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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 204 190 220
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +30
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 28 73 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 1.06% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 1.23% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24 57 21
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% -2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £70,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £41,375 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -8.05%
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
4883 5915 5550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.62% 85.65% 84.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4045 4979 4613
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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 -8 15 £32,500 -27.77% 3
Merseyside -8 6 £32,500 -
Cheshire +13 5 £40,000 -12.08% 3
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 36 (53.73%) ISEB
1 36 (53.73%) QA
2 34 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (47.76%) Test Scripting
4 24 (35.82%) Software Testing
5 23 (34.33%) JIRA
6 22 (32.84%) MS Excel
6 22 (32.84%) HP Quality Center
7 21 (31.34%) Microsoft
8 18 (26.87%) Windows
9 16 (23.88%) ISTQB
9 16 (23.88%) Functional Testing
9 16 (23.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 15 (22.39%) SQL
11 13 (19.40%) Defect Management
12 12 (17.91%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (16.42%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (16.42%) Finance
13 11 (16.42%) Product Management
13 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Azure
13 11 (16.42%) Windows Server
14 10 (14.93%) Test Strategy
15 9 (13.43%) Waterfall
15 9 (13.43%) Defect Tracking
15 9 (13.43%) HP
15 9 (13.43%) Test Automation
15 9 (13.43%) V-Model
15 9 (13.43%) Banking
16 8 (11.94%) System Integration Testing
17 7 (10.45%) Software Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (1.49%) CMS
Applications
1 22 (32.84%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) LAN
1 2 (2.99%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (34.33%) JIRA
2 12 (17.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.97%) Selenium
4 3 (4.48%) Ant
4 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.48%) Maven
4 3 (4.48%) Subversion
4 3 (4.48%) TestNG
4 3 (4.48%) Vagrant
5 2 (2.99%) Bugzilla
5 2 (2.99%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.99%) MSTest
5 2 (2.99%) Toad
5 2 (2.99%) Zephyr
6 1 (1.49%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.49%) WinRunner
General
1 11 (16.42%) Finance
2 9 (13.43%) Banking
3 4 (5.97%) Retail
4 2 (2.99%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (26.87%) Test Manager
1 18 (26.87%) Tester
2 16 (23.88%) Analyst
2 16 (23.88%) Test Analyst
3 13 (19.40%) QA Engineer
4 9 (13.43%) SQL Analyst
4 9 (13.43%) Test Engineer
5 8 (11.94%) QA Tester
5 8 (11.94%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (11.94%) Senior Test Analyst
5 8 (11.94%) Software Tester
5 8 (11.94%) Test Leader
6 7 (10.45%) QA Analyst
6 7 (10.45%) QA Test Analyst
6 7 (10.45%) Senior QA Analyst
6 7 (10.45%) Senior QA Test Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Head of QA
8 3 (4.48%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) JTA
1 3 (4.48%) Middleware
2 2 (2.99%) .NET
3 1 (1.49%) CSS
3 1 (1.49%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.48%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.99%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.49%) Contactless
4 1 (1.49%) EMV
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.49%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.49%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.49%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.49%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.87%) Windows
2 11 (16.42%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.48%) Linux
3 3 (4.48%) Unix
4 1 (1.49%) AIX
4 1 (1.49%) Solaris
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (47.76%) Test Scripting
3 24 (35.82%) Software Testing
4 16 (23.88%) Functional Testing
5 13 (19.40%) Defect Management
6 11 (16.42%) Product Management
6 11 (16.42%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (14.93%) Test Strategy
8 9 (13.43%) Defect Tracking
8 9 (13.43%) Test Automation
8 9 (13.43%) V-Model
8 9 (13.43%) Waterfall
9 8 (11.94%) System Integration Testing
10 7 (10.45%) Black-Box Testing
10 7 (10.45%) Software Delivery
10 7 (10.45%) Usability Testing
11 6 (8.96%) Line Management
11 6 (8.96%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 6 (8.96%) SDLC
11 6 (8.96%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.39%) SQL
2 5 (7.46%) Java
3 2 (2.99%) C
3 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.99%) VBScript
4 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.49%) Perl
4 1 (1.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 36 (53.73%) ISEB
2 16 (23.88%) ISTQB
2 16 (23.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (53.73%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Docker
2 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.99%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 22 (32.84%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (31.34%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.43%) HP
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle
4 2 (2.99%) Citrix
4 2 (2.99%) F5
4 2 (2.99%) IBM
4 2 (2.99%) Siebel
4 2 (2.99%) VMware
5 1 (1.49%) Cognizant
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