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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Consultant
Rank 848 905 874
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Consultant 25 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.012% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.013% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 21 9 8
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -3.44%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +7.69%

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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 29 May 2015 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 29 May 2015. 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 +57 25 £50,000 +42.85%
South East +27 14 £50,000 -
West Sussex - 14 £50,000 -
London +55 7 £51,250 +5.12%
North West - 3 £27,500 -
Cheshire - 2 £27,500 -
Manchester - 1 - -

QA Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 47 (100.00%) QA
2 40 (85.11%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (59.57%) Test Scripting
4 26 (55.32%) Java
5 25 (53.19%) SQL
6 23 (48.94%) Finance
6 23 (48.94%) Unit Testing
7 22 (46.81%) TDD
8 20 (42.55%) ISEB
9 18 (38.30%) Regression Testing
9 18 (38.30%) HP Quality Center
10 17 (36.17%) Integration Testing
10 17 (36.17%) Performance Testing
10 17 (36.17%) Oracle
10 17 (36.17%) Web Services
11 16 (34.04%) Windows
11 16 (34.04%) SDLC
12 15 (31.91%) Waterfall
12 15 (31.91%) Software Testing
13 14 (29.79%) Compatibility Testing
13 14 (29.79%) System Integration Testing
13 14 (29.79%) QuickTest Pro
14 13 (27.66%) Release Management
14 13 (27.66%) Selenium
15 12 (25.53%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (25.53%) Scrum
16 11 (23.40%) BDD
17 10 (21.28%) MSTest
17 10 (21.28%) Manual Testing
17 10 (21.28%) ISTQB

QA Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 3 (6.38%) IIS
1 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) Oracle Database
2 5 (10.64%) Hadoop
3 3 (6.38%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (27.66%) Selenium
3 12 (25.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (21.28%) MSTest
5 8 (17.02%) WebDriver
6 5 (10.64%) JUnit
7 4 (8.51%) LoadRunner
7 4 (8.51%) WebLOAD
7 4 (8.51%) TestNG
8 3 (6.38%) JBehave
8 3 (6.38%) Cucumber
8 3 (6.38%) SpecFlow
9 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
9 2 (4.26%) FitNesse
10 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
10 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
10 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
10 1 (2.13%) IntelliJ
10 1 (2.13%) Maven
General
1 23 (48.94%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (36.17%) Web Services
2 4 (8.51%) Gherkin
3 3 (6.38%) .NET
4 1 (2.13%) JPA
4 1 (2.13%) GWT
4 1 (2.13%) Java SE
4 1 (2.13%) Java EE
4 1 (2.13%) Ajax
4 1 (2.13%) SOAP
4 1 (2.13%) HTML
4 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.04%) Windows
2 6 (12.77%) Linux
3 5 (10.64%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (85.11%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (59.57%) Test Scripting
3 23 (48.94%) Unit Testing
4 22 (46.81%) TDD
5 18 (38.30%) Regression Testing
6 17 (36.17%) Integration Testing
6 17 (36.17%) Performance Testing
7 16 (34.04%) SDLC
8 15 (31.91%) Waterfall
8 15 (31.91%) Software Testing
9 14 (29.79%) Compatibility Testing
9 14 (29.79%) System Integration Testing
10 13 (27.66%) Release Management
11 12 (25.53%) Scrum
12 11 (23.40%) BDD
13 10 (21.28%) Manual Testing
14 7 (14.89%) Automated Testing
15 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
16 5 (10.64%) Mentoring
16 5 (10.64%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (55.32%) Java
2 25 (53.19%) SQL
3 7 (14.89%) C#
4 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.38%) Python
5 2 (4.26%) VBScript
5 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.13%) Ruby
6 1 (2.13%) PHP
6 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (42.55%) ISEB
2 10 (21.28%) ISTQB
3 7 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (38.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (36.17%) Oracle
2 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.64%) HP
4 3 (6.38%) ION Trading
4 3 (6.38%) Business Objects
4 3 (6.38%) SAP