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

Location
3 months to
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Consultant
Rank 653 740 798
Rank change year-on-year
+87 +58
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 255 134 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.12% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.13% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 97 93 83
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 £33,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -13.33%

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
110459 102962 113755
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.21% 95.17%
Number of salaries quoted 89415 85315 97320
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 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 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 19 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 +91 235 £45,000 +15.38% 14
London +79 162 £45,000 - 6
South East +10 27 £50,000 +42.85%
Berkshire +20 23 £50,000 +42.85%
Manchester -4 13 £35,000 +25.00% 2
North West -10 13 £35,000 +25.00% 2
Reading +11 12 £50,000 +42.85%
West Yorkshire -34 10 £35,000 - 1
Leeds -38 10 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Yorkshire -44 10 £35,000 - 1
City of London -8 9 £57,500 +17.94% 2
Midlands - 8 - - 2
Surrey -5 5 £47,500 +15.15%
East of England -11 5 £42,500 +9.67%
East Midlands - 5 £35,000 -
Maidenhead - 4 - -
Scotland - 4 £47,500 -
Bracknell - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £47,500 -
West Midlands -3 2 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Guildford - 2 £47,500 -
Ipswich - 2 £42,500 -
Leatherhead - 2 - -
Croydon - 2 £47,500 -
Reigate - 2 £47,500 -
Suffolk - 2 £42,500 -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Essex - 2 - -
Borehamwood +5 1 £47,500 +58.33%
Birmingham 0 1 £35,000 - 1

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 229 (54.14%) QA
2 216 (51.06%) Software Testing
3 199 (47.04%) ISEB
4 187 (44.21%) Finance
5 151 (35.70%) Retail
6 140 (33.10%) HP
7 99 (23.40%) HP Quality Center
8 91 (21.51%) Security Cleared
9 84 (19.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 77 (18.20%) Test Scripting
11 67 (15.84%) LoadRunner
12 66 (15.60%) ISTQB
13 65 (15.37%) Test Management
13 65 (15.37%) SQL
14 64 (15.13%) User Acceptance Testing
14 64 (15.13%) Agile Software Development
15 63 (14.89%) Telecoms
16 61 (14.42%) SC Cleared
17 60 (14.18%) Performance Testing
18 58 (13.71%) Test Automation
19 56 (13.24%) Selenium
20 54 (12.77%) Test Strategy
21 46 (10.87%) Java
22 43 (10.17%) Banking
23 41 (9.69%) Stakeholder Management
23 41 (9.69%) Regression Testing
24 40 (9.46%) Degree
25 38 (8.98%) QuickTest Pro
25 38 (8.98%) System Testing
26 37 (8.75%) SAP

