Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 579 576 539
Rank change year-on-year -3 -37 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 42 19 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.091% 0.045% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.048% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 36
London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -17.95%
10th Percentile £297 £344 £324
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,689 39,735 42,057
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.99% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,797 28,311 29,659
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £669 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 558 646
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.88% +7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.77 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.68% - +12.12%

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018. 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 -20 5 £500 +1.27% 13
South London - 2 £500 - 1
Test Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 13 (30.95%) Finance
1 13 (30.95%) Test Automation
2 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.81%) Performance Testing
4 9 (21.43%) LoadRunner
4 9 (21.43%) Test Planning
5 8 (19.05%) Banking
5 8 (19.05%) JMeter
5 8 (19.05%) Selenium
6 7 (16.67%) HP
6 7 (16.67%) SQL
6 7 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (14.29%) NeoLoad
7 6 (14.29%) Java
7 6 (14.29%) JIRA
8 5 (11.90%) Test Management
8 5 (11.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (9.52%) Equities
9 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (9.52%) MiFID
9 4 (9.52%) Derivative
9 4 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (9.52%) BDD
9 4 (9.52%) OTC Derivatives
10 3 (7.14%) EMIR
10 3 (7.14%) DevOps
10 3 (7.14%) Zephyr
10 3 (7.14%) Integration Testing
10 3 (7.14%) Cucumber
10 3 (7.14%) Gherkin

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 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.38%) Confluence
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.38%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.76%) Office 365
3 1 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Big Data
1 3 (7.14%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.76%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.38%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) LoadRunner
2 8 (19.05%) JMeter
2 8 (19.05%) Selenium
3 6 (14.29%) JIRA
3 6 (14.29%) NeoLoad
4 3 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.14%) Zephyr
5 1 (2.38%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.38%) Subversion
5 1 (2.38%) TestLink
5 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.38%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) Gherkin
2 2 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (2.38%) Kafka
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.38%) REST
3 1 (2.38%) RESTful
3 1 (2.38%) Spring
3 1 (2.38%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (9.52%) Derivative
2 4 (9.52%) Equities
2 4 (9.52%) OTC Derivatives
3 3 (7.14%) Fixed Income
4 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.38%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Test Automation
2 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.81%) Performance Testing
4 9 (21.43%) Test Planning
5 7 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Test Management
7 4 (9.52%) BDD
7 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.14%) DevOps
8 3 (7.14%) Functional Testing
8 3 (7.14%) Integration Testing
8 3 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (7.14%) Software Testing
8 3 (7.14%) TDD
9 2 (4.76%) Data Reconciliation
9 2 (4.76%) Economics
9 2 (4.76%) Manual Testing
9 2 (4.76%) Migration
9 2 (4.76%) Regression Testing
9 2 (4.76%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) C
5 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) MiFID
2 3 (7.14%) EMIR
2 3 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) Ambari
2 1 (2.38%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (2.38%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (2.38%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (2.38%) OpenView
2 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) SAP
3 1 (2.38%) Adobe
3 1 (2.38%) AppDynamics
3 1 (2.38%) Bloomberg
3 1 (2.38%) BMC
3 1 (2.38%) Charles River
3 1 (2.38%) Citrix
3 1 (2.38%) Dynatrace
3 1 (2.38%) FXall
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) PeopleSoft