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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Consultant
Rank 608 567 535
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 48 60 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 31
Median daily rate £450 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £327 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £471 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.38%
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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 May 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 May 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 -36 46 £463 +12.12% 18
London -15 18 £475 +14.80% 13
East Midlands +17 6 £700 +66.66%
South East -15 6 £425 -7.15%
City of London +33 5 £625 +56.25% 8
Nottinghamshire +3 5 £738 +75.59%
South West -5 5 £400 +33.33%
Nottingham - 5 £738 -
East of England - 4 - -
Manchester -13 3 £520 -
North West -20 3 £520 -
Chelmsford - 3 - -
North East - 3 £475 -
Essex - 3 - -
Durham - 3 £475 -
Glasgow - 2 £325 -
Scotland - 2 £325 -
Bristol - 2 £400 -
Somerset - 2 £350 -
Yorkshire +7 1 £300 -14.28% 1
West Yorkshire 0 1 £300 -18.91%
Hampshire -4 1 £400 +6.66%
Surrey -9 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £463 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 -
Derbyshire - 1 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £450 -
Derby - 1 £400 -

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (29.09%) Test Automation
2 28 (25.45%) Test Scripting
3 27 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (21.82%) HP
5 23 (20.91%) C#
6 21 (19.09%) Software Testing
6 21 (19.09%) Selenium
7 19 (17.27%) BDD
7 19 (17.27%) ISEB
7 19 (17.27%) Finance
8 17 (15.45%) Microsoft
8 17 (15.45%) Java
8 17 (15.45%) SQL
9 16 (14.55%) LoadRunner
10 15 (13.64%) HP UFT
10 15 (13.64%) ISTQB
11 14 (12.73%) QA
11 14 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (12.73%) Test Management
11 14 (12.73%) Test Strategy
12 13 (11.82%) HP Quality Center
13 12 (10.91%) Security Cleared
13 12 (10.91%) MS Excel
13 12 (10.91%) Migration
13 12 (10.91%) Defect Management
14 11 (10.00%) Scrum
14 11 (10.00%) Performance Testing
14 11 (10.00%) Cucumber
14 11 (10.00%) Automation Testing
15 10 (9.09%) SpecFlow

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 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.73%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.91%) CMS
3 1 (0.91%) Confluence
3 1 (0.91%) JBoss
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (10.91%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.73%) MS Office
3 1 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.73%) Hyperion Planning
2 3 (2.73%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.82%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.91%) BASE24
4 1 (0.91%) Maximo
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.91%) Summit
4 1 (0.91%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.82%) HTTP
2 1 (0.91%) LAN
2 1 (0.91%) Network Security
2 1 (0.91%) VPN
2 1 (0.91%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.73%) Essbase
1 3 (2.73%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.82%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (19.09%) Selenium
2 16 (14.55%) LoadRunner
3 15 (13.64%) HP UFT
4 11 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 10 (9.09%) JIRA
5 10 (9.09%) SpecFlow
6 9 (8.18%) WebDriver
7 7 (6.36%) Git (software)
7 7 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (5.45%) Jenkins
8 6 (5.45%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.64%) Maven
9 4 (3.64%) SoapUI
10 3 (2.73%) Capybara
10 3 (2.73%) JUnit
10 3 (2.73%) Ranorex
11 2 (1.82%) Appium
11 2 (1.82%) JMeter
11 2 (1.82%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (0.91%) YourKit
General
1 19 (17.27%) Finance
2 9 (8.18%) Banking
3 3 (2.73%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.73%) Retail
3 3 (2.73%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.91%) Electronics
4 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.91%) Marketing
4 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.18%) .NET
2 6 (5.45%) WPF
3 4 (3.64%) Ajax
3 4 (3.64%) HTML
3 4 (3.64%) Web Services
4 3 (2.73%) Behat
4 3 (2.73%) CSS
4 3 (2.73%) REST
4 3 (2.73%) XML
5 2 (1.82%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.82%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.82%) jQuery
6 1 (0.91%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.91%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.91%) Java EE
6 1 (0.91%) JSON
6 1 (0.91%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.73%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.91%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.91%) APACS
4 1 (0.91%) Contactless
4 1 (0.91%) Derivative
4 1 (0.91%) EMV
4 1 (0.91%) Equities
4 1 (0.91%) FMCG
4 1 (0.91%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (0.91%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.82%) Unix
2 1 (0.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.09%) Test Automation
2 28 (25.45%) Test Scripting
3 27 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (19.09%) Software Testing
5 19 (17.27%) BDD
6 14 (12.73%) Test Management
6 14 (12.73%) Test Strategy
6 14 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (10.91%) Defect Management
7 12 (10.91%) Migration
8 11 (10.00%) Automation Testing
8 11 (10.00%) Performance Testing
8 11 (10.00%) Scrum
9 10 (9.09%) Automated Testing
10 9 (8.18%) CRM
10 9 (8.18%) SDLC
11 8 (7.27%) Open Source
11 8 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (5.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.91%) C#
2 17 (15.45%) Java
2 17 (15.45%) SQL
3 6 (5.45%) Ruby
3 6 (5.45%) VBScript
4 5 (4.55%) Python
5 4 (3.64%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.73%) Scala
6 3 (2.73%) VBA
7 2 (1.82%) F#
7 2 (1.82%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.91%) C++
8 1 (0.91%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (0.91%) Perl
8 1 (0.91%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (17.27%) ISEB
2 15 (13.64%) ISTQB
3 12 (10.91%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.64%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.82%) CEH
7 2 (1.82%) CEPT
7 2 (1.82%) CISSP
7 2 (1.82%) CREST Certified
7 2 (1.82%) ECDL
7 2 (1.82%) GPEN
8 1 (0.91%) CPTE
8 1 (0.91%) Degree
8 1 (0.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.73%) QA
2 2 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.91%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (11.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (21.82%) HP
2 17 (15.45%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.18%) Oracle
4 8 (7.27%) SAP
5 4 (3.64%) Rally
6 3 (2.73%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.82%) Citrix
8 1 (0.91%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.91%) Calypso
8 1 (0.91%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.91%) IBM
8 1 (0.91%) Murex
8 1 (0.91%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.91%) New Relic
8 1 (0.91%) OpenText
8 1 (0.91%) VMware