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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 221 215 218
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 21 31 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.45% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.54% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 14 27 23
Average salary £36,750 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.12% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £40,300
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £50,000 £79,100
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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
5353 5689 5747
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.84% 82.38% 79.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4279 4572 4772
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 £26,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 6 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 6 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
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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 +7 12 £38,500 +8.91%
Merseyside - 5 £32,500 -
Cheshire +1 4 £50,000 +17.64%
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 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 52 (54.74%) Finance
2 46 (48.42%) User Acceptance Testing
3 45 (47.37%) Test Strategy
4 33 (34.74%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (31.58%) ISTQB
6 29 (30.53%) QA
6 29 (30.53%) Programme Management
6 29 (30.53%) Oracle
6 29 (30.53%) ISEB
7 27 (28.42%) Statistics
7 27 (28.42%) System Testing
8 25 (26.32%) Test Scripting
9 21 (22.11%) Integration Testing
10 20 (21.05%) Regression Testing
11 19 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
11 19 (20.00%) SQL
12 17 (17.89%) Functional Testing
13 14 (14.74%) Oracle Financials
13 14 (14.74%) Software Testing
14 12 (12.63%) Retail
14 12 (12.63%) Oracle General Ledger
14 12 (12.63%) Oracle EBS R12
14 12 (12.63%) Oracle Payables
14 12 (12.63%) Oracle Receivables
14 12 (12.63%) Oracle Cash Management
14 12 (12.63%) Oracle Assets
14 12 (12.63%) Test Planning
15 11 (11.58%) Test Automation
16 10 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
16 10 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 6 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 2 (2.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (14.74%) Oracle Financials
3 12 (12.63%) Oracle General Ledger
3 12 (12.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (12.63%) Oracle Payables
3 12 (12.63%) Oracle Receivables
3 12 (12.63%) Oracle Cash Management
3 12 (12.63%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (6.32%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) LAN
1 2 (2.11%) WAN
1 2 (2.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.42%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.16%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.05%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (8.42%) Selenium
3 7 (7.37%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (6.32%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.21%) QAComplete
6 2 (2.11%) JIRA
6 2 (2.11%) MSTest
7 1 (1.05%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.05%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 52 (54.74%) Finance
2 12 (12.63%) Retail
3 4 (4.21%) Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.11%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Billing
5 1 (1.05%) Local Government
5 1 (1.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 49 (51.58%) Test Manager
2 34 (35.79%) Test Analyst
2 34 (35.79%) Analyst
3 12 (12.63%) Oracle Analyst
4 10 (10.53%) Tester
5 7 (7.37%) Test Leader
6 6 (6.32%) Programme Test Manager
6 6 (6.32%) Senior Test Manager
6 6 (6.32%) Programme Manager
6 6 (6.32%) Senior Manager
7 5 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) QA Tester
8 3 (3.16%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (2.11%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (2.11%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.11%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.11%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (2.11%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (2.11%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.32%) Web Services
2 4 (4.21%) .NET
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.05%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (28.42%) Statistics
2 10 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.16%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.16%) Replication
4 2 (2.11%) Open Source
5 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.05%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (48.42%) User Acceptance Testing
2 45 (47.37%) Test Strategy
3 33 (34.74%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (30.53%) Programme Management
5 27 (28.42%) System Testing
6 25 (26.32%) Test Scripting
7 21 (22.11%) Integration Testing
8 20 (21.05%) Regression Testing
9 17 (17.89%) Functional Testing
10 14 (14.74%) Software Testing
11 12 (12.63%) Test Planning
12 11 (11.58%) Test Automation
13 10 (10.53%) Risk Management
13 10 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (9.47%) Mentoring
14 9 (9.47%) Waterfall
15 8 (8.42%) Project Management
16 6 (6.32%) Process Management
17 5 (5.26%) Automated Testing
17 5 (5.26%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (3.16%) VBScript
2 3 (3.16%) Python
3 2 (2.11%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.11%) Perl
4 1 (1.05%) C#
4 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (31.58%) ISTQB
2 29 (30.53%) ISEB
3 8 (8.42%) Degree
3 8 (8.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (30.53%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.05%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (30.53%) Oracle
2 6 (6.32%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (1.05%) Citrix
4 1 (1.05%) VMware
4 1 (1.05%) VocaLink
4 1 (1.05%) IBM