The median contractor rate for a Test Consultant was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Consultant
UK / England
Rank 552 553 523
Rank change year-on-year +1 -30  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 18 65 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.044% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 40 29
Median daily rate £390 £390 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -16.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £286 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £700 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -8.75% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 38892 46305 45014
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.87% 95.20% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 25282 30341 27633
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1342 1464 1808
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.91 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Test Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Test Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Consultant in England

Test Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Consultant in England

Test Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Consultant in England over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Consultant in England

Test Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Consultant in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Consultant in England

Test Consultant
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 8 £400 +19.40% 10
Yorkshire +13 2 £365 -3.94%
South East +5 2 - - 1
South West -2 2 £545 +36.25%
East of England -5 2 - -
North West +28 1 - - 1
East Midlands -11 1 £300 -57.14%
Test Consultant
UK

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 England region featuring Test Consultant in the job title.

1 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (30.43%) Test Automation
3 13 (28.26%) Selenium
4 11 (23.91%) Java
4 11 (23.91%) Performance Testing
5 9 (19.57%) Finance
5 9 (19.57%) QA
6 8 (17.39%) SQL
6 8 (17.39%) Test Scripting
6 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
6 8 (17.39%) Test Strategy
7 7 (15.22%) Cucumber
7 7 (15.22%) Oracle
7 7 (15.22%) HP
7 7 (15.22%) Scrum
8 6 (13.04%) Regression Testing
8 6 (13.04%) .NET
8 6 (13.04%) SAP
8 6 (13.04%) Windows
8 6 (13.04%) BDD
8 6 (13.04%) Waterfall
8 6 (13.04%) Manual Testing
8 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
9 5 (10.87%) Integration Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Functional Testing
9 5 (10.87%) User Stories
9 5 (10.87%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (10.87%) LoadRunner
9 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (8.70%) Project Management

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 (2.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (6.52%) SAP CO
1 3 (6.52%) SAP FI
1 3 (6.52%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Office 365
2 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) PuTTY
1 1 (2.17%) SAN
1 1 (2.17%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
1 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.17%) Big Data
2 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.17%) QlikView
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) Selenium
2 7 (15.22%) Cucumber
3 5 (10.87%) LoadRunner
4 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 4 (8.70%) JMeter
4 4 (8.70%) SoapUI
4 4 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
5 3 (6.52%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.35%) Burp Suite
6 2 (4.35%) Eclipse
6 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.35%) HP UFT
6 2 (4.35%) JIRA
6 2 (4.35%) JUnit
6 2 (4.35%) NeoLoad
6 2 (4.35%) NUnit
7 1 (2.17%) Maven
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (2.17%) WATIR
General
1 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Electronics
3 1 (2.17%) Law
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) .NET
2 3 (6.52%) Spring
2 3 (6.52%) Web Services
3 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.35%) REST
4 1 (2.17%) CSS
4 1 (2.17%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.17%) HTML
4 1 (2.17%) JSON
4 1 (2.17%) Middleware
4 1 (2.17%) SOAP
4 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) Equities
3 1 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) PKI
3 1 (2.17%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
2 3 (6.52%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.35%) Unix
4 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (30.43%) Test Automation
3 11 (23.91%) Performance Testing
4 8 (17.39%) Test Scripting
4 8 (17.39%) Test Strategy
5 7 (15.22%) Scrum
6 6 (13.04%) BDD
6 6 (13.04%) Manual Testing
6 6 (13.04%) Regression Testing
6 6 (13.04%) Waterfall
7 5 (10.87%) Functional Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Integration Testing
7 5 (10.87%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (10.87%) User Stories
8 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Project Management
9 3 (6.52%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) Java
2 8 (17.39%) SQL
3 3 (6.52%) C#
4 2 (4.35%) C
4 2 (4.35%) VB
5 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.17%) COBOL
5 1 (2.17%) F#
5 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.17%) Python
5 1 (2.17%) Scala
5 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.17%) Tcl
5 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) ISEB
4 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) WAI
2 2 (4.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Firmware
1 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.17%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (2.17%) OpenView
2 1 (2.17%) SCCM
2 1 (2.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) HP
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle
2 6 (13.04%) SAP
3 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.35%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (2.17%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.17%) BMC
5 1 (2.17%) Citrix
5 1 (2.17%) Google
5 1 (2.17%) Guidewire
5 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.17%) VMware
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