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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 175 193 243
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +50
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 79 46 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.08% 0.69% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.85% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 62 35 11
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,900 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £51,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £43,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-4.04% +1.76%
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
6063 5433 6355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.93% 81.00% 80.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5217 4517 5597
Average salary £40,000 £38,625 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.55% +3.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
(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 +13 59 £45,000 +8.43% 6
Cheshire +8 19 £45,500 -1.08% 1
Lancashire -5 1 £27,500 -35.29% 1
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 57 (44.19%) Finance
1 57 (44.19%) Test Strategy
2 46 (35.66%) User Acceptance Testing
3 42 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (30.23%) ISTQB
5 38 (29.46%) QA
6 35 (27.13%) Test Scripting
7 33 (25.58%) ISEB
8 32 (24.81%) Regression Testing
9 30 (23.26%) Oracle
9 30 (23.26%) Software Testing
10 27 (20.93%) System Testing
10 27 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
11 26 (20.16%) Team Foundation Server
12 24 (18.60%) SQL
12 24 (18.60%) Programme Management
13 23 (17.83%) Statistics
14 21 (16.28%) Migration
15 20 (15.50%) Selenium
16 18 (13.95%) QuickTest Pro
16 18 (13.95%) Oracle EBS
16 18 (13.95%) Mentoring
17 17 (13.18%) Windows
17 17 (13.18%) Retail
17 17 (13.18%) Automated Testing
18 16 (12.40%) Degree
18 16 (12.40%) Functional Testing
18 16 (12.40%) Test Planning
19 15 (11.63%) VMware
19 15 (11.63%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (0.78%) CMS
1 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.55%) MS Project
3 1 (0.78%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (13.95%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (10.85%) Oracle Retail
3 9 (6.98%) Oracle Financials
4 8 (6.20%) Oracle Payables
4 8 (6.20%) Oracle Receivables
4 8 (6.20%) Oracle Cash Management
4 8 (6.20%) Oracle Assets
4 8 (6.20%) Oracle General Ledger
4 8 (6.20%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.88%) LAN
1 5 (3.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.75%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (3.88%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.10%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.78%) DB2
4 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) Big Data
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (20.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (15.50%) Selenium
3 18 (13.95%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (7.75%) LoadRunner
5 9 (6.98%) SilkPerformer
6 6 (4.65%) QAComplete
7 4 (3.10%) JIRA
8 3 (2.33%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.78%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.78%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 57 (44.19%) Finance
2 17 (13.18%) Retail
3 3 (2.33%) Banking
4 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.78%) Local Government
5 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Legal
5 1 (0.78%) Advertising
5 1 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 69 (53.49%) Test Manager
2 23 (17.83%) Analyst
3 22 (17.05%) Test Analyst
4 11 (8.53%) Test Leader
5 10 (7.75%) Senior Test Manager
5 10 (7.75%) Senior Manager
5 10 (7.75%) Tester
6 8 (6.20%) QA Manager
6 8 (6.20%) Oracle Analyst
7 7 (5.43%) Test Engineer
8 5 (3.88%) Software Test Engineer
8 5 (3.88%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.88%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.88%) QA Engineer
8 5 (3.88%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (3.10%) Senior Test Engineer
10 3 (2.33%) QA Analyst
10 3 (2.33%) Senior Software Test Engineer
10 3 (2.33%) Team Leader
10 3 (2.33%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.53%) Web Services
2 6 (4.65%) .NET
2 6 (4.65%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.55%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.78%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.78%) J2EE
4 1 (0.78%) XML
4 1 (0.78%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (17.83%) Statistics
3 6 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.88%) Animation
5 2 (1.55%) Open Source
5 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.18%) Windows
2 10 (7.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (6.98%) Windows 7
3 9 (6.98%) UNIX
3 9 (6.98%) Linux
3 9 (6.98%) Windows XP
3 9 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.55%) Solaris
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (44.19%) Test Strategy
2 46 (35.66%) User Acceptance Testing
3 42 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (27.13%) Test Scripting
5 32 (24.81%) Regression Testing
6 30 (23.26%) Software Testing
7 27 (20.93%) System Testing
8 24 (18.60%) Programme Management
9 21 (16.28%) Migration
10 18 (13.95%) Mentoring
11 17 (13.18%) Automated Testing
12 16 (12.40%) Test Planning
12 16 (12.40%) Functional Testing
13 15 (11.63%) Test Automation
14 14 (10.85%) Integration Testing
15 13 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (10.08%) Scrum
15 13 (10.08%) Project Management
16 12 (9.30%) Validation
16 12 (9.30%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.60%) SQL
2 12 (9.30%) C#
3 11 (8.53%) C++
4 9 (6.98%) Python
5 6 (4.65%) PowerShell
5 6 (4.65%) VBScript
6 4 (3.10%) Java
7 2 (1.55%) Perl
7 2 (1.55%) C
8 1 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (30.23%) ISTQB
2 33 (25.58%) ISEB
3 16 (12.40%) Degree
4 11 (8.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (3.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.55%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (29.46%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (6.98%) VMware ESX
2 5 (3.88%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.10%) Terminal Server
3 4 (3.10%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.55%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (9.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (23.26%) Oracle
2 15 (11.63%) VMware
3 6 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.65%) HP
4 5 (3.88%) Citrix
5 2 (1.55%) NetApp
5 2 (1.55%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.78%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.78%) Aquila
6 1 (0.78%) SAP
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