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

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Consultant
Rank 768 670 788
Rank change year-on-year
-98 +118
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 122 254 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.22% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.23% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 91 68 79
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £35,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £63,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +18.75%

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
103340 111175 103885
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.44% 94.51% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 85358 91120 86565
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 £27,000 £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 7 July 2015 within the UK.

Test Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Consultant
Top 29 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 7 July 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 -102 108 £47,500 - 16
London -85 43 £50,000 +5.26% 10
South East +15 22 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Berkshire -5 13 £50,000 +16.27% 1
Birmingham -10 12 £47,500 +35.71% 1
West Midlands -13 12 £47,500 +35.71% 1
North West +15 7 £24,000 -55.34%
Reading +2 7 £55,000 +10.00% 1
East of England 0 7 £45,000 +5.88%
City of London +46 6 £50,000 -35.48% 6
Hertfordshire +5 6 - -
Borehamwood -6 6 - -
Manchester +10 5 £24,000 -55.34%
Scotland +14 3 £47,500 -
Oxfordshire +11 3 £45,000 -21.73% 1
Oxford -3 3 £45,000 -21.73% 1
Glasgow - 3 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £52,500 -
Edinburgh +7 2 £47,500 -
Hampshire 0 2 - -
High Wycombe - 2 £52,500 -
Cambridgeshire +6 1 £45,000 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Andover - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Huntingdon - 1 £45,000 -
Preston - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Paddington - 1 £62,500 -

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (44.26%) Finance
2 92 (39.15%) ISEB
3 90 (38.30%) QA
4 86 (36.60%) Selenium
5 82 (34.89%) HP
6 77 (32.77%) Performance Testing
7 71 (30.21%) Agile Software Development
8 70 (29.79%) Java
9 69 (29.36%) ISTQB
10 62 (26.38%) Test Strategy
11 60 (25.53%) Test Scripting
12 53 (22.55%) Software Testing
12 53 (22.55%) HP Quality Center
13 46 (19.57%) LoadRunner
14 45 (19.15%) SQL
15 43 (18.30%) HP UFT
16 40 (17.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 39 (16.60%) Banking
18 38 (16.17%) Stakeholder Management
18 38 (16.17%) Test Management
19 34 (14.47%) Test Automation
20 32 (13.62%) Oracle
21 31 (13.19%) Retail
21 31 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
22 30 (12.77%) SAP
23 29 (12.34%) Automated Testing
24 26 (11.06%) BDD
25 23 (9.79%) JMeter
25 23 (9.79%) Scrum
25 23 (9.79%) C#

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.70%) Apache
3 3 (1.28%) Oracle BPEL
3 3 (1.28%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (1.28%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (1.28%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.85%) Summit
3 1 (0.43%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.85%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.68%) HTTP
2 4 (1.70%) DNS
3 2 (0.85%) Internet
3 2 (0.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.55%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.70%) MySQL
5 3 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.28%) Big Data
6 2 (0.85%) Informix
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 86 (36.60%) Selenium
2 46 (19.57%) LoadRunner
3 43 (18.30%) HP UFT
4 23 (9.79%) JMeter
5 20 (8.51%) WebDriver
6 15 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (5.11%) JIRA
8 11 (4.68%) Cucumber
9 9 (3.83%) Bugzilla
10 8 (3.40%) MSTest
11 7 (2.98%) Appium
12 6 (2.55%) SoapUI
13 5 (2.13%) Jenkins
13 5 (2.13%) Calabash
14 4 (1.70%) Ranorex
14 4 (1.70%) Behat
14 4 (1.70%) Visual Studio
14 4 (1.70%) SilkPerformer
15 3 (1.28%) Subversion
15 3 (1.28%) Git (software)
General
1 104 (44.26%) Finance
2 39 (16.60%) Banking
3 31 (13.19%) Retail
4 16 (6.81%) Aerospace
5 7 (2.98%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.70%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.28%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.28%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.85%) Billing
9 1 (0.43%) Local Government
9 1 (0.43%) Back Office
9 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.43%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.81%) Gherkin
2 14 (5.96%) HTML
3 12 (5.11%) .NET
4 6 (2.55%) CSS
4 6 (2.55%) Web Services
5 5 (2.13%) SOAP
6 4 (1.70%) Ajax
7 3 (1.28%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.43%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.13%) Fixed Income
2 5 (2.13%) NHS
2 5 (2.13%) Derivative
3 4 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (0.85%) PMI
4 2 (0.85%) GIS
4 2 (0.85%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.85%) Digital Media
4 2 (0.85%) New Media
5 1 (0.43%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.96%) Windows
2 3 (1.28%) Android
3 2 (0.85%) UNIX
3 2 (0.85%) Solaris
4 1 (0.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (32.77%) Performance Testing
2 71 (30.21%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (26.38%) Test Strategy
4 60 (25.53%) Test Scripting
5 53 (22.55%) Software Testing
6 38 (16.17%) Test Management
6 38 (16.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (14.47%) Test Automation
8 29 (12.34%) Automated Testing
9 26 (11.06%) BDD
10 23 (9.79%) Scrum
11 21 (8.94%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (8.51%) Functional Testing
12 20 (8.51%) Non-Functional Testing
13 19 (8.09%) Data Protection
14 18 (7.66%) Open Source
14 18 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (7.66%) Regression Testing
14 18 (7.66%) TDD
15 17 (7.23%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (29.79%) Java
2 45 (19.15%) SQL
3 23 (9.79%) C#
4 16 (6.81%) T-SQL
5 15 (6.38%) Python
6 14 (5.96%) C++
7 13 (5.53%) C
7 13 (5.53%) VB
8 10 (4.26%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.55%) PHP
10 4 (1.70%) VBScript
10 4 (1.70%) Ruby
11 2 (0.85%) Groovy
11 2 (0.85%) Scala
11 2 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 92 (39.15%) ISEB
2 69 (29.36%) ISTQB
3 40 (17.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (6.81%) Degree
5 11 (4.68%) HP ASE
6 5 (2.13%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.13%) SAP Certification
7 4 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.70%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.85%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (38.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 53 (22.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.85%) CA LISA
2 2 (0.85%) Nmap
Vendors
1 82 (34.89%) HP
2 32 (13.62%) Oracle
3 30 (12.77%) SAP
4 16 (6.81%) Microsoft
5 11 (4.68%) Capita
6 10 (4.26%) Cognos
7 9 (3.83%) IBM
8 7 (2.98%) Siebel
8 7 (2.98%) Citrix
9 6 (2.55%) BT
10 3 (1.28%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.85%) CA
11 2 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.85%) webMethods
11 2 (0.85%) McAfee
11 2 (0.85%) NetSuite
11 2 (0.85%) Qualys
12 1 (0.43%) Murex
12 1 (0.43%) Calypso
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Smartedge
Salary: From £32,500 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
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Salary: £3000 - £40000 per annum + pension, bonus, PMI
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: 6 days ago
England
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Acutest
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
360 Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
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