The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Management
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 60 55
Rank change year-on-year +2 -5  
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 4 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.74% 0.22% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.26% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 4
Median salary - £40,000 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.47%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 480 381 450
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 89.39% 82.11% 87.04%
Number of salaries quoted 340 304 326
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,910 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Test Management
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for Test Management in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 5 (83.33%) Test Strategy
2 4 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (66.67%) System Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Time Management
2 4 (66.67%) Process Improvement
2 4 (66.67%) Change Control
2 4 (66.67%) Quality Management
2 4 (66.67%) Retail
2 4 (66.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Games
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) People Management

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

General
1 4 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (66.67%) Senior Manager
2 4 (66.67%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Compliance Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Test Strategy
2 4 (66.67%) Change Control
2 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (66.67%) Data Management
2 4 (66.67%) Process Improvement
2 4 (66.67%) Quality Management
2 4 (66.67%) System Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 4 (66.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) People Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA