The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 132 134 116
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 12 2 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.48% 0.087% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.093% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 12
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £33,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -10.00%
Test Consultant
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2293 2152 1934
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 91.68% 94.14% 92.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1627 1712 1632
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Test Consultant
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Test Consultant Salary Trend in Reading

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region that cited Test 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 Test Consultant in their job title.

1 9 (69.23%) SC Cleared
1 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) XML
2 8 (61.54%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (61.54%) XPath
2 8 (61.54%) Web Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Automation Testing
3 3 (23.08%) ISEB
3 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (15.38%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Management
4 2 (15.38%) Time Management
4 2 (15.38%) Information Assurance
5 1 (7.69%) Windows
5 1 (7.69%) TestDirector
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (7.69%) Billing
5 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (7.69%) Business Development
5 1 (7.69%) QA
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region that cited Test 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 Test Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (61.54%) BizTalk Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.69%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Web Testing
1 8 (61.54%) Automation Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Test Management
2 2 (15.38%) Time Management
2 2 (15.38%) Information Assurance
2 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Business Development
3 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
3 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
1 8 (61.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) SC Cleared
1 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) ISEB
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) HP