The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 183 177 205
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 64 69 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.98% 0.96% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.01% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 53 60 35
Average salary £45,000 £47,250 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £55,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.01%
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
6211 6805 6814
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.41% 94.91% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5087 5523 5842
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,450
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 4 August 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 August 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 +39 51 £45,000 +6.50% 3
Merseyside +7 7 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Cumbria - 2 £60,000 - 1
Lancashire -4 1 - -
Cheshire -27 1 £39,000 -17.02%
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title.

1 41 (37.27%) ISEB
2 40 (36.36%) ISTQB
3 37 (33.64%) Software Testing
4 35 (31.82%) Test Management
5 33 (30.00%) Finance
6 31 (28.18%) QA
6 31 (28.18%) Test Strategy
7 28 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (21.82%) Mentoring
9 24 (21.82%) Degree
9 24 (21.82%) Test Scripting
10 22 (20.00%) SQL
11 21 (19.09%) Coaching
12 20 (18.18%) Oracle
13 15 (13.64%) Java
13 15 (13.64%) Line Management
13 15 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (13.64%) Automated Testing
14 13 (11.82%) Performance Testing
14 13 (11.82%) Manual Testing
14 13 (11.82%) Non-Functional Testing
14 13 (11.82%) System Integration Testing
14 13 (11.82%) .NET
15 12 (10.91%) HP
15 12 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (10.91%) Automation Testing
15 12 (10.91%) Waterfall
16 11 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (10.00%) LoadRunner

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.73%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 6 (5.45%) MS Office
2 2 (1.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.91%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Primavera
1 2 (1.82%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.27%) HTTP
2 1 (0.91%) xDSL
2 1 (0.91%) ADSL2
2 1 (0.91%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.73%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.82%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.91%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (10.00%) LoadRunner
1 11 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.64%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.91%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.91%) JIRA
3 1 (0.91%) Selenium
3 1 (0.91%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.91%) MSTest
3 1 (0.91%) QAComplete
General
1 33 (30.00%) Finance
2 9 (8.18%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.27%) Banking
4 4 (3.64%) Retail
4 4 (3.64%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.82%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.91%) Law
6 1 (0.91%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.82%) .NET
2 8 (7.27%) J2EE
2 8 (7.27%) ODBC
2 8 (7.27%) HTML
3 3 (2.73%) Middleware
3 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.82%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.91%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.18%) Mainframe
3 5 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.91%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.91%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.00%) UNIX
2 9 (8.18%) Windows
3 3 (2.73%) Linux
4 1 (0.91%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.64%) Software Testing
2 35 (31.82%) Test Management
3 31 (28.18%) Test Strategy
4 28 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (21.82%) Test Scripting
6 24 (21.82%) Mentoring
7 21 (19.09%) Coaching
8 15 (13.64%) Line Management
8 15 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (13.64%) Automated Testing
9 13 (11.82%) Performance Testing
9 13 (11.82%) Manual Testing
9 13 (11.82%) Non-Functional Testing
9 13 (11.82%) System Integration Testing
10 12 (10.91%) Automation Testing
10 12 (10.91%) Waterfall
11 10 (9.09%) Integration Testing
12 9 (8.18%) Migration
13 8 (7.27%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.00%) SQL
2 15 (13.64%) Java
3 8 (7.27%) C
3 8 (7.27%) C++
3 8 (7.27%) VB
4 4 (3.64%) PHP
5 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.91%) COBOL
5 1 (0.91%) C#
Qualifications
1 41 (37.27%) ISEB
2 40 (36.36%) ISTQB
3 24 (21.82%) Degree
4 10 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.91%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.91%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (28.18%) QA
2 5 (4.55%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 6 (5.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (18.18%) Oracle
2 12 (10.91%) HP
3 8 (7.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.73%) SAP
4 3 (2.73%) IBM
5 1 (0.91%) Citrix
5 1 (0.91%) Aquila
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