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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 202 221 216
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 51 28 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.78% 0.39% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.47% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 45 23 21
Average salary £50,000 £47,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% +25.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £50,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
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
5612 5961 5807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.07% 83.34% 80.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4559 4753 4939
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 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
(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 +35 43 £60,000 +27.65% 6
Cumbria - 3 £51,000 -
Merseyside - 3 £45,000 - 3
Cheshire -12 1 £39,000 -17.02%
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 39 (54.17%) ISTQB
2 37 (51.39%) QA
3 33 (45.83%) Test Scripting
4 32 (44.44%) ISEB
4 32 (44.44%) Test Strategy
5 30 (41.67%) Software Testing
6 25 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (30.56%) Finance
8 21 (29.17%) Validation
9 19 (26.39%) ITIL
10 18 (25.00%) Migration
11 17 (23.61%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (20.83%) Test Planning
13 14 (19.44%) System Integration Testing
13 14 (19.44%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (19.44%) Degree
14 12 (16.67%) Integration Testing
14 12 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (15.28%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (15.28%) Test Automation
15 11 (15.28%) Automated Testing
15 11 (15.28%) Service Management
16 10 (13.89%) Regression Testing
16 10 (13.89%) SQL
16 10 (13.89%) Microsoft
16 10 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (13.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 9 (12.50%) Waterfall
17 9 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
17 9 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (4.17%) Primavera
1 3 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (4.17%) Teamcenter
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (19.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.56%) JIRA
3 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.17%) MSTest
4 2 (2.78%) QAComplete
5 1 (1.39%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.39%) SilkTest
5 1 (1.39%) Selenium
5 1 (1.39%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 22 (30.56%) Finance
2 7 (9.72%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.56%) Retail
4 3 (4.17%) Banking
5 2 (2.78%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.39%) Legal
6 1 (1.39%) Games
6 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (47.22%) Test Manager
2 16 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 16 (22.22%) Analyst
3 10 (13.89%) Head of Testing
4 6 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Programme Test Manager
5 4 (5.56%) Programme Manager
5 4 (5.56%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Tester
7 2 (2.78%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (2.78%) QA Tester
7 2 (2.78%) QA Manager
7 2 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (2.78%) Defect Manager
7 2 (2.78%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (2.78%) Oracle Analyst
7 2 (2.78%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (2.78%) QA Test Manager
8 1 (1.39%) Performance Test Analyst
8 1 (1.39%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.39%) SOAP
2 1 (1.39%) Web Services
2 1 (1.39%) XML
2 1 (1.39%) XBRL
2 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.39%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.17%) Replication
2 3 (4.17%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.17%) Windows
2 2 (2.78%) UNIX
3 1 (1.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (45.83%) Test Scripting
2 32 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 30 (41.67%) Software Testing
4 25 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (29.17%) Validation
6 19 (26.39%) ITIL
7 18 (25.00%) Migration
8 17 (23.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (20.83%) Test Planning
10 14 (19.44%) System Integration Testing
11 12 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (16.67%) Integration Testing
12 11 (15.28%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (15.28%) Test Automation
12 11 (15.28%) Service Management
12 11 (15.28%) Automated Testing
13 10 (13.89%) Regression Testing
14 9 (12.50%) Risk Management
14 9 (12.50%) Waterfall
14 9 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.89%) SQL
2 3 (4.17%) Python
3 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.39%) Java
3 1 (1.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 39 (54.17%) ISTQB
2 32 (44.44%) ISEB
3 14 (19.44%) Degree
4 10 (13.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (51.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle
3 5 (6.94%) SAP
4 4 (5.56%) IBM
4 4 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (1.39%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.39%) McAfee
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