The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 177 209 173
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 68 39 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.95% 0.54% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.57% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 61 35 61
Average salary £47,000 £41,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.25% -17.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £49,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6772 6872 7224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.79% 94.80% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 5479 5871 6348
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Test Manager
England

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 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
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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
Cheshire -6 24 £47,000 +12.27% 1
Manchester -6 19 £42,250 +1.80% 2
Merseyside - 11 £55,000 - 2
Lancashire 0 2 £50,000 +33.33%
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 52 (50.98%) Finance
2 51 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 30 (29.41%) Test Management
4 25 (24.51%) ISEB
5 23 (22.55%) QA
6 22 (21.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 22 (21.57%) SQL
7 21 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (20.59%) Degree
8 20 (19.61%) Performance Testing
9 18 (17.65%) Banking
9 18 (17.65%) Project Management
10 15 (14.71%) Retail
10 15 (14.71%) Software Testing
10 15 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
11 14 (13.73%) LoadRunner
12 13 (12.75%) DB2
12 13 (12.75%) Release Management
13 12 (11.76%) System Testing
13 12 (11.76%) Programme Management
13 12 (11.76%) Windows
14 11 (10.78%) Integration Testing
14 11 (10.78%) Computer Science
15 10 (9.80%) ISTQB
15 10 (9.80%) Linux
15 10 (9.80%) .NET
15 10 (9.80%) Java
15 10 (9.80%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (8.82%) EAI
16 9 (8.82%) SOA

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 4 (3.92%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (3.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.90%) MS Project
2 4 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle HRMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.75%) DB2
2 4 (3.92%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.94%) Informix
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (13.73%) LoadRunner
2 9 (8.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (7.84%) Selenium
4 5 (4.90%) SilkPerformer
5 4 (3.92%) JUnit
5 4 (3.92%) TestPartner
5 4 (3.92%) jMock
5 4 (3.92%) QALoad
5 4 (3.92%) EasyMock
6 3 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.94%) NUnit
7 2 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 52 (50.98%) Finance
2 18 (17.65%) Banking
3 15 (14.71%) Retail
4 7 (6.86%) Retail Banking
5 5 (4.90%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.96%) Advertising
7 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.98%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.80%) .NET
2 9 (8.82%) Web Services
2 9 (8.82%) Middleware
3 8 (7.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.78%) Computer Science
2 10 (9.80%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (8.82%) Statistics
4 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.94%) IVR
6 2 (1.96%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.98%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.76%) Windows
2 10 (9.80%) Linux
3 9 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.96%) Android
5 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.98%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.98%) Solaris
5 1 (0.98%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 30 (29.41%) Test Management
3 22 (21.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (19.61%) Performance Testing
6 18 (17.65%) Project Management
7 15 (14.71%) Software Testing
8 13 (12.75%) Release Management
9 12 (11.76%) System Testing
9 12 (11.76%) Programme Management
10 11 (10.78%) Integration Testing
11 9 (8.82%) EAI
11 9 (8.82%) SOA
11 9 (8.82%) ITIL
11 9 (8.82%) Change Management
11 9 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (7.84%) Automated Testing
12 8 (7.84%) UML
12 8 (7.84%) Automation Testing
13 5 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.57%) SQL
2 10 (9.80%) Java
3 8 (7.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (24.51%) ISEB
2 21 (20.59%) Degree
3 10 (9.80%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.96%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (22.55%) QA
2 4 (3.92%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.98%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (8.82%) Red Hat
2 8 (7.84%) HP
3 7 (6.86%) Oracle
4 2 (1.96%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.98%) Fujitsu
5 1 (0.98%) VMware
5 1 (0.98%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.98%) NetApp
5 1 (0.98%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.98%) SAP
Southport, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Co-operative Group
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago