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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 637 753 816
Rank change year-on-year
+116 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 275 126 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.12% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.12% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 86 89 66
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 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+58.33% -20.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110640 102566 112158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90375 84963 96161
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 £26,500 £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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +95 255 £45,000 +15.38% 12
London +50 178 £45,000 +11.11% 6
South East +12 30 £47,500 - 3
Berkshire - 19 £50,000 - 1
East of England +7 12 £42,500 +36.00%
North West -5 10 £35,000 +25.00% 1
Manchester -9 9 £35,000 +25.00% 1
City of London -5 8 £70,000 +30.23% 4
Maidenhead - 8 - -
West Yorkshire -41 7 £35,000 - 1
Leeds -42 7 £35,000 -3.44% 1
Yorkshire -48 7 £35,000 - 1
Reading - 7 £50,000 -
Surrey -2 6 £47,500 +15.15%
East Midlands - 6 £35,000 - 1
Midlands - 6 - -
West Midlands -3 5 £35,000 -6.66%
Reigate - 5 £47,500 -
Essex - 5 - -
Guildford - 5 £47,500 -
Croydon - 5 £47,500 -
Cambridge - 4 - -
Hampshire - 4 £38,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 - -
Scotland -7 3 £47,500 +58.33%
Edinburgh -8 3 £47,500 +58.33%
South West -11 3 - -
Bristol - 3 - -
Coventry - 3 - -
Winchester - 3 - -

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 224 (52.96%) QA
2 212 (50.12%) Software Testing
3 180 (42.55%) Finance
3 180 (42.55%) ISEB
4 140 (33.10%) Retail
5 133 (31.44%) HP
6 91 (21.51%) HP Quality Center
7 85 (20.09%) Security Cleared
8 76 (17.97%) Agile Software Development
9 74 (17.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 73 (17.26%) Selenium
11 70 (16.55%) SQL
11 70 (16.55%) LoadRunner
12 69 (16.31%) ISTQB
13 67 (15.84%) Test Scripting
13 67 (15.84%) Test Automation
14 65 (15.37%) Test Management
15 64 (15.13%) User Acceptance Testing
16 62 (14.66%) Telecoms
17 61 (14.42%) Performance Testing
18 57 (13.48%) Test Strategy
19 55 (13.00%) SC Cleared
20 52 (12.29%) Java
21 48 (11.35%) Degree
22 47 (11.11%) Banking
23 43 (10.17%) QuickTest Pro
24 42 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
25 39 (9.22%) SAP
26 38 (8.98%) C#
26 38 (8.98%) System Testing

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (2.13%) WebSphere
2 7 (1.65%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.18%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.95%) Apache
4 4 (0.95%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.95%) CMS
5 3 (0.71%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (0.24%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (3.78%) MS Office
2 3 (0.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (4.96%) JDE OneWorld
1 21 (4.96%) SAP FI
1 21 (4.96%) SAP FI/CO
1 21 (4.96%) SAP CO
2 8 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.71%) SAP FI-GL
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.24%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.65%) Internet
2 4 (0.95%) HTTP
3 3 (0.71%) LTE
4 2 (0.47%) 4G
4 2 (0.47%) LAN
4 2 (0.47%) WAN
5 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.24%) DNS
5 1 (0.24%) 3G
5 1 (0.24%) GGSN
5 1 (0.24%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (3.78%) SQL Server
3 14 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (1.65%) Oracle BI EE
4 7 (1.65%) DataStage
5 5 (1.18%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.71%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.24%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.24%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.24%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 73 (17.26%) Selenium
2 70 (16.55%) LoadRunner
3 43 (10.17%) QuickTest Pro
4 33 (7.80%) WebDriver
5 21 (4.96%) FitNesse
6 18 (4.26%) JMeter
6 18 (4.26%) WinRunner
7 17 (4.02%) TestComplete
7 17 (4.02%) Ranorex
8 14 (3.31%) SilkPerformer
9 12 (2.84%) Cucumber
