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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 668 803 795
Rank change year-on-year
+135 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 234 87 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.079% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.084% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 103 67 70
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £64,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +136 216 £47,500 +5.55% 10
London +92 107 £47,500 -5.00% 6
South East +38 49 £60,000 +55.84% 1
Berkshire +43 44 £60,000 -2.04%
Reading +31 28 £60,000 +4.34%
East of England - 25 £60,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 16 £60,000 - 1
West Midlands - 14 £60,000 -
City of London +31 11 £48,750 -30.35% 2
North West -1 11 £35,000 +27.27%
Bracknell -6 11 - -
Birmingham - 10 £60,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 9 £60,000 -
Leeds -1 8 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Manchester -10 8 £35,000 +27.27%
West Yorkshire -12 8 £35,000 - 2
Yorkshire -24 8 £35,000 -17.64% 2
East Midlands - 8 £35,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 8 £45,000 -
Cambridge - 8 £45,000 -
Scotland +8 7 £53,750 +26.47% 1
South West -1 6 - -
Bristol - 6 - -
Midlands - 6 - -
Watford - 6 £65,000 -
Edinburgh - 5 £60,000 - 1
Hampshire -25 3 £52,500 +36.36% 1
Docklands, London - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 £41,500 -
Shropshire - 2 - -

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 284 (61.34%) ISEB
2 242 (52.27%) Finance
3 235 (50.76%) QA
4 223 (48.16%) Software Testing
5 211 (45.57%) Retail
6 198 (42.76%) Agile Software Development
7 169 (36.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 139 (30.02%) Banking
9 123 (26.57%) HP Quality Center
9 123 (26.57%) Scrum
9 123 (26.57%) Test Scripting
10 117 (25.27%) HP
11 97 (20.95%) Aerospace
12 90 (19.44%) SQL
13 86 (18.57%) Security Cleared
14 72 (15.55%) Test Management
15 71 (15.33%) LoadRunner
16 69 (14.90%) Telecoms
17 66 (14.25%) Analytical Skills
18 64 (13.82%) SC Cleared
19 60 (12.96%) ISTQB
19 60 (12.96%) Functional Testing
20 58 (12.53%) Performance Testing
21 49 (10.58%) User Acceptance Testing
22 47 (10.15%) Test Automation
22 47 (10.15%) Test Strategy
23 46 (9.94%) QuickTest Pro
24 45 (9.72%) Test Planning
24 45 (9.72%) Java
25 42 (9.07%) Mentoring

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (1.73%) IIS
3 7 (1.51%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.86%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.65%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (0.43%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.22%) SAS
7 1 (0.22%) Confluence
7 1 (0.22%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (1.08%) MS Excel
1 5 (1.08%) Mingle
2 1 (0.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.51%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.43%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.43%) SAP APO
3 2 (0.43%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.43%) SAP PP
3 2 (0.43%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.54%) LAN
1 21 (4.54%) WAN
2 12 (2.59%) MVNO
3 1 (0.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.26%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (1.94%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.51%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.86%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.22%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.22%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 71 (15.33%) LoadRunner
2 46 (9.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 33 (7.13%) Selenium
4 19 (4.10%) Cucumber
5 17 (3.67%) SilkPerformer
5 17 (3.67%) JMeter
6 15 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (3.02%) FitNesse
8 12 (2.59%) SpecFlow
9 10 (2.16%) Visual Studio
10 9 (1.94%) WinRunner
10 9 (1.94%) JIRA
10 9 (1.94%) JBehave
11 8 (1.73%) SoapUI
12 6 (1.30%) WebDriver
12 6 (1.30%) LoadUI
13 5 (1.08%) Facilita Forecast
13 5 (1.08%) Concordion
13 5 (1.08%) WebLOAD
14 4 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 242 (52.27%) Finance
2 211 (45.57%) Retail
3 139 (30.02%) Banking
4 97 (20.95%) Aerospace
5 69 (14.90%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.94%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.86%) Back Office
7 4 (0.86%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Local Government
9 1 (0.22%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.54%) XML
2 18 (3.89%) .NET
3 10 (2.16%) SOAP
4 9 (1.94%) XML Messaging
5 7 (1.51%) Web Services
6 6 (1.30%) Ajax
6 6 (1.30%) REST
7 3 (0.65%) XML Schema
8 2 (0.43%) HTML
8 2 (0.43%) Apache CXF
8 2 (0.43%) J2EE
8 2 (0.43%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.22%) Natural Language Processing
9 1 (0.22%) Middleware
9 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.22%) Java SE
9 1 (0.22%) Java EE
9 1 (0.22%) GWT
9 1 (0.22%) JPA
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 66 (14.25%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.16%) Open Source
3 9 (1.94%) N-Tier
4 7 (1.51%) Client/Server
4 7 (1.51%) New Media
5 5 (1.08%) GIS
5 5 (1.08%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.65%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.43%) User Experience
8 1 (0.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.22%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.22%) Derivative
8 1 (0.22%) Statistics
8 1 (0.22%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.22%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 40 (8.64%) UNIX
2 29 (6.26%) Windows
3 26 (5.62%) Linux
4 19 (4.10%) Windows XP
4 19 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (4.10%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.30%) Solaris
6 5 (1.08%) Android
7 3 (0.65%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (48.16%) Software Testing
2 198 (42.76%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (26.57%) Scrum
3 123 (26.57%) Test Scripting
4 72 (15.55%) Test Management
5 60 (12.96%) Functional Testing
6 58 (12.53%) Performance Testing
7 49 (10.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 47 (10.15%) Test Strategy
8 47 (10.15%) Test Automation
9 45 (9.72%) Test Planning
10 42 (9.07%) Mentoring
11 31 (6.70%) Regression Testing
12 30 (6.48%) Automated Testing
13 25 (5.40%) Migration
13 25 (5.40%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (5.40%) ETL
14 24 (5.18%) Coaching
15 23 (4.97%) BDD
16 19 (4.10%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 90 (19.44%) SQL
2 45 (9.72%) Java
3 25 (5.40%) C#
4 18 (3.89%) Python
5 16 (3.46%) Ruby
6 11 (2.38%) XPath
7 8 (1.73%) C
8 5 (1.08%) Perl
8 5 (1.08%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.86%) C++
9 4 (0.86%) Groovy
10 3 (0.65%) VBScript
10 3 (0.65%) VB
11 2 (0.43%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 284 (61.34%) ISEB
2 169 (36.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 86 (18.57%) Security Cleared
4 64 (13.82%) SC Cleared
5 60 (12.96%) ISTQB
6 38 (8.21%) Degree
7 13 (2.81%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.94%) CTC Cleared
8 9 (1.94%) HP ASE
9 4 (0.86%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 4 (0.86%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.86%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
9 4 (0.86%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 4 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.65%) PMP
10 3 (0.65%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.22%) MCSD
11 1 (0.22%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (50.76%) QA
System Software
1 19 (4.10%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.30%) VMware ESX
2 6 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
2 6 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 123 (26.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.22%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (0.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 117 (25.27%) HP
2 30 (6.48%) Oracle
3 21 (4.54%) SAP
4 16 (3.46%) Microsoft
5 6 (1.30%) VMware
5 6 (1.30%) Fujitsu
5 6 (1.30%) Siebel
5 6 (1.30%) NetApp
6 5 (1.08%) Citrix
7 4 (0.86%) webMethods
8 3 (0.65%) BT
8 3 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.65%) IBM
9 2 (0.43%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.43%) ION Trading
9 2 (0.43%) Capita
10 1 (0.22%) Red Gate
10 1 (0.22%) Cognos
10 1 (0.22%) Lotus
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