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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Consultant
Rank 514 486 482
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 62 80 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 29 27
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£495 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £283 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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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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 -33 61 £495 +40.82% 11
London -19 30 £500 +37.93% 8
City of London +13 7 £488 +50.00% 4
North West -18 7 £325 -7.14%
South East -37 7 £570 +34.11% 2
East of England - 6 £305 - 1
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
Surrey +2 3 £650 -
East Midlands 0 3 £313 -0.79%
South West -20 3 - -
West Midlands - 2 £363 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £305 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £363 -
Cambridge - 2 £305 - 1
Berkshire 0 1 - - 1
Scotland -6 1 - -
Yorkshire -14 1 - -
West Yorkshire -15 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £275 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Chesterfield - - - -
Preston - - - -
Reading - - - -

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 48 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (34.19%) Finance
3 29 (24.79%) ISEB
4 27 (23.08%) SQL
5 26 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 25 (21.37%) Software Testing
6 25 (21.37%) QA
7 24 (20.51%) ISTQB
8 22 (18.80%) Test Scripting
9 20 (17.09%) Test Strategy
10 19 (16.24%) Banking
11 18 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
12 16 (13.68%) Apple iOS
12 16 (13.68%) User Acceptance Testing
12 16 (13.68%) Android
12 16 (13.68%) Selenium
13 15 (12.82%) Scrum
13 15 (12.82%) HP
13 15 (12.82%) CRM
14 14 (11.97%) Manual Testing
14 14 (11.97%) Performance Testing
14 14 (11.97%) BDD
15 13 (11.11%) Integration Testing
16 12 (10.26%) SpecFlow
16 12 (10.26%) Gherkin
16 12 (10.26%) Calabash
16 12 (10.26%) Migration
17 11 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
17 11 (9.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 11 (9.40%) Test Management

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 1 (0.85%) IIS
1 1 (0.85%) Apache
1 1 (0.85%) SAP Portal
1 1 (0.85%) Confluence
1 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (5.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.56%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.71%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.71%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.85%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.85%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.85%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.85%) Agresso
3 1 (0.85%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.85%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.85%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.85%) Siebel Analytics
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.27%) Internet
2 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.85%) LAN
2 1 (0.85%) WAN
2 1 (0.85%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.71%) MySQL
3 1 (0.85%) DB2
3 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.85%) Big Data
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (13.68%) Selenium
2 12 (10.26%) SpecFlow
2 12 (10.26%) Calabash
3 11 (9.40%) JIRA
4 7 (5.98%) WebDriver
5 6 (5.13%) Visual Studio
5 6 (5.13%) LoadRunner
6 5 (4.27%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (4.27%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.42%) JMeter
8 2 (1.71%) JUnit
8 2 (1.71%) TestComplete
8 2 (1.71%) Behat
9 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.85%) Appium
9 1 (0.85%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.85%) Rational Performance Tester
9 1 (0.85%) TestNG
General
1 40 (34.19%) Finance
2 19 (16.24%) Banking
3 9 (7.69%) Legal
4 8 (6.84%) Retail
5 7 (5.98%) Investment Banking
6 5 (4.27%) Telecoms
7 4 (3.42%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.85%) Marketing
8 1 (0.85%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.85%) Billing
8 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.85%) Front Office
8 1 (0.85%) Back Office
8 1 (0.85%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.26%) Gherkin
2 8 (6.84%) .NET
3 4 (3.42%) Web Services
3 4 (3.42%) HTML
4 3 (2.56%) Middleware
5 2 (1.71%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.85%) CSS
6 1 (0.85%) SOAP
6 1 (0.85%) JSON
6 1 (0.85%) WCF
6 1 (0.85%) RESTful
6 1 (0.85%) REST
6 1 (0.85%) XML
6 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.98%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.27%) Open Source
3 4 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.71%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (1.71%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.85%) Derivative
6 1 (0.85%) Statistics
6 1 (0.85%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.85%) DTV
6 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.85%) New Media
6 1 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.68%) Android
1 16 (13.68%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.56%) Linux
2 3 (2.56%) UNIX
3 1 (0.85%) Windows
3 1 (0.85%) HPUX
3 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 25 (21.37%) Software Testing
4 22 (18.80%) Test Scripting
5 20 (17.09%) Test Strategy
6 16 (13.68%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (12.82%) Scrum
7 15 (12.82%) CRM
8 14 (11.97%) BDD
8 14 (11.97%) Manual Testing
8 14 (11.97%) Performance Testing
9 13 (11.11%) Integration Testing
10 12 (10.26%) Migration
11 11 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (9.40%) Test Management
12 9 (7.69%) Automated Testing
13 8 (6.84%) Test Planning
14 7 (5.98%) TDD
14 7 (5.98%) E-Commerce
15 6 (5.13%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.08%) SQL
2 9 (7.69%) Java
3 8 (6.84%) C#
4 6 (5.13%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.42%) PHP
6 3 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.56%) Python
7 2 (1.71%) VB
7 2 (1.71%) VBA
7 2 (1.71%) C++
8 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.85%) VBScript
8 1 (0.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (24.79%) ISEB
2 24 (20.51%) ISTQB
3 11 (9.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.56%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.71%) VCP4
6 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (21.37%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.85%) KVM
Systems Management
1 18 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.85%) nmon
2 1 (0.85%) Control-M
Vendors
1 15 (12.82%) HP
2 8 (6.84%) Oracle
3 7 (5.98%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.27%) SAP
4 5 (4.27%) Citrix
4 5 (4.27%) Reuters
5 4 (3.42%) Siebel
6 3 (2.56%) Perforce
7 2 (1.71%) Google
8 1 (0.85%) Microgen
8 1 (0.85%) Comverse
8 1 (0.85%) Splunk
8 1 (0.85%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.85%) VMware
8 1 (0.85%) Telerik
8 1 (0.85%) Remedy
8 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.85%) Apple
8 1 (0.85%) IBM
8 1 (0.85%) Adobe
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