Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Testing Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 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.

Testing Consultant
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 368 348 383
Rank change year-on-year -20 +35 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Testing Consultant 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.006% 0.019% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.021% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
South East median daily rate £500 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +28.00%
10th Percentile £475 £400 £311
90th Percentile £525 £400 £425
England median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,533 14,456 17,392
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.14% 93.79% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,290 8,542 10,276
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 565 738 900
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.31 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.15 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.55% -0.61% +12.12%

Testing Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Testing Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Testing Consultant in the South East

Testing Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Testing Consultant in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Testing Consultant in the South East

Testing Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Testing Consultant within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 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
Surrey - 1 £500 -
Testing Consultant
England

Testing Consultant Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, Testing 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 South East region featuring Testing Consultant in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) Mocha
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Appium
1 1 (100.00%) React Native
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) Chai
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement Process
1 1 (100.00%) Sauce Labs
1 1 (100.00%) WebdriverIO

Testing Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Sauce Labs
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Appium
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) Mocha
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Chai
1 1 (100.00%) React Native
1 1 (100.00%) WebdriverIO
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement Process
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP