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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 97 82 83
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 29 31 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.53% 1.84% 2.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.96% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 18 25 37
Average salary £47,000 £42,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.90% -23.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,538 £38,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,950 £50,000 £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
1792 1583 2176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.46% 94.00% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1439 1279 1878
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 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -23 10 £37,713 -9.90% 1
Knutsford -5 6 £47,000 -5.05%
Macclesfield - 4 - -
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 22 (70.97%) Test Strategy
2 16 (51.61%) Test Management
3 13 (41.94%) SQL
3 13 (41.94%) Finance
4 8 (25.81%) Windows
4 8 (25.81%) QA
5 7 (22.58%) ISTQB
5 7 (22.58%) Automated Testing
5 7 (22.58%) XML
5 7 (22.58%) VBA
5 7 (22.58%) UML
5 7 (22.58%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (19.35%) Linux
6 6 (19.35%) Windows XP
6 6 (19.35%) ISEB
6 6 (19.35%) LoadRunner
6 6 (19.35%) UNIX
6 6 (19.35%) VMware
6 6 (19.35%) VMware ESX
6 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (19.35%) SilkPerformer
6 6 (19.35%) Programme Management
6 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
6 6 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
7 5 (16.13%) System Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Statistics
8 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Engagement

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) LoadRunner
1 6 (19.35%) SilkPerformer
2 4 (12.90%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Retail
3 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (16.13%) Statistics
3 3 (9.68%) IVR
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
2 6 (19.35%) Linux
2 6 (19.35%) Windows XP
2 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (19.35%) UNIX
3 2 (6.45%) Solaris
4 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) Test Strategy
2 16 (51.61%) Test Management
3 7 (22.58%) Automated Testing
3 7 (22.58%) UML
4 6 (19.35%) Programme Management
5 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (16.13%) System Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
6 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
6 4 (12.90%) Dependency Management
6 4 (12.90%) Project Management
6 4 (12.90%) Risk Management
7 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.45%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (6.45%) User Stories
8 2 (6.45%) Validation
8 2 (6.45%) Migration
8 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) SQL
2 7 (22.58%) VBA
3 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) ISTQB
2 6 (19.35%) ISEB
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
3 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) QA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) VMware ESX
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) VMware
2 2 (6.45%) Fujitsu
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) NetApp
3 1 (3.23%) JD Edwards
3 1 (3.23%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) Cognizant