Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Consultant was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 22 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 211 214
Rank change year-on-year +28 +3 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Test Consultant 3 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.071% 0.069% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.072% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Yorkshire median daily rate £365 £396 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +17.41% +22.73%
10th Percentile £358 £286 £239
90th Percentile £373 £421 £368
England median daily rate £425 £425 £401
% change year-on-year - +6.12% +18.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England 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 Yorkshire. 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
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4107 5590 5597
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 96.95% 96.56% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2616 3754 3644
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +5.26%
10th Percentile £258 £263 £220
90th Percentile £550 £560 £500
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 174 254
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% -2.62%
10th Percentile £9.33 £8.50 £8.66
90th Percentile £29.01 £33.75 £37.36
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%

Test Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Consultant in Yorkshire

Test Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Consultant in Yorkshire

Test Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 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
West Yorkshire +27 3 £365 +21.67%
Test Consultant
England

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Yorkshire region featuring Test Consultant in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Gherkin
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Usability Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber

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

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Usability Testing
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Scala
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle