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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 186 201 222
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 52 37 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 0.55% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.58% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 39 32 26
Average salary £46,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £58,750
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+3.00% -
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
5786 6434 6906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.96% 95.25% 95.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4635 5186 5868
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 May 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 22 May 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 +40 39 £40,000 -15.78% 7
Cheshire +7 11 £47,500 - 1
Lancashire - 2 £45,000 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 50 (43.48%) Finance
1 50 (43.48%) Test Management
2 47 (40.87%) Test Strategy
3 33 (28.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 31 (26.96%) ISEB
5 30 (26.09%) Programme Management
6 29 (25.22%) Statistics
7 27 (23.48%) System Testing
7 27 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (21.74%) Mentoring
9 24 (20.87%) Software Testing
10 23 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (19.13%) Oracle
11 22 (19.13%) ISTQB
11 22 (19.13%) QA
12 18 (15.65%) SQL
13 16 (13.91%) HP
13 16 (13.91%) Line Management
14 14 (12.17%) Performance Testing
15 13 (11.30%) Degree
15 13 (11.30%) Automation Testing
15 13 (11.30%) .NET
16 12 (10.43%) LoadRunner
16 12 (10.43%) Coaching
16 12 (10.43%) Waterfall
16 12 (10.43%) Manual Testing
17 11 (9.57%) Test Scripting
17 11 (9.57%) Banking
17 11 (9.57%) Retail
18 10 (8.70%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (4.35%) MS Office
2 1 (0.87%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (4.35%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.96%) HTTP
2 1 (0.87%) xDSL
2 1 (0.87%) ADSL2
2 1 (0.87%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (10.43%) LoadRunner
2 7 (6.09%) Selenium
2 7 (6.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (5.22%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.48%) Rational Performance Tester
5 3 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.87%) QAComplete
6 1 (0.87%) MSTest
General
1 50 (43.48%) Finance
2 11 (9.57%) Banking
2 11 (9.57%) Retail
3 4 (3.48%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.61%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.87%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.30%) .NET
2 8 (6.96%) ODBC
2 8 (6.96%) J2EE
2 8 (6.96%) HTML
3 5 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.87%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.22%) Statistics
2 8 (6.96%) Mainframe
3 6 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.87%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.83%) Windows
2 8 (6.96%) UNIX
3 1 (0.87%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (43.48%) Test Management
2 47 (40.87%) Test Strategy
3 33 (28.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 30 (26.09%) Programme Management
5 27 (23.48%) System Testing
5 27 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (21.74%) Mentoring
7 24 (20.87%) Software Testing
8 23 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (13.91%) Line Management
10 14 (12.17%) Performance Testing
11 13 (11.30%) Automation Testing
12 12 (10.43%) Coaching
12 12 (10.43%) Waterfall
12 12 (10.43%) Manual Testing
13 11 (9.57%) Test Scripting
14 10 (8.70%) Project Management
14 10 (8.70%) Integration Testing
15 9 (7.83%) Automated Testing
16 8 (6.96%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.65%) SQL
2 10 (8.70%) C++
3 8 (6.96%) VB
3 8 (6.96%) C
3 8 (6.96%) Java
4 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.87%) C#
4 1 (0.87%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 31 (26.96%) ISEB
2 22 (19.13%) ISTQB
3 13 (11.30%) Degree
4 4 (3.48%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (3.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (19.13%) QA
2 5 (4.35%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (19.13%) Oracle
2 16 (13.91%) HP
3 7 (6.09%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.22%) SAP
5 5 (4.35%) IBM
6 1 (0.87%) VocaLink
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