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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Consultant
Rank 882 892 885
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Consultant 10 22 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.019% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.020% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 12
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £35,000 £30,150
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £76,250 £47,400
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +32.81%

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
103461 110803 102664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.34%
Number of salaries quoted 85580 90507 85036
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 £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 £38,500
% 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 July 2015 within the UK.

QA Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Consultant
Top 8 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 July 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 +7 10 £45,000 -
South East - 5 £50,000 -
London +14 4 £45,000 -37.93%
West Sussex - 4 £50,000 -
North West - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £25,000 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £25,000 -

QA Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 33 (100.00%) QA
2 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (66.67%) Test Scripting
4 21 (63.64%) Finance
5 19 (57.58%) Java
6 18 (54.55%) Integration Testing
7 17 (51.52%) Oracle
7 17 (51.52%) Regression Testing
7 17 (51.52%) TDD
8 16 (48.48%) Web Services
8 16 (48.48%) SDLC
9 15 (45.45%) System Integration Testing
9 15 (45.45%) Waterfall
9 15 (45.45%) ISEB
10 14 (42.42%) Compatibility Testing
10 14 (42.42%) Unit Testing
11 13 (39.39%) SQL
12 11 (33.33%) Performance Testing
13 9 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (27.27%) HP UFT
13 9 (27.27%) Release Management
14 8 (24.24%) Software Testing
14 8 (24.24%) Windows
14 8 (24.24%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (21.21%) Oracle Database
15 7 (21.21%) ISTQB
16 6 (18.18%) Selenium
16 6 (18.18%) MSTest
17 5 (15.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 5 (15.15%) Microsoft

QA Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) HP UFT
2 8 (24.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (18.18%) MSTest
3 6 (18.18%) Selenium
4 3 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.06%) WebLOAD
5 2 (6.06%) FitNesse
5 2 (6.06%) LoadRunner
5 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 21 (63.64%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (48.48%) Web Services
2 3 (9.09%) Gherkin
2 3 (9.09%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 18 (54.55%) Integration Testing
4 17 (51.52%) TDD
4 17 (51.52%) Regression Testing
5 16 (48.48%) SDLC
6 15 (45.45%) System Integration Testing
6 15 (45.45%) Waterfall
7 14 (42.42%) Compatibility Testing
7 14 (42.42%) Unit Testing
8 11 (33.33%) Performance Testing
9 9 (27.27%) Release Management
10 8 (24.24%) Software Testing
11 4 (12.12%) Scrum
11 4 (12.12%) Automation Testing
12 3 (9.09%) BDD
12 3 (9.09%) System Testing
12 3 (9.09%) Information Management
12 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
12 3 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 19 (57.58%) Java
2 13 (39.39%) SQL
3 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 3 (9.09%) Python
3 3 (9.09%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.06%) VBScript
5 1 (3.03%) VB
5 1 (3.03%) PHP
5 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (45.45%) ISEB
2 7 (21.21%) ISTQB
3 5 (15.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) Oracle
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) SAP
4 2 (6.06%) HP