The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 229 223 205
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -18
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 27 31 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.42% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.54% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 23 22 27
Average salary £40,500 £43,000 £58,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.81% -26.49%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,448
% change year-on-year
- -2.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5836 5741 5348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.24% 78.22% 74.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4737 4720 4681
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Management
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +2 15 £36,500 -35.39% 1
Cheshire -1 9 £42,500 - 5
Lancashire - 3 £40,500 - 1
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 21 (32.81%) Test Strategy
2 19 (29.69%) Software Testing
3 17 (26.56%) Java
4 16 (25.00%) Selenium
4 16 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (25.00%) TDD
5 15 (23.44%) ISTQB
5 15 (23.44%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (21.88%) Cucumber
6 14 (21.88%) Test Automation
6 14 (21.88%) Finance
6 14 (21.88%) C++
7 13 (20.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (20.31%) Programme Management
8 12 (18.75%) ISEB
8 12 (18.75%) Hudson
9 11 (17.19%) System Testing
10 10 (15.63%) Test Scripting
10 10 (15.63%) BDD
10 10 (15.63%) C
11 9 (14.06%) .NET
11 9 (14.06%) Ruby
12 8 (12.50%) Business Analysis
12 8 (12.50%) Banking
12 8 (12.50%) Advertising
12 8 (12.50%) XML
12 8 (12.50%) HTML
12 8 (12.50%) Windows
12 8 (12.50%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.56%) MS Project
3 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (1.56%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) ATM
2 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.56%) LAN
3 1 (1.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.13%) DB2
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.56%) MS Access
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (25.00%) Selenium
2 14 (21.88%) Cucumber
3 12 (18.75%) Hudson
4 6 (9.38%) JIRA
5 5 (7.81%) NUnit
6 4 (6.25%) Firebug
7 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.13%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.13%) JMeter
9 1 (1.56%) WinRunner
9 1 (1.56%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (1.56%) Subversion
9 1 (1.56%) TestComplete
General
1 14 (21.88%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Banking
2 8 (12.50%) Advertising
3 5 (7.81%) Retail
4 3 (4.69%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Games
6 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.56%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (35.94%) Test Manager
2 16 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 14 (21.88%) Analyst
4 12 (18.75%) Test Analyst
5 8 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
6 7 (10.94%) Automation Engineer
6 7 (10.94%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Programme Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Service Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Test Team Leader
8 3 (4.69%) Team Leader
8 3 (4.69%) Transition Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Service Transition Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Software Quality Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) UAT Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Test Programme Manager
9 2 (3.13%) QA Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Senior Test Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) .NET
2 8 (12.50%) XML
2 8 (12.50%) HTML
3 3 (4.69%) Middleware
4 2 (3.13%) Flash
4 2 (3.13%) Web Services
5 1 (1.56%) J2EE
5 1 (1.56%) WPF
5 1 (1.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Video on Demand
1 7 (10.94%) Statistics
1 7 (10.94%) IPTV
2 2 (3.13%) Open Source
2 2 (3.13%) Animation
2 2 (3.13%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.56%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (1.56%) Interactive TV
3 1 (1.56%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.50%) Windows
1 8 (12.50%) Android
1 8 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 5 (7.81%) Windows Mobile
3 4 (6.25%) UNIX
4 2 (3.13%) Linux
5 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.81%) Test Strategy
2 19 (29.69%) Software Testing
3 16 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (25.00%) TDD
4 14 (21.88%) Test Automation
5 13 (20.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (20.31%) Programme Management
6 11 (17.19%) System Testing
7 10 (15.63%) Test Scripting
7 10 (15.63%) BDD
8 8 (12.50%) Business Analysis
9 7 (10.94%) ITIL
10 6 (9.38%) Migration
10 6 (9.38%) Project Management
11 5 (7.81%) Keyword-Driven Testing
11 5 (7.81%) Performance Analysis
12 4 (6.25%) Change Control
12 4 (6.25%) Manual Testing
12 4 (6.25%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.56%) Java
2 14 (21.88%) C++
3 10 (15.63%) C
4 9 (14.06%) Ruby
5 6 (9.38%) SQL
5 6 (9.38%) Python
6 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.13%) Perl
6 2 (3.13%) C#
7 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (23.44%) ISTQB
2 12 (18.75%) ISEB
3 3 (4.69%) Degree
4 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) QA
2 3 (4.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (23.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.94%) Oracle
3 4 (6.25%) Teradata
4 3 (4.69%) HP
5 2 (3.13%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.13%) Cognizant
5 2 (3.13%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.56%) VMware
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Salary: £40,000 circa + full benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum £40K to £45K + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 28 days ago