Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Management
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 335 297 268
Rank change year-on-year -38 -29 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 45 64 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.34% 0.51% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.57% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 36 53 80
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% -10.64%
10th Percentile £23,500 £28,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £66,250 £80,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -4.26%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11910 11208 11675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.89% 89.76% 89.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9458 9346 9650
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Test Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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
Manchester -18 31 £53,750 +25.00% 6
Cheshire -30 10 £41,000 -10.58% 3
Merseyside +22 3 - -
Lancashire -1 1 £24,500 -30.00% 2
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 27 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (53.33%) Test Automation
3 17 (37.78%) Unix
3 17 (37.78%) ISEB
4 15 (33.33%) SQL
5 13 (28.89%) Degree
5 13 (28.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (26.67%) SDLC
6 12 (26.67%) ISTQB
7 11 (24.44%) Finance
7 11 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 10 (22.22%) JIRA
8 10 (22.22%) Selenium
9 9 (20.00%) QA
9 9 (20.00%) Service Delivery
10 8 (17.78%) Software Testing
10 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
11 7 (15.56%) Functional Testing
12 5 (11.11%) Transition Management
12 5 (11.11%) Xerox
12 5 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
12 5 (11.11%) System Testing
12 5 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (11.11%) Usability Testing
12 5 (11.11%) Cucumber
12 5 (11.11%) Sun
12 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (11.11%) A+ Certification
12 5 (11.11%) Regression Testing

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 (4.44%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) SaaS
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.22%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (2.22%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) Ethernet
1 4 (8.89%) SAN
1 4 (8.89%) SSH
1 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) JIRA
1 10 (22.22%) Selenium
2 5 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.89%) HP UFT
3 4 (8.89%) SoapUI
4 3 (6.67%) SpecFlow
4 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.44%) FitNesse
5 2 (4.44%) Ranorex
5 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.22%) Calabash
6 1 (2.22%) Capybara
6 1 (2.22%) JMeter
6 1 (2.22%) Protractor
6 1 (2.22%) TestRail
6 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (24.44%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Retail
3 3 (6.67%) Russian Language
4 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Test Manager
2 9 (20.00%) Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Senior Manager
4 5 (11.11%) Support Specialist
5 4 (8.89%) Administrator
5 4 (8.89%) Agile Test Manager
5 4 (8.89%) QA Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Senior Test Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (8.89%) Technical Support
5 4 (8.89%) Technical Support Specialist
5 4 (8.89%) Unix Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Tester
6 3 (6.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) SOAP
1 3 (6.67%) Web Services
2 2 (4.44%) .NET
2 2 (4.44%) WSDL
2 2 (4.44%) XML
2 2 (4.44%) XSD
3 1 (2.22%) CSS
3 1 (2.22%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Clustering
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (37.78%) Unix
2 4 (8.89%) AIX
2 4 (8.89%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) Solaris
3 3 (6.67%) Android
3 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (53.33%) Test Automation
3 12 (26.67%) SDLC
4 11 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 8 (17.78%) Software Testing
6 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
7 7 (15.56%) Functional Testing
8 5 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
8 5 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 5 (11.11%) System Testing
8 5 (11.11%) Transition Management
8 5 (11.11%) Usability Testing
8 5 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (8.89%) BDD
9 4 (8.89%) Line Management
9 4 (8.89%) Performance Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Test Scripting
9 4 (8.89%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (6.67%) C
3 2 (4.44%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) Java
4 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (37.78%) ISEB
2 13 (28.89%) Degree
2 13 (28.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (26.67%) ISTQB
4 5 (11.11%) A+ Certification
4 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) Cisco
2 5 (11.11%) Sun
2 5 (11.11%) Xerox
3 4 (8.89%) Veritas
4 3 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle