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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Consultant
Rank 880 911 869
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Consultant 24 9 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.008% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.008% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 20 8 8
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,850 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £63,750 £40,750
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
104512 113471 104451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85520 92371 86950
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 £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 5 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 5 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 +58 24 £50,000 +42.85%
South East +30 12 £50,000 -
West Sussex - 12 £50,000 -
North West - 6 £27,500 -
London +18 5 £57,500 +17.94%
Cheshire - 5 £27,500 -
Manchester - 1 - -

QA Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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 48 (100.00%) QA
2 42 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (54.17%) Java
3 26 (54.17%) Test Scripting
4 25 (52.08%) SQL
5 23 (47.92%) Unit Testing
6 21 (43.75%) TDD
7 20 (41.67%) Finance
8 18 (37.50%) ISEB
8 18 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
9 17 (35.42%) Performance Testing
9 17 (35.42%) Regression Testing
9 17 (35.42%) Windows
10 16 (33.33%) Web Services
11 15 (31.25%) Oracle
11 15 (31.25%) Integration Testing
11 15 (31.25%) Software Testing
12 14 (29.17%) QuickTest Pro
13 13 (27.08%) Scrum
13 13 (27.08%) Release Management
13 13 (27.08%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (27.08%) Waterfall
14 12 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
14 12 (25.00%) Manual Testing
14 12 (25.00%) Selenium
15 10 (20.83%) MSTest
16 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
16 9 (18.75%) BDD
17 8 (16.67%) ISTQB
17 8 (16.67%) Test Automation

QA Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 (6.25%) IIS
1 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) Hadoop
2 6 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 14 (29.17%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (27.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (25.00%) Selenium
4 10 (20.83%) MSTest
5 6 (12.50%) WebDriver
6 5 (10.42%) JUnit
7 4 (8.33%) WebLOAD
7 4 (8.33%) LoadRunner
7 4 (8.33%) TestNG
8 3 (6.25%) JBehave
8 3 (6.25%) SpecFlow
8 3 (6.25%) FitNesse
8 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
9 2 (4.17%) Cucumber
10 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
10 1 (2.08%) Calabash
10 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
10 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
10 1 (2.08%) IntelliJ
10 1 (2.08%) Maven
General
1 20 (41.67%) Finance
2 7 (14.58%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (6.25%) .NET
3 2 (4.17%) Ajax
3 2 (4.17%) Java SE
3 2 (4.17%) Java EE
3 2 (4.17%) GWT
3 2 (4.17%) JPA
3 2 (4.17%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.08%) SOAP
4 1 (2.08%) XML
4 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.08%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Linux
3 7 (14.58%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (54.17%) Test Scripting
3 23 (47.92%) Unit Testing
4 21 (43.75%) TDD
5 17 (35.42%) Performance Testing
5 17 (35.42%) Regression Testing
6 15 (31.25%) Software Testing
6 15 (31.25%) Integration Testing
7 13 (27.08%) Waterfall
7 13 (27.08%) Release Management
7 13 (27.08%) Scrum
8 12 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
8 12 (25.00%) Manual Testing
9 9 (18.75%) BDD
10 8 (16.67%) Test Automation
11 7 (14.58%) Black-Box Testing
11 7 (14.58%) ETL
12 5 (10.42%) Automated Testing
12 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
13 4 (8.33%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (54.17%) Java
2 25 (52.08%) SQL
3 8 (16.67%) C#
4 3 (6.25%) VBScript
5 2 (4.17%) Ruby
6 1 (2.08%) VB
6 1 (2.08%) Python
6 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (37.50%) ISEB
2 8 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (31.25%) Oracle
2 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.42%) HP
4 3 (6.25%) ION Trading
4 3 (6.25%) Business Objects
4 3 (6.25%) SAP