The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Manager
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 240 209 186
Rank change year-on-year -31 -23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 37 28 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.54% 0.50% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.51% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 28 16 53
Median salary £52,500 £53,000 £42,930
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.94% +23.45%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £38,750 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6631 5495 6111
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.58% 97.78% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5421 4663 4986
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in the North West

Test Manager
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Test Manager in the North West

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in the North West over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Manager in the North West

Test Manager
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 Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 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 -29 23 £52,500 - 4
Cheshire -23 7 £50,000 - 2
Merseyside -7 4 - -
Lancashire +2 3 £42,500 -22.72%
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Test Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 30 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.18%) Test Automation
2 21 (38.18%) Test Strategy
3 19 (34.55%) Test Management
4 15 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (23.64%) QA
6 11 (20.00%) Retail
7 10 (18.18%) Finance
7 10 (18.18%) SDLC
8 8 (14.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (14.55%) ISEB
8 8 (14.55%) Functional Testing
8 8 (14.55%) Process Improvement
8 8 (14.55%) Waterfall
9 7 (12.73%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (12.73%) ISTQB
9 7 (12.73%) Degree
9 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (12.73%) Service Delivery
9 7 (12.73%) Test Planning
9 7 (12.73%) Scenario Testing
10 6 (10.91%) ERP
10 6 (10.91%) SQL
10 6 (10.91%) Unix
10 6 (10.91%) Test Scripting
10 6 (10.91%) System Testing
11 5 (9.09%) Banking
11 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
11 5 (9.09%) Java
11 5 (9.09%) Oracle

Test Manager Skill Set
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 1 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (5.45%) Hyperion Planning
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) SaaS
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) JIRA
2 2 (3.64%) Selenium
3 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (20.00%) Retail
2 10 (18.18%) Finance
3 5 (9.09%) Banking
4 3 (5.45%) Billing
4 3 (5.45%) Legal
4 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.82%) Electronics
6 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.82%) Games
6 1 (1.82%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) .NET
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.82%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (1.82%) Fintech
3 1 (1.82%) iPad
3 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.82%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) Unix
2 2 (3.64%) Android
2 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.18%) Test Automation
2 21 (38.18%) Test Strategy
3 19 (34.55%) Test Management
4 15 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (18.18%) SDLC
6 8 (14.55%) Functional Testing
6 8 (14.55%) Process Improvement
6 8 (14.55%) Waterfall
7 7 (12.73%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (12.73%) Scenario Testing
7 7 (12.73%) Service Delivery
7 7 (12.73%) Test Planning
7 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (10.91%) ERP
8 6 (10.91%) System Testing
8 6 (10.91%) Test Scripting
9 5 (9.09%) Configuration Management
9 5 (9.09%) Project Management
10 4 (7.27%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) SQL
2 5 (9.09%) Java
3 4 (7.27%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) ISEB
1 8 (14.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (12.73%) Degree
2 7 (12.73%) ISTQB
3 5 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.82%) PMP
5 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (23.64%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (9.09%) Oracle
2 4 (7.27%) Hyperion
2 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
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