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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Consultant
Rank 623 593 569
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 38 70 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 31 30
Median daily rate £405 £388 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £340 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £445 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £175.00 - -

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
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -20 30 £450 +16.12% 7
London -12 10 £488 +18.18% 1
East of England +26 7 £700 -
South East +11 6 £375 -3.22% 1
Hampshire +4 5 £375 -3.22%
City of London +52 4 £488 +31.75%
Scotland +4 4 £318 -12.41% 1
Yorkshire 0 4 £396 +14.02%
Cardiff - 4 £475 - 1
South Wales - 4 £475 - 1
Wales - 4 £475 - 1
Glasgow - 3 £325 -
Essex - 3 - -
Chelmsford - 3 - -
Sheffield - 3 £405 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £405 -
Hertfordshire +16 2 £700 -
Andover -15 2 £375 -
West Midlands - 2 £410 - 4
South West +4 1 - -
West Yorkshire +2 1 £300 -13.66%
Bristol -2 1 - -
Edinburgh -3 1 £310 -14.48% 1
Surrey -9 1 - - 1
Gosport - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £275 -
Luton - 1 £450 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £500 - 3
Bedfordshire - 1 £450 -

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 33 (32.67%) Test Automation
2 30 (29.70%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (25.74%) Selenium
4 24 (23.76%) Test Scripting
5 22 (21.78%) Java
6 20 (19.80%) HP
6 20 (19.80%) BDD
7 19 (18.81%) C#
7 19 (18.81%) Finance
8 17 (16.83%) Software Testing
8 17 (16.83%) HP UFT
9 14 (13.86%) LoadRunner
9 14 (13.86%) Scrum
10 13 (12.87%) Migration
10 13 (12.87%) SQL
10 13 (12.87%) Open Source
11 12 (11.88%) Security Cleared
11 12 (11.88%) SpecFlow
11 12 (11.88%) ISEB
11 12 (11.88%) Automated Testing
12 11 (10.89%) Oracle
12 11 (10.89%) CRM
12 11 (10.89%) Test Strategy
12 11 (10.89%) Cucumber
12 11 (10.89%) Defect Management
12 11 (10.89%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (10.89%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (10.89%) JIRA
13 10 (9.90%) Test Management
13 10 (9.90%) WebDriver

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 4 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.99%) CMS
2 1 (0.99%) Confluence
2 1 (0.99%) JBoss
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.97%) MS Office
3 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.97%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.99%) BASE24
3 1 (0.99%) Maximo
3 1 (0.99%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.99%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.99%) SSL
1 1 (0.99%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.95%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.97%) Essbase
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (25.74%) Selenium
2 17 (16.83%) HP UFT
3 14 (13.86%) LoadRunner
4 12 (11.88%) SpecFlow
5 11 (10.89%) Cucumber
5 11 (10.89%) JIRA
6 10 (9.90%) WebDriver
7 9 (8.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (7.92%) Git (software)
9 6 (5.94%) Jenkins
10 5 (4.95%) Maven
11 4 (3.96%) Capybara
11 4 (3.96%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (3.96%) SoapUI
12 3 (2.97%) JUnit
12 3 (2.97%) Ranorex
12 3 (2.97%) Visual Studio
13 2 (1.98%) JMeter
13 2 (1.98%) Subversion
13 2 (1.98%) WinRunner
General
1 19 (18.81%) Finance
2 6 (5.94%) Banking
3 3 (2.97%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.99%) Electronics
5 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.99%) Law
5 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.99%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.91%) .NET
2 4 (3.96%) Gherkin
3 3 (2.97%) Behat
3 3 (2.97%) HTML
4 2 (1.98%) Ajax
4 2 (1.98%) CSS
4 2 (1.98%) REST
4 2 (1.98%) Web Services
4 2 (1.98%) WPF
4 2 (1.98%) XML
5 1 (0.99%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.99%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.99%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.99%) Java EE
5 1 (0.99%) jQuery
5 1 (0.99%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.95%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.99%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.99%) APACS
4 1 (0.99%) Contactless
4 1 (0.99%) EMV
4 1 (0.99%) Equities
4 1 (0.99%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.99%) Linux
1 1 (0.99%) SUSE
1 1 (0.99%) Unix
1 1 (0.99%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (32.67%) Test Automation
2 30 (29.70%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (23.76%) Test Scripting
4 20 (19.80%) BDD
5 17 (16.83%) Software Testing
6 14 (13.86%) Scrum
7 13 (12.87%) Migration
7 13 (12.87%) Open Source
8 12 (11.88%) Automated Testing
9 11 (10.89%) CRM
9 11 (10.89%) Defect Management
9 11 (10.89%) Test Strategy
9 11 (10.89%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (9.90%) Regression Testing
10 10 (9.90%) SDLC
10 10 (9.90%) Test Management
11 9 (8.91%) Performance Testing
11 9 (8.91%) TDD
12 8 (7.92%) Defect Tracking
13 7 (6.93%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.78%) Java
2 19 (18.81%) C#
3 13 (12.87%) SQL
4 7 (6.93%) Ruby
5 6 (5.94%) VBScript
6 5 (4.95%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.96%) C
7 4 (3.96%) F#
7 4 (3.96%) Python
8 3 (2.97%) Scala
8 3 (2.97%) VB
9 2 (1.98%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.98%) VBA
10 1 (0.99%) C++
10 1 (0.99%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.99%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (11.88%) ISEB
1 12 (11.88%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.95%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.96%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.97%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.98%) Degree
5 2 (1.98%) ECDL
5 2 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.99%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.91%) QA
2 2 (1.98%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.98%) SDET
3 1 (0.99%) MiFID
3 1 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (10.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (19.80%) HP
2 11 (10.89%) Oracle
3 8 (7.92%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.95%) SAP
5 4 (3.96%) Rally
6 3 (2.97%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.99%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.99%) Citrix
7 1 (0.99%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.99%) IBM
7 1 (0.99%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.99%) New Relic
7 1 (0.99%) VMware
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