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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 189 177 240
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 66 60 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.89% 0.88% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.93% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 58 55 30
Average salary £47,000 £46,000 £44,944
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.17% +2.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,200 £37,200 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £51,500 £60,650
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
6979 6480 7699
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.37% 95.31% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 6005 5484 6800
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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
(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 -26 43 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Cheshire -4 14 £46,000 - 2
Lancashire +3 5 £41,500 +3.75%
Merseyside +9 1 - -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 98 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 96 (65.31%) Finance
3 73 (49.66%) Test Management
4 56 (38.10%) ISTQB
5 43 (29.25%) ISEB
6 42 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (23.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 29 (19.73%) Software Testing
9 28 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
10 27 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (17.69%) System Testing
12 25 (17.01%) Performance Testing
12 25 (17.01%) Statistics
12 25 (17.01%) Programme Management
12 25 (17.01%) QuickTest Pro
13 23 (15.65%) QA
14 22 (14.97%) Migration
15 20 (13.61%) Automated Testing
16 19 (12.93%) Retail
17 17 (11.56%) Team Foundation Server
17 17 (11.56%) Project Management
17 17 (11.56%) SQL
17 17 (11.56%) Mentoring
17 17 (11.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 16 (10.88%) Degree
19 15 (10.20%) Selenium
19 15 (10.20%) HP Quality Center
20 14 (9.52%) Waterfall
20 14 (9.52%) Oracle
20 14 (9.52%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.40%) MS Office
2 4 (2.72%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.04%) MS Project
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (8.16%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (8.16%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.16%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.68%) DB2
4 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (17.01%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (11.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (10.20%) Selenium
4 12 (8.16%) LoadRunner
5 9 (6.12%) SilkPerformer
6 2 (1.36%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (1.36%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 96 (65.31%) Finance
2 19 (12.93%) Retail
3 13 (8.84%) Banking
4 2 (1.36%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.36%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.68%) Back Office
5 1 (0.68%) Publishing
5 1 (0.68%) Games
5 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.84%) Web Services
2 2 (1.36%) XML
2 2 (1.36%) .NET
2 2 (1.36%) SOAP
3 1 (0.68%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (17.01%) Statistics
3 3 (2.04%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.04%) IVR
4 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.52%) Windows
2 13 (8.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (6.12%) Windows 7
3 9 (6.12%) UNIX
3 9 (6.12%) Linux
3 9 (6.12%) Windows XP
3 9 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 73 (49.66%) Test Management
3 42 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 34 (23.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 29 (19.73%) Software Testing
6 27 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (17.69%) System Testing
8 25 (17.01%) Performance Testing
8 25 (17.01%) Programme Management
9 22 (14.97%) Migration
10 20 (13.61%) Automated Testing
11 17 (11.56%) Project Management
11 17 (11.56%) Mentoring
12 14 (9.52%) Waterfall
13 13 (8.84%) Test Planning
13 13 (8.84%) Risk Management
14 12 (8.16%) Validation
14 12 (8.16%) Service Management
14 12 (8.16%) Process Management
14 12 (8.16%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.56%) SQL
2 5 (3.40%) Java
3 4 (2.72%) C++
3 4 (2.72%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.04%) C#
5 2 (1.36%) C
5 2 (1.36%) VBA
5 2 (1.36%) Python
6 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 56 (38.10%) ISTQB
2 43 (29.25%) ISEB
3 17 (11.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 16 (10.88%) Degree
5 8 (5.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.04%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.36%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.65%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.68%) FATCA
System Software
1 9 (6.12%) VMware ESX
2 3 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (10.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (9.52%) Oracle
2 13 (8.84%) VMware
3 12 (8.16%) HP
4 7 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.40%) SAP
6 2 (1.36%) IBM
6 2 (1.36%) NetApp
6 2 (1.36%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.68%) JD Edwards
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