The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Consultant role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Consultant
Rank 789 634 766
Rank change year-on-year
-155 +132
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 108 278 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.25% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 83 91 85
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,800 £35,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,750 £61,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £46,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+2.15% +55.00%

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
102980 110053 102274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.49% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85256 89729 84642
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%

Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Consultant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Consultant within the UK.

Test Consultant Salary Trend in the UK

Test Consultant
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Consultant over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 within the UK.

Test Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Consultant
Top 28 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 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 -135 94 £47,500 +5.55% 16
London -113 42 £50,000 +11.11% 12
South East +2 13 £45,000 -5.26%
Birmingham -3 9 £47,500 +35.71% 1
West Midlands -10 9 £47,500 +35.71% 1
East of England +1 8 £45,000 +5.88% 1
North West -3 8 £24,000 -31.42% 1
Berkshire -7 6 £50,000 -
Manchester +2 5 £24,000 -31.42%
Hertfordshire 0 5 - - 1
Borehamwood -18 5 - -
Oxfordshire +11 4 £43,750 -23.91%
Scotland +8 4 £48,750 +2.63% 1
Edinburgh +2 4 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Oxford +1 4 £43,750 -23.91%
City of London +28 3 £50,000 -23.07% 4
Cambridgeshire +10 3 £45,000 -
Huntingdon - 3 £45,000 -
Reading -5 2 £55,000 +10.00%
Glasgow - 2 £47,500 -
Hampshire +9 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - - 1
Southampton - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test 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 Test Consultant in their job title.

1 95 (46.57%) Finance
2 78 (38.24%) Selenium
3 75 (36.76%) QA
4 74 (36.27%) ISEB
5 69 (33.82%) Java
6 66 (32.35%) HP
7 64 (31.37%) ISTQB
8 61 (29.90%) Test Strategy
9 53 (25.98%) Performance Testing
10 50 (24.51%) Test Scripting
11 44 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
13 40 (19.61%) LoadRunner
13 40 (19.61%) HP Quality Center
14 35 (17.16%) Test Management
15 33 (16.18%) HP UFT
16 32 (15.69%) Software Testing
17 30 (14.71%) SQL
17 30 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
18 28 (13.73%) SAP
19 27 (13.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 25 (12.25%) Oracle
21 23 (11.27%) Data Protection
21 23 (11.27%) Test Automation
22 22 (10.78%) Automated Testing
23 20 (9.80%) C#
23 20 (9.80%) Functional Testing
24 19 (9.31%) BDD
25 18 (8.82%) Manual Testing
25 18 (8.82%) Degree

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test 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 Test Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle BPEL
2 1 (0.49%) Mule
2 1 (0.49%) Confluence
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.49%) Mule ESB
2 1 (0.49%) JBoss
2 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.98%) Summit
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.49%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.98%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.41%) HTTP
2 2 (0.98%) DNS
2 2 (0.98%) Internet
2 2 (0.98%) NFC
2 2 (0.98%) Network Security
3 1 (0.49%) Wireless Security
3 1 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.98%) MySQL
4 2 (0.98%) Big Data
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 78 (38.24%) Selenium
2 40 (19.61%) LoadRunner
3 33 (16.18%) HP UFT
4 14 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (5.88%) Cucumber
6 10 (4.90%) WebDriver
6 10 (4.90%) JIRA
7 7 (3.43%) JMeter
8 6 (2.94%) Bugzilla
8 6 (2.94%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.45%) MSTest
10 4 (1.96%) Ranorex
10 4 (1.96%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.47%) Subversion
11 3 (1.47%) SpecFlow
11 3 (1.47%) Git (software)
12 2 (0.98%) LoadUI
12 2 (0.98%) Appium
12 2 (0.98%) Behat
12 2 (0.98%) RSpec
General
1 95 (46.57%) Finance
2 18 (8.82%) Banking
3 15 (7.35%) Retail
4 6 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.47%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.98%) Billing
6 2 (0.98%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.98%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.98%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) Back Office
7 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.49%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.37%) .NET
2 11 (5.39%) HTML
2 11 (5.39%) Gherkin
3 6 (2.94%) Web Services
4 5 (2.45%) CSS
5 3 (1.47%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.47%) Ajax
6 1 (0.49%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.49%) jQuery
6 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.49%) Backbone.js
6 1 (0.49%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.49%) Spring
6 1 (0.49%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.43%) Derivative
2 7 (3.43%) Fixed Income
3 6 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (2.45%) NHS
5 3 (1.47%) PMI
5 3 (1.47%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.98%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.98%) New Media
6 2 (0.98%) Handset
6 2 (0.98%) EMV
7 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.49%) GIS
7 1 (0.49%) Equities
7 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.90%) Windows
2 1 (0.49%) Android
2 1 (0.49%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (29.90%) Test Strategy
2 53 (25.98%) Performance Testing
3 50 (24.51%) Test Scripting
4 44 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 35 (17.16%) Test Management
7 32 (15.69%) Software Testing
8 23 (11.27%) Data Protection
8 23 (11.27%) Test Automation
9 22 (10.78%) Automated Testing
10 20 (9.80%) Functional Testing
11 19 (9.31%) BDD
12 18 (8.82%) Manual Testing
13 16 (7.84%) Automation Testing
13 16 (7.84%) Regression Testing
14 14 (6.86%) Non-Functional Testing
14 14 (6.86%) Mentoring
15 13 (6.37%) TDD
16 12 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (33.82%) Java
2 30 (14.71%) SQL
3 20 (9.80%) C#
4 14 (6.86%) C++
4 14 (6.86%) C
5 12 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 12 (5.88%) VB
6 11 (5.39%) Python
7 7 (3.43%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.96%) PHP
8 4 (1.96%) VBScript
8 4 (1.96%) Ruby
9 2 (0.98%) Scala
10 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 74 (36.27%) ISEB
2 64 (31.37%) ISTQB
3 27 (13.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (8.82%) Degree
5 11 (5.39%) HP ASE
6 6 (2.94%) SAP Certification
7 5 (2.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (2.45%) Security Cleared
8 4 (1.96%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.47%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (36.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 40 (19.61%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.98%) Nmap
Vendors
1 66 (32.35%) HP
2 28 (13.73%) SAP
3 25 (12.25%) Oracle
4 16 (7.84%) Microsoft
5 7 (3.43%) Capita
6 6 (2.94%) Citrix
6 6 (2.94%) Cognos
6 6 (2.94%) Siebel
7 4 (1.96%) IBM
8 3 (1.47%) BT
9 2 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.98%) McAfee
9 2 (0.98%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.98%) Qualys
10 1 (0.49%) Micro Focus
10 1 (0.49%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.49%) Murex
10 1 (0.49%) Calypso
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Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
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Salary: Competitive
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City, London
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Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
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City, London
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Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
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Central London / West End
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East Midlands
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