The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 171 209 183
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 69 36 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.99% 0.49% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.51% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 62 32 53
Average salary £47,000 £41,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.25% -17.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £57,250 £59,700
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £49,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+0.50% -0.50%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6604 7022 7017
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.68% 95.23% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 5314 6015 6228
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
Test Manager
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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
Cheshire +1 24 £47,000 +12.27%
Manchester +10 20 £47,000 +13.25% 1
Merseyside - 14 £55,000 - 1
Lancashire - 2 £50,000 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 51 (49.51%) Finance
2 48 (46.60%) Test Strategy
3 29 (28.16%) Test Management
4 26 (25.24%) ISEB
5 23 (22.33%) Degree
5 23 (22.33%) QA
6 22 (21.36%) User Acceptance Testing
6 22 (21.36%) SQL
7 19 (18.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (18.45%) Banking
8 18 (17.48%) Project Management
8 18 (17.48%) Performance Testing
9 15 (14.56%) Software Testing
10 13 (12.62%) Release Management
10 13 (12.62%) HP Quality Center
10 13 (12.62%) Retail
10 13 (12.62%) LoadRunner
11 12 (11.65%) DB2
11 12 (11.65%) Programme Management
11 12 (11.65%) System Testing
12 11 (10.68%) Integration Testing
12 11 (10.68%) Computer Science
12 11 (10.68%) Windows
13 10 (9.71%) .NET
13 10 (9.71%) QuickTest Pro
13 10 (9.71%) Java
13 10 (9.71%) Statistics
13 10 (9.71%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (8.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (8.74%) ISTQB

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 3 (2.91%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (2.91%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) MS Project
2 3 (2.91%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.65%) DB2
2 5 (4.85%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.91%) Informix
Development Applications
1 13 (12.62%) LoadRunner
2 10 (9.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (8.74%) Selenium
4 5 (4.85%) jMock
4 5 (4.85%) EasyMock
4 5 (4.85%) JUnit
4 5 (4.85%) TestPartner
4 5 (4.85%) SilkPerformer
4 5 (4.85%) QALoad
5 3 (2.91%) NUnit
5 3 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.94%) Subversion
General
1 51 (49.51%) Finance
2 19 (18.45%) Banking
3 13 (12.62%) Retail
4 6 (5.83%) Retail Banking
5 5 (4.85%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.94%) Advertising
7 1 (0.97%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.71%) .NET
2 9 (8.74%) Web Services
2 9 (8.74%) Middleware
3 8 (7.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.68%) Computer Science
2 10 (9.71%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (9.71%) Statistics
3 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.91%) IVR
4 2 (1.94%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.97%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.68%) Windows
2 9 (8.74%) Linux
2 9 (8.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (46.60%) Test Strategy
2 29 (28.16%) Test Management
3 22 (21.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (18.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (17.48%) Project Management
5 18 (17.48%) Performance Testing
6 15 (14.56%) Software Testing
7 13 (12.62%) Release Management
8 12 (11.65%) System Testing
8 12 (11.65%) Programme Management
9 11 (10.68%) Integration Testing
10 9 (8.74%) Change Management
10 9 (8.74%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (8.74%) EAI
10 9 (8.74%) SOA
10 9 (8.74%) ITIL
11 8 (7.77%) UML
11 8 (7.77%) Automated Testing
11 8 (7.77%) Automation Testing
12 5 (4.85%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.36%) SQL
2 10 (9.71%) Java
3 8 (7.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (25.24%) ISEB
2 23 (22.33%) Degree
3 9 (8.74%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.83%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (22.33%) QA
2 5 (4.85%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.97%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 13 (12.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (8.74%) Red Hat
2 8 (7.77%) HP
3 7 (6.80%) Oracle
4 2 (1.94%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.97%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.97%) SAP
5 1 (0.97%) IBM
5 1 (0.97%) Cognizant
North West
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Salary: £30800 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago