The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 108 111 140
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +29
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 19 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.99% 0.59% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.73% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 18 8 2
Average salary £45,500 £46,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.08% +53.33%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Test Management
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1642 1373 1850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.65% 80.96% 83.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1437 1084 1604
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Management across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Test Management
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Test Management Salary Trend in Cheshire

Test Management
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Management across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Test Management Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Test Management
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
Warrington +8 4 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Knutsford +2 4 £46,000 -
Test Management
North West

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Test Management also 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 that cited Test Management.

1 24 (68.57%) Test Strategy
2 15 (42.86%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) Finance
3 14 (40.00%) Statistics
3 14 (40.00%) SQL
3 14 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (40.00%) System Testing
3 14 (40.00%) VMware
3 14 (40.00%) Programme Management
4 11 (31.43%) Test Automation
5 10 (28.57%) ISTQB
6 9 (25.71%) LoadRunner
6 9 (25.71%) SilkPerformer
6 9 (25.71%) UNIX
6 9 (25.71%) ISEB
6 9 (25.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (25.71%) VMware ESX
6 9 (25.71%) Linux
6 9 (25.71%) Windows XP
6 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
7 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
9 6 (17.14%) Regression Testing
10 5 (14.29%) Citrix
10 5 (14.29%) QA
10 5 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (11.43%) Active Directory

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Test Management also 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 that cited Test Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) LAN
1 4 (11.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) LoadRunner
1 9 (25.71%) SilkPerformer
1 9 (25.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (11.43%) JIRA
3 4 (11.43%) Selenium
General
1 15 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (71.43%) Test Manager
2 5 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Software Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Software Test Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Senior Test Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Software Test Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (40.00%) Statistics
2 5 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (42.86%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) UNIX
2 9 (25.71%) Linux
2 9 (25.71%) Windows XP
2 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) Test Strategy
2 14 (40.00%) Programme Management
2 14 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (40.00%) System Testing
3 11 (31.43%) Test Automation
4 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (17.14%) Regression Testing
6 4 (11.43%) User Stories
6 4 (11.43%) Test Planning
6 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
7 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.71%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Validation
8 2 (5.71%) Migration
9 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.86%) Automated Testing
9 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
9 1 (2.86%) Software Testing
9 1 (2.86%) Resource Management
9 1 (2.86%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) VBScript
2 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.86%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 9 (25.71%) ISEB
3 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) VMware ESX
2 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) Terminal Server
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) VMware
2 5 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (5.71%) NetApp
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) Fujitsu
4 1 (2.86%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) JD Edwards