The median annual salary for a Testing Consultant was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Testing Consultant
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 855 906 975
Rank change year-on-year +51 +69  
Permanent jobs requiring a Testing Consultant 15 7 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.007% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.007% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 15 6 10
Median salary £62,500 £33,750 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +85.18% -43.75%  
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £27,500 -
% change year-on-year +18.18% -  

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 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +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 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Testing Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Testing Consultant in the UK

Testing Consultant
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Testing Consultant in the UK

Testing Consultant
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Testing Consultant over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Testing Consultant in the UK

Testing Consultant
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Testing Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +60 15 £62,500 +85.18% 2
London +28 13 £62,500 +13.63% 2
City of London +26 4 £61,500 -
West Yorkshire +11 2 £32,500 +18.18%
Yorkshire +5 2 £32,500 +18.18%
Leeds - 2 £32,500 -

Testing Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Testing 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 Testing Consultant in the job title.

1 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
1 9 (45.00%) Selenium
2 7 (35.00%) Java
3 6 (30.00%) HP UFT
3 6 (30.00%) C#
4 5 (25.00%) Test Management
5 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (20.00%) QA
5 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (20.00%) HP
5 4 (20.00%) ISEB
5 4 (20.00%) eggPlant
5 4 (20.00%) Presales
6 3 (15.00%) NeoLoad
6 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (15.00%) LoadRunner
6 3 (15.00%) JMeter
7 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (10.00%) Information Security
7 2 (10.00%) Open Source
7 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
7 2 (10.00%) SilkTest
7 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Network Security
7 2 (10.00%) C++
7 2 (10.00%) HTML
7 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP

Testing 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 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Network Security
1 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) Multicast
2 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
1 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Selenium
2 6 (30.00%) HP UFT
3 4 (20.00%) eggPlant
4 3 (15.00%) JMeter
4 3 (15.00%) LoadRunner
4 3 (15.00%) NeoLoad
5 2 (10.00%) Appium
5 2 (10.00%) Calabash
5 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (10.00%) SilkTest
6 1 (5.00%) AppScan
6 1 (5.00%) Burp Suite
6 1 (5.00%) Paros
6 1 (5.00%) WebScarab
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) CGI
1 2 (10.00%) HTML
1 2 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) LAMP
2 1 (5.00%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) FreeBSD
1 1 (5.00%) HPUX
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (25.00%) Test Management
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Presales
3 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps
5 2 (10.00%) Information Security
5 2 (10.00%) Open Source
5 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (10.00%) SDLC
6 1 (5.00%) Coaching
6 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.00%) OWASP
6 1 (5.00%) Process Improvement
6 1 (5.00%) Social Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Java
2 6 (30.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) C++
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) Perl
3 2 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.00%) CEH
3 1 (5.00%) CISA
3 1 (5.00%) CISM
3 1 (5.00%) CISSP
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
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