The median contractor rate for a Testing Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Testing Consultant
UK
Rank 581 622 604
Rank change year-on-year +41 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Testing Consultant 5 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.015% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.016% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 3
Median daily rate £500 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -15.78%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £375 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42134 50253 49507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.85% 95.17% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27277 32490 29886
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1476 1587 1956
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +6.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Testing Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Testing Consultant.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Testing Consultant in the UK

Testing Consultant
Top 3 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 3 months to 22 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
England +45 5 £500 +25.00% 3
London +15 4 £500 +21.21% 1
South East +13 1 - -

Testing Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) MiFID
1 2 (25.00%) Investment Management
1 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Test Management
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) VBA
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) People Management
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Document Management
2 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) InfoPath
2 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) UML
2 1 (12.50%) CRM

Testing Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Investment Management
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Document Management
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) People Management
2 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Test Management
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) MiFID
2 1 (12.50%) ISO 9000
2 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) HP