The median annual salary for a Test Consultant was £45,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 229 237
Rank change year-on-year -16 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Consultant 5 6 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.081% 0.10% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 12
Median salary £45,500 £42,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.05% +54.54%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5964 5596 6397
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.91% 97.07% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4982 4697 5148
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Test Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Test Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 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
Lancashire - 4 £45,500 -
Manchester -28 1 £39,000 -8.23% 2
Test Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 11 (91.67%) V-Model
2 11 (91.67%) Functional Testing
3 10 (83.33%) Test Scripting
3 10 (83.33%) Test Strategy
4 5 (41.67%) Driving Licence
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) Business Development
5 4 (33.33%) QA
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (16.67%) JIRA
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
6 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 2 (16.67%) C++
6 2 (16.67%) Java
6 2 (16.67%) .NET
6 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
7 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
7 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (8.33%) Issue Tracking
7 1 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 1 (8.33%) C
7 1 (8.33%) C#
7 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (8.33%) TeamCity

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 11 (91.67%) Functional Testing
2 11 (91.67%) V-Model
3 10 (83.33%) Test Scripting
3 10 (83.33%) Test Strategy
4 4 (33.33%) Business Development
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C++
1 2 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Manchester, Lancashire
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