The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Consultant role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Consultant
Rank 229 244 252
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 5 5 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.083% 0.073% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.077% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 9
Average salary £31,250 £72,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-56.89% +163.63%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +3.26%
Test Consultant
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5728 6484 7011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.90% 95.14% 95.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4612 5233 5968
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Test Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Test Consultant
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Test Consultant Salary Trend in the North West

Test Consultant
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Consultant across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Test Consultant Salary Histogram in the North West

Test Consultant
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +21 2 £35,000 -51.72%
Cheshire +5 2 £27,500 -
Test Consultant
England

Test Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 14 (93.33%) QA
2 13 (86.67%) Test Scripting
2 13 (86.67%) ISEB
3 12 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (73.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (73.33%) Performance Testing
4 11 (73.33%) Software Testing
4 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (66.67%) Release Management
5 10 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (66.67%) SQL
5 10 (66.67%) Windows
5 10 (66.67%) MSTest
6 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
6 4 (26.67%) Finance
7 2 (13.33%) HP
7 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
7 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
8 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
8 1 (6.67%) SDLC
8 1 (6.67%) Coaching
8 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 1 (6.67%) HTTP
8 1 (6.67%) Web Services
8 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
8 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (6.67%) Test Automation

Test Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 11 (73.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (66.67%) MSTest
3 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.67%) WebLOAD
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Test Scripting
2 11 (73.33%) Performance Testing
2 11 (73.33%) Software Testing
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (66.67%) Release Management
4 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
5 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.67%) SDLC
6 1 (6.67%) Coaching
6 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (93.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) HP