Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Consultant
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 250 249 237
Rank change year-on-year -1 -12 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 5 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.071% 0.043% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.046% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 9
City of London median daily rate £525 £506 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +11.43%
10th Percentile £505 £477 £455
90th Percentile £763 £531 £579
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,703 6,569 6,341
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 94.79% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,302 5,168 5,053
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £307
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £464
% change year-on-year - +7.87% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 87 77
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.75 £48.40
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.40 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.66% +5.11% -2.72%

Test Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Test Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Test Consultant in the City of London

Test Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Consultant in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Consultant in the City of London

Test Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Consultant in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Consultant in the City of London

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, Test Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Test Consultant in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (60.00%) TestComplete
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (60.00%) Derivative
2 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Equities
2 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (20.00%) SMS
3 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (20.00%) Bloomberg
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Front Office
3 1 (20.00%) Confluence
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) FXall
3 1 (20.00%) HP ALM
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Wealth Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting

Test Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (20.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SMS
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) TestComplete
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Front Office
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Derivative
2 2 (40.00%) Equities
3 1 (20.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Bloomberg
1 1 (20.00%) FXall