The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 521 521 530
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 63 42 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.084% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.091% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 30
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£338 £373 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.39% -6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £277 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £428 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £360 £394
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48756 46361 52919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.57% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 29723 26977 29363
Average daily rate £395 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1976 2145 2631
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%

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 10 July 2014.

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 10 July 2014. 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 +7 58 £339 -9.66% 11
London +21 26 £369 -4.83% 4
South East 0 17 £375 - 2
Hampshire -11 7 £375 -
City of London +29 6 £331 -17.18% 2
Berkshire +8 6 £368 -
North West -2 4 £338 +35.00% 1
Maidenhead - 4 - -
East of England -20 3 £300 -25.00% 1
Ipswich - 3 £300 - 1
Suffolk - 3 £300 - 1
Surrey - 2 £340 - 1
Reading 0 1 £400 -
Scotland -3 1 £275 -
Edinburgh -20 1 £275 -
Manchester - 1 £338 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Reigate - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Winchester - - - -

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 43 (28.86%) Test Automation
2 42 (28.19%) Selenium
3 37 (24.83%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (22.15%) SQL
5 32 (21.48%) Finance
6 30 (20.13%) Test Scripting
7 24 (16.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 24 (16.11%) Scrum
8 22 (14.77%) Java
8 22 (14.77%) Cucumber
9 21 (14.09%) HP
10 20 (13.42%) Software Testing
10 20 (13.42%) WebDriver
11 19 (12.75%) HP Quality Center
11 19 (12.75%) QA
11 19 (12.75%) ISEB
12 18 (12.08%) QuickTest Pro
12 18 (12.08%) C#
12 18 (12.08%) .NET
12 18 (12.08%) SC Cleared
12 18 (12.08%) Security Cleared
12 18 (12.08%) BDD
12 18 (12.08%) Test Strategy
12 18 (12.08%) Relational Database
13 17 (11.41%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (10.74%) E-Commerce
14 16 (10.74%) SQL Server
14 16 (10.74%) ISTQB
15 15 (10.07%) Performance Testing
15 15 (10.07%) Banking

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 2 (1.34%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.34%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.34%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.67%) SAS
2 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.67%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.01%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (1.34%) SAP APO
2 2 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.34%) Maximo
2 2 (1.34%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.67%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.67%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.67%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.67%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.70%) SaaS
2 1 (0.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.68%) Internet
1 4 (2.68%) LTE
1 4 (2.68%) 4G
2 2 (1.34%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.34%) 3GPP
2 2 (1.34%) DNS
2 2 (1.34%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.34%) SSL
2 2 (1.34%) Firewall
3 1 (0.67%) Wireless
3 1 (0.67%) SSH
3 1 (0.67%) VLAN
3 1 (0.67%) Intranet
3 1 (0.67%) VoIP
3 1 (0.67%) WAN
3 1 (0.67%) DHCP
3 1 (0.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.67%) FTP
3 1 (0.67%) HTTP
3 1 (0.67%) IKE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.08%) Relational Database
2 16 (10.74%) SQL Server
3 15 (10.07%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.68%) Big Data
5 4 (2.68%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.68%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (2.01%) DB2
6 3 (2.01%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (1.34%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.34%) MySQL
7 2 (1.34%) Star Schema
7 2 (1.34%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.67%) DataStage
8 1 (0.67%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (28.19%) Selenium
2 22 (14.77%) Cucumber
3 20 (13.42%) WebDriver
4 18 (12.08%) QuickTest Pro
5 14 (9.40%) LoadRunner
5 14 (9.40%) JUnit
6 12 (8.05%) Jenkins
7 9 (6.04%) Visual Studio
8 8 (5.37%) RSpec
9 7 (4.70%) SoapUI
10 6 (4.03%) TestDirector
11 5 (3.36%) JIRA
11 5 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (3.36%) Maven
12 4 (2.68%) JMeter
12 4 (2.68%) MSTest
13 3 (2.01%) Behat
13 3 (2.01%) XMLUnit
13 3 (2.01%) HttpUnit
13 3 (2.01%) Ant
General
1 32 (21.48%) Finance
2 15 (10.07%) Banking
2 15 (10.07%) Retail
3 9 (6.04%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.03%) Billing
5 4 (2.68%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.01%) Advertising
7 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.34%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.67%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.67%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.08%) .NET
2 13 (8.72%) XML
3 10 (6.71%) SOAP
4 7 (4.70%) Web Services
5 6 (4.03%) XSLT
6 4 (2.68%) Middleware
6 4 (2.68%) HTML
7 3 (2.01%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.01%) Grails
7 3 (2.01%) RESTful
8 2 (1.34%) REST
8 2 (1.34%) JSON
8 2 (1.34%) JSP
9 1 (0.67%) J2EE
9 1 (0.67%) XML Messaging
9 1 (0.67%) WCF
9 1 (0.67%) WPF
9 1 (0.67%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.36%) Open Source
2 4 (2.68%) Mobile App
2 4 (2.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (2.01%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.34%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.34%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.34%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.67%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.67%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.67%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.67%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (0.67%) Derivative
5 1 (0.67%) AS400
5 1 (0.67%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.05%) UNIX
1 12 (8.05%) Windows
2 11 (7.38%) Linux
3 3 (2.01%) Android
3 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.34%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.34%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.67%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (28.86%) Test Automation
2 37 (24.83%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (20.13%) Test Scripting
4 24 (16.11%) Scrum
4 24 (16.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (13.42%) Software Testing
6 18 (12.08%) BDD
6 18 (12.08%) Test Strategy
7 17 (11.41%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (10.74%) E-Commerce
9 15 (10.07%) Performance Testing
9 15 (10.07%) Migration
9 15 (10.07%) TDD
10 14 (9.40%) ETL
10 14 (9.40%) Automation Testing
10 14 (9.40%) Automated Testing
11 13 (8.72%) Web Testing
12 12 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (7.38%) Data Migration
14 10 (6.71%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (22.15%) SQL
2 22 (14.77%) Java
3 18 (12.08%) C#
4 7 (4.70%) T-SQL
4 7 (4.70%) Ruby
5 6 (4.03%) Python
6 5 (3.36%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.68%) C
7 4 (2.68%) Perl
8 3 (2.01%) VBScript
8 3 (2.01%) VB
8 3 (2.01%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.34%) Groovy
10 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.67%) Korn
10 1 (0.67%) Tcl
10 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (12.75%) ISEB
2 18 (12.08%) SC Cleared
2 18 (12.08%) Security Cleared
3 16 (10.74%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.01%) Degree
4 3 (2.01%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.67%) MCITP
6 1 (0.67%) MCSE
6 1 (0.67%) CCIE
6 1 (0.67%) CCNP
6 1 (0.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.75%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.67%) COREP
2 1 (0.67%) FINREP
2 1 (0.67%) SLA
2 1 (0.67%) Basel II
System Software
1 4 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.67%) NFS
3 1 (0.67%) Nmap
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 19 (12.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.67%) Puppet
2 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 21 (14.09%) HP
2 14 (9.40%) Oracle
3 7 (4.70%) SAP
3 7 (4.70%) Tableau
4 6 (4.03%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.68%) Ab Initio
5 4 (2.68%) VMware
6 3 (2.01%) Teradata
7 2 (1.34%) Informatica
7 2 (1.34%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.34%) Cisco
7 2 (1.34%) Comverse
8 1 (0.67%) Talend
8 1 (0.67%) Adobe
8 1 (0.67%) JBoss
8 1 (0.67%) Cognos
8 1 (0.67%) Sybase
8 1 (0.67%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.67%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.67%) Ericsson
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