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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 205 212 228
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 25 44 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.67% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.69% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 18 31 26
Median salary £51,689 £47,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.97% +17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,920 £38,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £61,250
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.00%
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
5497 6371 6840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.10% 96.71% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4652 5081 5504
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,690 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £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 1 May 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 1 May 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 0 19 £50,500 +9.48% 2
Cheshire +15 2 - - 1
Cumbria - 2 - - 1
Lancashire +1 1 £58,000 +28.88%
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (45.28%) Test Strategy
3 21 (39.62%) ISTQB
4 17 (32.08%) Waterfall
5 16 (30.19%) ISEB
6 15 (28.30%) Finance
7 13 (24.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (22.64%) Test Automation
8 12 (22.64%) JIRA
8 12 (22.64%) QA
8 12 (22.64%) Test Management
9 11 (20.75%) Functional Testing
10 10 (18.87%) Line Management
10 10 (18.87%) Defect Management
10 10 (18.87%) Software Testing
10 10 (18.87%) Automated Testing
11 9 (16.98%) Test Scripting
11 9 (16.98%) Performance Testing
11 9 (16.98%) V-Model
12 8 (15.09%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (15.09%) HP UFT
13 7 (13.21%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 7 (13.21%) Automation Testing
13 7 (13.21%) Non-Functional Testing
14 6 (11.32%) Mentoring
14 6 (11.32%) Resource Management
14 6 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
15 5 (9.43%) System Testing
15 5 (9.43%) HP Quality Center
15 5 (9.43%) Citrix

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 (1.89%) Apache
1 1 (1.89%) MS Project Server
1 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
1 1 (1.89%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (22.64%) JIRA
2 8 (15.09%) HP UFT
3 4 (7.55%) Cucumber
3 4 (7.55%) Selenium
4 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.77%) JUnit
4 2 (3.77%) Maven
4 2 (3.77%) NUnit
4 2 (3.77%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (3.77%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.77%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.89%) WinRunner
General
1 15 (28.30%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Banking
2 5 (9.43%) Legal
3 2 (3.77%) Law
3 2 (3.77%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) .NET
2 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (3.77%) REST
2 2 (3.77%) Web Services
3 1 (1.89%) Middleware
3 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.89%) Contactless
1 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
1 1 (1.89%) EMV
1 1 (1.89%) Mobile Payment
1 1 (1.89%) Replication
1 1 (1.89%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Unix
1 2 (3.77%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) AIX
2 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (45.28%) Test Strategy
3 17 (32.08%) Waterfall
4 13 (24.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (22.64%) Test Automation
5 12 (22.64%) Test Management
6 11 (20.75%) Functional Testing
7 10 (18.87%) Automated Testing
7 10 (18.87%) Defect Management
7 10 (18.87%) Line Management
7 10 (18.87%) Software Testing
8 9 (16.98%) Performance Testing
8 9 (16.98%) Test Scripting
8 9 (16.98%) V-Model
9 8 (15.09%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (13.21%) Automation Testing
10 7 (13.21%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (13.21%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 6 (11.32%) Mentoring
11 6 (11.32%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) C#
1 5 (9.43%) SQL
2 3 (5.66%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (39.62%) ISTQB
2 16 (30.19%) ISEB
3 4 (7.55%) Degree
3 4 (7.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.64%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.89%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Citrix
2 3 (5.66%) Capita
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.77%) HP
4 1 (1.89%) VMware
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cumbria
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 10 days ago
Greater Manchester
Prospectus
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago