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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 215 183 195
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 29 67 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 0.97% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 1.00% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 24 61 41
Average salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,350 £41,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £70,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
5465 6672 6306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.93% 96.56% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4584 5653 5289
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 +1 21 £50,000 +7.52% 5
Cheshire -3 3 £40,750 -9.44%
Lancashire +14 1 £27,500 -33.73% 1
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 41 (53.25%) Test Strategy
2 26 (33.77%) Defect Management
3 25 (32.47%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (31.17%) Performance Testing
5 23 (29.87%) QA
6 22 (28.57%) Finance
7 20 (25.97%) Test Management
8 17 (22.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (20.78%) Test Automation
9 16 (20.78%) ISTQB
9 16 (20.78%) Waterfall
10 15 (19.48%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (18.18%) JIRA
12 13 (16.88%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (15.58%) Line Management
13 12 (15.58%) Test Scripting
13 12 (15.58%) Resource Management
13 12 (15.58%) Software Testing
13 12 (15.58%) Migration
13 12 (15.58%) Banking
13 12 (15.58%) ISEB
14 11 (14.29%) V-Model
15 10 (12.99%) Automated Testing
15 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
15 10 (12.99%) Functional Testing
16 9 (11.69%) Non-Functional Testing
16 9 (11.69%) System Integration Testing
16 9 (11.69%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (11.69%) Oracle
16 9 (11.69%) HP UFT

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (1.30%) CMS
1 1 (1.30%) LiveLink
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS Project
2 3 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) DHCP
1 1 (1.30%) Internet
1 1 (1.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.30%) Informix
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 14 (18.18%) JIRA
2 9 (11.69%) HP UFT
3 5 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.19%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.19%) Selenium
5 3 (3.90%) Toad
6 2 (2.60%) NUnit
6 2 (2.60%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.60%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.60%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.30%) JUnit
7 1 (1.30%) Maven
7 1 (1.30%) WinRunner
General
1 22 (28.57%) Finance
2 12 (15.58%) Banking
3 9 (11.69%) Legal
4 7 (9.09%) Law
5 4 (5.19%) Retail
6 2 (2.60%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (2.60%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.30%) Back Office
7 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.39%) Middleware
2 4 (5.19%) .NET
3 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.30%) REST
3 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.49%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.90%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.30%) Contactless
4 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.30%) EMV
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.30%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.30%) Replication
4 1 (1.30%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.19%) Unix
2 3 (3.90%) Linux
2 3 (3.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (53.25%) Test Strategy
2 26 (33.77%) Defect Management
3 25 (32.47%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (31.17%) Performance Testing
5 20 (25.97%) Test Management
6 17 (22.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (20.78%) Test Automation
7 16 (20.78%) Waterfall
8 15 (19.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (16.88%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (15.58%) Line Management
10 12 (15.58%) Migration
10 12 (15.58%) Resource Management
10 12 (15.58%) Software Testing
10 12 (15.58%) Test Scripting
11 11 (14.29%) V-Model
12 10 (12.99%) Automated Testing
12 10 (12.99%) Functional Testing
13 9 (11.69%) Non-Functional Testing
13 9 (11.69%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.39%) SQL
2 4 (5.19%) C#
2 4 (5.19%) Java
3 2 (2.60%) C
3 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (20.78%) ISTQB
2 12 (15.58%) ISEB
3 9 (11.69%) Degree
4 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.49%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (5.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (29.87%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.30%) DFS Replication
1 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.69%) Oracle
3 7 (9.09%) Citrix
3 7 (9.09%) HP
4 5 (6.49%) IBM
4 5 (6.49%) SAP
5 3 (3.90%) Aquila
5 3 (3.90%) Siebel
6 2 (2.60%) Capita
6 2 (2.60%) F5
7 1 (1.30%) Cisco
7 1 (1.30%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.30%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.30%) Juniper
7 1 (1.30%) OpenText
7 1 (1.30%) Sybase
7 1 (1.30%) VMware
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