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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
North West / Manchester
Rank 182 166 165
Rank change year-on-year -16 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 16 13 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.41% 0.39% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.43% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 16
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -27.77%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,950 £30,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £42,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -9.09%  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3612 3019 3277
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 91.58% 89.88% 88.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3036 2493 2695
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,396 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Test Management as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 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
Cheadle - 2 £27,500 - 1
Oldham - 1 £40,000 -
Test Management
North West

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 30 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (56.25%) QA
3 18 (37.50%) ISEB
4 16 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
5 14 (29.17%) ISTQB
6 13 (27.08%) Automated Testing
7 12 (25.00%) JIRA
7 12 (25.00%) Regression Testing
8 11 (22.92%) MS Excel
8 11 (22.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
8 11 (22.92%) Product Management
8 11 (22.92%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (22.92%) SDLC
9 10 (20.83%) Finance
10 9 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (16.67%) Windows
11 8 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 7 (14.58%) System Integration Testing
12 7 (14.58%) Waterfall
12 7 (14.58%) Integration Testing
12 7 (14.58%) Software Testing
13 6 (12.50%) Degree
13 6 (12.50%) Selenium
13 6 (12.50%) Software Engineering
13 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
13 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
13 6 (12.50%) Windows Server
14 5 (10.42%) Cyber Attack

Test Management
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 11 (22.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) JIRA
2 6 (12.50%) Selenium
3 3 (6.25%) TestPartner
4 2 (4.17%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.17%) FitNesse
4 2 (4.17%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Games
3 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.17%) Aerospace
4 2 (4.17%) Retail
5 1 (2.08%) Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (52.08%) Test Manager
2 10 (20.83%) QA Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Tester
4 7 (14.58%) QA Leader
5 6 (12.50%) Senior Tester
5 6 (12.50%) Test Leader
6 5 (10.42%) QA Tester
6 5 (10.42%) Quality Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Head of Test
7 4 (8.33%) QA Manager
7 4 (8.33%) QA Team Leader
7 4 (8.33%) QA Test Manager
7 4 (8.33%) Senior QA Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior QA Tester
7 4 (8.33%) Team Leader
8 3 (6.25%) Regression Test Manager
9 2 (4.17%) Automation Tester
9 2 (4.17%) Senior Automation Tester
10 1 (2.08%) Head of Testing
10 1 (2.08%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) .NET
1 2 (4.17%) Behat
1 2 (4.17%) SOAP
1 2 (4.17%) Web Services
1 2 (4.17%) WSDL
1 2 (4.17%) XML
1 2 (4.17%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
1 5 (10.42%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Windows
2 6 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 13 (27.08%) Automated Testing
4 12 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 11 (22.92%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (22.92%) Product Management
5 11 (22.92%) SDLC
5 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
6 9 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Integration Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Software Testing
8 7 (14.58%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Waterfall
9 6 (12.50%) Software Engineering
10 5 (10.42%) Test Automation
11 4 (8.33%) Automation Testing
11 4 (8.33%) Performance Management
11 4 (8.33%) Release Management
11 4 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (37.50%) ISEB
2 14 (29.17%) ISTQB
3 6 (12.50%) Degree
3 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 4 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (56.25%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 11 (22.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
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