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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 423 423 427
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 27 6 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.028% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.029% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 15 4 18
Average salary £50,000 £41,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% +10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £33,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -10.00%
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
21430 20664 21850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.70% 95.08% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 16859 17053 18653
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Berkshire +15 24 £50,000 +42.85%
Surrey +4 4 £47,500 -13.63%
Kent - 1 - -
Test Consultant
England

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 29 (52.73%) SQL
2 27 (49.09%) QA
3 24 (43.64%) Finance
4 22 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (38.18%) Test Automation
6 19 (34.55%) ISEB
7 16 (29.09%) Microsoft
7 16 (29.09%) Selenium
8 14 (25.45%) WinRunner
8 14 (25.45%) Client/Server
8 14 (25.45%) Test Strategy
9 13 (23.64%) Microsoft Azure
9 13 (23.64%) Analytics
9 13 (23.64%) Ranorex
9 13 (23.64%) Security Cleared
9 13 (23.64%) TestComplete
9 13 (23.64%) WebDriver
9 13 (23.64%) Degree
9 13 (23.64%) Mathematics
9 13 (23.64%) Retail
9 13 (23.64%) Software Testing
9 13 (23.64%) .NET Framework
9 13 (23.64%) OO
9 13 (23.64%) RAD
9 13 (23.64%) .NET
9 13 (23.64%) Web Services
9 13 (23.64%) C#
10 12 (21.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 12 (21.82%) Automation Testing
11 11 (20.00%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (16.36%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (7.27%) CMS
2 4 (7.27%) WebLogic
2 4 (7.27%) Apache
3 2 (3.64%) IIS
3 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (23.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) LAN
1 3 (5.45%) WAN
2 1 (1.82%) LTE
2 1 (1.82%) GGSN
2 1 (1.82%) SGSN
2 1 (1.82%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (29.09%) Selenium
2 14 (25.45%) WinRunner
3 13 (23.64%) Ranorex
3 13 (23.64%) TestComplete
3 13 (23.64%) WebDriver
4 5 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (7.27%) LoadRunner
6 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (5.45%) eggPlant
6 3 (5.45%) SilkPerformer
6 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.82%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (1.82%) JMeter
7 1 (1.82%) TestDirector
General
1 24 (43.64%) Finance
2 13 (23.64%) Retail
3 11 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (9.09%) Billing
5 3 (5.45%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.64%) .NET Framework
1 13 (23.64%) .NET
1 13 (23.64%) Web Services
2 10 (18.18%) XML
3 3 (5.45%) Middleware
4 1 (1.82%) Ajax
4 1 (1.82%) HTML
4 1 (1.82%) CSS
4 1 (1.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.45%) Client/Server
2 13 (23.64%) Mathematics
3 3 (5.45%) New Media
3 3 (5.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.82%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.82%) Open Source
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (7.27%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) Windows 7
2 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (5.45%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.64%) UNIX
3 2 (3.64%) Solaris
3 2 (3.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.18%) Test Automation
3 14 (25.45%) Test Strategy
4 13 (23.64%) Analytics
4 13 (23.64%) Software Testing
4 13 (23.64%) OO
4 13 (23.64%) RAD
5 12 (21.82%) Automation Testing
6 9 (16.36%) Web Testing
7 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (7.27%) Regression Testing
8 4 (7.27%) ITIL
8 4 (7.27%) Automated Testing
8 4 (7.27%) Test Management
8 4 (7.27%) Test Scripting
9 3 (5.45%) Performance Testing
9 3 (5.45%) Security Testing
9 3 (5.45%) Migration
10 2 (3.64%) Scrum
10 2 (3.64%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 29 (52.73%) SQL
2 13 (23.64%) C#
3 9 (16.36%) XPath
4 1 (1.82%) Java
4 1 (1.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (34.55%) ISEB
2 13 (23.64%) Security Cleared
2 13 (23.64%) Degree
3 12 (21.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
6 4 (7.27%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.82%) CCNP
7 1 (1.82%) CCNA
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (49.09%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) VMware ESX
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (29.09%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.36%) HP
3 4 (7.27%) Oracle
3 4 (7.27%) FatWire
3 4 (7.27%) JBoss
4 3 (5.45%) SOASTA, Inc
5 2 (3.64%) NetApp
5 2 (3.64%) VMware
5 2 (3.64%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.82%) Red Gate
6 1 (1.82%) Siebel
6 1 (1.82%) Citrix