The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 206 184 195
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 28 64 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 1.01% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 1.05% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 16 53 54
Median salary £53,000 £42,930 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.45% -8.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £39,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.00%
Test Manager
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5477 6104 6853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.54% 96.77% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4646 4980 5533
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Test Manager
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Manager across the North West region.

Test Manager Salary Trend in the North West

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Manager across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in the North West

Test Manager
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 Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 June 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 -30 18 £52,500 +25.74% 5
Lancashire +10 3 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Cumbria - 3 - -
Merseyside +5 2 £40,000 -11.11%
Cheshire +32 1 - - 2
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, Test Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 24 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (34.62%) ISTQB
3 17 (32.69%) Test Strategy
4 15 (28.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (26.92%) Waterfall
6 13 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 12 (23.08%) Test Management
8 11 (21.15%) V-Model
8 11 (21.15%) ISEB
9 10 (19.23%) QA
10 9 (17.31%) Test Automation
10 9 (17.31%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (15.38%) Finance
11 8 (15.38%) Automated Testing
11 8 (15.38%) Defect Management
12 7 (13.46%) Mentoring
12 7 (13.46%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (13.46%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (11.54%) People Management
13 6 (11.54%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 5 (9.62%) Line Management
14 5 (9.62%) SDLC
14 5 (9.62%) Automation Testing
14 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
14 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
14 5 (9.62%) JIRA
14 5 (9.62%) Retail
14 5 (9.62%) Project Management
14 5 (9.62%) Mainframe
14 5 (9.62%) Unix

Test Manager Skill Set
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 (1.92%) Apache
1 1 (1.92%) CMS
1 1 (1.92%) MS Project Server
1 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Office
2 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) JIRA
2 4 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 4 (7.69%) Selenium
3 3 (5.77%) HP UFT
4 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.85%) JUnit
4 2 (3.85%) Maven
5 1 (1.92%) JMeter
5 1 (1.92%) Jtest
5 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.92%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.92%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Retail
3 3 (5.77%) Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Legal
5 1 (1.92%) Games
5 1 (1.92%) Local Government
5 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) .NET
2 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (3.85%) REST
2 2 (3.85%) Web Services
3 1 (1.92%) CSS
3 1 (1.92%) Flash
3 1 (1.92%) HTML
3 1 (1.92%) HTML5
3 1 (1.92%) Middleware
3 1 (1.92%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Mainframe
2 3 (5.77%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Unix
1 5 (9.62%) Windows
2 1 (1.92%) AIX
2 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.69%) Test Strategy
3 15 (28.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (26.92%) Waterfall
5 13 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 12 (23.08%) Test Management
7 11 (21.15%) V-Model
8 9 (17.31%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (17.31%) Test Automation
9 8 (15.38%) Automated Testing
9 8 (15.38%) Defect Management
10 7 (13.46%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (13.46%) Mentoring
10 7 (13.46%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (11.54%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 6 (11.54%) People Management
12 5 (9.62%) Automation Testing
12 5 (9.62%) Line Management
12 5 (9.62%) Project Management
12 5 (9.62%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) C#
1 4 (7.69%) Java
2 2 (3.85%) SQL
3 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (34.62%) ISTQB
2 11 (21.15%) ISEB
3 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) Degree
4 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (5.77%) Capita
2 2 (3.85%) HP
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.92%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (1.92%) VMware
North West
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Travel, Pension, Bonus and more
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Free Parking, Pension, Career Develo
Posted: 12 hours ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Salt
Salary: £40000 - £55675 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Cognizant
Posted: 9 hours ago
Salford, Stockport and Manchester
Department for Work and Pensions
Salary: Up to £31,635 plus benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Salford, Stockport and Manchester
Department for Work and Pensions
Salary: Up to £31,635 plus benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago