The first table below looks at the demand for Test Management skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 173 177 145
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -32
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 15 16 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.37% 0.39% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.50% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 15 12 23
Average salary £36,500 £56,500 £58,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.39% -3.41%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
- -2.29%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3338 3230 2824
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.54% 78.68% 75.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2755 2754 2523
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,125
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Management
North West

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Test Management
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Test Management Salary Trend in Manchester

Test Management
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Management across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Test Management Salary Histogram in Manchester

Test Management
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 17 April 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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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
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Test Management
North West

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 16 (42.11%) Java
2 14 (36.84%) C++
3 13 (34.21%) Selenium
4 12 (31.58%) Software Testing
4 12 (31.58%) TDD
5 11 (28.95%) Cucumber
6 10 (26.32%) BDD
6 10 (26.32%) ISTQB
6 10 (26.32%) Test Strategy
7 9 (23.68%) Hudson
7 9 (23.68%) Ruby
7 9 (23.68%) Test Automation
7 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (21.05%) Business Analysis
8 8 (21.05%) Advertising
8 8 (21.05%) ISEB
8 8 (21.05%) C
8 8 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (18.42%) IPTV
9 7 (18.42%) Video on Demand
10 6 (15.79%) Python
10 6 (15.79%) HTML
10 6 (15.79%) XML
10 6 (15.79%) QA
11 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
11 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (10.53%) Finance
12 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
12 4 (10.53%) ITIL
12 4 (10.53%) .NET

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (34.21%) Selenium
2 11 (28.95%) Cucumber
3 9 (23.68%) Hudson
4 2 (5.26%) LoadRunner
4 2 (5.26%) JMeter
4 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.63%) Subversion
5 1 (2.63%) JIRA
5 1 (2.63%) Firebug
General
1 8 (21.05%) Advertising
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Test Manager
1 12 (31.58%) Test Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) Test Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Automation Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) Test Automation Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Transition Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Team Leader
4 3 (7.89%) Service Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Test Team Leader
4 3 (7.89%) Service Transition Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) QA Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Software Quality Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Test Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) HTML
1 6 (15.79%) XML
2 4 (10.53%) .NET
3 2 (5.26%) Flash
3 2 (5.26%) Middleware
4 1 (2.63%) J2EE
4 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) IPTV
1 7 (18.42%) Video on Demand
2 3 (7.89%) Statistics
3 2 (5.26%) Animation
4 1 (2.63%) Open Source
4 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.63%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (2.63%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Android
1 4 (10.53%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.26%) UNIX
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) TDD
1 12 (31.58%) Software Testing
2 10 (26.32%) BDD
2 10 (26.32%) Test Strategy
3 9 (23.68%) Test Automation
3 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (21.05%) Business Analysis
5 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
6 4 (10.53%) Manual Testing
6 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (10.53%) ITIL
6 4 (10.53%) Project Management
6 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
7 3 (7.89%) Scrum
7 3 (7.89%) Programme Management
7 3 (7.89%) Migration
7 3 (7.89%) Automated Testing
7 3 (7.89%) System Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) Java
2 14 (36.84%) C++
3 9 (23.68%) Ruby
4 8 (21.05%) C
5 6 (15.79%) Python
6 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.26%) Perl
6 2 (5.26%) SQL
6 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) ISTQB
2 8 (21.05%) ISEB
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
3 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) HP
2 2 (5.26%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle