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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Consultant
Rank 584 586 571
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 50 78 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 40 32
Median daily rate £425 £381 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% +10.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £350 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £473 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +11.94%
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
50506 55381 53413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.92% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 32907 35226 32261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1614 2075 2087
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 August 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 August 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 -17 40 £425 +9.67% 11
South East +11 13 £375 -3.22% 1
London -8 13 £475 +15.15% 3
City of London +37 6 £488 - 1
Berkshire +11 6 £425 -
Hampshire +5 6 £325 -18.75% 1
Scotland +13 5 £380 +7.42%
Yorkshire +6 5 £425 +30.76% 2
South Wales - 5 £350 -
Wales - 5 £350 -
Cardiff - 5 £350 -
East of England +24 4 £700 -
Glasgow +15 4 £450 +30.43%
Andover -9 4 £350 -6.66%
West Midlands - 4 £320 - 2
South Yorkshire - 3 £405 - 1
Sheffield - 3 £405 - 1
Hertfordshire +8 2 £700 -
West Yorkshire +4 2 £425 +30.76% 1
Leeds 0 2 £425 -
Staffordshire - 2 £288 -
South West +7 1 - - 2
Edinburgh +6 1 £310 -14.48%
Surrey +1 1 - -
Bristol -2 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £500 - 2
Gosport - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £275 -
Southampton - 1 £275 -

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (33.67%) Test Automation
2 32 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (27.55%) Test Scripting
4 25 (25.51%) Selenium
5 23 (23.47%) Finance
6 22 (22.45%) Java
7 19 (19.39%) HP
8 18 (18.37%) HP UFT
9 17 (17.35%) Software Testing
10 16 (16.33%) Scrum
10 16 (16.33%) BDD
11 15 (15.31%) C#
12 14 (14.29%) Oracle
12 14 (14.29%) Security Cleared
13 12 (12.24%) Open Source
13 12 (12.24%) Test Strategy
13 12 (12.24%) LoadRunner
13 12 (12.24%) Migration
14 11 (11.22%) SpecFlow
14 11 (11.22%) Defect Management
14 11 (11.22%) HP Quality Center
15 10 (10.20%) JIRA
15 10 (10.20%) Cucumber
15 10 (10.20%) Regression Testing
15 10 (10.20%) ISEB
15 10 (10.20%) .NET
16 9 (9.18%) SQL
16 9 (9.18%) Defect Tracking
16 9 (9.18%) Performance Testing
17 8 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing

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 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.02%) CMS
2 1 (1.02%) Confluence
2 1 (1.02%) JBoss
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.02%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) MS Office
2 2 (2.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.06%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (1.02%) BASE24
3 1 (1.02%) Maximo
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.02%) Office 365
1 1 (1.02%) PaaS
1 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.02%) SSL
1 1 (1.02%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.06%) Essbase
3 1 (1.02%) DB2
3 1 (1.02%) MySQL
3 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (25.51%) Selenium
2 18 (18.37%) HP UFT
3 12 (12.24%) LoadRunner
4 11 (11.22%) SpecFlow
5 10 (10.20%) Cucumber
5 10 (10.20%) JIRA
6 8 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (8.16%) WebDriver
7 6 (6.12%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (6.12%) SoapUI
8 5 (5.10%) Git (software)
8 5 (5.10%) Jenkins
8 5 (5.10%) Maven
9 4 (4.08%) JUnit
10 3 (3.06%) Capybara
10 3 (3.06%) Ranorex
10 3 (3.06%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.06%) WinRunner
11 2 (2.04%) TeamCity
11 2 (2.04%) TestNG
General
1 23 (23.47%) Finance
2 7 (7.14%) Banking
3 3 (3.06%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.02%) Law
5 1 (1.02%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.20%) .NET
2 5 (5.10%) Gherkin
3 3 (3.06%) Web Services
4 2 (2.04%) Behat
4 2 (2.04%) HTML
5 1 (1.02%) Ajax
5 1 (1.02%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.02%) CSS
5 1 (1.02%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.02%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.02%) Java EE
5 1 (1.02%) jQuery
5 1 (1.02%) REST
5 1 (1.02%) RESTful
5 1 (1.02%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.02%) Spring
5 1 (1.02%) wxPython
5 1 (1.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.02%) APACS
4 1 (1.02%) Contactless
4 1 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.02%) EMV
4 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.02%) Equities
4 1 (1.02%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.04%) Linux
2 1 (1.02%) SUSE
2 1 (1.02%) Unix
2 1 (1.02%) Windows
2 1 (1.02%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (33.67%) Test Automation
2 32 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (27.55%) Test Scripting
4 17 (17.35%) Software Testing
5 16 (16.33%) BDD
5 16 (16.33%) Scrum
6 12 (12.24%) Migration
6 12 (12.24%) Open Source
6 12 (12.24%) Test Strategy
7 11 (11.22%) Defect Management
8 10 (10.20%) Regression Testing
9 9 (9.18%) Defect Tracking
9 9 (9.18%) Performance Testing
10 8 (8.16%) Automated Testing
10 8 (8.16%) CRM
10 8 (8.16%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (8.16%) TDD
10 8 (8.16%) Test Management
10 8 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (7.14%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.45%) Java
2 15 (15.31%) C#
3 9 (9.18%) SQL
4 8 (8.16%) VBScript
5 7 (7.14%) Python
6 6 (6.12%) C
7 5 (5.10%) F#
7 5 (5.10%) Ruby
8 4 (4.08%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.06%) Scala
9 3 (3.06%) VB
10 2 (2.04%) PHP
11 1 (1.02%) C++
11 1 (1.02%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (1.02%) Perl
11 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.02%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.20%) ISEB
3 6 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.08%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.06%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.02%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.02%) CEH
6 1 (1.02%) CEPT
6 1 (1.02%) CISSP
6 1 (1.02%) CPTE
6 1 (1.02%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.02%) Degree
6 1 (1.02%) ECDL
6 1 (1.02%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.14%) QA
2 4 (4.08%) SDET
3 2 (2.04%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.02%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) Docker
1 1 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (11.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.02%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (19.39%) HP
2 14 (14.29%) Oracle
3 3 (3.06%) Hyperion
3 3 (3.06%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.06%) Rally
3 3 (3.06%) SAP
4 1 (1.02%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.02%) Citrix
4 1 (1.02%) Dynatrace
4 1 (1.02%) IBM
4 1 (1.02%) New Relic
4 1 (1.02%) VMware
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