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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 171 193 231
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 71 47 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.04% 0.71% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.75% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 65 40 33
Average salary £46,000 £46,000 £44,944
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £37,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £53,250 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
6459 6300 7627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.94% 95.17% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5521 5297 6628
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +7 44 £46,500 +6.89% 1
Cheshire +8 20 £45,000 -2.17% 1
Lancashire -2 6 £41,500 -
Merseyside +14 1 - - 2
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 90 (63.83%) Test Strategy
2 88 (62.41%) Finance
3 75 (53.19%) Test Management
4 55 (39.01%) ISTQB
5 39 (27.66%) ISEB
6 38 (26.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 37 (26.24%) User Acceptance Testing
8 33 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (20.57%) Statistics
9 29 (20.57%) Software Testing
10 28 (19.86%) System Testing
10 28 (19.86%) Analytical Skills
11 27 (19.15%) Programme Management
12 24 (17.02%) Migration
12 24 (17.02%) QuickTest Pro
13 21 (14.89%) Performance Testing
13 21 (14.89%) QA
14 20 (14.18%) Automated Testing
14 20 (14.18%) Mentoring
15 18 (12.77%) Retail
15 18 (12.77%) Project Management
16 17 (12.06%) Team Foundation Server
17 16 (11.35%) Waterfall
17 16 (11.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 15 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
18 15 (10.64%) Selenium
18 15 (10.64%) Degree
18 15 (10.64%) SQL
18 15 (10.64%) Oracle
19 14 (9.93%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 4 (2.84%) MS Office
2 3 (2.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (8.51%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (8.51%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.51%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (3.55%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (17.02%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (12.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (10.64%) Selenium
4 11 (7.80%) LoadRunner
5 7 (4.96%) SilkPerformer
6 4 (2.84%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (1.42%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.42%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.71%) JIRA
General
1 88 (62.41%) Finance
2 18 (12.77%) Retail
3 14 (9.93%) Banking
4 2 (1.42%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Games
5 1 (0.71%) Publishing
5 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.71%) Billing
5 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.22%) Web Services
2 3 (2.13%) .NET
3 2 (1.42%) SOAP
4 1 (0.71%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (20.57%) Statistics
2 28 (19.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.80%) Windows Server 2008
1 11 (7.80%) Windows
2 7 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (4.96%) UNIX
2 7 (4.96%) Linux
2 7 (4.96%) Windows XP
2 7 (4.96%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (63.83%) Test Strategy
2 75 (53.19%) Test Management
3 38 (26.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 37 (26.24%) User Acceptance Testing
5 33 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (20.57%) Software Testing
7 28 (19.86%) System Testing
8 27 (19.15%) Programme Management
9 24 (17.02%) Migration
10 21 (14.89%) Performance Testing
11 20 (14.18%) Automated Testing
11 20 (14.18%) Mentoring
12 18 (12.77%) Project Management
13 16 (11.35%) Waterfall
14 15 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (9.22%) Risk Management
15 13 (9.22%) Test Planning
16 12 (8.51%) Process Management
16 12 (8.51%) Service Management
16 12 (8.51%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.64%) SQL
2 5 (3.55%) C++
3 4 (2.84%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.84%) Java
4 3 (2.13%) C#
5 2 (1.42%) C
5 2 (1.42%) Python
6 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 55 (39.01%) ISTQB
2 39 (27.66%) ISEB
3 16 (11.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 15 (10.64%) Degree
5 8 (5.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.89%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) FATCA
System Software
1 7 (4.96%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (10.64%) Oracle
2 13 (9.22%) HP
3 11 (7.80%) VMware
4 7 (4.96%) Microsoft
5 6 (4.26%) SAP
6 4 (2.84%) IBM
7 1 (0.71%) NetApp
7 1 (0.71%) VocaLink
7 1 (0.71%) Fujitsu
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