The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Test Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Consultant
England / West Midlands
Rank - 113 110
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.12% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.13% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £288 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.68%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £378 £450
% change year-on-year
-3.31% -16.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2250 2276 2009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.98% 94.44% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1371 1234 1159
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £230 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £501 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 102 168
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.80 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.60 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Test Consultant in the job title.

Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Test Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Consultant across the West Midlands region.

Test Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Test Consultant in the job title.

1 1 (33.33%) Validation
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) wxPython
1 1 (33.33%) Change Control
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) SonarQube
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
1 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
1 1 (33.33%) Case Management
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) TestDirector

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) SonarQube
1 1 (33.33%) TestDirector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) wxPython
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Case Management
1 1 (33.33%) Change Control
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle