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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 179 163 185
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 71 76 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.96% 1.12% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 1.19% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 56 64 53
Average salary £57,500 £45,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% -7.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £37,500 £42,409
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,250 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
6999 6395 7015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.26% 94.46% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 5905 5482 6024
Average salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
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 22 October 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 22 October 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
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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 -6 45 £60,000 +33.33% 2
Cheshire -29 12 £54,000 +8.00% 2
Lancashire +2 2 £44,250 +18.00% 1
Merseyside +11 1 - -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 92 (64.79%) Finance
2 88 (61.97%) Test Strategy
3 56 (39.44%) Test Management
4 42 (29.58%) ISEB
5 39 (27.46%) ISTQB
6 37 (26.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 32 (22.54%) Software Testing
8 31 (21.83%) QA
9 28 (19.72%) Performance Testing
10 24 (16.90%) Automated Testing
11 23 (16.20%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (16.20%) Analytical Skills
12 21 (14.79%) HP Quality Center
12 21 (14.79%) QuickTest Pro
13 20 (14.08%) SQL
14 19 (13.38%) LoadRunner
14 19 (13.38%) Degree
15 18 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (12.68%) Banking
15 18 (12.68%) Migration
15 18 (12.68%) Project Management
16 16 (11.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 14 (9.86%) Retail
18 13 (9.15%) Windows
18 13 (9.15%) Team Foundation Server
18 13 (9.15%) Continuous Improvement
19 12 (8.45%) Test Planning
19 12 (8.45%) HP
19 12 (8.45%) Validation
19 12 (8.45%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 4 (2.82%) WebSphere
1 4 (2.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.23%) MS Project
3 4 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.41%) MS Office
5 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Oracle Retail
1 4 (2.82%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.23%) DB2
2 4 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.11%) Informix
4 2 (1.41%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (14.79%) QuickTest Pro
2 19 (13.38%) LoadRunner
3 13 (9.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (7.04%) SilkPerformer
5 6 (4.23%) Selenium
6 2 (1.41%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.70%) JUnit
7 1 (0.70%) jMock
7 1 (0.70%) QALoad
7 1 (0.70%) JIRA
7 1 (0.70%) EasyMock
7 1 (0.70%) TestPartner
General
1 92 (64.79%) Finance
2 18 (12.68%) Banking
3 14 (9.86%) Retail
4 6 (4.23%) Retail Banking
4 6 (4.23%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.41%) Advertising
6 1 (0.70%) Back Office
6 1 (0.70%) Publishing
6 1 (0.70%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.93%) Web Services
2 6 (4.23%) XML
3 4 (2.82%) .NET
4 2 (1.41%) Middleware
4 2 (1.41%) SOAP
5 1 (0.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.20%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.34%) Statistics
3 6 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.52%) User Experience
5 4 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.11%) IVR
7 2 (1.41%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.41%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.41%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.15%) Windows
2 11 (7.75%) Linux
3 9 (6.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (6.34%) UNIX
3 9 (6.34%) Windows XP
3 9 (6.34%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (6.34%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.41%) Android
4 2 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (61.97%) Test Strategy
2 56 (39.44%) Test Management
3 37 (26.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (22.54%) Software Testing
5 28 (19.72%) Performance Testing
6 24 (16.90%) Automated Testing
7 23 (16.20%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (12.68%) Migration
8 18 (12.68%) Project Management
9 13 (9.15%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (8.45%) Test Planning
10 12 (8.45%) Validation
10 12 (8.45%) Test Scripting
11 11 (7.75%) System Testing
11 11 (7.75%) Automation Testing
12 10 (7.04%) Waterfall
12 10 (7.04%) ITIL
12 10 (7.04%) Programme Management
13 8 (5.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.08%) SQL
2 7 (4.93%) Java
3 6 (4.23%) VBA
4 3 (2.11%) C#
4 3 (2.11%) C++
5 2 (1.41%) Python
5 2 (1.41%) C
6 1 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 42 (29.58%) ISEB
2 39 (27.46%) ISTQB
3 19 (13.38%) Degree
4 16 (11.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (2.82%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (2.11%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (21.83%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (6.34%) VMware ESX
2 3 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (14.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (8.45%) HP
2 9 (6.34%) VMware
3 7 (4.93%) Oracle
4 3 (2.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.41%) Fujitsu
5 2 (1.41%) NetApp
5 2 (1.41%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.70%) SAP
6 1 (0.70%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.70%) Cognizant
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