Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Consultant was £39,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Test Consultant
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 361 364 346
Rank change year-on-year +3 -18 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 3 3 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.023% 0.024% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.025% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 13
North West median annual salary £39,000 £45,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% +38.46% -7.14%
10th Percentile £36,150 £30,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £44,400 £57,500 £37,500
England median annual salary £58,750 £65,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -9.62% +36.84% +11.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12881 12066 12498
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 97.00% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10316 10146 10375
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Test Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Consultant 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 in the North West.

Salary trend for Test Consultant 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Consultant within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 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
Manchester -19 3 £39,000 -13.33%
Test Consultant
England

Test Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 across the North West region featuring Test Consultant in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) Degree

Test Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) BlazeMeter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle