The table below looks at the statistics for the Testing Consultant role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Testing Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Testing Consultant
Rank 870 850 894
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Testing Consultant 19 24 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.023% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.024% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 15 17 6
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%

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
108233 100307 110663
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.27% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 87592 83387 94376
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

Testing Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Testing Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Testing Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Testing Consultant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Testing Consultant within the UK.

Testing Consultant Salary Trend in the UK

Testing Consultant
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Testing Consultant over the 3 months to 12 September 2014 within the UK.

Testing Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Testing Consultant
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Testing Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 12 September 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 -24 17 £55,000 +10.00%
London -3 11 £52,500 +31.25%
Berkshire -6 3 £60,000 +60.00%
Reading -8 3 £60,000 +60.00%
South East -18 3 £60,000 +50.00%
North West - 3 £45,000 -
Manchester - 3 £45,000 -
Maidenhead - 1 £60,000 -
City of London - 1 £87,500 -

Testing Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Testing 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 Testing Consultant in their job title.

1 38 (70.37%) Penetration Testing
1 38 (70.37%) Security Testing
2 22 (40.74%) Network Security
3 17 (31.48%) SC Cleared
3 17 (31.48%) Security Cleared
4 15 (27.78%) Degree
5 12 (22.22%) Information Security
6 11 (20.37%) Wireless
6 11 (20.37%) Wireless Security
6 11 (20.37%) Mobile App
7 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (12.96%) Software Testing
8 7 (12.96%) Management Information System
8 7 (12.96%) ISEB
9 6 (11.11%) Finance
9 6 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (11.11%) Business Development
10 5 (9.26%) GIAC
10 5 (9.26%) Capita
10 5 (9.26%) Cryptography
10 5 (9.26%) GPEN
10 5 (9.26%) OSCP
11 4 (7.41%) CISSP
11 4 (7.41%) LoadRunner
11 4 (7.41%) Java
11 4 (7.41%) System Testing
11 4 (7.41%) Integration Testing
11 4 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (7.41%) Performance Testing
12 3 (5.56%) ISTQB

Testing Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Testing 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 Testing Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 22 (40.74%) Network Security
2 11 (20.37%) Wireless Security
2 11 (20.37%) Wireless
3 1 (1.85%) HTTP
3 1 (1.85%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) LoadRunner
2 2 (3.70%) JMeter
2 2 (3.70%) LoadUI
3 1 (1.85%) Maven
General
1 6 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Retail
3 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) Flash
1 1 (1.85%) Apache Flex
1 1 (1.85%) Silverlight
1 1 (1.85%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Mobile App
2 7 (12.96%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.26%) Cryptography
4 2 (3.70%) Statistics
4 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (70.37%) Penetration Testing
1 38 (70.37%) Security Testing
2 12 (22.22%) Information Security
3 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.96%) Software Testing
5 6 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (11.11%) Business Development
6 4 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (7.41%) Performance Testing
6 4 (7.41%) System Testing
6 4 (7.41%) Integration Testing
7 3 (5.56%) Line Management
7 3 (5.56%) ERP
7 3 (5.56%) Quality Management
7 3 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.70%) CRM
8 2 (3.70%) E-business
8 2 (3.70%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.70%) Project Planning
8 2 (3.70%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) Java
2 3 (5.56%) C
2 3 (5.56%) C++
3 2 (3.70%) C#
3 2 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (31.48%) SC Cleared
1 17 (31.48%) Security Cleared
2 15 (27.78%) Degree
3 7 (12.96%) ISEB
4 5 (9.26%) GIAC
4 5 (9.26%) GPEN
4 5 (9.26%) OSCP
5 4 (7.41%) CISSP
6 3 (5.56%) ISTQB
7 2 (3.70%) HP AIS
7 2 (3.70%) HP ASE
8 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.85%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) Capita
2 3 (5.56%) HP
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle
3 2 (3.70%) Siebel