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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Consultant
Rank 843 882 855
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Consultant 26 9 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.025% 0.008% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.009% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 22 8 8
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -3.44%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +7.69%
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
97192 104489 96781
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.68% 94.61% 94.71%
Number of salaries quoted 80393 85908 81520
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 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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
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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
South East +25 14 £50,000 -
North West - 6 £27,500 -
London +26 5 £57,500 +17.94%
QA Consultant
UK

QA Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 50 (100.00%) QA
2 44 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (56.00%) Java
3 28 (56.00%) Test Scripting
4 25 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 25 (50.00%) SQL
5 23 (46.00%) TDD
6 22 (44.00%) Finance
7 19 (38.00%) Regression Testing
8 18 (36.00%) ISEB
8 18 (36.00%) Web Services
8 18 (36.00%) HP Quality Center
9 17 (34.00%) Integration Testing
9 17 (34.00%) Performance Testing
9 17 (34.00%) Oracle
9 17 (34.00%) Windows
10 15 (30.00%) Software Testing
10 15 (30.00%) Waterfall
11 14 (28.00%) Compatibility Testing
11 14 (28.00%) QuickTest Pro
12 13 (26.00%) Scrum
12 13 (26.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (26.00%) Release Management
13 12 (24.00%) Selenium
13 12 (24.00%) Manual Testing
14 10 (20.00%) MSTest
15 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
15 9 (18.00%) BDD
16 8 (16.00%) Test Automation
16 8 (16.00%) ISTQB

QA Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 3 (6.00%) IIS
1 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) Hadoop
1 7 (14.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 14 (28.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (26.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (24.00%) Selenium
4 10 (20.00%) MSTest
5 6 (12.00%) WebDriver
6 5 (10.00%) JUnit
7 4 (8.00%) WebLOAD
7 4 (8.00%) LoadRunner
7 4 (8.00%) TestNG
8 3 (6.00%) JBehave
8 3 (6.00%) SpecFlow
8 3 (6.00%) FitNesse
8 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
9 2 (4.00%) Cucumber
10 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
10 1 (2.00%) Calabash
10 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
10 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
10 1 (2.00%) IntelliJ
10 1 (2.00%) Maven
General
1 22 (44.00%) Finance
2 7 (14.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.00%) Web Services
2 3 (6.00%) .NET
3 2 (4.00%) Ajax
3 2 (4.00%) Java SE
3 2 (4.00%) Java EE
3 2 (4.00%) GWT
3 2 (4.00%) JPA
3 2 (4.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.00%) SOAP
4 1 (2.00%) XML
4 1 (2.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.00%) Windows
2 8 (16.00%) Linux
3 7 (14.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (56.00%) Test Scripting
3 25 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 23 (46.00%) TDD
5 19 (38.00%) Regression Testing
6 17 (34.00%) Performance Testing
6 17 (34.00%) Integration Testing
7 15 (30.00%) Waterfall
7 15 (30.00%) Software Testing
8 14 (28.00%) Compatibility Testing
9 13 (26.00%) Release Management
9 13 (26.00%) Scrum
10 12 (24.00%) Manual Testing
11 9 (18.00%) BDD
12 8 (16.00%) Test Automation
13 7 (14.00%) Black-Box Testing
13 7 (14.00%) ETL
14 5 (10.00%) Automated Testing
14 5 (10.00%) Mentoring
15 4 (8.00%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (56.00%) Java
2 25 (50.00%) SQL
3 8 (16.00%) C#
4 3 (6.00%) VBScript
5 2 (4.00%) Ruby
6 1 (2.00%) VB
6 1 (2.00%) Python
6 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (36.00%) ISEB
2 8 (16.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (36.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (34.00%) Oracle
2 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.00%) HP
4 3 (6.00%) ION Trading
4 3 (6.00%) Business Objects
4 3 (6.00%) SAP