Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Testing Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 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.

Testing Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 835 854 856
Rank change year-on-year +19 +2 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Testing Consultant 7 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.008% 0.010% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.011% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 3
England median daily rate £450 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +23.08% -
10th Percentile £390 £350 £308
90th Percentile £510 £455 £353
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £325
% change year-on-year +6.25% +23.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 88370 92296 99465
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 58881 60820 64344
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 2615 2980 3832
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.77 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Testing Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Testing Consultant in England

Testing Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Testing Consultant in England

Testing Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Testing Consultant in England

Testing 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 Testing Consultant within the England region over the 6 months to 19 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 -27 5 £425 -5.56%
South West +7 1 - -
South East +4 1 £500 +25.00% 1
Testing Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Testing 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 Testing Consultant in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) VBA
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) InfoPath
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (14.29%) NetScout
5 1 (14.29%) Agilent
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) RNC
5 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
5 1 (14.29%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) V-Model
5 1 (14.29%) LTE
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) XCAP
5 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 1 (14.29%) Mocha
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) 4G
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (14.29%) VoLTE
5 1 (14.29%) Appium

Testing 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 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (57.14%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) 2G
1 1 (14.29%) 3G
1 1 (14.29%) 3GPP
1 1 (14.29%) 4G
1 1 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (14.29%) GPRS
1 1 (14.29%) GSM
1 1 (14.29%) LTE
1 1 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (14.29%) RNC
1 1 (14.29%) VoLTE
1 1 (14.29%) VoWiFi
1 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
1 1 (14.29%) XCAP
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Appium
1 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
1 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 1 (14.29%) Mocha
1 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Chai
1 1 (14.29%) React Native
1 1 (14.29%) WebdriverIO
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement Process
3 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) V-Model
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) VBA
2 4 (57.14%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Agilent
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) NetScout