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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 142 137 167
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +30
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 52 40 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.24% 1.05% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.32% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 43 36 15
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,370
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +6.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £50,000 £58,100
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.75%
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
3512 3022 3081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 83.50% 79.42% 79.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2999 2557 2762
Average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -
Stockport -8 1 £42,500 +70.00%
Wigan - 1 £25,000 -
Altrincham - 1 £30,000 -
Test Management
North West

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 34 (44.74%) Finance
2 28 (36.84%) Software Testing
3 25 (32.89%) ISTQB
4 24 (31.58%) QA
4 24 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (31.58%) Test Strategy
4 24 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (30.26%) Test Scripting
6 22 (28.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (27.63%) ISEB
8 20 (26.32%) Regression Testing
9 19 (25.00%) Migration
10 16 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (21.05%) Degree
11 15 (19.74%) Automated Testing
11 15 (19.74%) Oracle
12 14 (18.42%) Retail
13 13 (17.11%) Scrum
14 12 (15.79%) C#
14 12 (15.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 11 (14.47%) C++
15 11 (14.47%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (14.47%) Selenium
16 10 (13.16%) Validation
16 10 (13.16%) Mentoring
16 10 (13.16%) Functional Testing
16 10 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
17 9 (11.84%) Agile Testing
17 9 (11.84%) Oracle Retail
17 9 (11.84%) System Testing

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3 (3.95%) WebSphere
1 3 (3.95%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.58%) MS Project
3 4 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Oracle Retail
1 9 (11.84%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle Assets
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.95%) DB2
3 2 (2.63%) Informix
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.32%) Big Data
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (14.47%) Selenium
3 6 (7.89%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (5.26%) QAComplete
5 3 (3.95%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.95%) LoadRunner
General
1 34 (44.74%) Finance
2 14 (18.42%) Retail
3 5 (6.58%) Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Local Government
5 1 (1.32%) Back Office
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (1.32%) Advertising
5 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (51.32%) Test Manager
2 9 (11.84%) Analyst
3 8 (10.53%) QA Manager
3 8 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 6 (7.89%) Test Leader
5 5 (6.58%) Senior Test Manager
5 5 (6.58%) Senior Manager
5 5 (6.58%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.26%) Tester
6 4 (5.26%) Oracle Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) QA Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Team Leader
7 3 (3.95%) Test Team Leader
8 2 (2.63%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) Defect Manager
9 1 (1.32%) UAT Manager
9 1 (1.32%) Automation Tester
9 1 (1.32%) Test Project Manager
9 1 (1.32%) Change Project Manager
9 1 (1.32%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) Web Services
2 5 (6.58%) .NET
3 4 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.63%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.32%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) Animation
2 4 (5.26%) Statistics
3 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.63%) Open Source
5 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (36.84%) Software Testing
2 24 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (31.58%) Test Strategy
3 23 (30.26%) Test Scripting
4 22 (28.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (26.32%) Regression Testing
6 19 (25.00%) Migration
7 15 (19.74%) Automated Testing
8 13 (17.11%) Scrum
9 11 (14.47%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (13.16%) Validation
10 10 (13.16%) Mentoring
10 10 (13.16%) Functional Testing
10 10 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (11.84%) Agile Testing
11 9 (11.84%) System Testing
12 8 (10.53%) Project Management
12 8 (10.53%) Integration Testing
13 7 (9.21%) Test Planning
14 5 (6.58%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.79%) C#
2 11 (14.47%) C++
3 8 (10.53%) SQL
3 8 (10.53%) Python
4 3 (3.95%) Java
5 2 (2.63%) C
5 2 (2.63%) Perl
6 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (32.89%) ISTQB
2 21 (27.63%) ISEB
3 16 (21.05%) Degree
4 12 (15.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (3.95%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (31.58%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (19.74%) Oracle
2 7 (9.21%) HP
3 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.32%) Aquila
4 1 (1.32%) VMware
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