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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Consultant
Rank 832 727 808
Rank change year-on-year
-105 +81
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 103 210 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.20% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 46 104 89
Average salary £50,000 £57,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,750 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £57,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-23.91% +27.77%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 2016 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 11 February 2016. 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 -67 95 £52,500 - 21
London -64 54 £62,500 +8.69% 10
West Midlands -19 9 £60,000 - 4
Yorkshire +14 8 - -
Leeds +9 8 - -
West Yorkshire +1 8 - -
Birmingham -1 8 - - 3
South East +7 7 £40,000 -33.33% 1
North West +22 5 £32,500 +18.18% 2
Manchester +23 4 - - 2
Hampshire - 3 - -
Southampton - 3 - -
Hertfordshire -1 2 - - 2
East of England -14 2 - - 2
Berkshire -19 2 £42,500 -29.16%
North East - 2 £55,000 -
Wales - 2 £34,000 -
City of London +36 1 £44,000 -12.00% 7
Lancashire +14 1 £32,500 -21.68%
Edinburgh +1 1 £55,000 +15.78%
Reading +1 1 £45,000 -25.00%
Scotland 0 1 £55,000 +15.78%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £57,500 -
Borehamwood - 1 - - 1
Maidstone - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £25,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £57,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £25,000 -
Kent - 1 - -

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 95 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
1 95 (47.50%) Selenium
2 86 (43.00%) Java
3 72 (36.00%) Finance
4 59 (29.50%) Test Automation
5 52 (26.00%) HP
6 50 (25.00%) ISEB
6 50 (25.00%) QA
7 49 (24.50%) ISTQB
8 47 (23.50%) Software Testing
9 45 (22.50%) Test Strategy
10 40 (20.00%) .NET
10 40 (20.00%) JUnit
11 39 (19.50%) HP Quality Center
12 38 (19.00%) Test Management
13 36 (18.00%) Open Source
13 36 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 35 (17.50%) LoadRunner
14 35 (17.50%) Test Scripting
14 35 (17.50%) Performance Testing
15 33 (16.50%) SoapUI
16 30 (15.00%) HP UFT
16 30 (15.00%) Python
16 30 (15.00%) Automation Testing
17 29 (14.50%) JIRA
17 29 (14.50%) .NET Framework
17 29 (14.50%) C#
18 28 (14.00%) Games
18 28 (14.00%) Software Engineering
18 28 (14.00%) Scala

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 12 (6.00%) Confluence
2 8 (4.00%) JBoss
2 8 (4.00%) Mule
2 8 (4.00%) Mule ESB
2 8 (4.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.50%) MTS
Applications
1 10 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (3.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.50%) MS Project
4 4 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.50%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (1.00%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.50%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.50%) GitHub
2 2 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.00%) Big Data
3 5 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.50%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.50%) MySQL
5 1 (0.50%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 95 (47.50%) Selenium
2 40 (20.00%) JUnit
3 35 (17.50%) LoadRunner
4 33 (16.50%) SoapUI
5 30 (15.00%) HP UFT
6 29 (14.50%) JIRA
7 28 (14.00%) Ranorex
8 27 (13.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (12.50%) Jenkins
10 20 (10.00%) Visual Studio
11 18 (9.00%) Cucumber
12 17 (8.50%) Hudson
13 14 (7.00%) JMeter
14 11 (5.50%) Eclipse
14 11 (5.50%) Git (software)
15 10 (5.00%) CruiseControl
16 9 (4.50%) Bugzilla
17 7 (3.50%) Maven
17 7 (3.50%) Subversion
18 5 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 72 (36.00%) Finance
2 28 (14.00%) Games
3 23 (11.50%) Banking
4 14 (7.00%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.00%) Investment Banking
6 7 (3.50%) Retail
7 4 (2.00%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (20.00%) .NET
2 29 (14.50%) .NET Framework
3 9 (4.50%) Web Services
4 8 (4.00%) AngularJS
4 8 (4.00%) Backbone.js
4 8 (4.00%) CSS
4 8 (4.00%) Hibernate
4 8 (4.00%) jQuery
4 8 (4.00%) Spring
4 8 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 7 (3.50%) DCOM
6 4 (2.00%) HTML
6 4 (2.00%) SOAP
6 4 (2.00%) XML
7 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.50%) CGI
7 1 (0.50%) JTA
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.50%) New Media
3 11 (5.50%) Driving Licence
4 10 (5.00%) User Experience
5 9 (4.50%) PMI
6 7 (3.50%) Derivative
6 7 (3.50%) Fixed Income
6 7 (3.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.00%) Digital Media
7 4 (2.00%) Wiki
8 3 (1.50%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.50%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (1.00%) NHS
10 1 (0.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.00%) Linux
1 4 (2.00%) Windows
2 3 (1.50%) Android
2 3 (1.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (29.50%) Test Automation
3 47 (23.50%) Software Testing
4 45 (22.50%) Test Strategy
5 38 (19.00%) Test Management
6 36 (18.00%) Open Source
6 36 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 35 (17.50%) Performance Testing
7 35 (17.50%) Test Scripting
8 30 (15.00%) Automation Testing
9 28 (14.00%) Software Engineering
10 25 (12.50%) Defect Management
11 19 (9.50%) Data Protection
12 18 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (9.00%) Functional Testing
12 18 (9.00%) Waterfall
13 16 (8.00%) Coaching
13 16 (8.00%) Manual Testing
14 15 (7.50%) Scrum
15 14 (7.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 86 (43.00%) Java
2 30 (15.00%) Python
3 29 (14.50%) C#
4 28 (14.00%) Scala
5 18 (9.00%) SQL
6 15 (7.50%) C
7 10 (5.00%) C++
8 9 (4.50%) JavaScript
9 7 (3.50%) VBScript
10 5 (2.50%) Ruby
11 4 (2.00%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.00%) VB
11 4 (2.00%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.50%) XPath
13 2 (1.00%) PHP
14 1 (0.50%) ANSI C
14 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.50%) Groovy
14 1 (0.50%) Perl
14 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 50 (25.00%) ISEB
2 49 (24.50%) ISTQB
3 21 (10.50%) Degree
4 18 (9.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (5.50%) HP ASE
6 9 (4.50%) PMI Certification
7 6 (3.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (2.00%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (25.00%) QA
2 7 (3.50%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.00%) SLA
4 1 (0.50%) SDET
Systems Management
1 39 (19.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.50%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 52 (26.00%) HP
2 19 (9.50%) Oracle
2 19 (9.50%) SAP
3 8 (4.00%) Citrix
4 6 (3.00%) Borland
4 6 (3.00%) IBM
5 4 (2.00%) Capita
5 4 (2.00%) Micro Focus
6 3 (1.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.00%) ATG
8 1 (0.50%) CA
8 1 (0.50%) Cognos
8 1 (0.50%) Talend
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