The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 613 745 809
Rank change year-on-year
+132 +64
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 278 125 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.12% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.12% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 91 85 70
Average salary £45,000 £39,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+55.00% -20.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109888 102187 111746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.37% 94.26% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 89595 84579 95723
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +68 256 £45,000 +15.38% 11
London +74 181 £45,000 +9.75% 6
South East +16 30 £47,500 - 1
Berkshire - 21 £50,000 -
East of England -7 11 £42,500 +13.33%
City of London -2 10 £65,000 +8.33% 4
Manchester -5 10 £35,000 +25.00% 1
North West -6 10 £35,000 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire -38 8 £35,000 - 1
Leeds -41 8 £35,000 +7.69% 1
West Yorkshire -53 8 £35,000 - 1
Maidenhead - 8 - -
Reading - 7 £50,000 -
Midlands - 6 - -
Surrey -2 5 £47,500 +15.15%
Essex - 5 - -
East Midlands - 5 £37,500 - 1
West Midlands +8 4 £35,000 -6.66%
Reigate - 4 £47,500 -
Guildford - 4 £47,500 -
Croydon - 4 £47,500 -
Scotland -6 3 £47,500 +58.33%
Edinburgh -11 3 £47,500 +58.33%
Cambridge - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 £38,500 -
Leicestershire - 3 - -
South West -20 2 - -
Winchester - 2 - -
Suffolk - 2 £42,500 -

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 227 (53.16%) QA
2 215 (50.35%) Software Testing
3 188 (44.03%) ISEB
4 184 (43.09%) Finance
5 144 (33.72%) Retail
6 137 (32.08%) HP
7 94 (22.01%) HP Quality Center
8 88 (20.61%) Security Cleared
9 79 (18.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 74 (17.33%) LoadRunner
11 71 (16.63%) Test Scripting
11 71 (16.63%) Agile Software Development
12 69 (16.16%) Test Automation
13 68 (15.93%) ISTQB
13 68 (15.93%) Selenium
13 68 (15.93%) SQL
14 65 (15.22%) Telecoms
14 65 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
15 64 (14.99%) Test Management
16 63 (14.75%) Performance Testing
17 58 (13.58%) SC Cleared
17 58 (13.58%) Test Strategy
18 53 (12.41%) Java
19 47 (11.01%) Banking
20 45 (10.54%) Degree
21 44 (10.30%) Stakeholder Management
21 44 (10.30%) QuickTest Pro
22 41 (9.60%) SAP
23 40 (9.37%) C#
24 39 (9.13%) Regression Testing

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 9 (2.11%) WebSphere
2 7 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.41%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.94%) CMS
5 4 (0.94%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.94%) Apache
6 3 (0.70%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (0.47%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (3.75%) MS Office
2 1 (0.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (4.92%) SAP FI/CO
1 21 (4.92%) SAP CO
1 21 (4.92%) SAP FI
1 21 (4.92%) JDE OneWorld
2 8 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.70%) SAP FI-GL
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.64%) Internet
2 4 (0.94%) HTTP
2 4 (0.94%) LAN
2 4 (0.94%) WAN
3 3 (0.70%) LTE
4 2 (0.47%) 4G
5 1 (0.23%) DNS
5 1 (0.23%) 3G
5 1 (0.23%) GGSN
5 1 (0.23%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.09%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (3.98%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.64%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.41%) DataStage
6 5 (1.17%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.70%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.23%) MySQL
9 1 (0.23%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.23%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 74 (17.33%) LoadRunner
2 68 (15.93%) Selenium
3 44 (10.30%) QuickTest Pro
4 30 (7.03%) WebDriver
5 18 (4.22%) FitNesse
6 17 (3.98%) WinRunner
6 17 (3.98%) JMeter
7 16 (3.75%) TestComplete
7 16 (3.75%) Ranorex
8 15 (3.51%) SilkPerformer
9 14 (3.28%) Cucumber
10 9 (2.11%) NUnit
11 8 (1.87%) JUnit
