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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Consultant
Rank 703 750 752
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 167 140 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 80 91 103
Average salary £57,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.05% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,200 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £68,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+21.05% -5.00%

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
101167 100905 102697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.47% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 83281 81156 86804
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 3 March 2015 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 3 March 2015. 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 +26 145 £55,000 +15.78% 13
London +23 106 £57,500 +21.05% 10
City of London +11 12 £66,250 +39.47% 3
West Midlands - 11 £60,000 -
North West -9 10 £27,500 -30.37%
South East -48 9 £60,000 +26.31% 2
Cheshire +8 8 £27,500 -5.17%
East of England - 8 £47,500 - 1
Berkshire +4 7 £60,000 +69.01% 1
South West -22 6 £55,000 +44.73%
Bristol -6 5 £55,000 -
Cambridge - 5 £42,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 £42,500 - 1
Tamworth - 4 - -
Telford - 4 - -
Shropshire - 4 - -
Staffordshire - 4 - -
Docklands, London +1 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 £60,000 -
Birmingham - 3 £60,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £60,000 -
Reading - 3 £60,000 -
Edinburgh +9 2 £42,500 -
Scotland +8 2 £42,500 +10.38%
Lancashire +4 2 £39,500 -
Gloucestershire -10 1 - -
Surrey -14 1 £65,000 +36.84%
East Midlands - 1 £40,000 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
South Coast - 1 - -

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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.

1 258 (61.43%) ISEB
2 239 (56.90%) Agile Software Development
3 230 (54.76%) Finance
4 222 (52.86%) QA
5 215 (51.19%) Software Testing
6 193 (45.95%) Retail
7 186 (44.29%) Banking
8 177 (42.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 164 (39.05%) Scrum
10 147 (35.00%) Aerospace
11 109 (25.95%) Test Scripting
11 109 (25.95%) HP Quality Center
12 105 (25.00%) HP
13 101 (24.05%) SQL
14 85 (20.24%) Performance Testing
15 73 (17.38%) LoadRunner
15 73 (17.38%) Test Management
16 63 (15.00%) Test Automation
17 61 (14.52%) QuickTest Pro
18 55 (13.10%) ISTQB
19 54 (12.86%) Selenium
20 50 (11.90%) Telecoms
20 50 (11.90%) Test Strategy
21 49 (11.67%) User Acceptance Testing
22 44 (10.48%) Functional Testing
23 43 (10.24%) Oracle
24 41 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
25 40 (9.52%) SQL Server
25 40 (9.52%) Security Cleared
26 38 (9.05%) UNIX

