The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Testing Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Testing Consultant
Rank 641 631 619
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Testing Consultant 6 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.009% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.009% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £340 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.57% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 - -
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
52732 52894 51448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.87% 94.71% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34355 32133 31426
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 2114 2112
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Testing Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Testing Consultant in the job title.

Testing Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Testing Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Testing Consultant within the UK.

Testing Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Testing Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Testing Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

Testing Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Testing Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Testing Consultant within the UK.

Testing Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Testing Consultant
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Testing Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 4 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 -20 6 £340 -17.57%
South East -7 3 £340 -
Berkshire - 3 £340 -
London -8 2 £631 +53.03%
Reading - 2 £283 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

Testing Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, Testing 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 Testing Consultant in the job title.

1 5 (38.46%) Validation
2 3 (23.08%) jQuery
2 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
2 3 (23.08%) ServiceNow
3 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Test Management
3 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.69%) ERP
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) .NET
4 1 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) Windows
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing

Testing 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 (15.38%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.69%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
1 3 (23.08%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Validation
2 2 (15.38%) CRM
2 2 (15.38%) Test Management
2 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
2 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) ERP
3 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) MSF
3 1 (7.69%) Open Source
3 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) ServiceNow
2 2 (15.38%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) SAP