The median contractor rate for a Test Consultant was £383 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 571 595 565
Rank change year-on-year +24 -30  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 24 60 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 40 20
Median daily rate £383 £406 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.84% -6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £273 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £700 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £450 £338
% change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £180.00
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43948 53151 52856
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.09% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 28537 34639 32004
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1440 1542 2110
Median hourly rate £18.33 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.74% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Test Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Consultant in the UK

Test Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Consultant in the UK

Test Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Consultant over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Consultant in the UK

Test Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Consultant.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Consultant in the UK

Test Consultant
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 April 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
England -5 21 £390 -4.00% 7
London +14 8 £413 +23.13% 3
East of England 0 4 - - 2
South West +9 3 £460 +15.00% 1
Hertfordshire +9 3 - -
Scotland - 3 £350 -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 - -
South East +9 2 £325 -17.72% 1
City of London -4 2 £550 -4.34% 2
Dunfermline - 2 - -
Fife - 2 - -
North West +25 1 - -
Tyne and Wear +20 1 £288 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +16 1 £288 -
North East +13 1 £288 -39.47%
Manchester +7 1 - -
Somerset +5 1 - -
Bath +4 1 - -
Milton Keynes 0 1 £325 -27.77%
Buckinghamshire -10 1 £325 -27.77%
East Midlands -10 1 £300 -57.14%
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £350 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
Eastleigh - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 featuring Test Consultant in the job title.

1 21 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.00%) Test Automation
3 16 (32.00%) Selenium
3 16 (32.00%) Java
4 13 (26.00%) BDD
5 12 (24.00%) Performance Testing
6 10 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 10 (20.00%) SQL
7 9 (18.00%) Oracle
7 9 (18.00%) Python
7 9 (18.00%) QA
8 8 (16.00%) Scrum
8 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
8 8 (16.00%) Test Strategy
8 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
9 7 (14.00%) Cucumber
9 7 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (14.00%) Integration Testing
9 7 (14.00%) Windows
9 7 (14.00%) HP
9 7 (14.00%) Finance
10 6 (12.00%) LoadRunner
10 6 (12.00%) C#
10 6 (12.00%) SoapUI
10 6 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (12.00%) DevOps
11 5 (10.00%) Functional Testing
11 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
11 5 (10.00%) SpecFlow

Test Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (2.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.00%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Office 365
2 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.00%) Boomi
3 1 (2.00%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) PuTTY
1 2 (4.00%) WinSCP
2 1 (2.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) Big Data
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.00%) GIS
3 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (32.00%) Selenium
2 7 (14.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (12.00%) LoadRunner
3 6 (12.00%) SoapUI
3 6 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (10.00%) SpecFlow
4 5 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 4 (8.00%) JIRA
6 3 (6.00%) Eclipse
6 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (6.00%) HP UFT
6 3 (6.00%) JMeter
6 3 (6.00%) TeamCity
7 2 (4.00%) Maven
7 2 (4.00%) NeoLoad
7 2 (4.00%) NUnit
7 2 (4.00%) TestNG
7 2 (4.00%) Toad
7 2 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Banking
2 1 (2.00%) Electronics
2 1 (2.00%) Law
2 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.00%) Marketing
2 1 (2.00%) Retail
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) .NET
2 4 (8.00%) Web Services
3 3 (6.00%) Middleware
4 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.00%) REST
4 2 (4.00%) Spring
5 1 (2.00%) CSS
5 1 (2.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.00%) JSON
5 1 (2.00%) SOAP
5 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.00%) Equities
3 1 (2.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Linux
3 3 (6.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.00%) Unix
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (26.00%) BDD
4 12 (24.00%) Performance Testing
5 10 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 8 (16.00%) Scrum
6 8 (16.00%) Test Strategy
6 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
7 7 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (14.00%) Integration Testing
8 6 (12.00%) DevOps
9 5 (10.00%) Functional Testing
9 5 (10.00%) Regression Testing
10 4 (8.00%) API Testing
10 4 (8.00%) Defect Tracking
10 4 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (8.00%) Project Management
10 4 (8.00%) User Stories
11 3 (6.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
11 3 (6.00%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.00%) Java
2 10 (20.00%) SQL
3 9 (18.00%) Python
4 6 (12.00%) C#
5 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.00%) F#
5 2 (4.00%) Scala
5 2 (4.00%) VB
5 2 (4.00%) VBScript
6 1 (2.00%) C
6 1 (2.00%) COBOL
6 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.00%) Korn
6 1 (2.00%) Perl
6 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.00%) Ruby
6 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) ISEB
4 2 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) MiFID
2 1 (2.00%) WAI
2 1 (2.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (4.00%) vSphere
2 1 (2.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) vRealize
2 1 (2.00%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.00%) OpenView
2 1 (2.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Oracle
2 7 (14.00%) HP
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.00%) SAP
4 2 (4.00%) Nimble Storage
4 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.00%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.00%) BMC
5 1 (2.00%) Citrix
5 1 (2.00%) Dell
5 1 (2.00%) Google
5 1 (2.00%) Guidewire
5 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
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