The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Consultant role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Consultant
Rank 890 868 893
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Consultant 12 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.007% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.008% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 7
Average salary £60,000 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+76.47% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £27,100 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £52,900 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £26,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+60.37% -3.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

QA Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

QA Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QA Consultant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Consultant within the UK.

QA Consultant Salary Trend in the UK

QA Consultant
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Consultant over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 within the UK.

QA Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Consultant
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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
England -15 12 £60,000 +76.47% 2
London -25 8 £60,000 +36.36% 2
Suffolk - 2 £42,500 -
Ipswich - 2 £42,500 -
South East - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £42,500 -
City of London - 1 £72,500 -

QA Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 31 (100.00%) QA
2 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (58.06%) Software Testing
3 17 (54.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (51.61%) Security Testing
5 15 (48.39%) Test Management
5 15 (48.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (45.16%) Migration
6 14 (45.16%) Data Migration
6 14 (45.16%) Security Cleared
7 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
7 10 (32.26%) Java
7 10 (32.26%) Web Services
8 8 (25.81%) Regression Testing
9 5 (16.13%) Tomcat
9 5 (16.13%) HP
9 5 (16.13%) Validation
9 5 (16.13%) Ajax
9 5 (16.13%) WebSphere
9 5 (16.13%) Java SE
9 5 (16.13%) Java EE
9 5 (16.13%) JPA
9 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
9 5 (16.13%) GWT
10 4 (12.90%) Selenium
10 4 (12.90%) Scrum
11 3 (9.68%) TDD
11 3 (9.68%) Pair Programming
11 3 (9.68%) NUnit
11 3 (9.68%) QuickTest Pro

QA Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 5 (16.13%) Tomcat
1 5 (16.13%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Selenium
2 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (9.68%) JUnit
2 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.68%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (9.68%) NUnit
3 1 (3.23%) QADirector
General
1 3 (9.68%) Marketing
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) Web Services
2 5 (16.13%) Ajax
2 5 (16.13%) Java SE
2 5 (16.13%) Java EE
2 5 (16.13%) GWT
2 5 (16.13%) JPA
3 3 (9.68%) REST
3 3 (9.68%) Velocity
4 2 (6.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) User Experience
2 2 (6.45%) Cryptography
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (58.06%) Software Testing
2 17 (54.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (51.61%) Security Testing
4 15 (48.39%) Test Management
4 15 (48.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (45.16%) Data Migration
5 14 (45.16%) Migration
6 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
7 8 (25.81%) Regression Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Validation
8 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Scrum
10 3 (9.68%) TDD
10 3 (9.68%) Pair Programming
10 3 (9.68%) OOP
10 3 (9.68%) Code Coverage
10 3 (9.68%) Black-Box Testing
10 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
10 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) Java
2 3 (9.68%) PHP
2 3 (9.68%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) Scala
2 3 (9.68%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) CSSLP
2 2 (6.45%) CISSP
2 2 (6.45%) CISM
2 2 (6.45%) CEH
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.45%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) HP
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) Progress
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) SAP
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago