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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 183 215 181
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -34
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 62 14 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.95% 0.25% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.30% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 54 12 23
Average salary £50,000 £28,856 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+73.27% -35.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £25,962 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £43,350 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.75%
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
5349 4628 4077
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.13% 82.00% 77.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4388 4022 3541
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -3.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 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
(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 +26 23 £55,000 +64.17% 2
Wiltshire - 19 £50,000 - 2
Somerset +9 10 £31,000 +19.68% 2
Gloucestershire -12 9 £50,000 +78.57% 3
Dorset - 1 £70,000 -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 75 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (48.72%) Waterfall
3 52 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 43 (36.75%) Test Automation
5 40 (34.19%) ISEB
6 39 (33.33%) Finance
7 38 (32.48%) ISTQB
8 35 (29.91%) Test Strategy
8 35 (29.91%) Line Management
9 34 (29.06%) Selenium
10 28 (23.93%) V-Model
10 28 (23.93%) Test Planning
11 27 (23.08%) Validation
12 26 (22.22%) Scrum
13 22 (18.80%) Project Management
14 19 (16.24%) Performance Testing
15 18 (15.38%) Mentoring
16 17 (14.53%) WebDriver
17 16 (13.68%) Open Source
17 16 (13.68%) TestNG
17 16 (13.68%) JUnit
18 14 (11.97%) Microsoft
18 14 (11.97%) QA
19 13 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
20 12 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
20 12 (10.26%) Risk Management
20 12 (10.26%) Security Testing
20 12 (10.26%) Security Cleared
20 12 (10.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 12 (10.26%) User Stories

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 3 (2.56%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.56%) CMS
2 1 (0.85%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.71%) MS Project
2 2 (1.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.42%) DB2
2 4 (3.42%) MS Access
2 4 (3.42%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (3.42%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (3.42%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 34 (29.06%) Selenium
2 17 (14.53%) WebDriver
3 16 (13.68%) TestNG
3 16 (13.68%) JUnit
4 10 (8.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (6.84%) Visual Studio
6 7 (5.98%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (3.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (3.42%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.56%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.71%) TestDirector
9 2 (1.71%) JIRA
10 1 (0.85%) WATIR
10 1 (0.85%) JMeter
10 1 (0.85%) Hudson
10 1 (0.85%) WatiN
10 1 (0.85%) TestComplete
General
1 39 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (5.13%) Banking
3 5 (4.27%) Retail
4 4 (3.42%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.56%) Legal
5 3 (2.56%) Advertising
6 2 (1.71%) Games
6 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (35.04%) Test Manager
2 20 (17.09%) Test Analyst
2 20 (17.09%) Analyst
3 16 (13.68%) Test Team Leader
3 16 (13.68%) Team Leader
4 13 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 13 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 13 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 11 (9.40%) Senior Test Engineer
6 8 (6.84%) Architect
6 8 (6.84%) Test Architect
7 7 (5.98%) Senior Test Manager
7 7 (5.98%) Integration Architect
7 7 (5.98%) Tester
7 7 (5.98%) Developer
7 7 (5.98%) QA Manager
7 7 (5.98%) Senior Manager
8 5 (4.27%) .NET Developer
8 5 (4.27%) Automation Analyst
9 4 (3.42%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.40%) .NET
2 8 (6.84%) HTML
3 5 (4.27%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.42%) CSS
4 4 (3.42%) SOAP
4 4 (3.42%) Web Services
4 4 (3.42%) XML
4 4 (3.42%) XHTML
4 4 (3.42%) jQuery
4 4 (3.42%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (3.42%) REST
4 4 (3.42%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.68%) Open Source
2 7 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.42%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.42%) Web 2.0
4 1 (0.85%) Statistics
4 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.98%) Linux
2 4 (3.42%) UNIX
3 2 (1.71%) Debian
3 2 (1.71%) Ubuntu
3 2 (1.71%) CentOS
4 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (0.85%) Windows
4 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (48.72%) Waterfall
3 52 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 43 (36.75%) Test Automation
5 35 (29.91%) Test Strategy
5 35 (29.91%) Line Management
6 28 (23.93%) Test Planning
6 28 (23.93%) V-Model
7 27 (23.08%) Validation
8 26 (22.22%) Scrum
9 22 (18.80%) Project Management
10 19 (16.24%) Performance Testing
11 18 (15.38%) Mentoring
12 13 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (10.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 12 (10.26%) Security Testing
13 12 (10.26%) User Stories
13 12 (10.26%) Dependency Management
13 12 (10.26%) Risk Management
13 12 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.40%) C#
1 11 (9.40%) SQL
2 7 (5.98%) Java
2 7 (5.98%) VB
3 5 (4.27%) VBA
4 4 (3.42%) Python
4 4 (3.42%) Shell Script
4 4 (3.42%) Ruby
4 4 (3.42%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.71%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.85%) Perl
7 1 (0.85%) PHP
7 1 (0.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 40 (34.19%) ISEB
2 38 (32.48%) ISTQB
3 12 (10.26%) Security Cleared
4 11 (9.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (8.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 10 (8.55%) Degree
6 8 (6.84%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (5.98%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (2.56%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.71%) OSCP
10 2 (1.71%) OSCE
10 2 (1.71%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.97%) QA
2 2 (1.71%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (11.97%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.13%) HP
3 5 (4.27%) Oracle
4 4 (3.42%) SAP
5 3 (2.56%) Telerik
6 2 (1.71%) IBM
7 1 (0.85%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.85%) Empirix
7 1 (0.85%) VMware
7 1 (0.85%) Compuware
7 1 (0.85%) Capita
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