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 7 (1.67%) IIS
2 6 (1.43%) Tomcat
3 4 (0.95%) Apache
4 3 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.71%) Oracle BPEL
4 3 (0.71%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.24%) Confluence
6 1 (0.24%) SAS
6 1 (0.24%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (0.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.71%) Mingle
3 1 (0.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.48%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.48%) SAP APO
3 2 (0.48%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.48%) SAP PP
3 2 (0.48%) SAP WM
3 2 (0.48%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.24%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.29%) LAN
1 18 (4.29%) WAN
2 10 (2.38%) MVNO
3 4 (0.95%) HTTP
3 4 (0.95%) DNS
4 2 (0.48%) Network Security
5 1 (0.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.67%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.67%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.95%) Informix
5 4 (0.95%) MySQL
6 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.24%) Redis
8 1 (0.24%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 73 (17.38%) LoadRunner
2 61 (14.52%) QuickTest Pro
3 54 (12.86%) Selenium
4 37 (8.81%) JMeter
5 19 (4.52%) SilkPerformer
6 18 (4.29%) SoapUI
7 17 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (4.05%) WebDriver
8 16 (3.81%) JIRA
9 12 (2.86%) Cucumber
10 11 (2.62%) WinRunner
11 8 (1.90%) Visual Studio
11 8 (1.90%) MSTest
12 7 (1.67%) Bugzilla
12 7 (1.67%) FitNesse
12 7 (1.67%) Facilita Forecast
13 6 (1.43%) JBehave
13 6 (1.43%) WebLOAD
13 6 (1.43%) SpecFlow
14 5 (1.19%) Jenkins
General
1 230 (54.76%) Finance
2 193 (45.95%) Retail
3 186 (44.29%) Banking
4 147 (35.00%) Aerospace
5 50 (11.90%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.19%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.24%) Local Government
7 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.24%) Billing
7 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.57%) SOAP
2 10 (2.38%) .NET
3 9 (2.14%) Ajax
4 8 (1.90%) HTML
4 8 (1.90%) Gherkin
5 7 (1.67%) Web Services
6 4 (0.95%) XML
6 4 (0.95%) CSS
6 4 (0.95%) REST
7 3 (0.71%) XML Schema
8 2 (0.48%) Java SE
8 2 (0.48%) Java EE
8 2 (0.48%) GWT
8 2 (0.48%) JPA
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.24%) Natural Language Processing
9 1 (0.24%) Middleware
9 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.90%) Open Source
3 7 (1.67%) N-Tier
3 7 (1.67%) GIS
4 3 (0.71%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.48%) User Experience
5 2 (0.48%) New Media
6 1 (0.24%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.24%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.24%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.24%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.24%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.05%) UNIX
1 38 (9.05%) Windows
2 25 (5.95%) Linux
3 16 (3.81%) Windows XP
3 16 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (3.81%) Windows 7
4 8 (1.90%) Solaris
5 7 (1.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (56.90%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (51.19%) Software Testing
3 164 (39.05%) Scrum
4 109 (25.95%) Test Scripting
5 85 (20.24%) Performance Testing
6 73 (17.38%) Test Management
7 63 (15.00%) Test Automation
8 50 (11.90%) Test Strategy
9 49 (11.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 44 (10.48%) Functional Testing
11 34 (8.10%) Automated Testing
12 33 (7.86%) Mentoring
13 26 (6.19%) Regression Testing
14 25 (5.95%) Waterfall
15 24 (5.71%) BDD
15 24 (5.71%) ETL
16 21 (5.00%) Integration Testing
17 20 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
18 19 (4.52%) Coaching
19 18 (4.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 101 (24.05%) SQL
2 37 (8.81%) Java
3 17 (4.05%) C#
4 11 (2.62%) Python
5 9 (2.14%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.67%) C++
7 6 (1.43%) C
7 6 (1.43%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.43%) VB
8 5 (1.19%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.19%) Perl
9 4 (0.95%) PHP
9 4 (0.95%) Groovy
9 4 (0.95%) Ruby
10 3 (0.71%) XPath
11 2 (0.48%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 258 (61.43%) ISEB
2 177 (42.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 55 (13.10%) ISTQB
4 40 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 31 (7.38%) SC Cleared
6 28 (6.67%) Degree
7 6 (1.43%) PMP
7 6 (1.43%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.19%) HP ASE
9 2 (0.48%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.48%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 2 (0.48%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
9 2 (0.48%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.24%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (52.86%) QA
System Software
1 16 (3.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.95%) VMware ESX
2 4 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
2 4 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.48%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 109 (25.95%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.95%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.24%) Nessus
3 1 (0.24%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 105 (25.00%) HP
2 43 (10.24%) Oracle
3 21 (5.00%) SAP
4 12 (2.86%) Microsoft
5 11 (2.62%) IBM
6 10 (2.38%) BT
7 8 (1.90%) webMethods
8 7 (1.67%) Capita
8 7 (1.67%) Siebel
8 7 (1.67%) Citrix
9 6 (1.43%) Cognos
9 6 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.95%) VMware
10 4 (0.95%) CA
10 4 (0.95%) NetApp
10 4 (0.95%) Fujitsu
11 3 (0.71%) ION Trading
12 2 (0.48%) NetSuite
12 2 (0.48%) McAfee
12 2 (0.48%) Qualys
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