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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
England / South West
Rank 174 226 210
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -16
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 68 31 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.35% 0.53% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 0.60% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 40 12 35
Median salary £38,750 £37,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.72% -17.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £22,750 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -3.52%

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
4510 5182 5229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 89.70% 89.33% 87.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3679 4253 4383
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing Test Management as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +27 36 £47,000 +27.02% 3
Somerset +8 16 £32,500 +16.07%
Devon - 8 £31,086 -
Wiltshire +22 4 £55,000 +120.00% 1
Gloucestershire -14 4 £43,500 -3.33% 2
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 68 (57.63%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (55.08%) ISTQB
3 62 (52.54%) Test Automation
4 60 (50.85%) BDD
5 48 (40.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 48 (40.68%) Microsoft
5 48 (40.68%) ISEB
6 47 (39.83%) Performance Testing
7 44 (37.29%) Software Testing
8 43 (36.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 42 (35.59%) Non-Functional Testing
10 40 (33.90%) Waterfall
11 38 (32.20%) Cucumber
12 37 (31.36%) SQL
13 36 (30.51%) Java
13 36 (30.51%) Scrum
14 34 (28.81%) Finance
15 32 (27.12%) Line Management
16 31 (26.27%) SpecFlow
16 31 (26.27%) Load Testing
17 28 (23.73%) TDD
18 26 (22.03%) User Acceptance Testing
19 25 (21.19%) Security Testing
19 25 (21.19%) JIRA
20 21 (17.80%) QA
20 21 (17.80%) Unit Testing
21 20 (16.95%) HP
22 19 (16.10%) Security Cleared
23 18 (15.25%) Degree
24 17 (14.41%) Regression Testing

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (5.08%) MS Office
2 5 (4.24%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (10.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.71%) SSH
2 2 (1.69%) FTP
3 1 (0.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.93%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 48 (40.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (32.20%) Cucumber
3 31 (26.27%) SpecFlow
4 25 (21.19%) JIRA
5 17 (14.41%) Zephyr
6 12 (10.17%) Git (software)
7 9 (7.63%) Jenkins
8 8 (6.78%) Selenium
9 7 (5.93%) Bitbucket
9 7 (5.93%) Vagrant
10 6 (5.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (5.08%) Maven
10 6 (5.08%) Spock
11 5 (4.24%) Visual Studio
12 4 (3.39%) Eclipse
12 4 (3.39%) IntelliJ
12 4 (3.39%) WebDriver
13 3 (2.54%) LoadRunner
14 2 (1.69%) ClearCase
14 2 (1.69%) FitNesse
General
1 34 (28.81%) Finance
2 16 (13.56%) Telecoms
3 15 (12.71%) Retail
4 12 (10.17%) Electronics
4 12 (10.17%) Manufacturing
4 12 (10.17%) Marketing
5 3 (2.54%) Billing
6 2 (1.69%) Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.85%) German Language
7 1 (0.85%) Law
7 1 (0.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (25.42%) Analyst
2 27 (22.88%) Test Analyst
3 24 (20.34%) Test Manager
4 19 (16.10%) Test Engineer
5 15 (12.71%) Senior Analyst
5 15 (12.71%) Senior Test Analyst
6 13 (11.02%) Test Automation Engineer
6 13 (11.02%) Tester
7 10 (8.47%) Senior Test Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Senior Software Test Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Software Manager
8 6 (5.08%) Software Test Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Software Test Manager
9 5 (4.24%) Head of Testing
9 5 (4.24%) Manual Tester
10 4 (3.39%) Auditor
10 4 (3.39%) Automation Tester
10 4 (3.39%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
11 3 (2.54%) Head of Test
11 3 (2.54%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.71%) REST
1 15 (12.71%) SOAP
1 15 (12.71%) Web Services
2 14 (11.86%) Gherkin
3 9 (7.63%) XML
4 1 (0.85%) HTML
4 1 (0.85%) HTML5
4 1 (0.85%) J2EE
4 1 (0.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.17%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (7.63%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.93%) Virtual Team
4 5 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.54%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.54%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.85%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.71%) Linux
2 3 (2.54%) Windows
3 1 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (57.63%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (52.54%) Test Automation
3 60 (50.85%) BDD
4 47 (39.83%) Performance Testing
5 44 (37.29%) Software Testing
6 42 (35.59%) Non-Functional Testing
7 40 (33.90%) Waterfall
8 36 (30.51%) Scrum
9 32 (27.12%) Line Management
10 31 (26.27%) Load Testing
11 28 (23.73%) TDD
12 26 (22.03%) User Acceptance Testing
13 25 (21.19%) Security Testing
14 21 (17.80%) Unit Testing
15 17 (14.41%) Defect Management
15 17 (14.41%) Regression Testing
15 17 (14.41%) User Stories
16 16 (13.56%) Automated Testing
16 16 (13.56%) Customer Requirements
16 16 (13.56%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 37 (31.36%) SQL
2 36 (30.51%) Java
3 17 (14.41%) C#
4 9 (7.63%) Python
5 7 (5.93%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.93%) Ruby
6 6 (5.08%) C
6 6 (5.08%) XPath
7 3 (2.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 65 (55.08%) ISTQB
2 48 (40.68%) ISEB
3 43 (36.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (16.10%) Security Cleared
5 18 (15.25%) Degree
6 13 (11.02%) SC Cleared
7 7 (5.93%) DV Cleared
8 5 (4.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (2.54%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (17.80%) QA
2 2 (1.69%) PMO
3 1 (0.85%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (5.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (7.63%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (5.93%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.85%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 48 (40.68%) Microsoft
2 20 (16.95%) HP
3 12 (10.17%) SAP
4 3 (2.54%) Oracle
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