Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Consultant was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1185 1209 1285
Rank change year-on-year +24 +76 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Consultant 21 34 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.018% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.019% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 15 32 15
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +22.22% -5.26%
10th Percentile £51,000 £27,500 £20,500
90th Percentile £69,500 £79,750 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £37,500 £21,000
% change year-on-year +53.33% +78.57% -55.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 173309 182267 209632
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 139088 152628 174119
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

QA Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Consultant in the UK

QA Consultant
Top 5 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 6 months to 21 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
England +12 20 £57,500 - 2
London +22 13 £57,500 -17.86% 2
UK excluding London +15 8 £57,500 +53.33%
South East +42 7 £53,750 +6.44%
Scotland - 1 £60,000 -

QA Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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 featuring QA Consultant in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) QA
2 18 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 14 (66.67%) Test Scripting
4 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Excel
6 9 (42.86%) Java
6 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (38.10%) Finance
7 8 (38.10%) C#
7 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
7 8 (38.10%) Test Strategy
8 7 (33.33%) Selenium
8 7 (33.33%) SQL
8 7 (33.33%) Oracle
8 7 (33.33%) ISEB
8 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
8 7 (33.33%) ISTQB
9 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
9 6 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (28.57%) Big Data
9 6 (28.57%) Functional Testing
10 5 (23.81%) Tableau
10 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (23.81%) Power BI
10 5 (23.81%) Customer Requirements
10 5 (23.81%) HP
10 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (23.81%) Unix

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:

Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) HFM
1 4 (19.05%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) Big Data
2 6 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (23.81%) Power BI
4 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.76%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Selenium
2 4 (19.05%) JIRA
3 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 3 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
4 2 (9.52%) Gatling
4 2 (9.52%) JMeter
4 2 (9.52%) The Grinder
4 2 (9.52%) Travis CI
5 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.76%) TestComplete
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Unix
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 14 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (38.10%) Test Strategy
5 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 6 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (28.57%) Functional Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (23.81%) Project Management
7 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (19.05%) Performance Management
9 2 (9.52%) BDD
9 2 (9.52%) Exploratory Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Load Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Refactoring
9 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) Java
2 8 (38.10%) C#
3 7 (33.33%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) C++
5 1 (4.76%) F#
5 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) ISEB
1 7 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (19.05%) ACCA
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) IFRS
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) Oracle
3 5 (23.81%) HP
3 5 (23.81%) Tableau
4 4 (19.05%) Hyperion