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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 218 197 208
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 42 45 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 0.73% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.76% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 36 34 56
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £42,550 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £63,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
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
6034 5905 7247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.65% 95.91% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5084 4895 6191
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -8 36 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Lancashire -4 4 £45,500 -20.86%
Merseyside -12 1 £47,500 -13.63% 2
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 32 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (46.27%) Test Management
3 28 (41.79%) Test Strategy
4 20 (29.85%) SDLC
5 19 (28.36%) QA
6 18 (26.87%) ISTQB
7 16 (23.88%) Finance
8 14 (20.90%) Regression Testing
8 14 (20.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (20.90%) Test Automation
9 12 (17.91%) ISEB
9 12 (17.91%) Mainframe
10 10 (14.93%) Waterfall
10 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
10 10 (14.93%) Software Testing
10 10 (14.93%) Oracle
10 10 (14.93%) Service Management
10 10 (14.93%) Automated Testing
11 9 (13.43%) Programme Management
11 9 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (13.43%) JIRA
11 9 (13.43%) DV Cleared
11 9 (13.43%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (13.43%) Driving Licence
12 8 (11.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 7 (10.45%) Manual Testing
13 7 (10.45%) Banking
14 6 (8.96%) Data Management
14 6 (8.96%) VSAM
14 6 (8.96%) Workflow

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 6 (8.96%) CICS
2 1 (1.49%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Office
2 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.49%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) Data Mining
1 6 (8.96%) DataStage
1 6 (8.96%) DB2
1 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.46%) RDBMS
2 5 (7.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (13.43%) JIRA
2 5 (7.46%) Selenium
2 5 (7.46%) WebDriver
3 4 (5.97%) Cucumber
3 4 (5.97%) SpecFlow
4 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.48%) TestPartner
5 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (23.88%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.49%) Legal
4 1 (1.49%) Local Government
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) .NET
2 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Mainframe
2 9 (13.43%) Driving Licence
3 6 (8.96%) VSAM
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.49%) Replication
4 1 (1.49%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.96%) Unix
1 6 (8.96%) Windows
2 3 (4.48%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (46.27%) Test Management
3 28 (41.79%) Test Strategy
4 20 (29.85%) SDLC
5 14 (20.90%) Regression Testing
5 14 (20.90%) Test Automation
5 14 (20.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (14.93%) Automated Testing
6 10 (14.93%) Service Management
6 10 (14.93%) Software Testing
6 10 (14.93%) Waterfall
7 9 (13.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (13.43%) Programme Management
7 9 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (10.45%) Manual Testing
9 6 (8.96%) Data Management
9 6 (8.96%) ETL
9 6 (8.96%) Incident Management
9 6 (8.96%) Integration Testing
9 6 (8.96%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.96%) COBOL
1 6 (8.96%) JCL
1 6 (8.96%) SQL
2 1 (1.49%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (26.87%) ISTQB
2 12 (17.91%) ISEB
3 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
4 9 (13.43%) DV Cleared
5 8 (11.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (5.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.49%) Degree
7 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (28.36%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) BS25999
2 1 (1.49%) ISO22301
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (14.93%) Oracle
2 6 (8.96%) Cognizant
2 6 (8.96%) IBM
2 6 (8.96%) Informatica
3 4 (5.97%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.49%) Capita
4 1 (1.49%) Google
4 1 (1.49%) SAP
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