The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had QA Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Consultant
Rank 901 969 967
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Consultant 11 6 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.006% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.006% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 14
Median salary £52,500 £62,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% +78.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £22,600 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,450
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £23,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+128.26% -45.88%

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
91719 105001 110310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.26% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76765 87557 89208
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured QA Consultant in the job title.

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 30 September 2016 within the UK.

QA Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Consultant
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +63 11 £52,500 -16.00%
South East +43 6 £60,000 +140.00%
Surrey - 5 £60,000 -
London +47 3 £52,500 -16.00%
North West +6 1 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £41,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £41,000 -
West Malling - 1 £37,500 -
Leatherhead - 1 £41,000 -
Kent - 1 £37,500 -

QA Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, QA Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring QA Consultant in the job title.

1 26 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (46.15%) Regression Testing
3 12 (46.15%) ISEB
4 9 (34.62%) Finance
4 9 (34.62%) Integration Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Test Management
4 9 (34.62%) System Testing
5 8 (30.77%) Software Delivery
5 8 (30.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
7 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (19.23%) Big Data
8 5 (19.23%) Defect Management
8 5 (19.23%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Analytics
9 4 (15.38%) Performance Management
9 4 (15.38%) Predictive Analytics
9 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (15.38%) Programme Management
10 3 (11.54%) JIRA
10 3 (11.54%) SQL
10 3 (11.54%) .NET
10 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
11 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services

QA Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) Documentum
1 1 (3.85%) FileNet
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) Big Data
1 5 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (7.69%) OLAP
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) JIRA
2 2 (7.69%) Ranorex
2 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.85%) JMeter
3 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) MDX
2 2 (7.69%) WinForms
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Data Integration
1 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (46.15%) Regression Testing
3 9 (34.62%) Integration Testing
3 9 (34.62%) System Testing
3 9 (34.62%) Test Management
4 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (30.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 8 (30.77%) Software Delivery
5 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (19.23%) Customer Engagement
6 5 (19.23%) Defect Management
7 4 (15.38%) Analytics
7 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Performance Management
7 4 (15.38%) Predictive Analytics
7 4 (15.38%) Programme Management
7 4 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
9 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) C#
2 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
2 2 (7.69%) VBA
3 1 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) ISEB
2 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
3 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) IBM