The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 141 158 160
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 38 24 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.94% 0.65% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.83% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 38 23 27
Average salary £53,750 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.44% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -1.09%
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3442 2884 3067
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 84.76% 78.16% 81.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2850 2447 2679
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 September 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 30 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
Bolton - 9 £50,000 - 1
Stockport - 1 £42,500 -
Wigan - 1 £25,000 -
Test Management
North West

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 30 (49.18%) Software Testing
2 28 (45.90%) Finance
3 26 (42.62%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (29.51%) Migration
4 18 (29.51%) ISTQB
5 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (27.87%) Test Strategy
6 16 (26.23%) ISEB
7 15 (24.59%) C++
7 15 (24.59%) Test Scripting
8 14 (22.95%) Degree
8 14 (22.95%) Automated Testing
9 13 (21.31%) Scrum
9 13 (21.31%) .NET
9 13 (21.31%) QA
9 13 (21.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (19.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (19.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 11 (18.03%) C#
12 10 (16.39%) Validation
12 10 (16.39%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (14.75%) System Testing
13 9 (14.75%) Regression Testing
13 9 (14.75%) Java
14 8 (13.11%) XML
15 7 (11.48%) Retail
15 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
15 7 (11.48%) Agile Testing
15 7 (11.48%) Test Planning
16 6 (9.84%) Selenium

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.56%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (6.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.84%) MS Project
3 5 (8.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle HRMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) DB2
2 3 (4.92%) Informix
3 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (21.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (9.84%) Selenium
3 4 (6.56%) LoadRunner
4 3 (4.92%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (45.90%) Finance
2 7 (11.48%) Retail
3 6 (9.84%) Banking
4 4 (6.56%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.28%) Marketing
6 1 (1.64%) Back Office
6 1 (1.64%) Advertising
6 1 (1.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (57.38%) Test Manager
2 9 (14.75%) Analyst
3 8 (13.11%) Test Analyst
3 8 (13.11%) QA Manager
4 7 (11.48%) Project Manager
5 6 (9.84%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Test Team Leader
6 3 (4.92%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.28%) Agile Project Manager
8 1 (1.64%) Test Leader
8 1 (1.64%) UAT Manager
8 1 (1.64%) Testing Manager
8 1 (1.64%) Test Project Manager
8 1 (1.64%) Change Project Manager
8 1 (1.64%) QA Analyst
8 1 (1.64%) Change Manager
8 1 (1.64%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.31%) .NET
2 8 (13.11%) XML
3 6 (9.84%) HTML
4 3 (4.92%) J2EE
4 3 (4.92%) Web Services
5 2 (3.28%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (42.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.56%) Statistics
3 1 (1.64%) Open Source
3 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (49.18%) Software Testing
2 18 (29.51%) Migration
3 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (27.87%) Test Strategy
4 15 (24.59%) Test Scripting
5 14 (22.95%) Automated Testing
6 13 (21.31%) Scrum
7 12 (19.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (16.39%) Validation
8 10 (16.39%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (14.75%) Regression Testing
9 9 (14.75%) System Testing
10 7 (11.48%) Agile Testing
10 7 (11.48%) Test Planning
11 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
12 4 (6.56%) Programme Management
12 4 (6.56%) BDD
12 4 (6.56%) Mentoring
13 3 (4.92%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.59%) C++
2 11 (18.03%) C#
3 9 (14.75%) Java
4 6 (9.84%) SQL
5 3 (4.92%) Python
6 2 (3.28%) C
7 1 (1.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (29.51%) ISTQB
2 16 (26.23%) ISEB
3 14 (22.95%) Degree
4 12 (19.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (4.92%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (21.31%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.20%) HP
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle
4 2 (3.28%) Adobe
4 2 (3.28%) EPiServer
4 2 (3.28%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.28%) hybris
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