Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Testing Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Testing Consultant
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 870 878 881
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Testing Consultant 9 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.010% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.010% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 3
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +23.08% -
10th Percentile £330 £350 £308
90th Percentile £510 £455 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £325
% change year-on-year +1.27% +21.54% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Testing Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Testing Consultant in the UK

Testing Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Testing Consultant in the UK

Testing Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Testing Consultant over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Testing Consultant in the UK

Testing Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Testing Consultant in the UK

Testing Consultant
Top 6 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 20 November 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
England +25 8 £463 +15.63% 1
London -16 5 £425 -5.56%
UK excluding London +35 3 £400 +1.27% 1
South West +11 1 - -
South East +3 1 £500 +25.00% 1
Wales - 1 £300 -

Testing Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 featuring Testing Consultant in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) VBA
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
2 4 (44.44%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 4 (44.44%) InfoPath
2 4 (44.44%) Degree
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (22.22%) QA
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Network Security
5 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 1 (11.11%) V-Model
5 1 (11.11%) LTE
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) XCAP
5 1 (11.11%) Scala
5 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 1 (11.11%) Mocha
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 1 (11.11%) 4G
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) VoLTE
5 1 (11.11%) Appium
5 1 (11.11%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC

Testing 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 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (44.44%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) 2G
1 1 (11.11%) 3G
1 1 (11.11%) 3GPP
1 1 (11.11%) 4G
1 1 (11.11%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (11.11%) GPRS
1 1 (11.11%) GSM
1 1 (11.11%) LTE
1 1 (11.11%) Network Security
1 1 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (11.11%) RNC
1 1 (11.11%) VoLTE
1 1 (11.11%) VoWiFi
1 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
1 1 (11.11%) XCAP
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Appium
1 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
1 1 (11.11%) JMeter
1 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
1 1 (11.11%) Mocha
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) Chai
1 1 (11.11%) React Native
1 1 (11.11%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement Process
3 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) V-Model
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) VBA
2 4 (44.44%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Agilent
1 1 (11.11%) HP
1 1 (11.11%) NetScout