The median annual salary for a Test Consultant was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 735 864 830
Rank change year-on-year +129 -34  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 123 90 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.087% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.090% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 78 31 87
Median salary £55,000 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.41% -15.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £78,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,750 £37,000
% change year-on-year +3.22% +4.72%  

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 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

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 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Consultant in the UK

Test Consultant
Top 21 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 28 March 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 +140 121 £55,000 +29.41% 7
London +132 89 £65,000 -7.14% 5
Yorkshire +36 14 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire +32 14 £40,000 -
Leeds +27 14 £40,000 -
South East +47 6 £25,000 -39.39% 1
North West -13 5 £45,500 +7.05% 1
Oxfordshire +6 4 £25,000 - 1
Oxford +4 4 £25,000 -
Preston - 4 £45,500 -
Lancashire - 4 £45,500 -
City of London - 3 £55,000 - 2
Scotland +25 1 - -
Hampshire +17 1 £40,000 -
Manchester -28 1 £39,000 -8.23% 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £35,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Eastleigh - 1 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 -
Glasgow - 1 - -

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 142 (65.74%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (52.31%) Finance
3 106 (49.07%) Test Strategy
4 89 (41.20%) Selenium
5 87 (40.28%) Java
6 74 (34.26%) C#
7 71 (32.87%) Test Automation
8 62 (28.70%) SQL
9 59 (27.31%) Continuous Integration
10 51 (23.61%) QA
10 51 (23.61%) Scrum
11 45 (20.83%) Performance Testing
12 44 (20.37%) BDD
13 43 (19.91%) Test Management
13 43 (19.91%) .NET
14 42 (19.44%) Degree
14 42 (19.44%) Waterfall
14 42 (19.44%) Cucumber
15 40 (18.52%) Test Scripting
15 40 (18.52%) SDLC
16 38 (17.59%) Automation Testing
16 38 (17.59%) Software Testing
16 38 (17.59%) HTML
16 38 (17.59%) TDD
17 37 (17.13%) Open Source
18 35 (16.20%) Mentoring
19 33 (15.28%) Functional Testing
20 32 (14.81%) Banking
21 31 (14.35%) Retail
21 31 (14.35%) JavaScript

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 (0.46%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.93%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.39%) HFM
2 2 (0.93%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.19%) G Suite
1 22 (10.19%) Office 365
1 22 (10.19%) Slack
2 5 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.94%) Big Data
2 13 (6.02%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.56%) Power BI
4 10 (4.63%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (3.70%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 89 (41.20%) Selenium
2 42 (19.44%) Cucumber
3 31 (14.35%) Jasmine
3 31 (14.35%) JUnit
3 31 (14.35%) Protractor
4 30 (13.89%) TestNG
5 28 (12.96%) SoapUI
6 25 (11.57%) Jenkins
7 24 (11.11%) JMeter
8 23 (10.65%) Appium
9 22 (10.19%) LoadRunner
10 21 (9.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 19 (8.80%) Buildbot
11 19 (8.80%) Ranorex
12 16 (7.41%) JIRA
13 10 (4.63%) HP UFT
13 10 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (4.63%) Visual Studio
13 10 (4.63%) WATIR
14 9 (4.17%) Gatling
General
1 113 (52.31%) Finance
2 32 (14.81%) Banking
3 31 (14.35%) Retail
4 14 (6.48%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.63%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.31%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.31%) Games
7 4 (1.85%) Marketing
8 2 (0.93%) Legal
9 1 (0.46%) Electronics
9 1 (0.46%) Local Government
9 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (19.91%) .NET
2 38 (17.59%) HTML
3 30 (13.89%) CSS
4 4 (1.85%) Java EE
4 4 (1.85%) STL
5 3 (1.39%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.39%) RESTful
5 3 (1.39%) Web Services
5 3 (1.39%) XML
6 2 (0.93%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.46%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.46%) Behat
7 1 (0.46%) Node.js
7 1 (0.46%) React
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.80%) Driving Licence
3 10 (4.63%) New Media
4 8 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.24%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.39%) BBC
7 2 (0.93%) Blog
7 2 (0.93%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.46%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.17%) Windows
2 5 (2.31%) Linux
2 5 (2.31%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (65.74%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (49.07%) Test Strategy
3 71 (32.87%) Test Automation
4 59 (27.31%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (23.61%) Scrum
6 45 (20.83%) Performance Testing
7 44 (20.37%) BDD
8 43 (19.91%) Test Management
9 42 (19.44%) Waterfall
10 40 (18.52%) SDLC
10 40 (18.52%) Test Scripting
11 38 (17.59%) Automation Testing
11 38 (17.59%) Software Testing
11 38 (17.59%) TDD
12 37 (17.13%) Open Source
13 35 (16.20%) Mentoring
14 33 (15.28%) Functional Testing
15 30 (13.89%) Kanban
15 30 (13.89%) Software Engineering
16 28 (12.96%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 87 (40.28%) Java
2 74 (34.26%) C#
3 62 (28.70%) SQL
4 31 (14.35%) JavaScript
5 28 (12.96%) Python
6 25 (11.57%) C
6 25 (11.57%) C++
7 24 (11.11%) Ruby
8 19 (8.80%) PHP
8 19 (8.80%) Scala
9 8 (3.70%) R
10 7 (3.24%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.31%) Perl
12 4 (1.85%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.85%) VB
13 2 (0.93%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.93%) VBScript
14 1 (0.46%) AWK
14 1 (0.46%) sed
14 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 42 (19.44%) Degree
2 26 (12.04%) ISEB
2 26 (12.04%) ISTQB
3 8 (3.70%) CISSP
3 8 (3.70%) GIAC
3 8 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (2.78%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.31%) CEH
6 4 (1.85%) CCNA
6 4 (1.85%) CISA
6 4 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.85%) CISM
6 4 (1.85%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.85%) GPEN
6 4 (1.85%) Linux+ Certification
6 4 (1.85%) MCSE
6 4 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.85%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (1.85%) Security+ Certification
6 4 (1.85%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (23.61%) QA
2 3 (1.39%) SDET
Systems Management
1 8 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (10.65%) Oracle
2 22 (10.19%) Google
3 17 (7.87%) HP
4 11 (5.09%) Hyperion
5 9 (4.17%) Microsoft
6 6 (2.78%) SAP
7 4 (1.85%) Tableau
8 3 (1.39%) BT
8 3 (1.39%) Capita
8 3 (1.39%) Intel Security
9 2 (0.93%) CA Agile Central
10 1 (0.46%) IBM
10 1 (0.46%) Perforce
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