Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Consultant was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1144 1173 1274
Rank change year-on-year +29 +101 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Consultant 19 34 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.011% 0.019% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.020% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 13 32 16
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +22.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £50,750 £27,500 £20,500
90th Percentile £71,000 £79,750 £69,375
UK median annual salary £57,500 £51,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.20% +13.89% +5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161568 172325 198595
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130662 145385 166655
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

QA Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured QA Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for QA Consultant in England

QA Consultant
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Consultant in England.

Salary trend for QA Consultant in England

QA Consultant
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Consultant in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Consultant in England

QA Consultant
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Consultant within the England region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 12 £57,500 -17.86% 2
South East +54 7 £53,750 +6.44%
QA Consultant
UK

QA Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, QA Consultant job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring QA Consultant in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (84.21%) Test Automation
3 13 (68.42%) Test Scripting
4 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
5 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (47.37%) Java
6 8 (42.11%) C#
6 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (36.84%) Finance
7 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
7 7 (36.84%) SQL
7 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
7 7 (36.84%) Test Strategy
8 6 (31.58%) Functional Testing
8 6 (31.58%) Selenium
8 6 (31.58%) Oracle
8 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
8 6 (31.58%) ISEB
8 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
9 5 (26.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (26.32%) Project Management
9 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (26.32%) HP
9 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (26.32%) Unix
9 5 (26.32%) Windows
9 5 (26.32%) C++
9 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing

QA Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) HFM
1 3 (15.79%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) Big Data
2 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (21.05%) Power BI
4 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.26%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Selenium
2 4 (21.05%) JIRA
3 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
3 3 (15.79%) SpecFlow
3 3 (15.79%) WebDriver
4 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.53%) Gatling
4 2 (10.53%) JMeter
4 2 (10.53%) The Grinder
4 2 (10.53%) Travis CI
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Unix
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Test Automation
2 13 (68.42%) Test Scripting
3 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (36.84%) Test Strategy
5 6 (31.58%) Functional Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
6 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (26.32%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (26.32%) Project Management
6 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (15.79%) Performance Management
8 2 (10.53%) BDD
8 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
8 2 (10.53%) Load Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Refactoring
8 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Java
2 8 (42.11%) C#
3 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 5 (26.32%) C++
5 1 (5.26%) F#
5 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
2 6 (31.58%) ISEB
3 3 (15.79%) ACCA
4 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) IFRS
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle
3 5 (26.32%) HP
4 4 (21.05%) Tableau
5 3 (15.79%) Hyperion