The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Consultant
Rank 860 858 889
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Consultant 21 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.011% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.012% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 5
Average salary £47,500 £44,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% +35.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £48,700 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £32,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+40.62% +16.36%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109888 102187 111746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.37% 94.26% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 89595 84579 95723
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

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 1 August 2014 within the UK.

QA Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Consultant
Top 13 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 1 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
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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
England -50 21 £47,500 +7.95%
London -19 15 £72,500 +55.91%
East of England -12 5 £47,500 +58.33%
Ipswich - 2 £42,500 -
Basildon - 2 £68,750 -
Essex - 2 £68,750 -
Suffolk - 2 £42,500 -
City of London -9 1 £72,500 +52.63%
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £47,500 -
Borehamwood - 1 £47,500 -
Chesterfield - 1 £35,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £35,000 -

QA Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 30 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (53.33%) Security Testing
3 15 (50.00%) Test Management
3 15 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 14 (46.67%) Migration
4 14 (46.67%) Data Migration
4 14 (46.67%) Security Cleared
4 14 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (26.67%) Test Automation
6 7 (23.33%) Java
6 7 (23.33%) Web Services
7 5 (16.67%) Tomcat
7 5 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Validation
7 5 (16.67%) WebSphere
7 5 (16.67%) Java SE
7 5 (16.67%) Java EE
7 5 (16.67%) Ajax
7 5 (16.67%) GWT
7 5 (16.67%) JPA
8 4 (13.33%) Degree
9 3 (10.00%) .NET
9 3 (10.00%) Finance
9 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Selenium
10 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
10 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
10 2 (6.67%) CSSLP
10 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy

QA Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 5 (16.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.33%) QADirector
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) Web Services
2 5 (16.67%) Java SE
2 5 (16.67%) Java EE
2 5 (16.67%) Ajax
2 5 (16.67%) GWT
2 5 (16.67%) JPA
3 3 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.67%) Cryptography
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Security Testing
2 15 (50.00%) Test Management
2 15 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 15 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 14 (46.67%) Migration
3 14 (46.67%) Data Migration
3 14 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (26.67%) Test Automation
5 5 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Validation
6 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
7 2 (6.67%) Security Architecture
7 2 (6.67%) Automation Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Web Design
7 2 (6.67%) Information Security
7 2 (6.67%) Identity Management
7 2 (6.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) Java
2 2 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) CSSLP
3 2 (6.67%) CEH
3 2 (6.67%) CISM
3 2 (6.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Progress
1 2 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) SAP