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 8 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (1.89%) WebSphere
2 7 (1.65%) Tomcat
3 6 (1.42%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.95%) Apache
4 4 (0.95%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.95%) CMS
5 3 (0.71%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (0.47%) IIS
7 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (3.55%) MS Office
2 2 (0.47%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.24%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 21 (4.96%) JDE OneWorld
1 21 (4.96%) SAP FI
1 21 (4.96%) SAP CO
1 21 (4.96%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.71%) SAP FI-GL
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.65%) Internet
2 3 (0.71%) HTTP
2 3 (0.71%) LAN
2 3 (0.71%) WAN
3 1 (0.24%) GGSN
3 1 (0.24%) SGSN
3 1 (0.24%) LTE
3 1 (0.24%) 3G
3 1 (0.24%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.91%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (3.07%) SQL Server
3 12 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.65%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.18%) DataStage
6 4 (0.95%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.71%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.24%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.24%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 67 (15.84%) LoadRunner
2 56 (13.24%) Selenium
3 38 (8.98%) QuickTest Pro
4 24 (5.67%) WebDriver
5 16 (3.78%) JMeter
6 15 (3.55%) SilkPerformer
7 14 (3.31%) WinRunner
7 14 (3.31%) Cucumber
8 13 (3.07%) Ranorex
8 13 (3.07%) FitNesse
8 13 (3.07%) TestComplete
9 9 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (1.89%) JUnit
11 6 (1.42%) SpecFlow
11 6 (1.42%) WATIR
12 5 (1.18%) NUnit
12 5 (1.18%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.18%) JBehave
13 3 (0.71%) Maven
13 3 (0.71%) Metasploit
General
1 187 (44.21%) Finance
2 151 (35.70%) Retail
3 63 (14.89%) Telecoms
4 43 (10.17%) Banking
5 21 (4.96%) Back Office
6 19 (4.49%) Investment Banking
7 13 (3.07%) Publishing
8 11 (2.60%) Retail Banking
9 10 (2.36%) Billing
10 6 (1.42%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.95%) Games
12 3 (0.71%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.24%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.38%) .NET
2 25 (5.91%) XML
3 23 (5.44%) Web Services
4 16 (3.78%) XML Messaging
5 13 (3.07%) .NET Framework
6 8 (1.89%) Ajax
7 7 (1.65%) Middleware
7 7 (1.65%) SOAP
8 6 (1.42%) J2EE
9 5 (1.18%) GWT
9 5 (1.18%) Java SE
9 5 (1.18%) Java EE
9 5 (1.18%) JPA
10 4 (0.95%) Apache CXF
10 4 (0.95%) REST
11 3 (0.71%) Apache Flex
11 3 (0.71%) Silverlight
11 3 (0.71%) HTML
11 3 (0.71%) Flash
12 2 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.02%) Client/Server
2 15 (3.55%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.07%) Mathematics
4 8 (1.89%) Open Source
4 8 (1.89%) New Media
5 7 (1.65%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.18%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.95%) iPhone
7 4 (0.95%) iPad
7 4 (0.95%) Fixed Income
7 4 (0.95%) Derivative
8 2 (0.47%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.47%) GIS
8 2 (0.47%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.47%) Blog
8 2 (0.47%) Equities
9 1 (0.24%) NHS
9 1 (0.24%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.60%) Android
2 7 (1.65%) UNIX
3 4 (0.95%) Windows
3 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (0.71%) AIX
4 3 (0.71%) Windows XP
4 3 (0.71%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.47%) Solaris
5 2 (0.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (51.06%) Software Testing
2 77 (18.20%) Test Scripting
3 65 (15.37%) Test Management
4 64 (15.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 64 (15.13%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (14.18%) Performance Testing
6 58 (13.71%) Test Automation
7 54 (12.77%) Test Strategy
8 41 (9.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (9.69%) Regression Testing
9 38 (8.98%) System Testing
10 31 (7.33%) Functional Testing
11 30 (7.09%) TMap
12 29 (6.86%) Automated Testing
13 27 (6.38%) Scrum
14 26 (6.15%) ETL
15 25 (5.91%) PRINCE2
16 23 (5.44%) Validation
17 21 (4.96%) Migration
17 21 (4.96%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 65 (15.37%) SQL
2 46 (10.87%) Java
3 33 (7.80%) C#
4 13 (3.07%) Python
4 13 (3.07%) ABAP
5 12 (2.84%) Ruby
6 8 (1.89%) C
6 8 (1.89%) XPath
7 5 (1.18%) Perl
8 4 (0.95%) VBScript
8 4 (0.95%) C++
8 4 (0.95%) Groovy
9 2 (0.47%) Scala
9 2 (0.47%) PHP
10 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.24%) VB
10 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 199 (47.04%) ISEB
2 91 (21.51%) Security Cleared
3 84 (19.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 66 (15.60%) ISTQB
5 61 (14.42%) SC Cleared
6 40 (9.46%) Degree
7 24 (5.67%) DV Cleared
8 19 (4.49%) CTC Cleared
9 9 (2.13%) HP ASE
10 4 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.47%) PMP
11 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
12 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 1 (0.24%) MCSD
12 1 (0.24%) CCNP
12 1 (0.24%) CCNA
12 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (54.14%) QA
2 2 (0.47%) ISO 9002
3 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.47%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 99 (23.40%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.71%) Nessus
2 3 (0.71%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 140 (33.10%) HP
2 37 (8.75%) SAP
3 22 (5.20%) Microsoft
4 12 (2.84%) Cognos
4 12 (2.84%) Ab Initio
4 12 (2.84%) MicroStrategy
5 11 (2.60%) Oracle
6 7 (1.65%) Netezza
6 7 (1.65%) IBM
7 5 (1.18%) Informatica
7 5 (1.18%) Siebel
7 5 (1.18%) Citrix
8 4 (0.95%) JBoss
8 4 (0.95%) Software AG
8 4 (0.95%) FatWire
9 3 (0.71%) JD Edwards
9 3 (0.71%) SOASTA, Inc
10 2 (0.47%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.47%) NetApp
10 2 (0.47%) Hyperion
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