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 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
Testing Consultant
Rank 953 964 955
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Testing Consultant 3 15 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.014% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.003% 0.014% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 32
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £60,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £60,000 £91,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 - £67,500

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% -

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 29 April 2016 within the UK.

Testing Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

Testing Consultant
Top 3 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 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
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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 -6 3 £55,000 -8.33% 1
London -4 2 £70,000 +16.66%
Yorkshire - 1 £50,000 -

Testing Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 8 (61.54%) Test Strategy
2 6 (46.15%) SOAP
3 5 (38.46%) VoIP
3 5 (38.46%) HTTP
3 5 (38.46%) 3G
3 5 (38.46%) SMPP
3 5 (38.46%) TCAP
3 5 (38.46%) SCCP
3 5 (38.46%) INAP
3 5 (38.46%) ISEB
3 5 (38.46%) 2G
3 5 (38.46%) M3UA
3 5 (38.46%) SCTP
3 5 (38.46%) 4G
3 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
3 5 (38.46%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (38.46%) Agilent
3 5 (38.46%) RANAP
3 5 (38.46%) QA
3 5 (38.46%) SIGTRAN
3 5 (38.46%) Test Management
3 5 (38.46%) Software Delivery
3 5 (38.46%) Defect Management
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) Python
5 3 (23.08%) Business Continuity
5 3 (23.08%) Risk Management

Testing Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) 2G
1 5 (38.46%) 3G
1 5 (38.46%) 4G
1 5 (38.46%) HTTP
1 5 (38.46%) INAP
1 5 (38.46%) M3UA
1 5 (38.46%) RANAP
1 5 (38.46%) SCCP
1 5 (38.46%) SCTP
1 5 (38.46%) SIGTRAN
1 5 (38.46%) SMPP
1 5 (38.46%) TCAP
1 5 (38.46%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JMeter
2 1 (7.69%) Appium
2 1 (7.69%) Calabash
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) Gatling
2 1 (7.69%) JBehave
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) JUnit
2 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
2 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) SOAP
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) Blog
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Test Strategy
2 5 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (38.46%) Defect Management
2 5 (38.46%) Requirements Analysis
2 5 (38.46%) Software Delivery
2 5 (38.46%) Test Management
3 3 (23.08%) Business Continuity
3 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
3 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (15.38%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Presales
4 2 (15.38%) Reverse Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Coaching
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C#
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) Python
3 2 (15.38%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISEB
1 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Agilent
2 1 (7.69%) HP