The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Consultant
Rank 132 114 110
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.077% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.18% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£215 £313 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.20% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire 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
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2414 2199 1990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 93.10% 93.73% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1560 1290 946
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 105 165
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.42 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.00 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Test Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Test Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Test Consultant
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region 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 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
2 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
1 3 (42.86%) CRM
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft