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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 389 414 418
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 57 18 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.082% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.086% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 20
Average salary £56,250 £42,500 £51,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.35% -17.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £27,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -2.17%
Test Consultant
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20998 20896 20988
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.16% 94.81% 95.62%
Number of salaries quoted 16760 17048 18116
Average salary £40,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Test Consultant
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Test Consultant Salary Trend in the South East

Test Consultant
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Consultant across the South East region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Test Consultant Salary Histogram in the South East

Test Consultant
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Consultant within the South East region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
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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
Berkshire +59 51 £60,000 +4.34%
Hampshire -8 4 £52,500 +13.51%
Surrey +6 1 £40,500 +47.27%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £50,000 -
Test Consultant
England

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 53 (63.86%) ISEB
2 38 (45.78%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (45.78%) Security Cleared
3 37 (44.58%) Finance
4 36 (43.37%) QA
5 35 (42.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 34 (40.96%) Retail
6 34 (40.96%) Software Testing
6 34 (40.96%) Telecoms
7 32 (38.55%) SC Cleared
8 30 (36.14%) SQL
9 25 (30.12%) ISTQB
10 23 (27.71%) HP Quality Center
10 23 (27.71%) Scrum
11 22 (26.51%) Test Automation
12 21 (25.30%) Banking
13 20 (24.10%) Regression Testing
13 20 (24.10%) Aerospace
13 20 (24.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (24.10%) Oracle
13 20 (24.10%) SQL Server
13 20 (24.10%) Windows
14 19 (22.89%) Active Directory
14 19 (22.89%) Windows XP
14 19 (22.89%) LAN
14 19 (22.89%) WAN
14 19 (22.89%) LoadRunner
14 19 (22.89%) Migration
14 19 (22.89%) Test Scripting
14 19 (22.89%) Windows 7

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 12 (14.46%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (7.23%) IIS
2 6 (7.23%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.41%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.41%) JBoss
3 2 (2.41%) Apache
3 2 (2.41%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.89%) LAN
1 19 (22.89%) WAN
2 8 (9.64%) MVNO
3 1 (1.20%) 3G
3 1 (1.20%) GGSN
3 1 (1.20%) SGSN
3 1 (1.20%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (24.10%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (22.89%) LoadRunner
2 6 (7.23%) SilkPerformer
3 5 (6.02%) WinRunner
3 5 (6.02%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.20%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.20%) Ranorex
5 1 (1.20%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.20%) Selenium
5 1 (1.20%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.20%) Subversion
General
1 37 (44.58%) Finance
2 34 (40.96%) Telecoms
2 34 (40.96%) Retail
3 21 (25.30%) Banking
4 20 (24.10%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.41%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.66%) XML
2 3 (3.61%) XML Schema
3 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.20%) .NET
3 1 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.41%) Client/Server
1 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.20%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.20%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.10%) Windows
1 20 (24.10%) Windows Server 2003
2 19 (22.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 19 (22.89%) Windows 7
2 19 (22.89%) Windows XP
3 15 (18.07%) UNIX
4 7 (8.43%) Linux
5 6 (7.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (45.78%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (40.96%) Software Testing
3 23 (27.71%) Scrum
4 22 (26.51%) Test Automation
5 20 (24.10%) Regression Testing
6 19 (22.89%) Migration
6 19 (22.89%) Test Scripting
7 18 (21.69%) Test Management
8 10 (12.05%) Automation Testing
9 9 (10.84%) Web Testing
10 7 (8.43%) Mentoring
11 6 (7.23%) Coaching
11 6 (7.23%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (7.23%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (7.23%) Validation
12 5 (6.02%) Test Planning
13 4 (4.82%) Configuration Management
13 4 (4.82%) Integration Testing
14 3 (3.61%) User Acceptance Testing
14 3 (3.61%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (36.14%) SQL
2 12 (14.46%) XPath
3 1 (1.20%) C#
3 1 (1.20%) Java
3 1 (1.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 53 (63.86%) ISEB
2 38 (45.78%) Security Cleared
3 35 (42.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 32 (38.55%) SC Cleared
5 25 (30.12%) ISTQB
6 6 (7.23%) Degree
7 1 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.20%) CCNP
7 1 (1.20%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (43.37%) QA
System Software
1 19 (22.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.23%) VMware ESX
2 6 (7.23%) VMware Workstation
2 6 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (27.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (24.10%) Oracle
2 9 (10.84%) HP
3 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.23%) NetApp
4 6 (7.23%) VMware
4 6 (7.23%) Fujitsu
5 2 (2.41%) FatWire
6 1 (1.20%) Red Gate