Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Consultant was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Test Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 992 978 1099
Rank change year-on-year -14 +121 -231
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 174 225 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.13% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.13% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 151 162 132
England median annual salary £57,500 £63,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.80% +34.21% +11.76%
10th Percentile £41,250 £33,000 £30,125
90th Percentile £85,000 £100,000 £68,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £62,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -8.00% +31.58% +8.57%

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 161572 172869 197438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130677 145836 165635
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Test Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Consultant in England

Test Consultant
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Test Consultant in England

Test Consultant
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Consultant in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Consultant in England

Test 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 Test Consultant within the England region over the 6 months to 23 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 +11 126 £67,500 -6.90% 10
Midlands +17 14 £55,000 +37.50%
North of England -19 13 £50,000 -16.67% 1
Yorkshire +2 10 £50,000 -16.67% 1
East Midlands +35 7 £55,000 -26.67%
South East +18 7 £51,250 +13.89%
West Midlands +14 6 £48,000 +6.67%
North West -17 3 £39,000 +4.00%
Test Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Test 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 Test Consultant in the job title.

1 105 (60.34%) Test Automation
2 84 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (44.25%) Selenium
4 70 (40.23%) Java
5 57 (32.76%) Finance
6 54 (31.03%) C#
7 43 (24.71%) Test Strategy
8 41 (23.56%) Performance Testing
9 38 (21.84%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (21.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 36 (20.69%) Open Source
12 34 (19.54%) JavaScript
12 34 (19.54%) SQL
12 34 (19.54%) JUnit
13 31 (17.82%) .NET
14 30 (17.24%) TestNG
14 30 (17.24%) Test Management
14 30 (17.24%) Degree
15 29 (16.67%) JMeter
16 28 (16.09%) SDLC
17 27 (15.52%) Jasmine
17 27 (15.52%) Cucumber
18 26 (14.94%) CSS
18 26 (14.94%) HTML
18 26 (14.94%) Protractor
18 26 (14.94%) Mentoring
19 25 (14.37%) Jenkins
20 24 (13.79%) DevOps
20 24 (13.79%) SAP
20 24 (13.79%) Scrum

Test 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 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.72%) HFM
1 3 (1.72%) Hyperion Enterprise
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.57%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.57%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.57%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.30%) G Suite
2 4 (2.30%) Office 365
3 3 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.72%) BrowserStack
4 2 (1.15%) Slack
5 1 (0.57%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.57%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.72%) LTE
2 2 (1.15%) TETRA
2 2 (1.15%) Wireless
3 1 (0.57%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.57%) GSM
3 1 (0.57%) HTTP
3 1 (0.57%) Internet
3 1 (0.57%) LAN
3 1 (0.57%) MVNO
3 1 (0.57%) Network Security
3 1 (0.57%) NFC
3 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.57%) UMTS
3 1 (0.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.32%) Big Data
2 10 (5.75%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.30%) Power BI
5 3 (1.72%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.57%) Essbase
6 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.57%) MySQL
6 1 (0.57%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.57%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 77 (44.25%) Selenium
2 34 (19.54%) JUnit
3 30 (17.24%) TestNG
4 29 (16.67%) JMeter
5 27 (15.52%) Cucumber
5 27 (15.52%) Jasmine
6 26 (14.94%) Protractor
7 25 (14.37%) Jenkins
8 20 (11.49%) SoapUI
9 19 (10.92%) LoadRunner
10 16 (9.20%) Appium
11 14 (8.05%) WebDriver
12 12 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (6.90%) JIRA
12 12 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (6.32%) Buildbot
14 10 (5.75%) Ranorex
15 9 (5.17%) NeoLoad
15 9 (5.17%) SpecFlow
16 8 (4.60%) HP UFT
General
1 57 (32.76%) Finance
2 16 (9.20%) Banking
3 15 (8.62%) Law
4 13 (7.47%) Retail
5 7 (4.02%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.87%) Marketing
7 2 (1.15%) Automotive
7 2 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.57%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (17.82%) .NET
2 26 (14.94%) CSS
2 26 (14.94%) HTML
3 5 (2.87%) Apache Flex
4 4 (2.30%) JSON
4 4 (2.30%) REST
5 3 (1.72%) Web Services
6 1 (0.57%) Behat
6 1 (0.57%) CGI
6 1 (0.57%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.34%) Driving Licence
2 11 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.02%) Fintech
4 4 (2.30%) Social Media
5 3 (1.72%) Blog
5 3 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.15%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.57%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.30%) Unix
1 4 (2.30%) Windows
2 2 (1.15%) Linux
3 1 (0.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (60.34%) Test Automation
2 84 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (24.71%) Test Strategy
4 41 (23.56%) Performance Testing
5 38 (21.84%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (21.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 36 (20.69%) Open Source
8 30 (17.24%) Test Management
9 28 (16.09%) SDLC
10 26 (14.94%) Mentoring
11 24 (13.79%) DevOps
11 24 (13.79%) Scrum
12 22 (12.64%) TDD
13 21 (12.07%) BDD
14 20 (11.49%) ITIL
15 19 (10.92%) Coaching
15 19 (10.92%) Non-Functional Testing
15 19 (10.92%) Project Management
16 18 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
17 17 (9.77%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 70 (40.23%) Java
2 54 (31.03%) C#
3 34 (19.54%) JavaScript
3 34 (19.54%) SQL
4 20 (11.49%) Python
5 17 (9.77%) Ruby
6 16 (9.20%) C++
7 14 (8.05%) Scala
8 13 (7.47%) C
9 10 (5.75%) PHP
10 2 (1.15%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.57%) AWK
11 1 (0.57%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.57%) F#
11 1 (0.57%) Perl
11 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.57%) sed
11 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (17.24%) Degree
2 17 (9.77%) ISTQB
3 10 (5.75%) ISEB
4 4 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.30%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.72%) ACCA
5 3 (1.72%) CEH
5 3 (1.72%) CISA
5 3 (1.72%) CISM
5 3 (1.72%) CISSP
5 3 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.72%) GIAC
5 3 (1.72%) GPEN
5 3 (1.72%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.57%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.57%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.49%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) IFRS
System Software
1 2 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.57%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.87%) BMC PATROL
2 5 (2.87%) OpenView
3 1 (0.57%) Ambari
3 1 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 24 (13.79%) SAP
2 19 (10.92%) Oracle
3 13 (7.47%) HP
4 8 (4.60%) Google
5 6 (3.45%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.87%) AppDynamics
6 5 (2.87%) BMC
6 5 (2.87%) New Relic
7 4 (2.30%) Tableau
8 3 (1.72%) Hyperion
9 2 (1.15%) VMware
10 1 (0.57%) Perfecto Mobile
10 1 (0.57%) Workday