The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 193 191 196
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 45 30 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.76% 0.55% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.67% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 40 27 24
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% +28.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,900 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-1.17% -
Test Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4946 4482 4473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.43% 81.68% 78.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4159 3786 3952
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Management across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Test Management
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Management across the South West region.

Test Management Salary Trend in the South West

Test Management
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Management across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Test Management Salary Histogram in the South West

Test Management
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Bristol +21 27 £55,000 +46.66% 7
Gloucestershire 0 7 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Somerset +7 6 £35,500 -32.38% 1
Wiltshire -14 3 £52,500 +40.93% 1
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the South West region citing Test Management also 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 that cited Test Management.

1 71 (62.28%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (57.02%) Software Testing
3 60 (52.63%) Waterfall
4 46 (40.35%) Test Automation
5 45 (39.47%) Test Strategy
6 44 (38.60%) ISEB
7 43 (37.72%) ISTQB
8 39 (34.21%) Finance
9 37 (32.46%) Validation
9 37 (32.46%) Test Planning
10 36 (31.58%) Selenium
11 34 (29.82%) V-Model
12 27 (23.68%) Line Management
13 26 (22.81%) Scrum
14 21 (18.42%) QA
15 19 (16.67%) Security Cleared
15 19 (16.67%) Mentoring
16 16 (14.04%) JUnit
16 16 (14.04%) WebDriver
16 16 (14.04%) Open Source
16 16 (14.04%) TestNG
16 16 (14.04%) Performance Testing
16 16 (14.04%) Security Testing
17 15 (13.16%) Microsoft
18 13 (11.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 13 (11.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 10 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
19 10 (8.77%) C#
19 10 (8.77%) SQL
19 10 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the South West region citing Test Management also 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 that cited Test Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.39%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.63%) CMS
3 1 (0.88%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (7.02%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.75%) DB2
2 2 (1.75%) MS Access
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 36 (31.58%) Selenium
2 16 (14.04%) TestNG
2 16 (14.04%) JUnit
2 16 (14.04%) WebDriver
3 8 (7.02%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (6.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (5.26%) JIRA
5 6 (5.26%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.51%) SpecFlow
7 3 (2.63%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.75%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.88%) Hudson
General
1 39 (34.21%) Finance
2 6 (5.26%) Banking
3 4 (3.51%) Advertising
4 3 (2.63%) Legal
4 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.75%) Games
5 2 (1.75%) Retail
6 1 (0.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 39 (34.21%) Test Manager
2 20 (17.54%) Test Engineer
3 19 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 19 (16.67%) Analyst
4 17 (14.91%) Senior Test Engineer
5 16 (14.04%) Team Leader
5 16 (14.04%) Test Team Leader
6 12 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
6 12 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (8.77%) QA Manager
8 8 (7.02%) Architect
9 7 (6.14%) Integration Architect
9 7 (6.14%) Test Architect
10 6 (5.26%) Automation Analyst
10 6 (5.26%) QA Test Manager
11 5 (4.39%) .NET Developer
11 5 (4.39%) Tester
11 5 (4.39%) Developer
12 4 (3.51%) Test Automation Analyst
13 3 (2.63%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.89%) .NET
2 6 (5.26%) HTML
3 3 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.63%) CSS
4 2 (1.75%) SOAP
4 2 (1.75%) Web Services
4 2 (1.75%) XML
4 2 (1.75%) XHTML
4 2 (1.75%) jQuery
4 2 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.75%) REST
4 2 (1.75%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.04%) Open Source
2 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.75%) Web 2.0
4 2 (1.75%) Statistics
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.88%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.14%) Linux
2 3 (2.63%) UNIX
3 2 (1.75%) Debian
3 2 (1.75%) Ubuntu
3 2 (1.75%) CentOS
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (0.88%) Windows
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (62.28%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (57.02%) Software Testing
3 60 (52.63%) Waterfall
4 46 (40.35%) Test Automation
5 45 (39.47%) Test Strategy
6 37 (32.46%) Test Planning
6 37 (32.46%) Validation
7 34 (29.82%) V-Model
8 27 (23.68%) Line Management
9 26 (22.81%) Scrum
10 19 (16.67%) Mentoring
11 16 (14.04%) Performance Testing
11 16 (14.04%) Security Testing
12 10 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (7.02%) Test Scripting
14 7 (6.14%) Load Testing
14 7 (6.14%) Automated Testing
14 7 (6.14%) Knowledge Management
14 7 (6.14%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.77%) C#
1 10 (8.77%) SQL
2 7 (6.14%) Java
3 6 (5.26%) VB
3 6 (5.26%) VBA
4 4 (3.51%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.63%) Ruby
5 3 (2.63%) C
5 3 (2.63%) Python
5 3 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.75%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.75%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 44 (38.60%) ISEB
2 43 (37.72%) ISTQB
3 19 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 13 (11.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (11.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 9 (7.89%) SC Cleared
6 8 (7.02%) DV Cleared
6 8 (7.02%) Degree
7 7 (6.14%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.75%) CEH
8 2 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.75%) OSCP
8 2 (1.75%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (18.42%) QA
2 2 (1.75%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.63%) HP
2 3 (2.63%) Oracle
3 2 (1.75%) SAP
4 1 (0.88%) IBM
4 1 (0.88%) Business Objects
4 1 (0.88%) VMware
4 1 (0.88%) Telerik
4 1 (0.88%) Capita
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Excellent plus Discretionary Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Bristol
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 22 days ago