Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Consultant was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 550 569 554
Rank change year-on-year +19 -15 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 34 38 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.081% 0.084% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.088% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 26
London median daily rate £438 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +7.14% +20.00%
10th Percentile £356 £250 £370
90th Percentile £554 £665 £500
England median daily rate £419 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -1.47% +6.12% +18.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £180.00
England median hourly rate £37.50 £175.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year -78.57% -2.78% -

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 39807 43218 44188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.96% 95.11% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28316 31092 30671
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £286 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 512 491 769
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -2.64% +11.51%
10th Percentile £12.37 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.25 £53.05
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +2.94%

Test Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 25 July 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 6 months to 25 July 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
Central London +3 7 £506 +3.85% 4
South London - 3 £450 -
Test Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 11 (32.35%) Test Automation
2 10 (29.41%) Selenium
2 10 (29.41%) Finance
3 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
4 7 (20.59%) Performance Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
4 7 (20.59%) SQL
4 7 (20.59%) ISEB
5 6 (17.65%) Java
6 5 (14.71%) QA
6 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (14.71%) ISTQB
6 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (14.71%) Banking
6 5 (14.71%) HP
6 5 (14.71%) HP UFT
7 4 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (11.76%) JMeter
7 4 (11.76%) Derivative
7 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 4 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Cucumber
8 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (8.82%) Functional Testing
8 3 (8.82%) OTC Derivatives
8 3 (8.82%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Investment Management
8 3 (8.82%) MiFID
8 3 (8.82%) LoadRunner
8 3 (8.82%) JavaScript

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 2 (5.88%) CMS
1 2 (5.88%) Drupal
2 1 (2.94%) CICS
2 1 (2.94%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.88%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) Big Data
3 1 (2.94%) DB2
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Selenium
2 5 (14.71%) HP UFT
3 4 (11.76%) Cucumber
3 4 (11.76%) JMeter
4 3 (8.82%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.88%) JIRA
5 2 (5.88%) NeoLoad
5 2 (5.88%) PhantomJS
5 2 (5.88%) Ranorex
5 2 (5.88%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
5 2 (5.88%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.94%) Burp Suite
6 1 (2.94%) Capybara
6 1 (2.94%) eggPlant
6 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.94%) LoadUI
6 1 (2.94%) Maven
6 1 (2.94%) Protractor
6 1 (2.94%) TestRail
General
1 10 (29.41%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Front Office
3 2 (5.88%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.94%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Gherkin
1 2 (5.88%) RESTful
1 2 (5.88%) SOAP
1 2 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.94%) Java EE
2 1 (2.94%) JSON
2 1 (2.94%) Node.js
2 1 (2.94%) REST
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Derivative
1 4 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (8.82%) OTC Derivatives
3 2 (5.88%) IVR
4 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.94%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.94%) Equities
4 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
1 2 (5.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Test Automation
2 7 (20.59%) Performance Testing
2 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
3 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (8.82%) ETL
5 3 (8.82%) Functional Testing
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (8.82%) Investment Management
5 3 (8.82%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (5.88%) API Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Open Source
6 2 (5.88%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.94%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (2.94%) Test Planning
7 1 (2.94%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) SQL
2 6 (17.65%) Java
3 3 (8.82%) C#
3 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.88%) PHP
4 2 (5.88%) Python
5 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.94%) C
5 1 (2.94%) COBOL
5 1 (2.94%) Korn
5 1 (2.94%) Perl
5 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.59%) ISEB
3 5 (14.71%) ISTQB
4 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) QA
2 3 (8.82%) MiFID
3 2 (5.88%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (2.94%) Ansible
2 1 (2.94%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (2.94%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) HP
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle
3 2 (5.88%) Bloomberg
3 2 (5.88%) Calypso
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.88%) Murex
3 2 (5.88%) Reuters
4 1 (2.94%) BMC
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) SAP