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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 211 195 181
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 30 68 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 1.03% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 1.07% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 20 55 64
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,750 £39,400 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £80,000 £58,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +3.00%
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
5719 6375 6813
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.69% 96.81% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 4795 5191 5469
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 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -36 16 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Lancashire +18 5 £55,000 -
Cumbria -1 2 - -
Merseyside -11 2 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 25 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (40.74%) Test Strategy
3 17 (31.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (27.78%) Test Management
5 14 (25.93%) ISTQB
6 12 (22.22%) QA
6 12 (22.22%) Functional Testing
7 11 (20.37%) Test Automation
7 11 (20.37%) Finance
7 11 (20.37%) ISEB
8 10 (18.52%) V-Model
8 10 (18.52%) Waterfall
8 10 (18.52%) Defect Management
9 9 (16.67%) JIRA
10 8 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (14.81%) Mainframe
11 7 (12.96%) Non-Functional Testing
12 6 (11.11%) People Management
12 6 (11.11%) Unix
12 6 (11.11%) Windows
12 6 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
12 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
13 5 (9.26%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (9.26%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (9.26%) Automated Testing
13 5 (9.26%) Incident Management
13 5 (9.26%) .NET
13 5 (9.26%) Configuration Management
13 5 (9.26%) Project Management

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 (1.85%) Apache
1 1 (1.85%) CICS
1 1 (1.85%) CMS
1 1 (1.85%) MS Project Server
1 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Office
2 2 (3.70%) MS Project
3 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.85%) DataStage
1 1 (1.85%) DB2
1 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (16.67%) JIRA
2 3 (5.56%) Cucumber
2 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.56%) Selenium
3 2 (3.70%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.85%) JMeter
4 1 (1.85%) Jtest
4 1 (1.85%) JUnit
4 1 (1.85%) Maven
4 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.85%) WinRunner
4 1 (1.85%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (20.37%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Banking
2 4 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) Games
3 1 (1.85%) Legal
3 1 (1.85%) Local Government
3 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) .NET
2 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.85%) CSS
2 1 (1.85%) Flash
2 1 (1.85%) HTML
2 1 (1.85%) HTML5
2 1 (1.85%) Middleware
2 1 (1.85%) REST
2 1 (1.85%) Silverlight
2 1 (1.85%) Web Services
2 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Mainframe
2 5 (9.26%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.56%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.85%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.11%) Unix
1 6 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (5.56%) AIX
3 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (40.74%) Test Strategy
3 17 (31.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (27.78%) Test Management
5 12 (22.22%) Functional Testing
6 11 (20.37%) Test Automation
7 10 (18.52%) Defect Management
7 10 (18.52%) V-Model
7 10 (18.52%) Waterfall
8 8 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (12.96%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (11.11%) People Management
11 5 (9.26%) Automated Testing
11 5 (9.26%) Configuration Management
11 5 (9.26%) Demand Forecasting
11 5 (9.26%) Incident Management
11 5 (9.26%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 5 (9.26%) Project Management
11 5 (9.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.56%) C#
1 3 (5.56%) Java
2 2 (3.70%) SQL
3 1 (1.85%) COBOL
3 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.85%) JCL
Qualifications
1 14 (25.93%) ISTQB
2 11 (20.37%) ISEB
3 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.70%) Degree
5 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.85%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (5.56%) Capita
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.85%) Cognizant
2 1 (1.85%) HP
2 1 (1.85%) IBM
2 1 (1.85%) Informatica
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle
2 1 (1.85%) SAP
2 1 (1.85%) SOASTA, Inc
2 1 (1.85%) VMware
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