The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Consultant
Rank 187 181 167
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 5 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.13% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.31% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 10
Average salary £24,000 £35,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.42% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +21.42%
Test Consultant
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3685 3859 3649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.79% 95.03% 94.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3093 3186 3184
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Consultant in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Test Consultant
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Test Consultant Salary Trend in Manchester

Test Consultant
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Consultant across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Test Consultant Salary Histogram in Manchester

Test Consultant
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Test Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Consultant in their job title.

1 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
1 3 (42.86%) Information Security
1 3 (42.86%) QA
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) WebLOAD
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) HTTP
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 2 (28.57%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Test Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
2 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
2 2 (28.57%) WebLOAD
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Information Security
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 2 (28.57%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) HP