The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 202 180 188
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 12 19 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.39% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.48% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 10 15 12
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £38,300 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £61,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £44,522 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-0.04% +4.75%
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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4230 3971 3950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.45% 81.06% 77.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3533 3294 3309
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Test Management
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Management Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Test Management
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Management across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Test Management Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Test Management
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
Birmingham -7 7 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Worcestershire - 2 £27,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 £55,000 -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 17 (56.67%) Finance
2 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (30.00%) Automated Testing
2 9 (30.00%) Time Management
2 9 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (26.67%) Test Strategy
3 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 8 (26.67%) Manual Testing
3 8 (26.67%) ISTQB
3 8 (26.67%) ISEB
4 7 (23.33%) SQL
4 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Change Management
5 6 (20.00%) Use Case
6 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
7 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (10.00%) Test Planning
8 3 (10.00%) MSTest
8 3 (10.00%) HP
8 3 (10.00%) Project Management
8 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
8 3 (10.00%) .NET
8 3 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner
8 3 (10.00%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (10.00%) MSTest
3 2 (6.67%) JMeter
3 2 (6.67%) SilkPerformer
3 2 (6.67%) Selenium
4 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (56.67%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (6.67%) Games
4 1 (3.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Analyst
2 11 (36.67%) Test Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Tester
4 4 (13.33%) Test Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
6 2 (6.67%) UAT Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Penetration Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Security Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Programme Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.33%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (3.33%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 5 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) UNIX
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (30.00%) Automated Testing
1 9 (30.00%) Time Management
1 9 (30.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (26.67%) Test Strategy
2 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
2 8 (26.67%) Manual Testing
3 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
4 6 (20.00%) Use Case
4 6 (20.00%) Change Management
5 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) Project Management
6 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.67%) Validation
7 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) VBScript
2 1 (3.33%) VB
2 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) ISTQB
1 8 (26.67%) ISEB
2 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.67%) CEH
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) OSCP
3 2 (6.67%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.67%) QA
1 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
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