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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 208 196 157
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -39
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 54 52 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.73% 0.76% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.96% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 44 46 97
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £25,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -3.22%
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
6197 5414 5838
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.87% 79.30% 79.05%
Number of salaries quoted 5042 4584 5021
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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 +7 38 £53,750 +19.44% 4
Cheshire -19 16 £47,000 +8.04% 1
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 33 (39.29%) Finance
1 33 (39.29%) Test Strategy
2 30 (35.71%) Software Testing
3 29 (34.52%) ISTQB
4 26 (30.95%) ISEB
5 25 (29.76%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (23.81%) SQL
6 20 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (23.81%) Migration
7 19 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (19.05%) Test Scripting
8 16 (19.05%) Degree
8 16 (19.05%) Windows
9 15 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
10 14 (16.67%) C++
10 14 (16.67%) QA
10 14 (16.67%) System Testing
10 14 (16.67%) Automated Testing
11 13 (15.48%) Scrum
11 13 (15.48%) .NET
11 13 (15.48%) LoadRunner
11 13 (15.48%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 12 (14.29%) Validation
12 12 (14.29%) Retail
13 11 (13.10%) Programme Management
13 11 (13.10%) Java
13 11 (13.10%) Linux
13 11 (13.10%) UNIX
13 11 (13.10%) Continuous Improvement

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 4 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (7.14%) MS Project
4 1 (1.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) LAN
1 1 (1.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.14%) DB2
2 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.57%) Informix
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.19%) MySQL
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (15.48%) LoadRunner
1 13 (15.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (10.71%) SilkPerformer
3 7 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (8.33%) Selenium
4 3 (3.57%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.19%) JIRA
5 1 (1.19%) Firebug
5 1 (1.19%) Hudson
5 1 (1.19%) Cucumber
General
1 33 (39.29%) Finance
2 12 (14.29%) Retail
3 10 (11.90%) Banking
4 6 (7.14%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.38%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (2.38%) Marketing
6 1 (1.19%) Publishing
6 1 (1.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 53 (63.10%) Test Manager
2 11 (13.10%) Analyst
3 9 (10.71%) Test Analyst
4 7 (8.33%) QA Manager
5 6 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
5 6 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 3 (3.57%) Team Leader
6 3 (3.57%) Test Team Leader
6 3 (3.57%) UAT Manager
7 2 (2.38%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 2 (2.38%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (2.38%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (2.38%) Test Engineer
7 2 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (2.38%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (2.38%) Senior Test Engineer
8 1 (1.19%) Senior Systems Analyst
8 1 (1.19%) Change Manager
8 1 (1.19%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (1.19%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.48%) .NET
2 10 (11.90%) XML
3 7 (8.33%) HTML
4 3 (3.57%) Web Services
4 3 (3.57%) J2EE
5 2 (2.38%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.19%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (29.76%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.71%) Statistics
3 4 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.38%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.38%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.19%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.05%) Windows
2 11 (13.10%) Linux
2 11 (13.10%) UNIX
3 9 (10.71%) Windows XP
3 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (10.71%) Windows 7
3 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.57%) Android
4 3 (3.57%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.38%) Solaris
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (39.29%) Test Strategy
2 30 (35.71%) Software Testing
3 20 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (23.81%) Migration
4 19 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (19.05%) Test Scripting
6 14 (16.67%) System Testing
6 14 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 13 (15.48%) Scrum
8 12 (14.29%) Validation
9 11 (13.10%) Programme Management
9 11 (13.10%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (10.71%) Regression Testing
11 8 (9.52%) Test Planning
12 7 (8.33%) Test Automation
13 6 (7.14%) Agile Testing
14 5 (5.95%) Mentoring
15 4 (4.76%) BDD
15 4 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.81%) SQL
2 14 (16.67%) C++
3 11 (13.10%) Java
4 10 (11.90%) C#
5 5 (5.95%) C
6 3 (3.57%) Python
7 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.19%) Perl
7 1 (1.19%) VBScript
7 1 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (34.52%) ISTQB
2 26 (30.95%) ISEB
3 16 (19.05%) Degree
4 12 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (10.71%) VMware ESX
2 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.38%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.19%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (11.90%) VMware
2 7 (8.33%) Oracle
3 5 (5.95%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.57%) Teradata
4 3 (3.57%) HP
5 2 (2.38%) hybris
5 2 (2.38%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.38%) Adobe
5 2 (2.38%) Cognizant
5 2 (2.38%) NetApp
5 2 (2.38%) EPiServer
5 2 (2.38%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.19%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.19%) SAP
6 1 (1.19%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.19%) Citrix
Wigan
Church International
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + 10% Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Volt
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago