG
General
1 22 (25.58%) Finance
2 9 (10.47%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.16%) Law
4 1 (1.16%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.47%) .NET
2 4 (4.65%) Gherkin
3 2 (2.33%) REST
3 2 (2.33%) Web Services
4 1 (1.16%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.16%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.16%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.16%) HTML
4 1 (1.16%) jQuery
4 1 (1.16%) RESTful
4 1 (1.16%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.16%) Spring
4 1 (1.16%) wxPython
4 1 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.16%) APACS
3 1 (1.16%) Contactless
3 1 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.16%) EMV
3 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.16%) Equities
3 1 (1.16%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.49%) Linux
2 1 (1.16%) Android
2 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.16%) SUSE
2 1 (1.16%) Unix
2 1 (1.16%) Windows
2 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (36.05%) Test Automation
3 22 (25.58%) Test Scripting
4 15 (17.44%) Scrum
4 15 (17.44%) Software Testing
5 14 (16.28%) Open Source
6 13 (15.12%) BDD
7 10 (11.63%) Migration
7 10 (11.63%) Regression Testing
8 9 (10.47%) Defect Management
8 9 (10.47%) TDD
9 8 (9.30%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (9.30%) Performance Testing
10 7 (8.14%) Defect Tracking
10 7 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (8.14%) Test Strategy
11 6 (6.98%) Automated Testing
11 6 (6.98%) Integration Testing
11 6 (6.98%) System Integration Testing
11 6 (6.98%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.07%) Java
2 14 (16.28%) C#
3 8 (9.30%) Python
4 7 (8.14%) C
4 7 (8.14%) VBScript
5 6 (6.98%) SQL
6 5 (5.81%) F#
6 5 (5.81%) VB
7 3 (3.49%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.49%) Ruby
7 3 (3.49%) Scala
8 2 (2.33%) Perl
8 2 (2.33%) PHP
9 1 (1.16%) C++
9 1 (1.16%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (12.79%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.30%) ISEB
3 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.49%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.16%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.16%) CEH
6 1 (1.16%) CEPT
6 1 (1.16%) CISSP
6 1 (1.16%) CPTE
6 1 (1.16%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.16%) Degree
6 1 (1.16%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.63%) QA
2 8 (9.30%) SDET
3 1 (1.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Docker
1 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (15.12%) Oracle
2 11 (12.79%) HP
3 3 (3.49%) Hyperion
3 3 (3.49%) SAP
4 2 (2.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.16%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.16%) Citrix
5 1 (1.16%) Dynatrace
5 1 (1.16%) IBM
5 1 (1.16%) New Relic
5 1 (1.16%) VMware