The median annual salary for a Test Consultant was £51,250 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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

Test Consultant
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 386 438 453
Rank change year-on-year +52 +15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 6 8 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.041% 0.044% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.045% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 15
Median salary £51,250 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.86% +15.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £57,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,000 £100,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -52.00% +122.22%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14182 17817 20713
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.56% 96.93% 97.19%
Number of salaries quoted 11882 15144 16834
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,075 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Test Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Consultant in the South East

Test Consultant
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Test Consultant in the South East

Test Consultant
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Consultant in the South East over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Consultant in the South East

Test Consultant
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Consultant within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +7 2 £51,250 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £41,250 -
Surrey +34 1 £40,000 -30.43%
Berkshire +28 1 £57,500 -
Test Consultant
England

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 South East region featuring Test Consultant in the job title.

1 10 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 7 (58.33%) Degree
3 7 (58.33%) QA
3 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
4 5 (41.67%) Banking
4 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
4 5 (41.67%) T-SQL
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
4 5 (41.67%) Mobile App
5 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Selenium
6 3 (25.00%) V-Model
6 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Validation
6 3 (25.00%) Retail
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 2 (16.67%) Data Management
7 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) ISEB
7 2 (16.67%) Dependency Management
7 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 2 (16.67%) Software Delivery

Test Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) TestComplete
2 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Validation
5 3 (25.00%) V-Model
6 2 (16.67%) Data Management
6 2 (16.67%) Dependency Management
6 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
6 2 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Software Delivery
6 2 (16.67%) Test Management
6 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
6 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) F#
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
1 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (8.33%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle