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 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 204 232 223
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -9
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 24 20 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 0.31% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.36% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 23 14 28
Median salary £42,500 £35,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.56% -11.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £49,250 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +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
4893 5606 6014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.68% 87.54% 85.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4129 4455 4844
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 4 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +9 14 £45,600 +18.44% 2
Cheshire +31 8 £42,500 -15.00%
Merseyside +4 2 £32,500 -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 30 (61.22%) ISEB
2 28 (57.14%) QA
3 24 (48.98%) ISTQB
4 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (40.82%) HP Quality Center
5 20 (40.82%) SQL
6 18 (36.73%) Defect Management
7 17 (34.69%) Test Automation
8 15 (30.61%) Software Testing
8 15 (30.61%) JIRA
9 14 (28.57%) Test Scripting
10 13 (26.53%) Finance
10 13 (26.53%) Functional Testing
11 12 (24.49%) HP
12 10 (20.41%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (18.37%) MSTest
13 9 (18.37%) Validation
14 8 (16.33%) Windows
14 8 (16.33%) Performance Testing
14 8 (16.33%) Non-Functional Testing
15 7 (14.29%) Test Strategy
15 7 (14.29%) Relational Database
15 7 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
15 7 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (14.29%) Software Delivery
15 7 (14.29%) .NET Framework
15 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
15 7 (14.29%) VB.NET
15 7 (14.29%) .NET
15 7 (14.29%) C#

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 1 (2.04%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (30.61%) JIRA
2 10 (20.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (18.37%) MSTest
4 7 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 5 (10.20%) Selenium
6 3 (6.12%) Appium
6 3 (6.12%) JMeter
7 2 (4.08%) HP UFT
7 2 (4.08%) Zephyr
8 1 (2.04%) Ant
8 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.04%) Maven
8 1 (2.04%) Subversion
8 1 (2.04%) TestNG
8 1 (2.04%) Vagrant
8 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.04%) WinRunner
General
1 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Banking
2 4 (8.16%) Retail
3 3 (6.12%) Games
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Analyst
1 16 (32.65%) Test Analyst
2 13 (26.53%) Tester
3 12 (24.49%) Test Manager
4 9 (18.37%) QA Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) QA Test Analyst
5 8 (16.33%) Automation Tester
5 8 (16.33%) Senior Tester
6 7 (14.29%) Developer
6 7 (14.29%) Developer in Test
6 7 (14.29%) QA Engineer
6 7 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (14.29%) Senior Automation Tester
6 7 (14.29%) Senior Developer
6 7 (14.29%) Senior QA Analyst
6 7 (14.29%) Senior QA Test Analyst
6 7 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
6 7 (14.29%) Senior Test Automation Developer
6 7 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
6 7 (14.29%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) .NET
1 7 (14.29%) .NET Framework
1 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 4 (8.16%) CSS
2 4 (8.16%) HTML
3 3 (6.12%) HTML5
3 3 (6.12%) JSON
3 3 (6.12%) RESTful
3 3 (6.12%) SOAP
3 3 (6.12%) Web Services
3 3 (6.12%) XML
4 1 (2.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.04%) Contactless
3 1 (2.04%) EMV
3 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.04%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (2.04%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.04%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Android
2 3 (6.12%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.12%) Unix
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.73%) Defect Management
3 17 (34.69%) Test Automation
4 15 (30.61%) Software Testing
5 14 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 13 (26.53%) Functional Testing
7 9 (18.37%) Validation
8 8 (16.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (16.33%) Performance Testing
9 7 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
9 7 (14.29%) Software Delivery
9 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 6 (12.24%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 6 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (10.20%) Line Management
11 5 (10.20%) SDLC
12 4 (8.16%) Automation Testing
12 4 (8.16%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.82%) SQL
2 7 (14.29%) C#
2 7 (14.29%) VB.NET
3 4 (8.16%) Java
3 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.04%) Perl
4 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (61.22%) ISEB
2 24 (48.98%) ISTQB
3 7 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.16%) Degree
5 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (40.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) HP
2 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.16%) Oracle
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