Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Testing Consultant was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

Testing Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1131 1165 1245
Rank change year-on-year +34 +80 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Testing Consultant 17 24 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.010% 0.013% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.014% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 17 12 15
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £38,500 £26,250 £35,018
90th Percentile £60,500 £78,625 £66,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00% -9.09%

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 159903 171823 198391
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 129207 145031 166378
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
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% -

Testing Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Testing Consultant in England

Testing Consultant
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Testing Consultant in England

Testing Consultant
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Testing Consultant in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Testing Consultant in England

Testing 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 Testing Consultant within the England region over the 6 months to 19 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 +10 11 £45,000 -33.33%
Yorkshire +24 2 £32,500 +18.18%
North of England +1 2 £32,500 +18.18%
Testing Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Testing 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 Testing Consultant in the job title.

1 13 (76.47%) Wireless
1 13 (76.47%) Information Security
1 13 (76.47%) TCP/IP
1 13 (76.47%) Python
1 13 (76.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 13 (76.47%) Penetration Testing
1 13 (76.47%) Social Engineering
2 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
3 9 (52.94%) DHCP
3 9 (52.94%) DNS
3 9 (52.94%) CGI
3 9 (52.94%) C#
3 9 (52.94%) C++
3 9 (52.94%) HTML
3 9 (52.94%) Java
3 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
3 9 (52.94%) Perl
3 9 (52.94%) .NET
3 9 (52.94%) XML
3 9 (52.94%) Risk Assessment
3 9 (52.94%) Open Source
3 9 (52.94%) OWASP
3 9 (52.94%) Network Security
3 9 (52.94%) Multicast
3 9 (52.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 7 (41.18%) Firewall
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) Computer Security
4 7 (41.18%) Degree
4 7 (41.18%) Computer Science

Testing 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:

Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) TCP/IP
1 13 (76.47%) Wireless
2 9 (52.94%) DHCP
2 9 (52.94%) DNS
2 9 (52.94%) Multicast
2 9 (52.94%) Network Security
3 7 (41.18%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Burp Suite
2 4 (23.53%) Metasploit
3 1 (5.88%) AppScan
3 1 (5.88%) eggPlant
3 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.88%) JMeter
3 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.88%) NeoLoad
3 1 (5.88%) Paros
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) WebScarab
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
1 9 (52.94%) CGI
1 9 (52.94%) HTML
1 9 (52.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Unix
2 4 (23.53%) Kali Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Information Security
1 13 (76.47%) Penetration Testing
1 13 (76.47%) Social Engineering
1 13 (76.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 9 (52.94%) Open Source
2 9 (52.94%) OWASP
2 9 (52.94%) Risk Assessment
3 7 (41.18%) Computer Security
3 7 (41.18%) Process Improvement
4 6 (35.29%) Service Delivery
5 4 (23.53%) Business Development
5 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (23.53%) OSINT
6 3 (17.65%) Coaching
6 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
6 3 (17.65%) Patch Management
6 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 3 (17.65%) Security Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) Python
2 9 (52.94%) C#
2 9 (52.94%) C++
2 9 (52.94%) Java
2 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
2 9 (52.94%) Perl
3 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
3 4 (23.53%) C
3 4 (23.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Computer Science Degree
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) CREST Certified
2 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) CEH
3 3 (17.65%) GIAC
4 2 (11.76%) ISEB
4 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Nessus
2 4 (23.53%) Nmap
3 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) HP