The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £50,750 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
England / North West
Rank 239 217 209
Rank change year-on-year -22 -8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 18 23 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.30% 0.41% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.42% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 10 18 31
Median salary £50,750 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.50% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,400 £34,150 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,650 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00%  

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 5865 5483 6340
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.72% 97.06% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4885 4606 5110
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 23 March 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 23 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
Manchester -27 14 £58,750 +28.83% 5
Merseyside - 3 £42,500 -
Lancashire -3 1 £42,500 -0.58%
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 35 (60.34%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (51.72%) Test Strategy
3 28 (48.28%) Test Management
4 22 (37.93%) ISTQB
5 21 (36.21%) SDLC
6 20 (34.48%) QA
7 17 (29.31%) ISEB
8 15 (25.86%) Regression Testing
9 14 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (20.69%) Software Testing
10 12 (20.69%) Test Automation
11 10 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (15.52%) Finance
12 9 (15.52%) Waterfall
12 9 (15.52%) Automated Testing
12 9 (15.52%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 8 (13.79%) System Integration Testing
13 8 (13.79%) Functional Testing
14 7 (12.07%) Non-Functional Testing
14 7 (12.07%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (12.07%) Integration Testing
15 6 (10.34%) Manual Testing
15 6 (10.34%) Process Improvement
15 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
15 6 (10.34%) SQL
15 6 (10.34%) Oracle
16 5 (8.62%) RDBMS
16 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
16 5 (8.62%) Project Management
16 5 (8.62%) WebDriver

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 (1.72%) CICS
1 1 (1.72%) Confluence
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.72%) MS Office
1 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) RDBMS
1 5 (8.62%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.72%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.72%) DataStage
2 1 (1.72%) DB2
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Selenium
1 5 (8.62%) WebDriver
2 4 (6.90%) Cucumber
2 4 (6.90%) SpecFlow
3 3 (5.17%) TestPartner
4 2 (3.45%) JIRA
4 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (15.52%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Retail
3 3 (5.17%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.45%) Legal
5 1 (1.72%) Games
5 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.72%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
1 4 (6.90%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.72%) Replication
2 1 (1.72%) Smartphone
2 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
2 1 (1.72%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.72%) Android
1 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (60.34%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (51.72%) Test Strategy
3 28 (48.28%) Test Management
4 21 (36.21%) SDLC
5 15 (25.86%) Regression Testing
6 14 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (20.69%) Software Testing
7 12 (20.69%) Test Automation
8 10 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (15.52%) Automated Testing
9 9 (15.52%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 9 (15.52%) Waterfall
10 8 (13.79%) Functional Testing
10 8 (13.79%) System Integration Testing
11 7 (12.07%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (12.07%) Integration Testing
11 7 (12.07%) Non-Functional Testing
12 6 (10.34%) Manual Testing
12 6 (10.34%) Process Improvement
13 5 (8.62%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.34%) SQL
2 4 (6.90%) Java
3 3 (5.17%) C#
4 1 (1.72%) COBOL
4 1 (1.72%) JCL
Qualifications
1 22 (37.93%) ISTQB
2 17 (29.31%) ISEB
3 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (8.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (6.90%) Degree
5 4 (6.90%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (34.48%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (10.34%) Oracle
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.72%) Cognizant
3 1 (1.72%) Google
3 1 (1.72%) Hyperion
3 1 (1.72%) IBM
3 1 (1.72%) Informatica
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