10 11 (2.60%) NUnit
11 8 (1.89%) JUnit
12 7 (1.65%) TeamCity
12 7 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (1.65%) Jasmine
13 5 (1.18%) eggPlant
13 5 (1.18%) Metasploit
13 5 (1.18%) WATIR
14 4 (0.95%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 180 (42.55%) Finance
2 140 (33.10%) Retail
3 62 (14.66%) Telecoms
4 47 (11.11%) Banking
5 23 (5.44%) Back Office
6 17 (4.02%) Investment Banking
7 15 (3.55%) Billing
7 15 (3.55%) Retail Banking
8 13 (3.07%) Publishing
9 5 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.95%) Games
11 3 (0.71%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.24%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (8.51%) .NET
2 29 (6.86%) Web Services
3 23 (5.44%) XML
4 18 (4.26%) .NET Framework
5 16 (3.78%) XML Messaging
6 11 (2.60%) Middleware
7 9 (2.13%) SOAP
8 8 (1.89%) Ajax
9 6 (1.42%) J2EE
10 5 (1.18%) HTML
10 5 (1.18%) Java SE
10 5 (1.18%) Java EE
10 5 (1.18%) JPA
10 5 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (1.18%) GWT
10 5 (1.18%) REST
11 4 (0.95%) Apache CXF
12 3 (0.71%) Apache Flex
12 3 (0.71%) WCF
12 3 (0.71%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.20%) Client/Server
2 21 (4.96%) Mobile App
3 17 (4.02%) Mathematics
4 11 (2.60%) Open Source
5 9 (2.13%) New Media
6 8 (1.89%) Fixed Income
6 8 (1.89%) Derivative
7 7 (1.65%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.42%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.18%) Equities
10 4 (0.95%) iPad
10 4 (0.95%) iPhone
11 3 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.47%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.47%) GIS
12 2 (0.47%) Blog
13 1 (0.24%) Wiki
13 1 (0.24%) NHS
13 1 (0.24%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (2.84%) Android
2 8 (1.89%) UNIX
3 3 (0.71%) AIX
4 2 (0.47%) Linux
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.24%) Windows
5 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (50.12%) Software Testing
2 76 (17.97%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (15.84%) Test Scripting
3 67 (15.84%) Test Automation
4 65 (15.37%) Test Management
5 64 (15.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 61 (14.42%) Performance Testing
7 57 (13.48%) Test Strategy
8 42 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 38 (8.98%) System Testing
10 37 (8.75%) Regression Testing
11 34 (8.04%) Automated Testing
12 30 (7.09%) Scrum
12 30 (7.09%) TMap
13 29 (6.86%) TDD
14 28 (6.62%) ETL
15 26 (6.15%) BDD
16 23 (5.44%) PRINCE2
17 21 (4.96%) Validation
17 21 (4.96%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (16.55%) SQL
2 52 (12.29%) Java
3 38 (8.98%) C#
4 14 (3.31%) Python
5 13 (3.07%) ABAP
6 11 (2.60%) Ruby
7 9 (2.13%) C
8 8 (1.89%) C++
8 8 (1.89%) VBScript
9 5 (1.18%) XPath
10 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.71%) Perl
10 3 (0.71%) PHP
11 2 (0.47%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.47%) Groovy
11 2 (0.47%) Scala
12 1 (0.24%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 180 (42.55%) ISEB
2 85 (20.09%) Security Cleared
3 74 (17.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 69 (16.31%) ISTQB
5 55 (13.00%) SC Cleared
6 48 (11.35%) Degree
7 23 (5.44%) DV Cleared
8 17 (4.02%) CTC Cleared
9 9 (2.13%) HP ASE
10 4 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.47%) PMP
11 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.24%) HP AIS
12 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.24%) CCNP
12 1 (0.24%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (52.96%) QA
2 3 (0.71%) ISO 9002
3 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 91 (21.51%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.18%) CORE IMPACT
2 5 (1.18%) Nessus
Vendors
1 133 (31.44%) HP
2 39 (9.22%) SAP
3 25 (5.91%) Microsoft
4 14 (3.31%) Cognos
4 14 (3.31%) MicroStrategy
5 13 (3.07%) Oracle
6 12 (2.84%) Ab Initio
7 8 (1.89%) IBM
8 7 (1.65%) Informatica
8 7 (1.65%) Netezza
9 6 (1.42%) Citrix
9 6 (1.42%) Siebel
10 5 (1.18%) SOASTA, Inc
11 4 (0.95%) JBoss
11 4 (0.95%) Software AG
11 4 (0.95%) FatWire
12 3 (0.71%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.71%) Capita
13 2 (0.47%) Hyperion
13 2 (0.47%) PeopleSoft
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