Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Test Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Management over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Management
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 265 239 219
Rank change year-on-year -26 -20 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 30 49 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.38% 0.67% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.73% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 27 41 51
Manchester median annual salary £52,500 £43,000 £42,930
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.09% +0.16% -14.14%
10th Percentile £23,500 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £66,250 £85,000
North West median annual salary £43,750 £43,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +1.74% +2.38% -10.64%

Test Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7244 6711 6781
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 91.07% 91.13% 91.01%
Number of salaries quoted 5997 5750 5623
Manchester median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £63,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Test Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in Manchester

Test Management
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Test Management in Manchester

Test Management
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Management in Manchester

Test Management
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -16 3 £35,000 +7.69%
Cheadle -9 2 £24,750 -
Test Management
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 14 (46.67%) SQL
3 14 (46.67%) ISEB
4 12 (40.00%) Unix
4 12 (40.00%) Degree
5 10 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (33.33%) SDLC
6 9 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (26.67%) Service Delivery
7 8 (26.67%) ISTQB
7 8 (26.67%) Selenium
8 5 (16.67%) JIRA
8 5 (16.67%) Finance
8 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Sun
8 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (16.67%) A+ Certification
8 5 (16.67%) Cisco
8 5 (16.67%) Transition Management
8 5 (16.67%) Xerox
9 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
9 4 (13.33%) SoapUI
9 4 (13.33%) QA
9 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
9 4 (13.33%) Performance Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Security Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Android
10 3 (10.00%) Retail

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (3.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (10.00%) SaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) BlazeMeter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Selenium
2 5 (16.67%) JIRA
3 4 (13.33%) SoapUI
4 3 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (10.00%) HP UFT
4 3 (10.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (6.67%) FitNesse
5 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.33%) JMeter
6 1 (3.33%) TestRail
6 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Test Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Support Specialist
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Technical Specialist
3 4 (13.33%) Technical Support
3 4 (13.33%) Technical Support Specialist
3 4 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Test Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (6.67%) QA Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Developer
6 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Manual Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) SOAP
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) WSDL
2 2 (6.67%) XML
2 2 (6.67%) XSD
3 1 (3.33%) CSS
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.33%) e-Learning
1 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Unix
2 3 (10.00%) Android
2 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (33.33%) SDLC
4 9 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (26.67%) Service Delivery
6 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Transition Management
7 4 (13.33%) Performance Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
8 3 (10.00%) BDD
8 3 (10.00%) Line Management
8 3 (10.00%) Security Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Test Planning
8 3 (10.00%) User Stories
9 2 (6.67%) Acceptance Criteria
9 2 (6.67%) Agile Testing
9 2 (6.67%) ATDD
9 2 (6.67%) Functional Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) C
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) ISEB
2 12 (40.00%) Degree
3 10 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (26.67%) ISTQB
5 5 (16.67%) A+ Certification
5 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) Cisco
2 5 (16.67%) Sun
2 5 (16.67%) Xerox
3 3 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) Atlassian