The median annual salary for a Test Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 740 844 871
Rank change year-on-year +104 +27  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 134 103 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 108 69 88
Median salary £55,000 £80,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.25% +68.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £100,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £48,000 £75,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -36.00% +66.66%  

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 85218 95218 107157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.54% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 69700 80264 88299
Median salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.12% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Test Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Consultant in the UK

Test Consultant
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Test Consultant in the UK

Test Consultant
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Consultant over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Consultant in the UK

Test Consultant
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 +83 131 £55,000 -31.25% 10
London +87 104 £60,000 -25.00% 7
City of London +17 7 £57,500 -11.53% 2
South East +40 6 £51,250 -10.86%
West Midlands +18 6 £37,875 -62.12%
Warwickshire - 5 £30,000 -
South West +8 3 £45,000 +109.30%
Hampshire +30 2 £51,250 -
East Midlands +19 2 £45,375 -39.50%
East of England 0 2 - -
Northamptonshire -1 2 £45,375 -39.50%
Bristol -14 2 £40,000 +86.04%
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Rugby - 2 £48,000 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £41,250 -
Luton - 2 - -
Hammersmith - 2 £50,000 -
Oxford - 2 £41,250 -
Surrey +41 1 £40,000 -30.43%
Berkshire +25 1 £57,500 -
Reading +24 1 £57,500 -
Corby -2 1 £45,750 -39.00%
Manchester -36 1 £45,000 -55.00% 2
North West -47 1 £45,000 -55.00% 3
Aberdeen - 1 £60,000 -
Scotland - 1 £60,000 -
Swindon - 1 £57,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £57,500 -
Guildford - 1 £40,000 -
Andover - 1 £57,500 -

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 featuring Test Consultant in the job title.

1 171 (67.32%) Test Automation
2 144 (56.69%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (52.76%) Selenium
4 111 (43.70%) Java
5 101 (39.76%) Finance
6 96 (37.80%) Test Strategy
7 85 (33.46%) C#
8 78 (30.71%) Continuous Integration
9 76 (29.92%) SQL
10 63 (24.80%) Open Source
10 63 (24.80%) .NET
11 62 (24.41%) Degree
12 58 (22.83%) Performance Testing
12 58 (22.83%) HTML
13 55 (21.65%) JavaScript
14 54 (21.26%) SDLC
15 53 (20.87%) Protractor
15 53 (20.87%) JUnit
15 53 (20.87%) Jasmine
16 52 (20.47%) TestNG
16 52 (20.47%) CSS
17 51 (20.08%) Stakeholder Management
18 50 (19.69%) Scrum
19 45 (17.72%) BDD
20 44 (17.32%) Mentoring
21 43 (16.93%) Test Management
21 43 (16.93%) TDD
22 42 (16.54%) Software Testing
22 42 (16.54%) ISTQB
22 42 (16.54%) DevOps

Test 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 (0.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.18%) HFM
1 3 (1.18%) Hyperion Enterprise
2 2 (0.79%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.79%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.79%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.79%) SAP R/3
2 2 (0.79%) Sonata
3 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.09%) G Suite
1 18 (7.09%) Office 365
1 18 (7.09%) Slack
2 9 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.79%) LTE
1 2 (0.79%) TETRA
2 1 (0.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.09%) Big Data
2 15 (5.91%) SQL Server
3 11 (4.33%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.76%) Power BI
6 1 (0.39%) MySQL
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 134 (52.76%) Selenium
2 53 (20.87%) Jasmine
2 53 (20.87%) JUnit
2 53 (20.87%) Protractor
3 52 (20.47%) TestNG
4 40 (15.75%) Cucumber
5 27 (10.63%) Appium
6 26 (10.24%) JMeter
6 26 (10.24%) SoapUI
7 25 (9.84%) Jenkins
8 24 (9.45%) LoadRunner
9 22 (8.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 19 (7.48%) Buildbot
10 19 (7.48%) Ranorex
11 15 (5.91%) HP UFT
12 14 (5.51%) NeoLoad
13 11 (4.33%) JIRA
14 9 (3.54%) Gatling
15 8 (3.15%) WATIR
15 8 (3.15%) WebLOAD
General
1 101 (39.76%) Finance
2 31 (12.20%) Banking
2 31 (12.20%) Retail
3 13 (5.12%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.94%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.36%) Front Office
5 6 (2.36%) General Ledger
5 6 (2.36%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.36%) Law
6 4 (1.57%) Marketing
7 2 (0.79%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
8 1 (0.39%) Games
8 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (24.80%) .NET
2 58 (22.83%) HTML
3 52 (20.47%) CSS
4 5 (1.97%) RESTful
5 3 (1.18%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.18%) Web Services
5 3 (1.18%) XML
6 2 (0.79%) JSON
7 1 (0.39%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.39%) Node.js
7 1 (0.39%) React
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.51%) Driving Licence
3 6 (2.36%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.36%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.97%) Blog
4 5 (1.97%) New Media
5 3 (1.18%) BBC
6 1 (0.39%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.36%) Windows
2 1 (0.39%) Linux
2 1 (0.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (67.32%) Test Automation
2 144 (56.69%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (37.80%) Test Strategy
4 78 (30.71%) Continuous Integration
5 63 (24.80%) Open Source
6 58 (22.83%) Performance Testing
7 54 (21.26%) SDLC
8 51 (20.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 50 (19.69%) Scrum
10 45 (17.72%) BDD
11 44 (17.32%) Mentoring
12 43 (16.93%) TDD
12 43 (16.93%) Test Management
13 42 (16.54%) DevOps
13 42 (16.54%) Software Testing
14 41 (16.14%) Coaching
15 29 (11.42%) Kanban
16 28 (11.02%) Test Scripting
17 27 (10.63%) Software Engineering
18 24 (9.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 111 (43.70%) Java
2 85 (33.46%) C#
3 76 (29.92%) SQL
4 55 (21.65%) JavaScript
5 23 (9.06%) Ruby
6 21 (8.27%) C++
7 20 (7.87%) Python
8 19 (7.48%) C
8 19 (7.48%) PHP
8 19 (7.48%) Scala
9 5 (1.97%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.39%) F#
10 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (24.41%) Degree
2 42 (16.54%) ISTQB
3 32 (12.60%) ISEB
4 17 (6.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.18%) ACCA
5 3 (1.18%) CEH
5 3 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.79%) CISA
6 2 (0.79%) CISM
6 2 (0.79%) CISSP
6 2 (0.79%) GIAC
6 2 (0.79%) GPEN
6 2 (0.79%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.39%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.39%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.39%) OSCP
7 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (13.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (10.24%) Oracle
2 21 (8.27%) SAP
3 18 (7.09%) Google
4 12 (4.72%) Microsoft
5 11 (4.33%) HP
6 7 (2.76%) Tableau
7 4 (1.57%) Capita
8 3 (1.18%) BT
8 3 (1.18%) Hyperion
8 3 (1.18%) McAfee
9 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.39%) Workday
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