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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 182 186 163
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 81 58 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.09% 0.85% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.90% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 69 48 72
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,600 £37,500 £40,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £70,000
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
7015 6440 7045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.68% 93.93% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5787 5544 6021
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% 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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
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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 +16 40 £60,000 +33.33% 3
Cheshire -10 24 £48,500 +2.10% 3
Merseyside +8 3 £50,000 +33.33%
Lancashire -2 1 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 83 (62.88%) Finance
2 80 (60.61%) Test Strategy
3 52 (39.39%) Test Management
4 38 (28.79%) ISEB
5 33 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 31 (23.48%) Software Testing
7 29 (21.97%) QA
8 26 (19.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 23 (17.42%) Performance Testing
10 23 (17.42%) Automated Testing
10 23 (17.42%) SQL
11 21 (15.91%) Degree
12 20 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
12 20 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
13 19 (14.39%) LoadRunner
14 18 (13.64%) QuickTest Pro
14 18 (13.64%) Migration
15 17 (12.88%) Banking
16 16 (12.12%) Windows
17 15 (11.36%) Project Management
17 15 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
18 14 (10.61%) Linux
18 14 (10.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 13 (9.85%) Continuous Improvement
19 13 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
20 12 (9.09%) Validation
20 12 (9.09%) ITIL
20 12 (9.09%) Automation Testing
21 11 (8.33%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 4 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (3.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.30%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.55%) MS Project
3 4 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.52%) MS Office
5 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.82%) DB2
2 3 (2.27%) Informix
3 2 (1.52%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (14.39%) LoadRunner
2 18 (13.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (7.58%) SilkPerformer
5 6 (4.55%) Selenium
6 2 (1.52%) NUnit
7 1 (0.76%) TestPartner
7 1 (0.76%) JUnit
7 1 (0.76%) jMock
7 1 (0.76%) EasyMock
7 1 (0.76%) QALoad
General
1 83 (62.88%) Finance
2 17 (12.88%) Banking
3 10 (7.58%) Retail
4 6 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.55%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.52%) Advertising
5 2 (1.52%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.76%) Back Office
6 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.30%) .NET
2 6 (4.55%) Web Services
2 6 (4.55%) XML
3 5 (3.79%) Middleware
4 1 (0.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.82%) Statistics
3 6 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.79%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.79%) User Experience
5 4 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.27%) IVR
7 2 (1.52%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.52%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.12%) Windows
2 14 (10.61%) Linux
3 9 (6.82%) Windows XP
3 9 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (6.82%) Windows 7
3 9 (6.82%) UNIX
4 5 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.52%) Solaris
5 2 (1.52%) Android
5 2 (1.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (60.61%) Test Strategy
2 52 (39.39%) Test Management
3 31 (23.48%) Software Testing
4 26 (19.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 23 (17.42%) Performance Testing
6 23 (17.42%) Automated Testing
7 18 (13.64%) Migration
8 15 (11.36%) Project Management
9 13 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (9.85%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (9.09%) Automation Testing
10 12 (9.09%) ITIL
10 12 (9.09%) Validation
11 11 (8.33%) Test Scripting
11 11 (8.33%) System Testing
12 10 (7.58%) Programme Management
13 9 (6.82%) Release Management
13 9 (6.82%) Test Planning
14 7 (5.30%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.42%) SQL
2 10 (7.58%) Java
3 6 (4.55%) VBA
4 2 (1.52%) Python
4 2 (1.52%) C
4 2 (1.52%) C#
4 2 (1.52%) C++
5 1 (0.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (28.79%) ISEB
2 33 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 21 (15.91%) Degree
4 14 (10.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (2.27%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (21.97%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (6.82%) VMware ESX
2 3 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (6.82%) VMware
2 8 (6.06%) HP
3 5 (3.79%) Oracle
3 5 (3.79%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.27%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.52%) NetApp
5 2 (1.52%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.76%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.76%) SAP
6 1 (0.76%) Cognizant
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