Period
to 19 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Consultant was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 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
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 975 999 1091
Rank change year-on-year +24 +92 -223
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 198 235 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 169 160 175
UK median annual salary £57,500 £65,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.54% +36.84% +5.56%
10th Percentile £41,225 £37,425 £32,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £100,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +12.50%

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 167246 184514 211672
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 133909 154629 175428
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Test Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Consultant in the UK

Test Consultant
Top 13 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 6 months to 19 October 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 -8 193 £57,500 -11.54% 5
London +43 147 £65,000 -10.34% 3
UK excluding London -18 31 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Midlands +33 12 £45,000 +4.05%
South East +40 9 £52,500 +16.67%
West Midlands +15 7 £48,000 -52.00%
North of England -41 5 £47,500 -20.83% 2
East Midlands +36 4 £45,000 -40.00%
South West +7 3 £51,250 +2.50%
Yorkshire -5 3 £50,000 -16.67% 1
North West -15 2 £42,000 -30.00% 1
East of England - 2 - -
Scotland -7 1 £60,000 -

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 114 (57.58%) Test Automation
2 96 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (42.42%) Selenium
4 76 (38.38%) Java
5 67 (33.84%) Finance
6 59 (29.80%) C#
7 52 (26.26%) Test Strategy
8 46 (23.23%) Open Source
9 42 (21.21%) Performance Testing
10 41 (20.71%) Continuous Integration
10 41 (20.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (19.70%) JUnit
11 39 (19.70%) Degree
12 38 (19.19%) JavaScript
12 38 (19.19%) SQL
13 37 (18.69%) .NET
14 35 (17.68%) TestNG
15 34 (17.17%) DevOps
15 34 (17.17%) SDLC
16 33 (16.67%) Jasmine
17 32 (16.16%) Test Management
17 32 (16.16%) HTML
17 32 (16.16%) CSS
17 32 (16.16%) Protractor
18 30 (15.15%) ISTQB
19 28 (14.14%) SAP
19 28 (14.14%) Mentoring
20 27 (13.64%) JMeter
21 26 (13.13%) Coaching
22 24 (12.12%) Scrum

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:

Applications
1 5 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.02%) HFM
1 4 (2.02%) Hyperion Enterprise
2 2 (1.01%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.01%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.01%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.01%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.01%) SAP R/3
2 2 (1.01%) Sonata
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.51%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.51%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.52%) G Suite
2 3 (1.52%) Office 365
3 2 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.01%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.01%) LTE
1 2 (1.01%) TETRA
2 1 (0.51%) MVNO
2 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.58%) Big Data
2 8 (4.04%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.53%) Power BI
5 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.51%) Essbase
6 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.51%) MySQL
6 1 (0.51%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.51%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 84 (42.42%) Selenium
2 39 (19.70%) JUnit
3 35 (17.68%) TestNG
4 33 (16.67%) Jasmine
5 32 (16.16%) Protractor
6 27 (13.64%) JMeter
7 23 (11.62%) Cucumber
8 22 (11.11%) Jenkins
9 19 (9.60%) LoadRunner
10 17 (8.59%) Appium
11 16 (8.08%) SoapUI
12 14 (7.07%) WebDriver
13 13 (6.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (6.06%) Buildbot
14 12 (6.06%) NeoLoad
15 11 (5.56%) Ranorex
16 6 (3.03%) HP UFT
16 6 (3.03%) JIRA
16 6 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
17 5 (2.53%) WATIR
General
1 67 (33.84%) Finance
2 21 (10.61%) Banking
3 17 (8.59%) Law
4 16 (8.08%) Retail
5 8 (4.04%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.03%) Front Office
6 6 (3.03%) General Ledger
7 4 (2.02%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.01%) Automotive
8 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.51%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (18.69%) .NET
2 32 (16.16%) CSS
2 32 (16.16%) HTML
3 5 (2.53%) Apache Flex
4 4 (2.02%) JSON
5 3 (1.52%) REST
6 2 (1.01%) RESTful
6 2 (1.01%) Web Services
7 1 (0.51%) Behat
7 1 (0.51%) CGI
7 1 (0.51%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.59%) Driving Licence
2 13 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.03%) Fintech
4 4 (2.02%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.52%) Blog
6 1 (0.51%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.51%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.02%) Unix
1 4 (2.02%) Windows
2 1 (0.51%) Linux
2 1 (0.51%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (57.58%) Test Automation
2 96 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (26.26%) Test Strategy
4 46 (23.23%) Open Source
5 42 (21.21%) Performance Testing
6 41 (20.71%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (20.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (17.17%) DevOps
7 34 (17.17%) SDLC
8 32 (16.16%) Test Management
9 28 (14.14%) Mentoring
10 26 (13.13%) Coaching
11 24 (12.12%) Scrum
12 22 (11.11%) BDD
12 22 (11.11%) TDD
13 21 (10.61%) Software Testing
14 20 (10.10%) ITIL
14 20 (10.10%) Non-Functional Testing
15 19 (9.60%) User Acceptance Testing
16 18 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (38.38%) Java
2 59 (29.80%) C#
3 38 (19.19%) JavaScript
3 38 (19.19%) SQL
4 20 (10.10%) Python
5 18 (9.09%) Ruby
6 15 (7.58%) Scala
7 14 (7.07%) C++
8 11 (5.56%) C
8 11 (5.56%) PHP
9 1 (0.51%) AWK
9 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.51%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.51%) F#
9 1 (0.51%) Perl
9 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.51%) sed
9 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (19.70%) Degree
2 30 (15.15%) ISTQB
3 14 (7.07%) ISEB
4 12 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.02%) ACCA
5 4 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.52%) CEH
6 3 (1.52%) CISA
6 3 (1.52%) CISM
6 3 (1.52%) CISSP
6 3 (1.52%) GIAC
6 3 (1.52%) GPEN
7 2 (1.01%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.61%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.51%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (2.53%) BMC PATROL
1 5 (2.53%) OpenView
2 3 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.51%) Ambari
3 1 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 28 (14.14%) SAP
2 16 (8.08%) Oracle
3 10 (5.05%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.55%) HP
5 5 (2.53%) AppDynamics
5 5 (2.53%) BMC
5 5 (2.53%) New Relic
5 5 (2.53%) Tableau
6 4 (2.02%) Hyperion
7 3 (1.52%) Google
8 2 (1.01%) VMware
9 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.51%) Workday