The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 224 207 185
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 26 58 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.86% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.89% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 20 41 66
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,800 £42,500 £46,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £80,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median 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
6060 6537 7096
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.74% 96.60% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 5087 5435 5848
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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 25 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -26 18 £60,000 +33.33%
Lancashire - 2 £56,250 -
Cheshire +26 1 - - 1
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, Test Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 20 (37.04%) Test Management
2 19 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (31.48%) Test Strategy
4 13 (24.07%) Finance
4 13 (24.07%) Mainframe
5 11 (20.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (18.52%) Service Management
6 10 (18.52%) Test Automation
6 10 (18.52%) ISTQB
6 10 (18.52%) QA
7 9 (16.67%) JIRA
7 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 9 (16.67%) Functional Testing
7 9 (16.67%) Defect Management
8 8 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (12.96%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (12.96%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (12.96%) Programme Management
9 7 (12.96%) Windows
10 6 (11.11%) ISEB
10 6 (11.11%) Unix
10 6 (11.11%) Incident Management
10 6 (11.11%) Banking
10 6 (11.11%) Data Management
10 6 (11.11%) Demand Forecasting
11 5 (9.26%) People Management
11 5 (9.26%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
11 5 (9.26%) Driving Licence
11 5 (9.26%) VSAM

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.26%) CICS
2 1 (1.85%) Apache
2 1 (1.85%) CMS
2 1 (1.85%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Office
2 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.85%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) Data Mining
1 5 (9.26%) DataStage
1 5 (9.26%) DB2
1 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (16.67%) JIRA
2 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.70%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.70%) Selenium
4 1 (1.85%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.85%) JMeter
4 1 (1.85%) Jtest
4 1 (1.85%) WinRunner
4 1 (1.85%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (24.07%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Games
4 1 (1.85%) Local Government
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.85%) CSS
2 1 (1.85%) Flash
2 1 (1.85%) HTML
2 1 (1.85%) HTML5
2 1 (1.85%) Middleware
2 1 (1.85%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.07%) Mainframe
2 5 (9.26%) Driving Licence
2 5 (9.26%) VSAM
3 3 (5.56%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Windows
2 6 (11.11%) Unix
3 4 (7.41%) AIX
4 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.04%) Test Management
2 19 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (31.48%) Test Strategy
4 11 (20.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (18.52%) Service Management
5 10 (18.52%) Test Automation
6 9 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 9 (16.67%) Functional Testing
7 8 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (12.96%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (12.96%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (12.96%) Programme Management
9 6 (11.11%) Data Management
9 6 (11.11%) Demand Forecasting
9 6 (11.11%) Incident Management
10 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
10 5 (9.26%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 5 (9.26%) People Management
10 5 (9.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (9.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.26%) COBOL
1 5 (9.26%) JCL
2 1 (1.85%) C#
2 1 (1.85%) Java
2 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) ISTQB
2 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (11.11%) ISEB
4 5 (9.26%) DV Cleared
5 4 (7.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (7.41%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.52%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) BS25999
2 1 (1.85%) ISO22301
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.85%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) Cognizant
1 5 (9.26%) IBM
1 5 (9.26%) Informatica
1 5 (9.26%) Oracle
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.85%) Capita
3 1 (1.85%) SAP
3 1 (1.85%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (1.85%) VMware
North West
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