The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Manchester region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 155 155 154
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 36 29 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.96% 0.81% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.85% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 31 19 44
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £44,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
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 Manchester 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
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3649 3424 4053
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 97.23% 95.64% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3205 2824 3454
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Test Manager Salary Trend in Manchester

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in Manchester

Test Manager
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 4 £55,000 -
Bolton -4 2 £50,000 +81.81%
Wigan -9 1 £40,000 -
Cheadle - 1 - -
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, Test Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 27 (52.94%) Test Management
2 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (43.14%) Test Strategy
4 16 (31.37%) SDLC
5 15 (29.41%) ISTQB
6 13 (25.49%) QA
7 12 (23.53%) Regression Testing
7 12 (23.53%) Finance
8 11 (21.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
9 10 (19.61%) Waterfall
9 10 (19.61%) Software Testing
10 9 (17.65%) Automated Testing
10 9 (17.65%) ISEB
10 9 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (17.65%) DV Cleared
11 8 (15.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 8 (15.69%) Service Management
11 8 (15.69%) Oracle
11 8 (15.69%) Programme Management
12 7 (13.73%) Mainframe
12 7 (13.73%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 7 (13.73%) Test Automation
13 6 (11.76%) Integration Testing
13 6 (11.76%) Manual Testing
13 6 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
13 6 (11.76%) CICS
13 6 (11.76%) Cognizant
13 6 (11.76%) Informatica
13 6 (11.76%) DataStage

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (11.76%) CICS
2 1 (1.96%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) Data Mining
1 6 (11.76%) DataStage
1 6 (11.76%) DB2
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) JIRA
1 3 (5.88%) TestPartner
2 2 (3.92%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.92%) Selenium
2 2 (3.92%) SpecFlow
2 2 (3.92%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (23.53%) Finance
2 6 (11.76%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Local Government
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Mainframe
2 6 (11.76%) VSAM
3 3 (5.88%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) AIX
1 1 (1.96%) Unix
1 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (52.94%) Test Management
2 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (43.14%) Test Strategy
4 16 (31.37%) SDLC
5 12 (23.53%) Regression Testing
6 11 (21.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (19.61%) Software Testing
7 10 (19.61%) Waterfall
8 9 (17.65%) Automated Testing
8 9 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (15.69%) Programme Management
9 8 (15.69%) Service Management
10 7 (13.73%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 7 (13.73%) Test Automation
11 6 (11.76%) Data Management
11 6 (11.76%) ETL
11 6 (11.76%) Integration Testing
11 6 (11.76%) Manual Testing
11 6 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
11 6 (11.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) COBOL
1 6 (11.76%) JCL
2 3 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (1.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (29.41%) ISTQB
2 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
3 9 (17.65%) DV Cleared
3 9 (17.65%) ISEB
4 8 (15.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.96%) Degree
6 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (25.49%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Oracle
2 6 (11.76%) Cognizant
2 6 (11.76%) IBM
2 6 (11.76%) Informatica
3 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.96%) Capita
4 1 (1.96%) Google
4 1 (1.96%) SAP