The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland 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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 157 157 155
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 7 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.20% 0.063% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.066% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 1
Average salary £46,000 £72,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.55% +52.63%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £45,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -1.09%
Test 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 Scotland 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
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3289 3008 3034
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.72% 94.80% 95.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2081 1934 2095
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Test Consultant
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Test Consultant Salary Trend in Scotland

Test Consultant
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Consultant across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Test Consultant Salary Histogram in Scotland

Test Consultant
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Consultant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 20 October 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
Edinburgh -13 3 £56,250 -22.41%
Stirling - 3 £46,000 -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Test Consultant
UK

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 6 (66.67%) HP
2 5 (55.56%) QA
3 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
3 4 (44.44%) ISEB
3 4 (44.44%) UNIX
3 4 (44.44%) RDBMS
3 4 (44.44%) Test Management
3 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (44.44%) Relational Database
3 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (33.33%) WebSphere Portal
4 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) IBM
4 3 (33.33%) AIX
4 3 (33.33%) Client/Server
4 3 (33.33%) N-Tier
4 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
6 1 (11.11%) Workflow
6 1 (11.11%) CMMI
6 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Banking
6 1 (11.11%) Retail

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 3 (33.33%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (11.11%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) RDBMS
1 4 (44.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 3 (33.33%) N-Tier
2 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) UNIX
2 3 (33.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Test Management
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) System Testing
3 1 (11.11%) V-Model
3 1 (11.11%) Information Assurance
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma
3 1 (11.11%) CMMI
3 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
1 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 3 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) HP
2 3 (33.33%) IBM