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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 192 183 208
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 61 66 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.94% 0.95% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.00% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 51 60 39
Average salary £43,500 £47,000 £41,861
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.44% +12.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +3.09%
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
6162 6574 7080
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.20% 94.86% 95.48%
Number of salaries quoted 5015 5312 6066
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
Manchester +30 50 £43,215 -8.05% 2
Cheshire -20 4 £38,250 -18.61%
Merseyside +2 3 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Lancashire -9 3 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 39 (37.14%) Test Management
2 37 (35.24%) ISEB
3 35 (33.33%) Finance
4 33 (31.43%) Software Testing
5 32 (30.48%) ISTQB
6 31 (29.52%) Test Strategy
7 30 (28.57%) QA
8 28 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (20.95%) Mentoring
10 21 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (19.05%) SQL
12 19 (18.10%) Oracle
12 19 (18.10%) Degree
13 18 (17.14%) Test Scripting
13 18 (17.14%) Coaching
14 17 (16.19%) Line Management
15 14 (13.33%) Automated Testing
16 13 (12.38%) Manual Testing
16 13 (12.38%) .NET
17 12 (11.43%) Java
17 12 (11.43%) HP
17 12 (11.43%) Waterfall
17 12 (11.43%) Performance Testing
17 12 (11.43%) Integration Testing
18 11 (10.48%) User Acceptance Testing
18 11 (10.48%) Continuous Improvement
18 11 (10.48%) Automation Testing
19 10 (9.52%) Banking
19 10 (9.52%) UNIX
19 10 (9.52%) LoadRunner

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 2 (1.90%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 5 (4.76%) MS Office
2 1 (0.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.62%) HTTP
2 1 (0.95%) xDSL
2 1 (0.95%) ADSL2
2 1 (0.95%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (9.52%) LoadRunner
2 8 (7.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.71%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.95%) MSTest
4 1 (0.95%) QAComplete
General
1 35 (33.33%) Finance
2 10 (9.52%) Banking
3 9 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.76%) Retail
5 4 (3.81%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.90%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.95%) Billing
7 1 (0.95%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.38%) .NET
2 8 (7.62%) J2EE
2 8 (7.62%) HTML
2 8 (7.62%) ODBC
3 2 (1.90%) Middleware
4 1 (0.95%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Mainframe
2 8 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.76%) Statistics
4 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.95%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.52%) UNIX
2 9 (8.57%) Windows
3 2 (1.90%) Linux
4 1 (0.95%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (37.14%) Test Management
2 33 (31.43%) Software Testing
3 31 (29.52%) Test Strategy
4 28 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (20.95%) Mentoring
6 21 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (17.14%) Coaching
7 18 (17.14%) Test Scripting
8 17 (16.19%) Line Management
9 14 (13.33%) Automated Testing
10 13 (12.38%) Manual Testing
11 12 (11.43%) Performance Testing
11 12 (11.43%) Integration Testing
11 12 (11.43%) Waterfall
12 11 (10.48%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (10.48%) Automation Testing
12 11 (10.48%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (8.57%) Programme Management
13 9 (8.57%) Migration
13 9 (8.57%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.05%) SQL
2 12 (11.43%) Java
3 8 (7.62%) C
3 8 (7.62%) C++
3 8 (7.62%) VB
4 2 (1.90%) PHP
5 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.95%) COBOL
5 1 (0.95%) C#
Qualifications
1 37 (35.24%) ISEB
2 32 (30.48%) ISTQB
3 19 (18.10%) Degree
4 6 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (3.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.86%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (28.57%) QA
2 5 (4.76%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 5 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (18.10%) Oracle
2 12 (11.43%) HP
3 7 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.95%) VocaLink
4 1 (0.95%) IBM
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