The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Management
England / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 212 223
Rank change year-on-year -35 +11  
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 25 24 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.36% 0.43% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.49% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 19 21 28
Median salary £50,000 £35,000 £44,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.85% -20.90%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £32,500 £37,050
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,500 £80,000
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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6180 4891 5734
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 89.83% 88.29% 89.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5009 4133 4657
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Test Management
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Test Management in the North West

Test Management
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in the North West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Management in the North West

Test Management
Job Locations in the North 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 North West region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Manchester -34 17 £50,000 +53.84% 5
Merseyside -6 4 - - 1
Lancashire +4 2 £24,500 -30.00% 2
Cheshire -29 2 £42,000 -1.17% 4
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (40.43%) QA
3 18 (38.30%) ISEB
4 16 (34.04%) Finance
5 14 (29.79%) JIRA
6 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
7 12 (25.53%) Test Automation
7 12 (25.53%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (25.53%) Test Strategy
8 11 (23.40%) Degree
8 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
9 10 (21.28%) Product Management
9 10 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (19.15%) Windows
10 9 (19.15%) SQL
10 9 (19.15%) ISTQB
11 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
11 8 (17.02%) Retail
11 8 (17.02%) SDLC
12 7 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (12.77%) Test Planning
13 6 (12.77%) Banking
13 6 (12.77%) Computer Science
13 6 (12.77%) Selenium
13 6 (12.77%) Project Management
13 6 (12.77%) Unix
14 5 (10.64%) System Testing
14 5 (10.64%) Business Analysis
14 5 (10.64%) Process Improvement
14 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North 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 2 (4.26%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) JIRA
2 6 (12.77%) Selenium
3 3 (6.38%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.26%) FitNesse
4 2 (4.26%) HP UFT
4 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.26%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.13%) JMeter
5 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.13%) NeoLoad
5 1 (2.13%) Ranorex
5 1 (2.13%) SilkPerformer
General
1 16 (34.04%) Finance
2 8 (17.02%) Retail
3 6 (12.77%) Banking
4 3 (6.38%) Games
5 2 (4.26%) Aerospace
5 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) Test Manager
2 9 (19.15%) QA Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) Tester
4 5 (10.64%) Quality Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) QA Tester
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Manager
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Test Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Head of Test
6 3 (6.38%) QA Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.26%) Agile Test Manager
7 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Head of QA
7 2 (4.26%) Head of Testing
7 2 (4.26%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Software Tester
7 2 (4.26%) Test Automation Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) .NET
1 2 (4.26%) SOAP
1 2 (4.26%) Web Services
1 2 (4.26%) WSDL
1 2 (4.26%) XML
1 2 (4.26%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.64%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Windows
2 6 (12.77%) Unix
3 5 (10.64%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.26%) Android
4 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) Test Automation
2 12 (25.53%) Test Strategy
3 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
4 10 (21.28%) Product Management
4 10 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (17.02%) SDLC
5 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
6 6 (12.77%) Project Management
6 6 (12.77%) Test Planning
7 5 (10.64%) Business Analysis
7 5 (10.64%) Process Improvement
7 5 (10.64%) Scenario Testing
7 5 (10.64%) System Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Change Control
8 4 (8.51%) Line Management
8 4 (8.51%) Performance Management
8 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Time Management
8 4 (8.51%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) C
3 1 (2.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (38.30%) ISEB
2 11 (23.40%) Degree
3 9 (19.15%) ISTQB
4 7 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.13%) PMP
6 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (40.43%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 12 (25.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) HP
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Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
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Posted: 24 days ago
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ROQ
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
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