The median contractor rate for a Test Consultant was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Consultant
England / North West
Rank 131 153 146
Rank change year-on-year +22 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 1 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.039% 0.13% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.14% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £293 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -8.75% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2453 3621 3439
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.00% 94.35% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1539 2157 1805
Median daily rate £378 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 172 206
Median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.37 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Test Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Consultant in the North West

Test Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Consultant in the North West

Test Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Manchester +8 1 - - 1
Test Consultant
England

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 North West region featuring Test Consultant in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) RAD
2 1 (50.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Scala
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) RAD
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) Scala
2 1 (50.00%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA