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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 215 221 234
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 19 28 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.41% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.50% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 13 27 25
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% -4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,900 £32,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £54,000 £48,100
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
5157 5629 5944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.44% 82.60% 81.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4143 4526 5031
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 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £57,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +13 9 £47,500 +31.03% 3
Cheshire +2 5 £39,000 -8.23%
Merseyside - 4 £33,500 -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 48 (55.81%) Finance
2 41 (47.67%) Test Strategy
3 40 (46.51%) User Acceptance Testing
4 30 (34.88%) ISTQB
4 30 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (34.88%) ISEB
5 28 (32.56%) Programme Management
5 28 (32.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 27 (31.40%) QA
7 25 (29.07%) Statistics
7 25 (29.07%) System Testing
8 23 (26.74%) Oracle
9 21 (24.42%) Test Scripting
10 19 (22.09%) Integration Testing
11 18 (20.93%) SQL
12 16 (18.60%) System Integration Testing
13 15 (17.44%) Regression Testing
14 14 (16.28%) Oracle EBS
14 14 (16.28%) Software Testing
14 14 (16.28%) Functional Testing
15 12 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
16 11 (12.79%) Oracle Financials
16 11 (12.79%) Waterfall
17 10 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
17 10 (11.63%) Retail
18 9 (10.47%) Risk Management
18 9 (10.47%) Oracle General Ledger
18 9 (10.47%) Oracle EBS R12
18 9 (10.47%) Oracle Payables
18 9 (10.47%) Oracle Receivables

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

Applications
1 3 (3.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (16.28%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (12.79%) Oracle Financials
3 9 (10.47%) Oracle General Ledger
3 9 (10.47%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (10.47%) Oracle Payables
3 9 (10.47%) Oracle Receivables
3 9 (10.47%) Oracle Cash Management
3 9 (10.47%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (4.65%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) Wireless
2 1 (1.16%) LAN
2 1 (1.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.98%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.65%) Selenium
3 4 (4.65%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (4.65%) QAComplete
4 3 (3.49%) MSTest
5 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.16%) JIRA
5 1 (1.16%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.16%) Cucumber
General
1 48 (55.81%) Finance
2 10 (11.63%) Retail
3 5 (5.81%) Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 48 (55.81%) Test Manager
2 28 (32.56%) Test Analyst
2 28 (32.56%) Analyst
3 9 (10.47%) Oracle Analyst
4 8 (9.30%) Tester
5 7 (8.14%) Programme Manager
5 7 (8.14%) Programme Test Manager
6 5 (5.81%) Test Leader
7 4 (4.65%) Senior Manager
7 4 (4.65%) Senior Test Manager
8 3 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) QA Tester
8 3 (3.49%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) Defect Manager
9 2 (2.33%) QA Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.65%) Web Services
1 4 (4.65%) .NET
2 2 (2.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.16%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (29.07%) Statistics
2 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.49%) Replication
3 3 (3.49%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.16%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (47.67%) Test Strategy
2 40 (46.51%) User Acceptance Testing
3 30 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (32.56%) Programme Management
4 28 (32.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 25 (29.07%) System Testing
6 21 (24.42%) Test Scripting
7 19 (22.09%) Integration Testing
8 16 (18.60%) System Integration Testing
9 15 (17.44%) Regression Testing
10 14 (16.28%) Software Testing
10 14 (16.28%) Functional Testing
11 12 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (12.79%) Waterfall
13 9 (10.47%) Risk Management
14 8 (9.30%) SDLC
14 8 (9.30%) Line Management
15 7 (8.14%) Mentoring
15 7 (8.14%) Project Management
15 7 (8.14%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.93%) SQL
2 3 (3.49%) Python
3 2 (2.33%) Perl
4 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.16%) VBScript
4 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (34.88%) ISTQB
1 30 (34.88%) ISEB
2 9 (10.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (6.98%) Degree
4 5 (5.81%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (31.40%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (26.74%) Oracle
2 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.81%) HP
4 1 (1.16%) IBM
4 1 (1.16%) VocaLink
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + very good benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Williams and Glyn
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
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