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

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Consultant
Rank 802 791 742
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 94 149 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 71 80 93
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £33,900
10% offered a salary of more than £64,750 £75,000 £64,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year
-13.15% +3.26%

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
104431 113016 104618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.61% 94.72%
Number of salaries quoted 85383 91912 87037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £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%

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 May 2015 within the UK.

Test Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Consultant
Top 30 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 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 -32 83 £42,500 -10.52% 8
London -21 42 £54,250 -1.36% 3
South East +3 13 £50,000 +5.26% 1
North West +13 7 £27,500 -
Berkshire +1 7 £48,750 +37.32% 1
City of London +17 6 £56,000 -27.74% 2
Cheshire +4 5 £27,500 -
Reading -4 5 £48,750 +35.41%
West Midlands -6 5 £42,500 - 2
Birmingham - 5 £42,500 -
Yorkshire +2 4 £37,500 -11.76%
Scotland - 4 £46,250 - 1
Edinburgh - 3 £45,000 - 1
High Wycombe - 3 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £50,000 -
East of England +27 2 £33,250 +2.30% 2
Suffolk +9 2 £33,250 +2.30%
Leeds +5 2 £35,000 -
Ipswich +1 2 £33,250 +2.30%
West Yorkshire -7 2 £35,000 -17.64%
South Yorkshire -15 2 £40,000 -
South West -15 2 £42,500 +11.84%
Sheffield -15 2 £40,000 -
Manchester - 2 £35,000 -
Glasgow - 2 £47,500 -
South Coast - 2 - -
Home Counties - 2 - -
Hampshire 0 1 - -
Bristol -3 1 £42,500 -
Gloucestershire -17 1 - -

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 163 (52.41%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (51.45%) QA
3 156 (50.16%) Finance
4 155 (49.84%) ISEB
5 133 (42.77%) Software Testing
6 111 (35.69%) Banking
7 103 (33.12%) Retail
8 101 (32.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 99 (31.83%) Scrum
10 93 (29.90%) HP
11 91 (29.26%) Performance Testing
12 84 (27.01%) Aerospace
13 80 (25.72%) SQL
13 80 (25.72%) Test Scripting
14 76 (24.44%) HP Quality Center
14 76 (24.44%) Selenium
15 65 (20.90%) LoadRunner
16 61 (19.61%) ISTQB
17 60 (19.29%) QuickTest Pro
18 58 (18.65%) Test Strategy
19 55 (17.68%) Test Management
20 54 (17.36%) Test Automation
21 53 (17.04%) Java
22 49 (15.76%) User Acceptance Testing
23 43 (13.83%) Automated Testing
24 37 (11.90%) JMeter
25 33 (10.61%) Oracle
26 30 (9.65%) Windows
27 29 (9.32%) Open Source
28 28 (9.00%) Manual Testing

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 4 (1.29%) SharePoint
1 4 (1.29%) Apache
2 3 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (0.96%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (0.96%) Oracle BPEL
2 3 (0.96%) IIS
3 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.64%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (2.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.96%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.64%) Summit
4 1 (0.32%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.64%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.61%) HTTP
2 4 (1.29%) DNS
2 4 (1.29%) LAN
2 4 (1.29%) WAN
3 3 (0.96%) Internet
4 2 (0.64%) Network Security
5 1 (0.32%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.54%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.25%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.25%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.29%) Informix
5 4 (1.29%) MySQL
6 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.32%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 76 (24.44%) Selenium
2 65 (20.90%) LoadRunner
3 60 (19.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 37 (11.90%) JMeter
5 21 (6.75%) WebDriver
6 16 (5.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (4.82%) SilkPerformer
8 12 (3.86%) SoapUI
9 11 (3.54%) JIRA
9 11 (3.54%) Cucumber
10 10 (3.22%) MSTest
11 8 (2.57%) Visual Studio
12 7 (2.25%) Facilita Forecast
12 7 (2.25%) WebLOAD
12 7 (2.25%) WinRunner
12 7 (2.25%) Bugzilla
13 6 (1.93%) SpecFlow
14 5 (1.61%) Calabash
14 5 (1.61%) FitNesse
14 5 (1.61%) LoadUI
General
1 156 (50.16%) Finance
2 111 (35.69%) Banking
3 103 (33.12%) Retail
4 84 (27.01%) Aerospace
5 23 (7.40%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.61%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.96%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.64%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.64%) Billing
9 1 (0.32%) Local Government
9 1 (0.32%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.50%) Gherkin
2 11 (3.54%) .NET
3 10 (3.22%) Ajax
4 9 (2.89%) HTML
4 9 (2.89%) SOAP
5 6 (1.93%) Web Services
6 5 (1.61%) CSS
7 2 (0.64%) XML
7 2 (0.64%) GWT
7 2 (0.64%) Java SE
7 2 (0.64%) Java EE
7 2 (0.64%) JPA
8 1 (0.32%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.32%) Open Source
2 24 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.25%) GIS
4 3 (0.96%) Derivative
4 3 (0.96%) N-Tier
4 3 (0.96%) Fixed Income
5 2 (0.64%) User Experience
5 2 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (0.64%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.32%) New Media
6 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.32%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.32%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.32%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.65%) Windows
2 24 (7.72%) UNIX
3 17 (5.47%) Linux
4 4 (1.29%) Solaris
4 4 (1.29%) Android
5 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.96%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.96%) Windows XP
5 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (52.41%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (42.77%) Software Testing
3 99 (31.83%) Scrum
4 91 (29.26%) Performance Testing
5 80 (25.72%) Test Scripting
6 58 (18.65%) Test Strategy
7 55 (17.68%) Test Management
8 54 (17.36%) Test Automation
9 49 (15.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 43 (13.83%) Automated Testing
11 28 (9.00%) Manual Testing
12 27 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 26 (8.36%) BDD
13 26 (8.36%) Functional Testing
14 25 (8.04%) Waterfall
15 21 (6.75%) Mentoring
16 20 (6.43%) Integration Testing
17 19 (6.11%) TDD
17 19 (6.11%) Regression Testing
18 18 (5.79%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 80 (25.72%) SQL
2 53 (17.04%) Java
3 16 (5.14%) C#
4 13 (4.18%) Python
5 11 (3.54%) C++
5 11 (3.54%) T-SQL
5 11 (3.54%) VB
6 10 (3.22%) C
7 9 (2.89%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.93%) PHP
9 5 (1.61%) VBScript
10 4 (1.29%) Perl
10 4 (1.29%) Groovy
11 2 (0.64%) Ruby
12 1 (0.32%) XPath
12 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 155 (49.84%) ISEB
2 101 (32.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 61 (19.61%) ISTQB
4 21 (6.75%) Security Cleared
5 20 (6.43%) Degree
6 19 (6.11%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.57%) HP ASE
8 6 (1.93%) PMP
8 6 (1.93%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (51.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 76 (24.44%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.29%) CA LISA
3 2 (0.64%) Nmap
Vendors
1 93 (29.90%) HP
2 33 (10.61%) Oracle
3 26 (8.36%) SAP
4 15 (4.82%) Microsoft
5 12 (3.86%) Capita
6 11 (3.54%) IBM
7 10 (3.22%) Cognos
8 9 (2.89%) BT
9 7 (2.25%) Siebel
9 7 (2.25%) Citrix
10 5 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.29%) webMethods
11 4 (1.29%) CA
12 3 (0.96%) ION Trading
12 3 (0.96%) Business Objects
13 2 (0.64%) McAfee
13 2 (0.64%) Qualys
13 2 (0.64%) NetSuite
14 1 (0.32%) Calypso
14 1 (0.32%) Murex
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