The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 102 92 85
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 24 23 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.25% 1.45% 2.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.54% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 14 18 42
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £36,750 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Test Manager
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 Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1798 1491 2041
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.60% 93.71% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1456 1223 1691
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Test Manager Salary Trend in Cheshire

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Test Manager
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 Manager within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
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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 -16 9 - -
Knutsford -9 6 £47,000 -6.00% 1
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Test Manager 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 Manager in their job title.

1 26 (76.47%) Test Strategy
2 19 (55.88%) Test Management
3 15 (44.12%) SQL
4 13 (38.24%) Finance
5 11 (32.35%) Windows
5 11 (32.35%) ISTQB
6 9 (26.47%) UNIX
6 9 (26.47%) Linux
6 9 (26.47%) Windows XP
6 9 (26.47%) ISEB
6 9 (26.47%) LoadRunner
6 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (26.47%) VMware
6 9 (26.47%) VMware ESX
6 9 (26.47%) SilkPerformer
6 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (26.47%) Windows 7
6 9 (26.47%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (23.53%) QA
8 7 (20.59%) QuickTest Pro
9 6 (17.65%) VBA
9 6 (17.65%) XML
9 6 (17.65%) UML
9 6 (17.65%) Programme Management
9 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
9 6 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (14.71%) Statistics
10 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (14.71%) System Testing
10 5 (14.71%) Test Automation

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Test Manager 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 Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (26.47%) LoadRunner
1 9 (26.47%) SilkPerformer
2 7 (20.59%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 13 (38.24%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) XML
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (14.71%) Statistics
3 3 (8.82%) IVR
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (26.47%) Windows 7
2 9 (26.47%) Linux
2 9 (26.47%) Windows XP
2 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (26.47%) UNIX
3 2 (5.88%) Solaris
4 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) Test Strategy
2 19 (55.88%) Test Management
3 6 (17.65%) Programme Management
3 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
3 6 (17.65%) UML
4 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (14.71%) System Testing
4 5 (14.71%) Test Automation
5 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 4 (11.76%) Dependency Management
5 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.76%) Project Management
5 4 (11.76%) Risk Management
6 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (5.88%) User Stories
7 2 (5.88%) Validation
7 2 (5.88%) Migration
7 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) SQL
2 6 (17.65%) VBA
3 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) ISTQB
2 9 (26.47%) ISEB
3 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) QA
System Software
1 9 (26.47%) VMware ESX
2 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.88%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) VMware
2 2 (5.88%) Fujitsu
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) NetApp
3 1 (2.94%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.94%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) Cognizant
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