Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Testing Consultant was £53,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1194 1197 1301
Rank change year-on-year +3 +104 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Testing Consultant 17 25 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.013% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.014% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 17 12 15
UK median annual salary £53,000 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.71% -15.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £45,000 £26,250 £35,018
90th Percentile £68,750 £78,625 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £33,750 £47,304
% change year-on-year +48.15% -28.65% -13.99%

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 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +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 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Testing Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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 +36 17 £53,000 +24.71%
London +7 11 £45,000 -33.33%
UK excluding London +36 2 £50,000 +48.15%
South East +55 1 £67,500 +68.75%
Yorkshire +22 1 £32,500 +18.18%
North of England +13 1 £32,500 +18.18%

Testing Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 14 (82.35%) Information Security
1 14 (82.35%) Penetration Testing
1 14 (82.35%) Social Engineering
2 13 (76.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 13 (76.47%) Wireless
2 13 (76.47%) TCP/IP
2 13 (76.47%) Python
3 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
4 9 (52.94%) DHCP
4 9 (52.94%) DNS
4 9 (52.94%) CGI
4 9 (52.94%) C#
4 9 (52.94%) C++
4 9 (52.94%) HTML
4 9 (52.94%) Java
4 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
4 9 (52.94%) Perl
4 9 (52.94%) .NET
4 9 (52.94%) XML
4 9 (52.94%) Open Source
4 9 (52.94%) Network Security
4 9 (52.94%) OWASP
4 9 (52.94%) Risk Assessment
4 9 (52.94%) Multicast
4 9 (52.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 7 (41.18%) Firewall
5 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 7 (41.18%) Degree
5 7 (41.18%) Computer Science
5 7 (41.18%) Computer Security

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:

Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) TCP/IP
1 13 (76.47%) Wireless
2 9 (52.94%) DHCP
2 9 (52.94%) DNS
2 9 (52.94%) Multicast
2 9 (52.94%) Network Security
3 7 (41.18%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Burp Suite
2 4 (23.53%) Metasploit
3 1 (5.88%) AppScan
3 1 (5.88%) eggPlant
3 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.88%) JMeter
3 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.88%) NeoLoad
3 1 (5.88%) Paros
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) WebScarab
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
1 9 (52.94%) CGI
1 9 (52.94%) HTML
1 9 (52.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Unix
2 4 (23.53%) Kali Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Information Security
1 14 (82.35%) Penetration Testing
1 14 (82.35%) Social Engineering
2 13 (76.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 9 (52.94%) Open Source
3 9 (52.94%) OWASP
3 9 (52.94%) Risk Assessment
4 7 (41.18%) Computer Security
4 7 (41.18%) Process Improvement
5 6 (35.29%) Service Delivery
6 4 (23.53%) Business Development
6 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (23.53%) OSINT
7 3 (17.65%) Coaching
7 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
7 3 (17.65%) Patch Management
7 3 (17.65%) Project Management
7 3 (17.65%) Security Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) Python
2 9 (52.94%) C#
2 9 (52.94%) C++
2 9 (52.94%) Java
2 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
2 9 (52.94%) Perl
3 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
3 4 (23.53%) C
3 4 (23.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Computer Science Degree
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
2 5 (29.41%) CREST Certified
3 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) CEH
4 3 (17.65%) GIAC
5 1 (5.88%) ISEB
5 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (5.88%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Nessus
2 4 (23.53%) Nmap
3 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) HP