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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 671 747 769
Rank change year-on-year
+76 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 232 131 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 107 103 113
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £37,300
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -4.76%

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
107850 100706 111819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.25% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87304 83723 95384
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% 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 22 September 2014 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 22 September 2014. 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 +91 212 £40,000 -5.88% 25
London +42 124 £45,000 -3.74% 10
South East +9 30 £50,000 +8.10% 6
Berkshire +17 27 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Reading +1 15 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Manchester -1 14 £35,000 +20.68% 1
North West -9 14 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Leeds -28 12 £35,000 +7.69% 1
West Yorkshire -42 12 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Yorkshire -52 12 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Midlands - 12 - - 2
Bracknell - 9 - - 1
East of England +2 7 £41,250 +10.00% 2
City of London -4 7 £45,000 -7.69% 2
Scotland -14 7 £46,750 -35.51%
East Midlands - 7 £35,000 -
Suffolk - 5 £39,500 - 1
Ipswich - 5 £39,500 - 1
Edinburgh -10 4 £47,500 -34.48%
Stirling - 3 £46,000 -
Hertfordshire -10 2 £63,750 +112.50% 1
West Midlands -13 2 £35,000 -50.00% 2
Surrey - 2 £55,000 -
Watford - 2 £63,750 - 1
Birmingham +1 1 £35,000 -50.00% 2
Hampshire -9 1 £70,000 +51.35%
Uxbridge - 1 £42,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £40,000 -
Southampton - 1 £70,000 -
Leatherhead - 1 - -

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 256 (55.53%) QA
2 249 (54.01%) ISEB
3 244 (52.93%) Software Testing
4 223 (48.37%) Finance
5 185 (40.13%) Retail
6 154 (33.41%) HP
7 142 (30.80%) Agile Software Development
8 131 (28.42%) HP Quality Center
9 124 (26.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 98 (21.26%) Security Cleared
11 97 (21.04%) Test Scripting
12 83 (18.00%) Test Planning
13 81 (17.57%) Test Management
14 75 (16.27%) ISTQB
15 72 (15.62%) Telecoms
15 72 (15.62%) Analytical Skills
16 70 (15.18%) LoadRunner
17 66 (14.32%) User Acceptance Testing
18 64 (13.88%) Performance Testing
18 64 (13.88%) SC Cleared
19 60 (13.02%) SQL
20 54 (11.71%) Banking
21 53 (11.50%) Test Strategy
22 52 (11.28%) Selenium
23 51 (11.06%) Functional Testing
23 51 (11.06%) Test Automation
24 48 (10.41%) Regression Testing
25 45 (9.76%) Java
26 41 (8.89%) Scrum
27 39 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 10 (2.17%) Tomcat
2 9 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (1.74%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.30%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.08%) IIS
6 4 (0.87%) CMS
6 4 (0.87%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.87%) Apache
7 3 (0.65%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (3.04%) MS Office
2 5 (1.08%) Mingle
3 2 (0.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 24 (5.21%) JDE OneWorld
2 21 (4.56%) SAP FI/CO
2 21 (4.56%) SAP FI
2 21 (4.56%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.65%) SAP FI-GL
4 2 (0.43%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.43%) SAP APO
4 2 (0.43%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.43%) SAP PP
4 2 (0.43%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.95%) LAN
1 9 (1.95%) WAN
2 5 (1.08%) MVNO
3 4 (0.87%) Internet
4 1 (0.22%) LTE
4 1 (0.22%) GGSN
4 1 (0.22%) SGSN
4 1 (0.22%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (3.25%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (0.87%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.65%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.22%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.22%) DataStage
7 1 (0.22%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 70 (15.18%) LoadRunner
2 52 (11.28%) Selenium
3 39 (8.46%) QuickTest Pro
4 19 (4.12%) WebDriver
5 18 (3.90%) Cucumber
5 18 (3.90%) JMeter
5 18 (3.90%) SilkPerformer
6 16 (3.47%) FitNesse
7 14 (3.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (2.82%) WinRunner
9 10 (2.17%) SpecFlow
10 9 (1.95%) Ranorex
10 9 (1.95%) JBehave
