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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Testing Consultant
Rank 891 850 885
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Testing Consultant 16 24 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.022% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.024% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 7
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +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
109120 101188 111394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.25% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 88233 84007 95056
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 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 2 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 2 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 -39 12 £53,750 -10.41% 2
London -2 8 £51,250 -2.38% 2
Reading -6 3 £60,000 +71.42%
Berkshire -7 3 £60,000 +71.42%
South East -24 3 £60,000 -
Maidenhead - 1 £60,000 -
Manchester - 1 £45,000 -
City of London - 1 £87,500 - 1
North West - 1 £45,000 -

Testing Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 35 (68.63%) Penetration Testing
1 35 (68.63%) Security Testing
2 20 (39.22%) Network Security
3 17 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 16 (31.37%) SC Cleared
5 14 (27.45%) Degree
6 12 (23.53%) Information Security
7 10 (19.61%) Mobile App
7 10 (19.61%) Wireless Security
7 10 (19.61%) Wireless
8 6 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (11.76%) Software Testing
8 6 (11.76%) Business Development
8 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
8 6 (11.76%) ISEB
9 5 (9.80%) Capita
9 5 (9.80%) GIAC
9 5 (9.80%) Cryptography
9 5 (9.80%) GPEN
9 5 (9.80%) OSCP
10 4 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (7.84%) Performance Testing
10 4 (7.84%) Integration Testing
10 4 (7.84%) System Testing
10 4 (7.84%) Finance
10 4 (7.84%) CISSP
10 4 (7.84%) LoadRunner
10 4 (7.84%) Java
11 3 (5.88%) ERP
11 3 (5.88%) HP

Testing Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 20 (39.22%) Network Security
2 10 (19.61%) Wireless Security
2 10 (19.61%) Wireless
3 2 (3.92%) HTTP
3 2 (3.92%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) LoadRunner
2 2 (3.92%) Maven
3 1 (1.96%) LoadUI
3 1 (1.96%) JMeter
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) Flash
1 2 (3.92%) Apache Flex
1 2 (3.92%) Silverlight
2 1 (1.96%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Mobile App
2 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.80%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.96%) Statistics
4 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (68.63%) Penetration Testing
1 35 (68.63%) Security Testing
2 12 (23.53%) Information Security
3 6 (11.76%) Software Testing
3 6 (11.76%) Business Development
3 6 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (7.84%) System Testing
4 4 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (7.84%) Performance Testing
4 4 (7.84%) Integration Testing
5 3 (5.88%) ERP
5 3 (5.88%) Quality Management
6 2 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.92%) Automated Testing
6 2 (3.92%) Unit Testing
6 2 (3.92%) Test Automation
6 2 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (3.92%) Automation Testing
6 2 (3.92%) Test Planning
6 2 (3.92%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) Java
2 2 (3.92%) C
2 2 (3.92%) C++
3 1 (1.96%) C#
3 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 16 (31.37%) SC Cleared
3 14 (27.45%) Degree
4 6 (11.76%) ISEB
5 5 (9.80%) GIAC
5 5 (9.80%) GPEN
5 5 (9.80%) OSCP
6 4 (7.84%) CISSP
7 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
7 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.96%) CEH
8 1 (1.96%) HP AIS
8 1 (1.96%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (9.80%) Capita
2 3 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) Siebel
London
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, CAR
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £85000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago