Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 763 798 708
Rank change year-on-year +35 -90 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 92 73 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.097% 0.075% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.079% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 48 72
England median daily rate £450 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.94% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £297 £319
90th Percentile £541 £581 £573
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £394
% change year-on-year +2.41% +5.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
England median hourly rate - £175.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +311.76% -
UK median hourly rate - £175.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +311.76% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89873 92200 98570
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59900 60696 63752
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2662 2972 3818
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

Test Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +9 52 £475 - 7
South West +4 15 £450 +12.50%
South East -8 13 £375 -6.25%
Midlands +20 5 £350 +9.38%
East of England -10 4 £475 -17.39% 1
North of England +47 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +18 3 - - 1
East Midlands - 3 £294 -
West Midlands +19 2 £350 +9.38%
Test Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 38 (41.30%) Test Automation
2 29 (31.52%) Selenium
3 24 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (18.48%) Performance Testing
4 17 (18.48%) JMeter
4 17 (18.48%) LoadRunner
5 16 (17.39%) Java
6 15 (16.30%) HP
6 15 (16.30%) Finance
6 15 (16.30%) Security Cleared
6 15 (16.30%) Cucumber
7 14 (15.22%) Banking
7 14 (15.22%) SQL
8 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
9 11 (11.96%) Non-Functional Testing
9 11 (11.96%) JIRA
10 10 (10.87%) Regression Testing
10 10 (10.87%) C#
10 10 (10.87%) Integration Testing
11 9 (9.78%) Test Scripting
11 9 (9.78%) Test Planning
11 9 (9.78%) System Integration Testing
11 9 (9.78%) Microsoft
12 8 (8.70%) ISEB
12 8 (8.70%) QA
12 8 (8.70%) NeoLoad
12 8 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (8.70%) WebDriver
13 7 (7.61%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (7.61%) Test Strategy

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 (5.43%) Confluence
2 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.17%) CMS
3 2 (2.17%) Drupal
4 1 (1.09%) CICS
4 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.09%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (1.09%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.09%) Office 365
2 1 (1.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.35%) Big Data
2 3 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.26%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.17%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.17%) MySQL
4 1 (1.09%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.09%) DB2
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.09%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 29 (31.52%) Selenium
2 17 (18.48%) JMeter
2 17 (18.48%) LoadRunner
3 15 (16.30%) Cucumber
4 11 (11.96%) JIRA
5 8 (8.70%) NeoLoad
5 8 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (8.70%) WebDriver
6 7 (7.61%) Jenkins
7 5 (5.43%) HP UFT
8 4 (4.35%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (3.26%) Zephyr
10 2 (2.17%) Ant
10 2 (2.17%) JUnit
10 2 (2.17%) Maven
10 2 (2.17%) PhantomJS
10 2 (2.17%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.17%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (16.30%) Finance
2 14 (15.22%) Banking
3 3 (3.26%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Front Office
4 2 (2.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.09%) Games
5 1 (1.09%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.09%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.52%) SOAP
2 5 (5.43%) Gherkin
2 5 (5.43%) RESTful
2 5 (5.43%) Web Services
3 3 (3.26%) .NET
3 3 (3.26%) REST
4 1 (1.09%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.09%) Java EE
4 1 (1.09%) JSF
4 1 (1.09%) JSON
4 1 (1.09%) Kafka
4 1 (1.09%) Middleware
4 1 (1.09%) Node.js
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.09%) PrimeFaces
4 1 (1.09%) Spring
4 1 (1.09%) Spring Cloud
4 1 (1.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Derivative
1 6 (6.52%) OTC Derivatives
2 3 (3.26%) Equities
2 3 (3.26%) Fixed Income
2 3 (3.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.09%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.09%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.09%) IVR
4 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.09%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.09%) RIA
4 1 (1.09%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.09%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.52%) Linux
2 4 (4.35%) Windows
3 2 (2.17%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.09%) Android
4 1 (1.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (41.30%) Test Automation
2 24 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (18.48%) Performance Testing
4 11 (11.96%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (10.87%) Integration Testing
5 10 (10.87%) Regression Testing
6 9 (9.78%) System Integration Testing
6 9 (9.78%) Test Planning
6 9 (9.78%) Test Scripting
7 7 (7.61%) BDD
7 7 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (7.61%) Test Strategy
7 7 (7.61%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (6.52%) Scrum
8 6 (6.52%) Test Management
9 5 (5.43%) Functional Testing
9 5 (5.43%) TDD
10 4 (4.35%) API Testing
10 4 (4.35%) Manual Testing
10 4 (4.35%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.39%) Java
2 14 (15.22%) SQL
3 10 (10.87%) C#
4 5 (5.43%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.43%) Ruby
5 2 (2.17%) PHP
6 1 (1.09%) C
6 1 (1.09%) COBOL
6 1 (1.09%) Perl
6 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.09%) Python
6 1 (1.09%) Scala
6 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (16.30%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.70%) ISEB
4 7 (7.61%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.09%) Degree
5 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.09%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.70%) QA
2 5 (5.43%) EMIR
2 5 (5.43%) MiFID
3 1 (1.09%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 7 (7.61%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.09%) Ambari
2 1 (1.09%) Ansible
2 1 (1.09%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.09%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.09%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (1.09%) OpenView
2 1 (1.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (16.30%) HP
2 9 (9.78%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.35%) AppDynamics
3 4 (4.35%) Oracle
4 3 (3.26%) Citrix
4 3 (3.26%) SAP
5 2 (2.17%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.09%) Adobe
6 1 (1.09%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.09%) BMC
6 1 (1.09%) Calypso
6 1 (1.09%) Charles River
6 1 (1.09%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.09%) EMC
6 1 (1.09%) Murex
6 1 (1.09%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.09%) Reuters