Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South 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 > South West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 251 256
Rank change year-on-year +22 +5 -17
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 102 99 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.99% 0.91% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.02% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 80 78 68
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% -14.36%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,175 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £81,125 £47,500
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 South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9193 9669 10594
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.50% 88.81% 88.96%
Number of salaries quoted 7563 8048 8917
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,000
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 South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in the South West

Test Management
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Test Management in the South West

Test Management
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in the South West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Management in the South West

Test Management
Job Locations in the South 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 South 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
Bristol +2 43 £38,500 -53.33% 7
Wiltshire +31 33 £45,000 -15.45% 4
Gloucestershire +14 14 £42,500 -1.73% 1
Somerset -18 9 £39,000 +20.00%
Devon +13 1 - -
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 South West region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 65 (63.73%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (56.86%) Test Automation
3 42 (41.18%) ISTQB
4 40 (39.22%) Microsoft
5 31 (30.39%) Test Strategy
6 27 (26.47%) Test Scripting
6 27 (26.47%) Manual Testing
7 24 (23.53%) Finance
8 23 (22.55%) Software Testing
8 23 (22.55%) Degree
8 23 (22.55%) Defect Management
8 23 (22.55%) Scenario Testing
9 22 (21.57%) Non-Functional Testing
9 22 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
9 22 (21.57%) Waterfall
10 21 (20.59%) ISEB
11 20 (19.61%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (19.61%) Selenium
12 19 (18.63%) Business Analysis
12 19 (18.63%) Scrum
13 18 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
13 18 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (16.67%) Security Cleared
14 17 (16.67%) OTC Derivatives
14 17 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 17 (16.67%) Back Office
14 17 (16.67%) Derivative
15 16 (15.69%) Windows
15 16 (15.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 16 (15.69%) Functional Testing

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 8 (7.84%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.98%) CMS
2 1 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 18 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.80%) Firewall
1 10 (9.80%) Network Security
1 10 (9.80%) VPN
2 7 (6.86%) DHCP
2 7 (6.86%) DNS
2 7 (6.86%) LAN
2 7 (6.86%) Software-Defined Networking
2 7 (6.86%) WAN
3 5 (4.90%) Internet
4 4 (3.92%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.92%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.98%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.98%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 20 (19.61%) Selenium
1 20 (19.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (15.69%) Cucumber
3 14 (13.73%) JIRA
4 11 (10.78%) SpecFlow
5 7 (6.86%) HP UFT
5 7 (6.86%) TestRail
5 7 (6.86%) Zephyr
6 6 (5.88%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (3.92%) Bitbucket
7 4 (3.92%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.92%) Maven
7 4 (3.92%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.98%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.98%) Calabash
8 1 (0.98%) MonkeyTalk
8 1 (0.98%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (23.53%) Finance
2 17 (16.67%) Back Office
3 11 (10.78%) Law
4 9 (8.82%) Front Office
5 6 (5.88%) Marketing
6 5 (4.90%) Electronics
6 5 (4.90%) Legal
6 5 (4.90%) Manufacturing
6 5 (4.90%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.98%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.98%) Banking
7 1 (0.98%) Games
7 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (62.75%) Analyst
2 31 (30.39%) Test Analyst
3 23 (22.55%) Business Analyst
4 10 (9.80%) Security Analyst
4 10 (9.80%) Test Leader
5 9 (8.82%) Derivatives Business Analyst
5 9 (8.82%) OTC Derivatives Analyst
5 9 (8.82%) OTC Derivatives Business Analyst
6 7 (6.86%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 7 (6.86%) Lead Tester
6 7 (6.86%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (6.86%) Senior Test Analyst
6 7 (6.86%) Technical Leader
6 7 (6.86%) Technical Tester
6 7 (6.86%) Test Engineer
6 7 (6.86%) Tester
7 6 (5.88%) Information Analyst
7 6 (5.88%) Information Security Analyst
7 6 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.80%) Gherkin
2 5 (4.90%) Web Services
2 5 (4.90%) XML
3 4 (3.92%) REST
3 4 (3.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (16.67%) Derivative
2 17 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 17 (16.67%) OTC Derivatives
3 9 (8.82%) Fintech
3 9 (8.82%) Virtual Team
4 8 (7.84%) Management Information System
5 7 (6.86%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.92%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (2.94%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.98%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.98%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.69%) Windows
2 12 (11.76%) Linux
3 7 (6.86%) Windows Server
3 7 (6.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (6.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.94%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.98%) Android
5 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (63.73%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (56.86%) Test Automation
3 31 (30.39%) Test Strategy
4 27 (26.47%) Manual Testing
4 27 (26.47%) Test Scripting
5 23 (22.55%) Defect Management
5 23 (22.55%) Scenario Testing
5 23 (22.55%) Software Testing
6 22 (21.57%) Non-Functional Testing
6 22 (21.57%) Waterfall
7 19 (18.63%) Business Analysis
7 19 (18.63%) Scrum
8 18 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (15.69%) Functional Testing
9 16 (15.69%) Integration Testing
10 15 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (13.73%) Risk Management
11 14 (13.73%) Time Management
11 14 (13.73%) V-Model
12 13 (12.75%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.75%) SQL
2 8 (7.84%) Java
3 6 (5.88%) C#
4 4 (3.92%) Ruby
4 4 (3.92%) XPath
Qualifications
1 42 (41.18%) ISTQB
2 23 (22.55%) Degree
3 21 (20.59%) ISEB
4 17 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 16 (15.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (12.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (9.80%) CCNA
7 10 (9.80%) CCNP
7 10 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (9.80%) CISSP
7 10 (9.80%) DV Cleared
7 10 (9.80%) SSCP
8 8 (7.84%) SC Cleared
9 7 (6.86%) CEH
9 7 (6.86%) CISM
9 7 (6.86%) MCSA
9 7 (6.86%) MCSE
9 7 (6.86%) Novell Certification
9 7 (6.86%) SANS
9 7 (6.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.76%) QA
2 10 (9.80%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.90%) PMO
4 3 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (6.86%) Active Directory
1 7 (6.86%) VMware ESXi
1 7 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (6.86%) vSphere
2 4 (3.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (39.22%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.75%) HP
3 7 (6.86%) Cisco
3 7 (6.86%) Cognizant
3 7 (6.86%) Dell
3 7 (6.86%) SonicWALL
3 7 (6.86%) VMware
4 5 (4.90%) SAP
5 1 (0.98%) Sitecore