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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Consultant
Rank 878 877 845
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 78 102 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.092% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.095% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 30 80 84
Average salary £52,500 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,750 £66,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -15.78%

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
99472 107123 115267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.48% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83547 87392 93423
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 2016 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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -12 75 £53,750 +26.47% 23
London -14 28 £72,500 +38.09% 12
East of England +23 16 £35,000 +5.26% 1
South East +35 13 £50,000 - 2
Hertfordshire - 12 £35,000 -
Borehamwood - 7 £35,000 -
North West +13 6 £46,250 +68.18% 4
Manchester +12 6 £46,250 +32.14% 4
West Midlands -18 6 £35,000 -17.64% 4
Reading +25 5 £42,500 -12.82%
Yorkshire +15 5 - -
West Yorkshire +13 5 - -
Berkshire +9 5 £42,500 -12.82%
Leeds +9 5 - -
Hampshire +21 4 - - 1
Birmingham -15 4 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 4 - -
Cambridge - 4 - -
City of London +44 3 £65,000 -0.76% 8
Northamptonshire - 3 - -
Corby - 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 - -
South West -1 2 £21,500 -49.41%
Bristol -3 2 £21,500 -49.41%
Surrey - 2 £57,500 -
Winchester - 2 - -
Telford - 2 £35,000 - 2
Shropshire - 2 £35,000 - 2
Edinburgh +9 1 £55,000 +29.41%
Scotland -6 1 £55,000 +29.41%

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 76 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (41.28%) Selenium
3 65 (37.79%) Java
4 63 (36.63%) Test Automation
5 60 (34.88%) Software Testing
6 48 (27.91%) Finance
7 40 (23.26%) QA
8 39 (22.67%) SoapUI
8 39 (22.67%) Python
9 38 (22.09%) JUnit
9 38 (22.09%) Games
9 38 (22.09%) Ranorex
10 37 (21.51%) Open Source
10 37 (21.51%) .NET
11 34 (19.77%) Software Engineering
11 34 (19.77%) Scala
11 34 (19.77%) .NET Framework
12 32 (18.60%) Test Strategy
12 32 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
13 31 (18.02%) ISEB
14 30 (17.44%) Test Management
15 29 (16.86%) HP
15 29 (16.86%) Banking
16 28 (16.28%) ISTQB
17 27 (15.70%) Test Scripting
18 26 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
19 22 (12.79%) Telecoms
20 21 (12.21%) Performance Testing
21 20 (11.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 20 (11.63%) LoadRunner

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 5 (2.91%) Confluence
2 3 (1.74%) JBoss
2 3 (1.74%) Mule
2 3 (1.74%) Mule ESB
2 3 (1.74%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.58%) MTS
Applications
1 9 (5.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.74%) MS Office
2 3 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.58%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.58%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.58%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.91%) HTTP
2 4 (2.33%) Firewall
2 4 (2.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.40%) Big Data
2 3 (1.74%) Data Mining
2 3 (1.74%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.58%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 71 (41.28%) Selenium
2 39 (22.67%) SoapUI
3 38 (22.09%) JUnit
3 38 (22.09%) Ranorex
4 20 (11.63%) LoadRunner
5 15 (8.72%) HP UFT
6 13 (7.56%) JIRA
7 11 (6.40%) Cucumber
7 11 (6.40%) Jenkins
8 9 (5.23%) Git (software)
9 8 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (3.49%) Subversion
11 5 (2.91%) Hudson
11 5 (2.91%) Visual Studio
12 4 (2.33%) JBehave
12 4 (2.33%) JMeter
12 4 (2.33%) RSpec
12 4 (2.33%) WebDriver
13 3 (1.74%) Bugzilla
13 3 (1.74%) CruiseControl
General
1 48 (27.91%) Finance
2 38 (22.09%) Games
3 29 (16.86%) Banking
4 22 (12.79%) Telecoms
5 14 (8.14%) Retail
6 9 (5.23%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.16%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.16%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.58%) Billing
8 1 (0.58%) Marketing
8 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (21.51%) .NET
2 34 (19.77%) .NET Framework
3 12 (6.98%) Web Services
4 10 (5.81%) HTML
5 8 (4.65%) CSS
6 5 (2.91%) Ajax
7 4 (2.33%) XML
8 3 (1.74%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.74%) Backbone.js
8 3 (1.74%) DCOM
8 3 (1.74%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.74%) jQuery
8 3 (1.74%) Spring
8 3 (1.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (1.16%) SOAP
10 1 (0.58%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.14%) New Media
3 10 (5.81%) NHS
4 7 (4.07%) Derivative
4 7 (4.07%) Fixed Income
4 7 (4.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.33%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.74%) User Experience
7 2 (1.16%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.16%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.16%) PMI
7 2 (1.16%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.74%) Unix
2 1 (0.58%) Android
2 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.58%) Linux
2 1 (0.58%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (36.63%) Test Automation
3 60 (34.88%) Software Testing
4 37 (21.51%) Open Source
5 34 (19.77%) Software Engineering
6 32 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 32 (18.60%) Test Strategy
7 30 (17.44%) Test Management
8 27 (15.70%) Test Scripting
9 21 (12.21%) Performance Testing
10 17 (9.88%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (8.72%) Defect Management
12 14 (8.14%) Coaching
12 14 (8.14%) Waterfall
13 13 (7.56%) Automation Testing
13 13 (7.56%) Logistics
13 13 (7.56%) Project Management
14 12 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (6.40%) Manual Testing
15 11 (6.40%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (37.79%) Java
2 39 (22.67%) Python
3 34 (19.77%) Scala
4 20 (11.63%) C#
5 15 (8.72%) SQL
6 8 (4.65%) C
6 8 (4.65%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.65%) Ruby
7 5 (2.91%) ANSI C
8 4 (2.33%) C++
9 3 (1.74%) VBScript
10 2 (1.16%) Perl
11 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.58%) Groovy
11 1 (0.58%) PHP
11 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (18.02%) ISEB
2 28 (16.28%) ISTQB
3 20 (11.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (6.40%) Degree
5 8 (4.65%) HP ASE
6 7 (4.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.16%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.16%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.58%) CEH
8 1 (0.58%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (0.58%) CHECK Team Member
8 1 (0.58%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.58%) ECDL
8 1 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.58%) OSCE
8 1 (0.58%) OSCP
8 1 (0.58%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (23.26%) QA
2 3 (1.74%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.16%) SLA
4 1 (0.58%) SDET
Systems Management
1 12 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.16%) vRealize
3 1 (0.58%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 29 (16.86%) HP
2 10 (5.81%) SAP
3 9 (5.23%) Oracle
4 8 (4.65%) Citrix
5 7 (4.07%) Borland
6 4 (2.33%) ComArch
7 3 (1.74%) Capita
7 3 (1.74%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.16%) Arqiva
8 2 (1.16%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.16%) VMware
9 1 (0.58%) CA
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