12 7 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (1.41%) SpecFlow
14 5 (1.17%) Visual Studio
14 5 (1.17%) WATIR
14 5 (1.17%) Jasmine
14 5 (1.17%) TeamCity
15 4 (0.94%) eggPlant
General
1 184 (43.09%) Finance
2 144 (33.72%) Retail
3 65 (15.22%) Telecoms
4 47 (11.01%) Banking
5 22 (5.15%) Back Office
6 19 (4.45%) Investment Banking
7 15 (3.51%) Billing
8 13 (3.04%) Publishing
8 13 (3.04%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.94%) Games
11 3 (0.70%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.23%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.20%) .NET
2 28 (6.56%) Web Services
3 23 (5.39%) XML
4 17 (3.98%) .NET Framework
5 16 (3.75%) XML Messaging
6 9 (2.11%) SOAP
6 9 (2.11%) Middleware
7 8 (1.87%) Ajax
8 6 (1.41%) J2EE
9 5 (1.17%) HTML
9 5 (1.17%) Java SE
9 5 (1.17%) Java EE
9 5 (1.17%) GWT
9 5 (1.17%) JPA
9 5 (1.17%) REST
9 5 (1.17%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (0.94%) Apache CXF
11 3 (0.70%) Flash
11 3 (0.70%) CSS
11 3 (0.70%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.92%) Client/Server
2 20 (4.68%) Mobile App
3 16 (3.75%) Mathematics
4 10 (2.34%) Open Source
5 9 (2.11%) New Media
6 7 (1.64%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.41%) Derivative
7 6 (1.41%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.17%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.94%) iPad
9 4 (0.94%) Equities
9 4 (0.94%) iPhone
10 2 (0.47%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.47%) Blog
10 2 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.47%) GIS
11 1 (0.23%) NHS
11 1 (0.23%) Wiki
11 1 (0.23%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.58%) Android
2 8 (1.87%) UNIX
3 3 (0.70%) Linux
3 3 (0.70%) Windows
3 3 (0.70%) AIX
3 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.47%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (50.35%) Software Testing
2 71 (16.63%) Test Scripting
2 71 (16.63%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (16.16%) Test Automation
4 65 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 64 (14.99%) Test Management
6 63 (14.75%) Performance Testing
7 58 (13.58%) Test Strategy
8 44 (10.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 39 (9.13%) Regression Testing
10 38 (8.90%) System Testing
11 34 (7.96%) Automated Testing
12 30 (7.03%) TMap
13 28 (6.56%) Scrum
14 27 (6.32%) ETL
15 26 (6.09%) TDD
15 26 (6.09%) BDD
16 24 (5.62%) PRINCE2
17 23 (5.39%) Functional Testing
18 22 (5.15%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 68 (15.93%) SQL
2 53 (12.41%) Java
3 40 (9.37%) C#
4 15 (3.51%) Python
5 13 (3.04%) ABAP
5 13 (3.04%) Ruby
6 10 (2.34%) C
7 8 (1.87%) VBScript
8 7 (1.64%) C++
9 5 (1.17%) Perl
9 5 (1.17%) XPath
10 4 (0.94%) Groovy
11 3 (0.70%) PHP
12 2 (0.47%) Scala
12 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.47%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 188 (44.03%) ISEB
2 88 (20.61%) Security Cleared
3 79 (18.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 68 (15.93%) ISTQB
5 58 (13.58%) SC Cleared
6 45 (10.54%) Degree
7 25 (5.85%) DV Cleared
8 18 (4.22%) CTC Cleared
9 10 (2.34%) HP ASE
10 4 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.47%) PMP
12 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.23%) CCNP
13 1 (0.23%) CCNA
13 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.23%) HP AIS
13 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 227 (53.16%) QA
2 3 (0.70%) ISO 9002
3 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 94 (22.01%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.94%) CORE IMPACT
2 4 (0.94%) Nessus
Vendors
1 137 (32.08%) HP
2 41 (9.60%) SAP
3 23 (5.39%) Microsoft
4 15 (3.51%) Oracle
5 13 (3.04%) MicroStrategy
5 13 (3.04%) Cognos
6 12 (2.81%) Ab Initio
7 8 (1.87%) IBM
8 7 (1.64%) Netezza
9 6 (1.41%) Informatica
9 6 (1.41%) Siebel
9 6 (1.41%) Citrix
10 4 (0.94%) SOASTA, Inc
10 4 (0.94%) Software AG
10 4 (0.94%) FatWire
10 4 (0.94%) JBoss
11 3 (0.70%) JD Edwards
11 3 (0.70%) Capita
12 2 (0.47%) Hyperion
12 2 (0.47%) PeopleSoft
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