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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
England / North West
Rank 214 211 175
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -36
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 35 28 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.50% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.57% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 28 24 59
Median salary £44,000 £32,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+35.38% -27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £42,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%

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
5211 4880 5917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.91% 87.33% 86.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4379 4056 5066
Median salary £42,500 £42,469 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.07% +6.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Test Management as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 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
Manchester -4 26 £46,500 +29.16% 1
Cheshire +11 5 £45,000 +22.44%
Merseyside -11 2 £42,500 +30.76%
Lancashire - 1 £45,000 -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 34 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (46.43%) QA
3 22 (39.29%) ISEB
4 21 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 21 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 19 (33.93%) SDLC
6 14 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (25.00%) JIRA
6 14 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 14 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 13 (23.21%) Software Testing
7 13 (23.21%) Test Scripting
8 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
9 9 (16.07%) Finance
9 9 (16.07%) DV Cleared
9 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
9 9 (16.07%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 8 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 8 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (14.29%) Integration Testing
10 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 8 (14.29%) SQL
11 7 (12.50%) Windows
11 7 (12.50%) Manual Testing
11 7 (12.50%) Product Management
11 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (12.50%) Windows Server
12 6 (10.71%) Mentoring

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (3.57%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (25.00%) JIRA
2 6 (10.71%) Selenium
3 3 (5.36%) TestPartner
4 2 (3.57%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.57%) FitNesse
4 2 (3.57%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (3.57%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.79%) JMeter
5 1 (1.79%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.79%) NeoLoad
5 1 (1.79%) SilkPerformer
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Games
2 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Electronics
4 1 (1.79%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (51.79%) Test Manager
2 12 (21.43%) Tester
3 9 (16.07%) Test Leader
4 8 (14.29%) QA Leader
4 8 (14.29%) QA Tester
5 7 (12.50%) QA Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Senior Tester
7 5 (8.93%) Team Leader
7 5 (8.93%) Test Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) QA Team Leader
8 4 (7.14%) Senior QA Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Senior QA Tester
8 4 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Test Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) QA Manager
9 3 (5.36%) QA Test Manager
9 3 (5.36%) Regression Test Manager
9 3 (5.36%) Software Tester
10 2 (3.57%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) .NET
2 2 (3.57%) Behat
2 2 (3.57%) SOAP
2 2 (3.57%) Web Services
2 2 (3.57%) WSDL
2 2 (3.57%) XML
2 2 (3.57%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
1 2 (3.57%) iPad
1 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) Windows
1 7 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 19 (33.93%) SDLC
4 14 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 14 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 14 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (23.21%) Software Testing
5 13 (23.21%) Test Scripting
6 9 (16.07%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 8 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 8 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 7 (12.50%) Product Management
9 6 (10.71%) Automation Testing
9 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
9 6 (10.71%) Software Engineering
9 6 (10.71%) Waterfall
10 5 (8.93%) Defect Management
10 5 (8.93%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (39.29%) ISEB
2 21 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 9 (16.07%) DV Cleared
3 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
4 8 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (10.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (46.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.79%) HP
2 1 (1.79%) SAP