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

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 208 224 222
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 41 32 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.45% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.47% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 31 24 26
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 £38,500 £37,950 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £61,750 £57,500
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
6279 6829 6995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.27% 95.28% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5001 5536 5865
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 £24,690 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +20 31 £46,000 +8.23% 7
Cheshire +13 10 £47,500 - 2
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 56 (50.00%) Finance
2 51 (45.54%) Test Strategy
3 50 (44.64%) Test Management
4 35 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 33 (29.46%) ISEB
6 32 (28.57%) ISTQB
7 30 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (25.89%) Statistics
9 28 (25.00%) Mentoring
10 27 (24.11%) System Testing
10 27 (24.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 27 (24.11%) Programme Management
11 24 (21.43%) Oracle
12 19 (16.96%) QA
13 18 (16.07%) Performance Testing
14 17 (15.18%) Software Testing
14 17 (15.18%) SQL
14 17 (15.18%) HP
15 14 (12.50%) Retail
15 14 (12.50%) Line Management
16 13 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (11.61%) Waterfall
16 13 (11.61%) Banking
16 13 (11.61%) Windows
16 13 (11.61%) SQL Server
17 12 (10.71%) LoadRunner
17 12 (10.71%) Degree
18 11 (9.82%) Selenium
18 11 (9.82%) QuickTest Pro
18 11 (9.82%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 8 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (0.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (8.93%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (8.04%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.61%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.04%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (10.71%) LoadRunner
2 11 (9.82%) Selenium
2 11 (9.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.57%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.57%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (0.89%) MSTest
5 1 (0.89%) QAComplete
General
1 56 (50.00%) Finance
2 14 (12.50%) Retail
3 13 (11.61%) Banking
4 4 (3.57%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.79%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.82%) .NET
2 9 (8.04%) Web Services
3 8 (7.14%) ODBC
3 8 (7.14%) J2EE
3 8 (7.14%) HTML
4 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.89%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.89%) Statistics
2 13 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.04%) Mainframe
4 5 (4.46%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.61%) Windows
2 8 (7.14%) UNIX
3 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (45.54%) Test Strategy
2 50 (44.64%) Test Management
3 35 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 30 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 27 (24.11%) Programme Management
6 27 (24.11%) System Testing
6 27 (24.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (16.07%) Performance Testing
8 17 (15.18%) Software Testing
9 14 (12.50%) Line Management
10 13 (11.61%) Waterfall
11 11 (9.82%) Project Management
12 10 (8.93%) Risk Management
12 10 (8.93%) Test Scripting
12 10 (8.93%) Coaching
12 10 (8.93%) Test Planning
13 9 (8.04%) Automation Testing
13 9 (8.04%) Manual Testing
13 9 (8.04%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.18%) SQL
2 10 (8.93%) C++
3 8 (7.14%) Java
3 8 (7.14%) VB
3 8 (7.14%) C
4 4 (3.57%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (29.46%) ISEB
2 32 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 12 (10.71%) Degree
4 7 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (16.96%) QA
2 5 (4.46%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 5 (4.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (21.43%) Oracle
2 17 (15.18%) HP
3 10 (8.93%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.36%) SAP
5 5 (4.46%) IBM
6 4 (3.57%) VMware
7 1 (0.89%) VocaLink
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