Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 244 229 229
Rank change year-on-year -15 0 +67
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 12 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.17% 0.062% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.065% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 8
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +1.23% +26.48%
10th Percentile £375 £479 £388
90th Percentile £588 £606 £713
Central London median daily rate £525 £506 £488
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +21.80%
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 6,716 6,174 6,528
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 95.85% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,286 4,741 5,239
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £485 £451
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.66% +0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 77 83
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% -6.47% -2.19%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.52 £11.30
90th Percentile £31.50 £30.07 £32.20
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +6.86% -7.89% -

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 18 July 2018.

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 18 July 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 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (41.67%) Derivative
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Banking
4 3 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (25.00%) TestComplete
5 2 (16.67%) JIRA
5 2 (16.67%) QA
5 2 (16.67%) Selenium
5 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Confluence
5 2 (16.67%) API Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Equities
5 2 (16.67%) Front Office
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (16.67%) Python
5 2 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (16.67%) BrowserStack
5 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
5 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (8.33%) Office 365
6 1 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
6 1 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (8.33%) ES7
6 1 (8.33%) Bloomberg

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 2 (16.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) BrowserStack
2 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SMS
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) TestComplete
2 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Front Office
4 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) Node.js
2 1 (8.33%) OAuth
2 1 (8.33%) OAuth2
2 1 (8.33%) OpenID
2 1 (8.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Derivative
2 2 (16.67%) Equities
2 2 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (8.33%) Fintech
3 1 (8.33%) Fixed Income
3 1 (8.33%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) API Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
5 1 (8.33%) E-business
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Open Source
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) User Stories
5 1 (8.33%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) Python
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) ES6
2 1 (8.33%) ES7
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) MiFID
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Bloomberg
1 1 (8.33%) Charles River
1 1 (8.33%) Currenex
1 1 (8.33%) FXall
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft