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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Consultant
Rank 874 885 876
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Consultant 18 11 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.010% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.010% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 13 11 9
Average salary £27,500 £65,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-57.69% +30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 - £50,000

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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 27 March 2015 within the UK.

QA Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Consultant
Top 6 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 27 March 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
(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 +18 18 £27,500 -57.69% 2
Cheshire - 9 £27,500 -
North West - 9 £27,500 -
London +36 7 £57,500 -11.53% 1
South East - 2 £50,000 -
West Sussex - 2 £50,000 -

QA Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 39 (100.00%) QA
2 35 (89.74%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (61.54%) SQL
4 18 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (43.59%) Windows
6 16 (41.03%) Java
6 16 (41.03%) Performance Testing
6 16 (41.03%) Test Scripting
7 15 (38.46%) Software Testing
7 15 (38.46%) ISEB
8 14 (35.90%) Scrum
8 14 (35.90%) QuickTest Pro
9 13 (33.33%) Unit Testing
9 13 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (30.77%) Test Automation
10 12 (30.77%) Manual Testing
10 12 (30.77%) Selenium
10 12 (30.77%) Release Management
11 11 (28.21%) TDD
12 10 (25.64%) MSTest
13 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
13 9 (23.08%) Web Services
14 8 (20.51%) C#
14 8 (20.51%) Linux
14 8 (20.51%) Finance
14 8 (20.51%) BDD
14 8 (20.51%) Black-Box Testing
15 7 (17.95%) Hadoop
15 7 (17.95%) Regression Testing
15 7 (17.95%) Retail

QA Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (7.69%) IIS
2 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) Hadoop
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.13%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (30.77%) Selenium
4 10 (25.64%) MSTest
5 6 (15.38%) JUnit
6 5 (12.82%) WebDriver
7 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio
7 4 (10.26%) TestNG
8 3 (7.69%) JBehave
8 3 (7.69%) WebLOAD
8 3 (7.69%) FitNesse
8 3 (7.69%) LoadRunner
8 3 (7.69%) SpecFlow
9 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
10 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
10 1 (2.56%) Calabash
10 1 (2.56%) NUnit
10 1 (2.56%) Maven
10 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
10 1 (2.56%) IntelliJ
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 7 (17.95%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) Web Services
2 2 (5.13%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) Ajax
2 2 (5.13%) Java SE
2 2 (5.13%) Java EE
2 2 (5.13%) GWT
2 2 (5.13%) JPA
3 1 (2.56%) REST
3 1 (2.56%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) Velocity
3 1 (2.56%) SOAP
3 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.56%) Open Source
2 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (43.59%) Windows
2 8 (20.51%) Linux
3 7 (17.95%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (89.74%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) Performance Testing
2 16 (41.03%) Test Scripting
3 15 (38.46%) Software Testing
4 14 (35.90%) Scrum
5 13 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 12 (30.77%) Manual Testing
6 12 (30.77%) Test Automation
6 12 (30.77%) Release Management
7 11 (28.21%) TDD
8 8 (20.51%) BDD
8 8 (20.51%) Black-Box Testing
9 7 (17.95%) ETL
9 7 (17.95%) Regression Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
10 4 (10.26%) ATDD
10 4 (10.26%) Integration Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Test Management
11 3 (7.69%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (61.54%) SQL
2 16 (41.03%) Java
3 8 (20.51%) C#
4 3 (7.69%) VBScript
5 1 (2.56%) VB
5 1 (2.56%) Ruby
5 1 (2.56%) Scala
5 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (38.46%) ISEB
2 6 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) HP
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle
4 3 (7.69%) ION Trading
5 2 (5.13%) Business Objects
5 2 (5.13%) SAP
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