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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 139 166 180
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +14
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 41 17 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.14% 0.43% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 0.51% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 36 17 10
Average salary £67,500 £47,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+43.61% +25.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,700 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £64,000 £46,850
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
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
3132 3324 3341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 87.10% 83.27% 80.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2591 2690 2880
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015. 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
Stockport - 1 £32,500 - 1
Test Management
North West

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 29 (54.72%) QA
2 26 (49.06%) ISTQB
3 25 (47.17%) Test Scripting
4 24 (45.28%) Software Testing
4 24 (45.28%) Test Strategy
5 20 (37.74%) ISEB
6 17 (32.08%) ITIL
6 17 (32.08%) Validation
6 17 (32.08%) Migration
7 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (28.30%) Finance
8 14 (26.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (26.42%) Integration Testing
8 14 (26.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (26.42%) System Integration Testing
9 13 (24.53%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (18.87%) Degree
10 10 (18.87%) Automated Testing
11 9 (16.98%) Regression Testing
11 9 (16.98%) Service Management
11 9 (16.98%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (16.98%) Test Planning
11 9 (16.98%) Line Management
12 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (15.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 8 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (13.21%) Telecoms
13 7 (13.21%) Oracle
14 6 (11.32%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (11.32%) Risk Management

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 (3.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 14 (26.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (9.43%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.77%) JIRA
3 2 (3.77%) QAComplete
General
1 15 (28.30%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Billing
3 1 (1.89%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (58.49%) Test Manager
2 9 (16.98%) Head of Testing
3 5 (9.43%) QA Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Test Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Analyst
4 4 (7.55%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Programme Manager
5 3 (5.66%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Tester
6 2 (3.77%) Defect Manager
7 1 (1.89%) Senior Manager
7 1 (1.89%) QA Manager
7 1 (1.89%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (1.89%) QA Tester
7 1 (1.89%) Technical Manager
7 1 (1.89%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (47.17%) Test Scripting
2 24 (45.28%) Software Testing
2 24 (45.28%) Test Strategy
3 17 (32.08%) ITIL
3 17 (32.08%) Validation
3 17 (32.08%) Migration
4 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (26.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (26.42%) Integration Testing
5 14 (26.42%) System Integration Testing
6 13 (24.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (18.87%) Automated Testing
8 9 (16.98%) Regression Testing
8 9 (16.98%) Service Management
8 9 (16.98%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (16.98%) Test Planning
8 9 (16.98%) Line Management
9 8 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (11.32%) Risk Management
10 6 (11.32%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.55%) SQL
2 3 (5.66%) Python
3 1 (1.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (49.06%) ISTQB
2 20 (37.74%) ISEB
3 10 (18.87%) Degree
4 8 (15.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (11.32%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (7.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (5.66%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (54.72%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Oracle
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.66%) HP
4 1 (1.89%) McAfee
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