The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 168 203 257
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +54
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 81 35 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.16% 0.54% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 0.66% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 63 26 10
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -20.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £33,150
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £66,200
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year
- -1.16%
Test Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5743 5334 6320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.56% 82.23% 80.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4924 4457 5446
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 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 the North West

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

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Test Management
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Test Management Salary Trend in the North West

Test Management
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Test Management Salary Histogram in the North West

Test Management
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Manchester +21 55 £45,000 +15.38% 2
Cheshire +6 21 £45,000 -2.17%
Merseyside - 5 £32,500 - 4
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 68 (46.90%) Finance
2 63 (43.45%) Test Strategy
3 54 (37.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 49 (33.79%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (29.66%) ISTQB
5 43 (29.66%) QA
6 40 (27.59%) Test Scripting
7 38 (26.21%) Oracle
8 36 (24.83%) Regression Testing
9 35 (24.14%) ISEB
10 32 (22.07%) Software Testing
11 31 (21.38%) System Testing
12 30 (20.69%) SQL
13 28 (19.31%) Programme Management
14 27 (18.62%) Statistics
14 27 (18.62%) Analytical Skills
15 26 (17.93%) Team Foundation Server
16 23 (15.86%) Oracle EBS
17 22 (15.17%) Migration
18 21 (14.48%) Integration Testing
18 21 (14.48%) Functional Testing
19 20 (13.79%) Selenium
20 19 (13.10%) Mentoring
21 18 (12.41%) Automated Testing
22 17 (11.72%) Degree
22 17 (11.72%) Retail
22 17 (11.72%) QuickTest Pro
23 16 (11.03%) Test Planning
24 14 (9.66%) Oracle Retail
24 14 (9.66%) HP Quality Center

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 1 (0.69%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.07%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 23 (15.86%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (9.66%) Oracle Retail
2 14 (9.66%) Oracle Financials
3 13 (8.97%) Oracle General Ledger
3 13 (8.97%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (8.97%) Oracle Payables
3 13 (8.97%) Oracle Receivables
3 13 (8.97%) Oracle Cash Management
3 13 (8.97%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.45%) LAN
1 5 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.28%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (4.14%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.76%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.07%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.69%) Big Data
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (17.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (13.79%) Selenium
3 17 (11.72%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (4.83%) LoadRunner
4 7 (4.83%) SilkPerformer
5 6 (4.14%) QAComplete
6 4 (2.76%) JIRA
7 3 (2.07%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.07%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.69%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.69%) Cucumber
General
1 68 (46.90%) Finance
2 17 (11.72%) Retail
3 4 (2.76%) Banking
4 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.69%) Legal
4 1 (0.69%) Advertising
4 1 (0.69%) Publishing
4 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.69%) Billing
4 1 (0.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 75 (51.72%) Test Manager
2 33 (22.76%) Analyst
3 32 (22.07%) Test Analyst
4 13 (8.97%) Oracle Analyst
5 12 (8.28%) Test Leader
6 11 (7.59%) Tester
7 10 (6.90%) Senior Manager
7 10 (6.90%) Senior Test Manager
8 8 (5.52%) QA Manager
9 7 (4.83%) Test Engineer
9 7 (4.83%) Agile Test Analyst
10 5 (3.45%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.45%) Software Test Engineer
10 5 (3.45%) QA Engineer
11 4 (2.76%) Senior Test Engineer
11 4 (2.76%) Project Manager
12 3 (2.07%) Programme Manager
12 3 (2.07%) Programme Test Manager
12 3 (2.07%) QA Analyst
12 3 (2.07%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.59%) Web Services
2 7 (4.83%) .NET
3 6 (4.14%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.38%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.69%) J2EE
5 1 (0.69%) WinForms
5 1 (0.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.62%) Statistics
1 27 (18.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.45%) Animation
2 5 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.76%) Open Source
4 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.66%) Windows
2 8 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (4.83%) Windows XP
3 7 (4.83%) UNIX
3 7 (4.83%) Linux
3 7 (4.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (4.83%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.69%) Solaris
4 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (43.45%) Test Strategy
2 54 (37.24%) User Acceptance Testing
3 49 (33.79%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (27.59%) Test Scripting
5 36 (24.83%) Regression Testing
6 32 (22.07%) Software Testing
7 31 (21.38%) System Testing
8 28 (19.31%) Programme Management
9 22 (15.17%) Migration
10 21 (14.48%) Integration Testing
10 21 (14.48%) Functional Testing
11 19 (13.10%) Mentoring
12 18 (12.41%) Automated Testing
13 16 (11.03%) Test Planning
14 14 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (9.66%) Project Management
15 13 (8.97%) Scrum
15 13 (8.97%) Test Automation
15 13 (8.97%) Waterfall
16 12 (8.28%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.69%) SQL
2 12 (8.28%) C#
3 11 (7.59%) Python
3 11 (7.59%) C++
4 6 (4.14%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.14%) VBScript
5 4 (2.76%) Perl
6 3 (2.07%) Java
7 2 (1.38%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (29.66%) ISTQB
2 35 (24.14%) ISEB
3 17 (11.72%) Degree
4 11 (7.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (2.76%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (29.66%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.83%) VMware ESX
2 5 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (2.76%) Terminal Server
4 2 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (9.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (26.21%) Oracle
2 13 (8.97%) VMware
3 8 (5.52%) HP
4 5 (3.45%) Citrix
4 5 (3.45%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.69%) NetApp
5 1 (0.69%) Fujitsu
5 1 (0.69%) Aquila
5 1 (0.69%) VocaLink
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