The median contractor rate for a Test Consultant was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 April 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
England / London
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 404 411 394
Rank change year-on-year +7 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 10 27 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.049% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 15
Median daily rate £400 £374 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.02% -15.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £244 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £555 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £456 £338
% change year-on-year -26.02% +35.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19488 21879 21280
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.68% 94.99% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13911 15818 14611
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 251 381
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Test Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Consultant in London

Test Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Consultant in London

Test Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Consultant in London over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Consultant in London

Test Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Consultant in London

Test Consultant
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
City of London -14 2 £550 -4.34% 2
Test Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 London region featuring Test Consultant in the job title.

1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) HP
3 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
3 4 (21.05%) Selenium
3 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
3 4 (21.05%) C#
3 4 (21.05%) Java
4 3 (15.79%) ISEB
4 3 (15.79%) Python
4 3 (15.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
4 3 (15.79%) SpecFlow
4 3 (15.79%) JIRA
4 3 (15.79%) QA
4 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
5 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
5 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
5 2 (10.53%) IVR
5 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
5 2 (10.53%) JMeter
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (10.53%) NUnit
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development

Test Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (5.26%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SAN
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Selenium
2 3 (15.79%) JIRA
2 3 (15.79%) SpecFlow
3 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 2 (10.53%) JMeter
3 2 (10.53%) JUnit
3 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
3 2 (10.53%) NUnit
3 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.26%) Maven
4 1 (5.26%) Sahi
4 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
4 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.26%) WATIR
4 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.26%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Law
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) JSON
2 1 (5.26%) REST
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) IVR
3 1 (5.26%) Credit Risk
3 1 (5.26%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
1 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
2 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
3 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.26%) Data Management
4 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.26%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Release Management
4 1 (5.26%) TDD
4 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.26%) UML
4 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) C#
2 4 (21.05%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) Python
4 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.26%) C
5 1 (5.26%) COBOL
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) Korn
5 1 (5.26%) Perl
5 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ISEB
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (5.26%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Ab Initio
3 1 (5.26%) BMC
3 1 (5.26%) Guidewire
3 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow