Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Consultant was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent 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.

Test Consultant
South East > Kent
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 48 63
Rank change year-on-year -11 +15 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.58% 0.60% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.62% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median daily rate - - -
South East median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £42.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 489 487 543
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 97.40% 95.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 333 339
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £156 £170 £200
90th Percentile £613 £556 £488
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 37
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.70% -2.94% -29.17%
10th Percentile £12.80 £11.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £143.43 £51.60 £39.16
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.56 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.95% +5.70% +15.63%

Test Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Consultant in Kent

Test Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Consultant in Kent

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 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 Kent region featuring Test Consultant in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (100.00%) JMeter
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (100.00%) Confluence
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Smoke Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Component Testing

Test Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 3 (100.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) JMeter
1 3 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) Component Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Smoke Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) HP