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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 193 206 198
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -8
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 63 46 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.92% 0.62% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.74% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 55 36 41
Average salary £42,930 £47,250 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.14% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £35,050 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,082
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.35%
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
5885 6212 5530
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.92% 83.56% 79.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4882 4949 4701
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,204
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +25 48 £43,215 -13.57% 3
Merseyside - 11 £28,000 - 4
Cumbria - 3 £51,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £26,500 -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 43 (51.81%) QA
2 41 (49.40%) ISEB
3 40 (48.19%) ISTQB
4 38 (45.78%) Test Scripting
5 31 (37.35%) Software Testing
6 30 (36.14%) Test Strategy
7 26 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (25.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (25.30%) Validation
9 20 (24.10%) Finance
10 18 (21.69%) Migration
10 18 (21.69%) Microsoft
11 17 (20.48%) MS Excel
11 17 (20.48%) ITIL
11 17 (20.48%) System Integration Testing
12 15 (18.07%) Test Planning
12 15 (18.07%) Non-Functional Testing
12 15 (18.07%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (18.07%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (18.07%) Test Automation
13 14 (16.87%) Degree
13 14 (16.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 13 (15.66%) Automated Testing
15 12 (14.46%) Continuous Improvement
16 11 (13.25%) Waterfall
16 11 (13.25%) Integration Testing
16 11 (13.25%) Service Management
16 11 (13.25%) Risk Management
16 11 (13.25%) SQL
17 10 (12.05%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (20.48%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.64%) MS Office
3 3 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Primavera
1 3 (3.61%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (18.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (9.64%) JIRA
3 3 (3.61%) Selenium
3 3 (3.61%) Rational Functional Tester
3 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.61%) HP UFT
3 3 (3.61%) MSTest
3 3 (3.61%) SilkTest
4 1 (1.20%) QAComplete
4 1 (1.20%) Bugzilla
General
1 20 (24.10%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.02%) Banking
4 4 (4.82%) Retail
5 2 (2.41%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.20%) Legal
6 1 (1.20%) Games
6 1 (1.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (49.40%) Test Manager
2 13 (15.66%) Test Analyst
2 13 (15.66%) Analyst
3 11 (13.25%) Tester
4 10 (12.05%) Head of Testing
5 9 (10.84%) QA Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) Programme Test Manager
6 6 (7.23%) Programme Manager
7 5 (6.02%) QA Tester
7 5 (6.02%) Software Tester
8 4 (4.82%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.41%) QA Manager
9 2 (2.41%) QA Test Manager
9 2 (2.41%) Delivery Manager
10 1 (1.20%) Senior Test Manager
10 1 (1.20%) Environment Manager
10 1 (1.20%) Performance Analyst
10 1 (1.20%) Performance Test Analyst
10 1 (1.20%) Automation Specialist
10 1 (1.20%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.02%) .NET
2 3 (3.61%) HTML
2 3 (3.61%) SOAP
2 3 (3.61%) Web Services
2 3 (3.61%) XML
2 3 (3.61%) XBRL
3 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.61%) Replication
2 3 (3.61%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.43%) Windows
2 4 (4.82%) UNIX
3 3 (3.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (45.78%) Test Scripting
2 31 (37.35%) Software Testing
3 30 (36.14%) Test Strategy
4 26 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (25.30%) Validation
5 21 (25.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (21.69%) Migration
7 17 (20.48%) ITIL
7 17 (20.48%) System Integration Testing
8 15 (18.07%) Test Planning
8 15 (18.07%) Non-Functional Testing
8 15 (18.07%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (18.07%) Test Automation
9 13 (15.66%) Automated Testing
10 12 (14.46%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (13.25%) Waterfall
11 11 (13.25%) Integration Testing
11 11 (13.25%) Service Management
11 11 (13.25%) Risk Management
12 8 (9.64%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.25%) SQL
2 3 (3.61%) Java
2 3 (3.61%) VB.NET
2 3 (3.61%) Python
3 1 (1.20%) Perl
3 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (49.40%) ISEB
2 40 (48.19%) ISTQB
3 14 (16.87%) Degree
3 14 (16.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (9.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (7.23%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (51.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (10.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (21.69%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.43%) SAP
3 6 (7.23%) Oracle
4 5 (6.02%) IBM
5 2 (2.41%) HP
6 1 (1.20%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.20%) McAfee
Liverpool, Merseyside
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
North West
Cognizant
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £24000.00 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Crewe
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Liverpool
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 23 days ago
Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago