The median contractor rate for a Test Consultant was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 June 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
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 537 589 565
Rank change year-on-year +52 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 51 31 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.063% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.066% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 28
Median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £290 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £505 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £394 £375
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £175.00 -

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 40726 46972 48452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.05% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26580 31013 30938
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1241 1367 1887
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 23 June 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 +12 21 £425 -9.33% 5
South East +20 17 £325 -18.75%
South West +11 7 £375 -
East of England -8 2 - -
North East +67 1 £288 -39.47%
Yorkshire +24 1 - -
East Midlands -6 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 1
Test Consultant
UK

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 31 (44.93%) Test Automation
2 24 (34.78%) Selenium
3 20 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (26.09%) Security Cleared
5 16 (23.19%) Java
6 15 (21.74%) Performance Testing
7 14 (20.29%) SC Cleared
8 13 (18.84%) Test Scripting
8 13 (18.84%) Non-Functional Testing
8 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
9 12 (17.39%) ISEB
9 12 (17.39%) HP
9 12 (17.39%) SQL
10 11 (15.94%) C#
10 11 (15.94%) Oracle
10 11 (15.94%) Scrum
10 11 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (15.94%) Test Strategy
11 10 (14.49%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (14.49%) Integration Testing
11 10 (14.49%) Regression Testing
11 10 (14.49%) Finance
11 10 (14.49%) QA
12 9 (13.04%) ISTQB
12 9 (13.04%) .NET
12 9 (13.04%) Linux
12 9 (13.04%) LoadRunner
12 9 (13.04%) BDD
13 8 (11.59%) Cucumber
13 8 (11.59%) Waterfall

Test Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 5 (7.25%) Confluence
2 2 (2.90%) CMS
2 2 (2.90%) Drupal
3 1 (1.45%) CICS
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.45%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.45%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.45%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) PuTTY
1 2 (2.90%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) Big Data
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.90%) MySQL
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.45%) DB2
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (34.78%) Selenium
2 10 (14.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (13.04%) LoadRunner
4 8 (11.59%) Cucumber
4 8 (11.59%) Visual Studio
5 7 (10.14%) JIRA
5 7 (10.14%) SoapUI
6 6 (8.70%) HP UFT
6 6 (8.70%) WebDriver
7 5 (7.25%) JMeter
7 5 (7.25%) SpecFlow
8 4 (5.80%) Jenkins
8 4 (5.80%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (4.35%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (4.35%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.90%) Ant
10 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
10 2 (2.90%) NeoLoad
10 2 (2.90%) PhantomJS
10 2 (2.90%) TestNG
General
1 10 (14.49%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.45%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.04%) .NET
2 5 (7.25%) SOAP
3 4 (5.80%) RESTful
3 4 (5.80%) Web Services
4 3 (4.35%) Gherkin
4 3 (4.35%) Middleware
4 3 (4.35%) XML
5 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.90%) REST
6 1 (1.45%) CSS
6 1 (1.45%) HTML
6 1 (1.45%) JSON
6 1 (1.45%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 3 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.35%) IVR
2 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.45%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.45%) Derivative
3 1 (1.45%) Equities
3 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.45%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.45%) PKI
3 1 (1.45%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.04%) Linux
2 7 (10.14%) Windows
3 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.90%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (44.93%) Test Automation
2 20 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (21.74%) Performance Testing
4 13 (18.84%) Non-Functional Testing
4 13 (18.84%) Test Scripting
5 11 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (15.94%) Scrum
5 11 (15.94%) Test Strategy
6 10 (14.49%) Integration Testing
6 10 (14.49%) Regression Testing
7 9 (13.04%) BDD
8 8 (11.59%) Waterfall
9 7 (10.14%) Functional Testing
10 6 (8.70%) Scenario Testing
11 5 (7.25%) DevOps
11 5 (7.25%) Smoke Testing
12 4 (5.80%) Defect Tracking
12 4 (5.80%) Risk Management
12 4 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (5.80%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.19%) Java
2 12 (17.39%) SQL
3 11 (15.94%) C#
4 5 (7.25%) Ruby
5 2 (2.90%) COBOL
5 2 (2.90%) F#
5 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.90%) PHP
5 2 (2.90%) Python
5 2 (2.90%) Scala
5 2 (2.90%) VB
5 2 (2.90%) VBScript
6 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.45%) C
6 1 (1.45%) Korn
6 1 (1.45%) Perl
6 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.45%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 18 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.29%) SC Cleared
3 12 (17.39%) ISEB
4 9 (13.04%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.90%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.49%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (2.90%) vSphere
2 1 (1.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.90%) Cisco IPCC
2 2 (2.90%) vRealize
3 1 (1.45%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.45%) OpenView
3 1 (1.45%) SCCM
3 1 (1.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.39%) HP
3 11 (15.94%) Oracle
4 4 (5.80%) Citrix
5 3 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.35%) SAP
6 2 (2.90%) Bloomberg
6 2 (2.90%) Calypso
6 2 (2.90%) Murex
6 2 (2.90%) Nimble Storage
6 2 (2.90%) Reuters
6 2 (2.90%) VMware
7 1 (1.45%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.45%) BMC
7 1 (1.45%) EMC
7 1 (1.45%) IBM
7 1 (1.45%) ServiceNow
Bromley, Kent
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Rate: £400 - £500 per month
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