The median annual salary for a QA Consultant was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 855 910 939
Rank change year-on-year +55 +29  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Consultant 17 14 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.014% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.015% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 15 13 29
Median salary £57,500 £70,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.85% +40.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £27,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% -45.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured QA Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Consultant in the UK

QA Consultant
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for QA Consultant in the UK

QA Consultant
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Consultant over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Consultant in the UK

QA Consultant
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England +56 16 £56,250 -19.64% 2
South East +62 8 £25,000 -
London +24 8 £57,500 -17.85% 2
Berkshire +36 7 £25,000 -
Reading - 7 £25,000 -
City of London - 6 £57,500 - 2
Andover - 1 £57,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £57,500 -
Aberdeen - 1 £60,000 -
Scotland - 1 £60,000 -

QA Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 featuring QA Consultant in the job title.

1 23 (100.00%) QA
2 18 (78.26%) Test Automation
3 13 (56.52%) Test Scripting
4 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
5 10 (43.48%) ISEB
5 10 (43.48%) Relational Database
6 9 (39.13%) HP
6 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Excel
7 8 (34.78%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (34.78%) C#
7 8 (34.78%) Oracle
7 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
7 8 (34.78%) Finance
7 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering
7 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (34.78%) Big Data
7 8 (34.78%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
8 7 (30.43%) Tableau
8 7 (30.43%) Power BI
8 7 (30.43%) Retail
8 7 (30.43%) Unix
8 7 (30.43%) Windows
8 7 (30.43%) C++
8 7 (30.43%) Java
9 5 (21.74%) SQL
9 5 (21.74%) ETL
10 4 (17.39%) Selenium
11 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing

QA Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (4.35%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) HFM
1 3 (13.04%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) Relational Database
2 8 (34.78%) Big Data
2 8 (34.78%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
3 7 (30.43%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Selenium
2 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) TestComplete
3 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Unix
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Test Automation
2 13 (56.52%) Test Scripting
3 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (34.78%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering
4 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
5 5 (21.74%) ETL
6 3 (13.04%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (13.04%) Performance Management
6 3 (13.04%) Project Management
6 3 (13.04%) QA Automation
6 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Test Management
8 1 (4.35%) SDLC
8 1 (4.35%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) C#
2 7 (30.43%) C++
2 7 (30.43%) Java
3 5 (21.74%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) F#
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) ISEB
2 3 (13.04%) ACCA
2 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 9 (39.13%) HP
3 8 (34.78%) Oracle
4 7 (30.43%) Tableau
5 3 (13.04%) Hyperion
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