Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 21 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 206 200
Rank change year-on-year +38 -6 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.094% 0.091% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.097% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Scotland median daily rate £425 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -10.34% +31.82%
10th Percentile £338 £305 £356
90th Percentile £533 £360 £369
UK median daily rate £400 £409 £400
% change year-on-year -2.14% +2.12% +18.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4026 5160 5967
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.09% 93.72% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2345 2902 3114
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £219 £230 £225
90th Percentile £525 £513 £488
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 101 169
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.01 £43.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

Test Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Consultant in Scotland

Test Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Consultant in Scotland

Test Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Consultant in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Consultant in Scotland

Test Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 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
Edinburgh +31 2 £425 +28.79%
Fife - 2 - -
Test Consultant
UK

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 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 Scotland region featuring Test Consultant in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) GIS
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) TestNG
3 1 (25.00%) Appium
3 1 (25.00%) Boomi
3 1 (25.00%) API Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Protractor
3 1 (25.00%) Gatling
3 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing

Test Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Appium
1 1 (25.00%) Gatling
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Protractor
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) TestNG
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) API Testing
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Dell