The first table below looks at the demand for the Testing 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 Testing Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Testing Consultant
Rank 575 555 582
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Testing Consultant 5 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.027% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.030% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £300 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -27.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 £380
% change year-on-year
- -21.05%
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
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

Testing Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Testing Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Testing Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 -24 4 £250 -16.66%
London +2 2 £250 -
South East -5 1 - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
North West - - - -

Testing Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Testing 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 Testing Consultant in their job title.

1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) German Language
2 1 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Management
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) System Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (14.29%) BDD
2 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Workday HCM
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) DTS
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X

Testing Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Testing 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 Testing Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (14.29%) Workday HCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) DTS
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (14.29%) German Language
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Management
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) System Testing
2 1 (14.29%) BDD
2 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle