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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Consultant
Rank 760 732 761
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 113 187 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 85 69 91
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £72,425 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
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 £27,500 £27,000
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 29 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 29 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 -32 100 £45,000 -5.26% 17
London -16 44 £51,250 +2.50% 9
South East +2 18 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Berkshire +11 11 £50,000 +38.88%
West Midlands +1 8 £47,500 - 1
Birmingham - 8 £47,500 - 1
East of England +18 7 £33,250 +2.30% 2
Reading 0 7 £55,000 +52.77%
City of London +31 6 £50,000 -35.48% 6
North West +15 5 £31,250 -56.89%
Hertfordshire - 5 - -
Borehamwood - 5 - -
Yorkshire +6 4 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £50,000 -
Glasgow - 3 £47,500 -
High Wycombe - 3 £50,000 -
Scotland - 3 £47,500 -
Manchester +21 2 £35,000 -51.72%
Leeds +14 2 £35,000 -
Suffolk +11 2 £33,250 +2.30%
Cheshire +5 2 £27,500 -
West Yorkshire +4 2 £35,000 -17.64% 1
South Yorkshire -7 2 £40,000 -
Ipswich -7 2 £33,250 +2.30%
Sheffield -9 2 £40,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 £47,500 -
Hampshire -4 1 - - 1
Bristol -9 1 £42,500 -
South West -14 1 £42,500 -
Home Counties - 1 - -

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 142 (50.71%) Finance
1 142 (50.71%) QA
2 132 (47.14%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (46.79%) ISEB
4 109 (38.93%) Software Testing
5 93 (33.21%) Banking
6 92 (32.86%) HP
6 92 (32.86%) Performance Testing
7 86 (30.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 84 (30.00%) Selenium
9 83 (29.64%) Retail
10 76 (27.14%) Scrum
11 67 (23.93%) Java
11 67 (23.93%) HP Quality Center
12 66 (23.57%) Test Scripting
12 66 (23.57%) SQL
13 65 (23.21%) Test Strategy
14 63 (22.50%) Aerospace
15 62 (22.14%) ISTQB
16 57 (20.36%) LoadRunner
17 54 (19.29%) QuickTest Pro
18 52 (18.57%) Test Management
19 49 (17.50%) Test Automation
20 42 (15.00%) Automated Testing
21 35 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
21 35 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
22 33 (11.79%) Oracle
22 33 (11.79%) SAP
23 29 (10.36%) BDD
24 27 (9.64%) Analytical Skills

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (1.43%) Apache
1 4 (1.43%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.07%) Oracle BPEL
2 3 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (1.07%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (1.07%) IIS
3 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.07%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (1.07%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.07%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (1.07%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (1.07%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.71%) Summit
3 1 (0.36%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.71%) Veeva
1 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.57%) HTTP
2 4 (1.43%) DNS
3 3 (1.07%) Internet
4 2 (0.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.79%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.43%) Informix
5 4 (1.43%) MySQL
6 3 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.36%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 84 (30.00%) Selenium
2 57 (20.36%) LoadRunner
3 54 (19.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 25 (8.93%) JMeter
5 23 (8.21%) WebDriver
6 14 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (4.64%) Cucumber
8 12 (4.29%) SoapUI
8 12 (4.29%) JIRA
9 10 (3.57%) MSTest
10 9 (3.21%) Bugzilla
11 6 (2.14%) Visual Studio
11 6 (2.14%) Jenkins
11 6 (2.14%) SpecFlow
11 6 (2.14%) SilkPerformer
12 5 (1.79%) Calabash
12 5 (1.79%) JBehave
12 5 (1.79%) Appium
13 4 (1.43%) Behat
13 4 (1.43%) Maven
General
1 142 (50.71%) Finance
2 93 (33.21%) Banking
3 83 (29.64%) Retail
4 63 (22.50%) Aerospace
5 11 (3.93%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.79%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.43%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.71%) Billing
8 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.36%) Back Office
9 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.07%) Gherkin
2 14 (5.00%) HTML
3 10 (3.57%) .NET
4 9 (3.21%) SOAP
5 6 (2.14%) Web Services
5 6 (2.14%) CSS
5 6 (2.14%) Ajax
6 1 (0.36%) GWT
6 1 (0.36%) Java SE
6 1 (0.36%) Java EE
6 1 (0.36%) JPA
6 1 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.79%) NHS
3 4 (1.43%) Fixed Income
3 4 (1.43%) Derivative
4 3 (1.07%) GIS
4 3 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (1.07%) N-Tier
5 2 (0.71%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.36%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.36%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.36%) New Media
6 1 (0.36%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.21%) Windows
2 14 (5.00%) UNIX
3 11 (3.93%) Linux
4 5 (1.79%) Android
5 4 (1.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (47.14%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (38.93%) Software Testing
3 92 (32.86%) Performance Testing
4 76 (27.14%) Scrum
5 66 (23.57%) Test Scripting
6 65 (23.21%) Test Strategy
7 52 (18.57%) Test Management
8 49 (17.50%) Test Automation
9 42 (15.00%) Automated Testing
10 35 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 35 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 29 (10.36%) BDD
12 25 (8.93%) Open Source
13 24 (8.57%) Waterfall
13 24 (8.57%) Manual Testing
14 23 (8.21%) Functional Testing
15 20 (7.14%) TDD
16 19 (6.79%) Non-Functional Testing
16 19 (6.79%) ITIL
17 18 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 67 (23.93%) Java
2 66 (23.57%) SQL
3 17 (6.07%) C#
4 15 (5.36%) Python
5 14 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 13 (4.64%) C
6 13 (4.64%) C++
6 13 (4.64%) VB
7 12 (4.29%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.14%) PHP
9 4 (1.43%) Perl
9 4 (1.43%) VBScript
9 4 (1.43%) Groovy
10 3 (1.07%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 131 (46.79%) ISEB
2 86 (30.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 62 (22.14%) ISTQB
4 15 (5.36%) Degree
5 11 (3.93%) Security Cleared
6 10 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 10 (3.57%) HP ASE
7 6 (2.14%) PMP
7 6 (2.14%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.71%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (50.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 67 (23.93%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.43%) CA LISA
3 2 (0.71%) Nmap
Vendors
1 92 (32.86%) HP
2 33 (11.79%) Oracle
2 33 (11.79%) SAP
3 15 (5.36%) Microsoft
4 12 (4.29%) Capita
5 11 (3.93%) Cognos
5 11 (3.93%) IBM
6 8 (2.86%) Siebel
6 8 (2.86%) Citrix
6 8 (2.86%) BT
7 4 (1.43%) CA
7 4 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.43%) webMethods
8 3 (1.07%) ION Trading
8 3 (1.07%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.71%) McAfee
9 2 (0.71%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.71%) Qualys
10 1 (0.36%) Murex
10 1 (0.36%) Calypso
London
Connectus
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000-£60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 10 days ago
England
Fruition IT
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
City, London
Acutest
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
England
Fruition IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 23 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: 23 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: 23 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Sogeti
Posted: 23 days ago