Period
to 15 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

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
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 250 230 255
Rank change year-on-year -20 +25 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 5 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.070% 0.17% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.18% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 2
City of London median daily rate £500 £494 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +1.28% +13.04%
10th Percentile £408 £459 £464
90th Percentile £563 £603 £521
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £488
% change year-on-year +2.56% - +13.04%
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 6796 6232 8021
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.48% 95.31% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5397 4936 6331
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 71 109
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.44 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.52% -3.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.23
90th Percentile £30.75 £55.00 £38.75
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +6.47% -5.56% +9.09%

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 15 December 2017.

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

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 City of London region featuring Test Consultant in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (20.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Derivative
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) MiFID
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) SWIFT
3 1 (20.00%) EMIR

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) General Ledger
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (20.00%) Derivative
2 1 (20.00%) Equities
2 1 (20.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (20.00%) OTC Derivatives
2 1 (20.00%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) EMIR
1 1 (20.00%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft