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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 204 218 232
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 40 35 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.61% 0.51% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.53% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 30 24 20
Average salary £46,250 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.62% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £39,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £61,750 £55,500
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
6293 6581 7036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.25% 95.10% 95.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5070 5356 5916
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 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
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 27 March 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 27 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +18 27 £50,000 +17.64% 7
Cheshire +9 10 £45,000 - 1
Lancashire +10 3 £45,750 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 58 (53.70%) Finance
2 55 (50.93%) Test Strategy
3 51 (47.22%) Test Management
4 35 (32.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 35 (32.41%) ISTQB
5 33 (30.56%) ISEB
6 30 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (26.85%) Statistics
8 27 (25.00%) System Testing
8 27 (25.00%) Programme Management
9 26 (24.07%) Mentoring
10 19 (17.59%) Performance Testing
10 19 (17.59%) Oracle
11 17 (15.74%) Software Testing
12 16 (14.81%) HP
13 15 (13.89%) Retail
14 14 (12.96%) Project Management
14 14 (12.96%) QA
14 14 (12.96%) Waterfall
14 14 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (11.11%) Test Planning
15 12 (11.11%) Line Management
15 12 (11.11%) Selenium
15 12 (11.11%) Banking
15 12 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
15 12 (11.11%) Risk Management
15 12 (11.11%) SQL
15 12 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
16 11 (10.19%) Oracle Reports

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Applications
1 3 (2.78%) MS Office
2 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (10.19%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.19%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (9.26%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
1 12 (11.11%) Selenium
2 9 (8.33%) LoadRunner
3 7 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.70%) Rational Performance Tester
4 4 (3.70%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.93%) JIRA
5 1 (0.93%) MSTest
5 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.93%) QAComplete
General
1 58 (53.70%) Finance
2 15 (13.89%) Retail
3 12 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.93%) Games
4 1 (0.93%) Billing
4 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.19%) Web Services
2 7 (6.48%) .NET
3 5 (4.63%) J2EE
3 5 (4.63%) ODBC
3 5 (4.63%) HTML
4 1 (0.93%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (26.85%) Statistics
2 14 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.48%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.26%) Windows
2 5 (4.63%) UNIX
3 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (50.93%) Test Strategy
2 51 (47.22%) Test Management
3 35 (32.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 30 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (25.00%) Programme Management
5 27 (25.00%) System Testing
6 26 (24.07%) Mentoring
7 19 (17.59%) Performance Testing
8 17 (15.74%) Software Testing
9 14 (12.96%) Project Management
9 14 (12.96%) Waterfall
10 12 (11.11%) Test Planning
10 12 (11.11%) Line Management
10 12 (11.11%) Risk Management
11 11 (10.19%) Process Management
12 9 (8.33%) Resource Management
13 8 (7.41%) Automation Testing
13 8 (7.41%) Coaching
14 7 (6.48%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.11%) SQL
2 8 (7.41%) C++
3 5 (4.63%) Java
3 5 (4.63%) C
3 5 (4.63%) VB
4 4 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.93%) C#
Qualifications
1 35 (32.41%) ISTQB
2 33 (30.56%) ISEB
3 7 (6.48%) Degree
3 7 (6.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.63%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.96%) QA
2 5 (4.63%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 6 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (17.59%) Oracle
2 16 (14.81%) HP
3 6 (5.56%) SAP
4 5 (4.63%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.70%) IBM
5 4 (3.70%) VMware
6 1 (0.93%) VocaLink
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