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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Consultant
Rank 789 674 769
Rank change year-on-year
-115 +95
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 111 238 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.22% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 84 97 84
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £28,600
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +21.42%

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
104280 108595 100152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86823 87800 83027
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 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 31 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 -103 97 £47,500 +11.76% 14
London -92 48 £52,500 +16.66% 9
North West +10 13 £24,000 -31.42%
West Midlands -6 12 £47,500 +35.71% 2
Birmingham +12 9 £47,500 +35.71%
South East -2 7 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Warrington - 6 - -
Cheshire - 6 - -
Manchester -3 5 £24,000 -31.42%
East of England +10 4 £45,000 +5.88%
Scotland -8 4 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Oxfordshire - 4 £43,750 -
Oxford - 4 £43,750 -
City of London +15 3 £70,000 +21.73% 6
Leeds +4 3 - - 2
Edinburgh -3 3 £56,250 +18.42% 1
West Yorkshire -3 3 - - 2
Yorkshire -4 3 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 3 £45,000 -
Huntingdon - 3 £45,000 -
Berkshire -10 2 £51,250 +2.50% 1
Coventry - 2 £35,000 - 2
Glasgow - 2 £47,500 - 1
Staffordshire +7 1 £31,500 -10.00%
Hertfordshire -2 1 - -
Borehamwood -20 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £32,500 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - -

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 104 (46.43%) Finance
2 89 (39.73%) Selenium
3 78 (34.82%) QA
3 78 (34.82%) Java
4 76 (33.93%) ISEB
5 74 (33.04%) ISTQB
6 70 (31.25%) Test Strategy
6 70 (31.25%) HP
7 55 (24.55%) Performance Testing
8 52 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
9 48 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 46 (20.54%) Test Scripting
11 45 (20.09%) LoadRunner
12 43 (19.20%) HP Quality Center
13 41 (18.30%) HP UFT
14 35 (15.63%) SAP
15 34 (15.18%) Test Management
16 31 (13.84%) Analytical Skills
17 30 (13.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 30 (13.39%) SQL
18 27 (12.05%) Data Protection
18 27 (12.05%) Software Testing
19 25 (11.16%) Degree
19 25 (11.16%) Test Automation
20 24 (10.71%) Automation Testing
20 24 (10.71%) Automated Testing
20 24 (10.71%) C#
21 23 (10.27%) Oracle
22 20 (8.93%) Manual Testing
22 20 (8.93%) Functional Testing

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (2.23%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.34%) Mule
2 3 (1.34%) Confluence
2 3 (1.34%) Mule ESB
2 3 (1.34%) JBoss
2 3 (1.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (4.91%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.45%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.45%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.45%) Summit
2 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.13%) HTTP
2 2 (0.89%) Internet
2 2 (0.89%) NFC
3 1 (0.45%) Wireless Security
3 1 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (1.79%) Big Data
4 3 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 89 (39.73%) Selenium
2 45 (20.09%) LoadRunner
3 41 (18.30%) HP UFT
4 20 (8.93%) Cucumber
5 15 (6.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (5.36%) JIRA
7 11 (4.91%) Jenkins
8 10 (4.46%) WebDriver
9 7 (3.13%) JMeter
9 7 (3.13%) Bugzilla
10 6 (2.68%) Visual Studio
10 6 (2.68%) SilkTest
11 5 (2.23%) Git (software)
12 4 (1.79%) Ranorex
12 4 (1.79%) Hudson
13 3 (1.34%) Rational Performance Tester
13 3 (1.34%) Eclipse
13 3 (1.34%) JUnit
13 3 (1.34%) CruiseControl
13 3 (1.34%) Subversion
General
1 104 (46.43%) Finance
2 20 (8.93%) Banking
3 15 (6.70%) Retail
4 8 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.34%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.34%) Billing
7 2 (0.89%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.89%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.45%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.45%) Back Office
8 1 (0.45%) Electronics
8 1 (0.45%) Local Government
8 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.04%) .NET
2 10 (4.46%) Gherkin
3 8 (3.57%) HTML
3 8 (3.57%) Web Services
4 5 (2.23%) CSS
5 3 (1.34%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.34%) Hibernate
5 3 (1.34%) Spring
5 3 (1.34%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (1.34%) jQuery
5 3 (1.34%) Backbone.js
6 2 (0.89%) Ajax
7 1 (0.45%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.84%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.57%) Derivative
2 8 (3.57%) Fixed Income
3 7 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (2.23%) NHS
4 5 (2.23%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.79%) PMI
6 3 (1.34%) User Experience
7 2 (0.89%) New Media
7 2 (0.89%) Handset
7 2 (0.89%) EMV
8 1 (0.45%) DTV
8 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.45%) Equities
8 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.45%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.13%) Windows
2 2 (0.89%) UNIX
3 1 (0.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (31.25%) Test Strategy
2 55 (24.55%) Performance Testing
3 52 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 46 (20.54%) Test Scripting
6 34 (15.18%) Test Management
7 27 (12.05%) Data Protection
7 27 (12.05%) Software Testing
8 25 (11.16%) Test Automation
9 24 (10.71%) Automation Testing
9 24 (10.71%) Automated Testing
10 20 (8.93%) Functional Testing
10 20 (8.93%) Manual Testing
10 20 (8.93%) Mentoring
11 19 (8.48%) BDD
12 15 (6.70%) Regression Testing
13 13 (5.80%) Waterfall
14 12 (5.36%) Non-Functional Testing
14 12 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (5.36%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 78 (34.82%) Java
2 30 (13.39%) SQL
3 24 (10.71%) C#
4 19 (8.48%) C
5 13 (5.80%) C++
5 13 (5.80%) T-SQL
6 10 (4.46%) Python
7 9 (4.02%) VB
8 7 (3.13%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.68%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.79%) VBScript
10 4 (1.79%) Ruby
11 2 (0.89%) Scala
11 2 (0.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 76 (33.93%) ISEB
2 74 (33.04%) ISTQB
3 30 (13.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 25 (11.16%) Degree
5 11 (4.91%) HP ASE
6 9 (4.02%) SAP Certification
7 8 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (2.23%) Security Cleared
9 4 (1.79%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.79%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (34.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 43 (19.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 70 (31.25%) HP
2 35 (15.63%) SAP
3 23 (10.27%) Oracle
4 17 (7.59%) Microsoft
5 10 (4.46%) IBM
6 6 (2.68%) Cognos
6 6 (2.68%) Micro Focus
6 6 (2.68%) Capita
7 5 (2.23%) Siebel
7 5 (2.23%) Citrix
8 3 (1.34%) ATG
9 1 (0.45%) Talend
9 1 (0.45%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.45%) Murex
9 1 (0.45%) Calypso
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
360 Resourcing
Salary: very competitive + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 14 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 14 days ago
Coventry
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Coventry
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
City, London
Acutest
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
City, London
Acutest
Salary: £Very Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds
The Test People
Salary: Salary Dependent on Experience - Excellent Package
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds
The Test People
Salary: Rate / Salary dependent on experience
Posted: 19 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Good Career Benefits Package
Posted: 22 days ago