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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 186 178 199
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 67 79 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.98% 1.06% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.12% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 54 66 33
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,650 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+1.00% -
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
6528 7056 6464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.51% 94.84% 94.30%
Number of salaries quoted 5429 5734 5556
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 £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +22 50 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Merseyside +11 9 £45,000 -18.18%
Cumbria - 2 £60,000 -
Lancashire +4 1 - - 1
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 44 (35.48%) ISEB
2 41 (33.06%) ISTQB
2 41 (33.06%) Test Management
3 37 (29.84%) Test Strategy
4 35 (28.23%) Software Testing
4 35 (28.23%) Finance
5 32 (25.81%) QA
6 30 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (24.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (21.77%) Degree
7 27 (21.77%) Test Scripting
8 23 (18.55%) SQL
9 21 (16.94%) Oracle
9 21 (16.94%) Mentoring
10 20 (16.13%) Coaching
11 19 (15.32%) System Integration Testing
12 18 (14.52%) Non-Functional Testing
13 17 (13.71%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (13.71%) Line Management
13 17 (13.71%) Automated Testing
14 16 (12.90%) Performance Testing
15 15 (12.10%) Java
16 14 (11.29%) .NET
16 14 (11.29%) HP
16 14 (11.29%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (11.29%) Test Automation
16 14 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (10.48%) Automation Testing
17 13 (10.48%) Integration Testing
17 13 (10.48%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (2.42%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 6 (4.84%) MS Office
2 3 (2.42%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Primavera
1 2 (1.61%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.45%) HTTP
2 1 (0.81%) xDSL
2 1 (0.81%) ADSL2
2 1 (0.81%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.87%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (8.87%) LoadRunner
1 11 (8.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.23%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.61%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.61%) JIRA
4 1 (0.81%) Selenium
4 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.81%) MSTest
General
1 35 (28.23%) Finance
2 9 (7.26%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.03%) Banking
4 4 (3.23%) Retail
4 4 (3.23%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.61%) Law
5 2 (1.61%) Legal
5 2 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.29%) .NET
2 8 (6.45%) J2EE
2 8 (6.45%) ODBC
2 8 (6.45%) HTML
3 5 (4.03%) Middleware
4 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.26%) Mainframe
3 5 (4.03%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.87%) UNIX
2 10 (8.06%) Windows
3 3 (2.42%) Linux
4 1 (0.81%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (33.06%) Test Management
2 37 (29.84%) Test Strategy
3 35 (28.23%) Software Testing
4 30 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (24.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (21.77%) Test Scripting
6 21 (16.94%) Mentoring
7 20 (16.13%) Coaching
8 19 (15.32%) System Integration Testing
9 18 (14.52%) Non-Functional Testing
10 17 (13.71%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (13.71%) Line Management
10 17 (13.71%) Automated Testing
11 16 (12.90%) Performance Testing
12 14 (11.29%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (11.29%) Test Automation
13 13 (10.48%) Integration Testing
13 13 (10.48%) Manual Testing
13 13 (10.48%) Automation Testing
14 12 (9.68%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.55%) SQL
2 15 (12.10%) Java
3 8 (6.45%) C
3 8 (6.45%) C++
3 8 (6.45%) VB
4 4 (3.23%) PHP
5 2 (1.61%) C#
6 1 (0.81%) COBOL
6 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (35.48%) ISEB
2 41 (33.06%) ISTQB
3 27 (21.77%) Degree
4 10 (8.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (4.84%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.61%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (25.81%) QA
2 2 (1.61%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 7 (5.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (16.94%) Oracle
2 14 (11.29%) HP
3 10 (8.06%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.03%) SAP
4 5 (4.03%) IBM
5 4 (3.23%) Aquila
6 2 (1.61%) Citrix
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Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
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Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
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Posted: 12 days ago
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
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Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago