The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Consultant
Rank 847 856 850
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Consultant 19 8 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.008% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.008% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 13 7 19
Average salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £32,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £74,000 £70,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £63,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-45.09% +59.37%
QA Consultant
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
99423 96838 103920
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.66% 94.71% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 83438 79404 90243
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Consultant in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in England

QA Consultant
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Consultant across the England region.

QA Consultant Salary Trend in England

QA Consultant
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Consultant across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

QA Consultant Salary Histogram in England

QA Consultant
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +35 18 £62,500 +4.16%
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 -
QA Consultant
UK

QA Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited QA Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Consultant in their job title.

1 31 (100.00%) QA
2 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (51.61%) Scrum
4 14 (45.16%) Java
4 14 (45.16%) SQL
5 13 (41.94%) Manual Testing
6 12 (38.71%) Black-Box Testing
7 11 (35.48%) Test Automation
7 11 (35.48%) Software Testing
8 9 (29.03%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (29.03%) Web Services
8 9 (29.03%) Selenium
9 8 (25.81%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (25.81%) Performance Testing
9 8 (25.81%) Unit Testing
9 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
10 7 (22.58%) Hadoop
10 7 (22.58%) ETL
10 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
10 7 (22.58%) TDD
10 7 (22.58%) UNIX
10 7 (22.58%) Linux
10 7 (22.58%) C#
10 7 (22.58%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (22.58%) Retail
11 6 (19.35%) JUnit
11 6 (19.35%) Visual Studio
11 6 (19.35%) Test Strategy
11 6 (19.35%) Test Management
11 6 (19.35%) Regression Testing

QA Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited QA Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Selenium
2 7 (22.58%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (19.35%) JUnit
3 6 (19.35%) Visual Studio
4 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (16.13%) NUnit
5 2 (6.45%) JBehave
5 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
5 2 (6.45%) WebLOAD
5 2 (6.45%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.23%) FitNesse
6 1 (3.23%) TestNG
6 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.23%) Calabash
6 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (22.58%) Retail
2 5 (16.13%) Marketing
3 3 (9.68%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) Web Services
2 5 (16.13%) Velocity
2 5 (16.13%) REST
3 1 (3.23%) GWT
3 1 (3.23%) JPA
3 1 (3.23%) Ajax
3 1 (3.23%) Java SE
3 1 (3.23%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) User Experience
2 2 (6.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) UNIX
1 7 (22.58%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (51.61%) Scrum
3 13 (41.94%) Manual Testing
4 12 (38.71%) Black-Box Testing
5 11 (35.48%) Test Automation
5 11 (35.48%) Software Testing
6 9 (29.03%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (25.81%) Performance Testing
7 8 (25.81%) Unit Testing
8 7 (22.58%) TDD
8 7 (22.58%) ETL
8 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
9 6 (19.35%) Regression Testing
9 6 (19.35%) Test Management
9 6 (19.35%) Test Strategy
10 5 (16.13%) Refactoring
10 5 (16.13%) Digital Marketing
10 5 (16.13%) Code Coverage
10 5 (16.13%) Pair Programming
10 5 (16.13%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) Java
1 14 (45.16%) SQL
2 7 (22.58%) C#
3 5 (16.13%) Scala
3 5 (16.13%) PHP
4 1 (3.23%) VBScript
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) COSO
2 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) HP
3 2 (6.45%) ION Trading
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) SAP