10 9 (1.95%) TestComplete
11 8 (1.74%) JUnit
12 7 (1.52%) JIRA
13 6 (1.30%) WATIR
14 5 (1.08%) Visual Studio
14 5 (1.08%) Concordion
15 4 (0.87%) Hudson
General
1 223 (48.37%) Finance
2 185 (40.13%) Retail
3 72 (15.62%) Telecoms
4 54 (11.71%) Banking
5 21 (4.56%) Back Office
6 14 (3.04%) Investment Banking
7 13 (2.82%) Publishing
8 11 (2.39%) Aerospace
9 9 (1.95%) Billing
10 6 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.08%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.87%) Games
13 3 (0.65%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.22%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.86%) .NET
2 26 (5.64%) XML
3 19 (4.12%) Web Services
4 16 (3.47%) XML Messaging
5 10 (2.17%) .NET Framework
6 8 (1.74%) Ajax
7 6 (1.30%) SOAP
8 5 (1.08%) GWT
8 5 (1.08%) Java SE
8 5 (1.08%) Java EE
8 5 (1.08%) JPA
9 4 (0.87%) REST
9 4 (0.87%) Apache CXF
9 4 (0.87%) Middleware
9 4 (0.87%) J2EE
10 1 (0.22%) HTML
10 1 (0.22%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 72 (15.62%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.82%) Client/Server
3 11 (2.39%) Mobile App
4 9 (1.95%) Mathematics
5 7 (1.52%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.08%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.08%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.08%) Open Source
6 5 (1.08%) New Media
7 4 (0.87%) iPad
7 4 (0.87%) iPhone
8 3 (0.65%) Derivative
8 3 (0.65%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.43%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.43%) GIS
9 2 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.43%) Blog
10 1 (0.22%) Equities
10 1 (0.22%) Statistics
10 1 (0.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (2.60%) UNIX
2 11 (2.39%) Android
3 10 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (2.17%) Windows
4 9 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (1.95%) Windows XP
4 9 (1.95%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.08%) Solaris
5 5 (1.08%) Linux
6 3 (0.65%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (52.93%) Software Testing
2 142 (30.80%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (21.04%) Test Scripting
4 83 (18.00%) Test Planning
5 81 (17.57%) Test Management
6 66 (14.32%) User Acceptance Testing
7 64 (13.88%) Performance Testing
8 53 (11.50%) Test Strategy
9 51 (11.06%) Functional Testing
9 51 (11.06%) Test Automation
10 48 (10.41%) Regression Testing
11 41 (8.89%) Scrum
12 39 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
13 38 (8.24%) System Testing
14 30 (6.51%) TMap
15 27 (5.86%) Migration
15 27 (5.86%) Automated Testing
16 26 (5.64%) Validation
17 25 (5.42%) PRINCE2
18 24 (5.21%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 60 (13.02%) SQL
2 45 (9.76%) Java
3 32 (6.94%) C#
4 15 (3.25%) Ruby
5 14 (3.04%) Python
6 13 (2.82%) ABAP
7 9 (1.95%) XPath
8 7 (1.52%) C
9 5 (1.08%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.08%) Perl
10 4 (0.87%) Groovy
11 3 (0.65%) C++
12 2 (0.43%) Scala
12 2 (0.43%) PHP
12 2 (0.43%) VBScript
12 2 (0.43%) VB
13 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 249 (54.01%) ISEB
2 124 (26.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 98 (21.26%) Security Cleared
4 75 (16.27%) ISTQB
5 64 (13.88%) SC Cleared
6 35 (7.59%) Degree
7 22 (4.77%) DV Cleared
8 19 (4.12%) CTC Cleared
9 12 (2.60%) HP ASE
10 4 (0.87%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 4 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.87%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.87%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 4 (0.87%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.22%) HP AIS
11 1 (0.22%) CCNP
11 1 (0.22%) CCNA
11 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 256 (55.53%) QA
System Software
1 9 (1.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.08%) VMware ESX
2 5 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 131 (28.42%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.43%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (0.43%) Nessus
Vendors
1 154 (33.41%) HP
2 38 (8.24%) SAP
3 19 (4.12%) Microsoft
4 14 (3.04%) Oracle
5 12 (2.60%) Ab Initio
6 8 (1.74%) MicroStrategy
6 8 (1.74%) Cognos
7 7 (1.52%) Netezza
8 5 (1.08%) Fujitsu
8 5 (1.08%) NetApp
8 5 (1.08%) VMware
9 4 (0.87%) FatWire
9 4 (0.87%) JBoss
9 4 (0.87%) Siebel
9 4 (0.87%) IBM
9 4 (0.87%) Software AG
10 3 (0.65%) Citrix
11 1 (0.22%) Informatica
11 1 (0.22%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.22%) Lotus
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