Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Management
England > South West
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 272 236 246
Rank change year-on-year -36 +10 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 51 102 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.51% 0.99% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 1.09% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 33 84 78
South West median annual salary £50,000 £42,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.34% +5.63% -4.19%
10th Percentile £30,900 £32,150 £31,175
90th Percentile £60,000 £75,000 £81,125
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 9,294 9,357 9,763
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 92.66% 91.25% 91.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7,378 7,704 8,132
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018. 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 +3 26 £38,000 -2.56% 6
Wiltshire -35 11 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Somerset +26 10 £41,000 +5.13% 5
Gloucestershire +4 4 £55,000 +29.41% 5
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 33 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
1 33 (64.71%) Test Automation
2 20 (39.22%) Test Strategy
3 19 (37.25%) Software Testing
4 18 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (35.29%) Security Cleared
5 17 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 17 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 16 (31.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (27.45%) JIRA
8 13 (25.49%) Test Scripting
8 13 (25.49%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (25.49%) Scrum
8 13 (25.49%) Windows
8 13 (25.49%) Waterfall
9 12 (23.53%) C#
9 12 (23.53%) Web Services
10 11 (21.57%) QA
10 11 (21.57%) DevOps
11 10 (19.61%) SpecFlow
11 10 (19.61%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 10 (19.61%) System Integration Testing
11 10 (19.61%) Integration Testing
11 10 (19.61%) Acceptance Criteria
11 10 (19.61%) TDD
11 10 (19.61%) Linux
12 9 (17.65%) Java
12 9 (17.65%) SQL
12 9 (17.65%) ISEB

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 6 (11.76%) CMS
2 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.96%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) HTTP
2 1 (1.96%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Geospatial Data
1 2 (3.92%) GIS
1 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
1 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.96%) MySQL
2 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (31.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (27.45%) JIRA
3 10 (19.61%) SpecFlow
4 9 (17.65%) Git (software)
5 7 (13.73%) Selenium
6 6 (11.76%) git-flow
6 6 (11.76%) SoapUI
7 5 (9.80%) Visual Studio
8 4 (7.84%) LoadRunner
9 3 (5.88%) HP UFT
9 3 (5.88%) JMeter
9 3 (5.88%) JUnit
9 3 (5.88%) Subversion
9 3 (5.88%) TestComplete
9 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (5.88%) WebDriver
9 3 (5.88%) Zephyr
10 2 (3.92%) FishEye
10 2 (3.92%) Hudson
General
1 7 (13.73%) Banking
1 7 (13.73%) Investment Banking
2 5 (9.80%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (37.25%) Tester
2 9 (17.65%) Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) Software Tester
2 9 (17.65%) Test Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Test Manager
4 7 (13.73%) Technical Leader
4 7 (13.73%) Test Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Automation Tester
5 6 (11.76%) Lead Tester
5 6 (11.76%) QA Automation Tester
5 6 (11.76%) QA Tester
5 6 (11.76%) Senior Automation Tester
5 6 (11.76%) Senior QA Tester
5 6 (11.76%) Senior Tester
6 5 (9.80%) Defect Manager
7 4 (7.84%) Technical Tester
8 3 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) Web Services
2 5 (9.80%) SOAP
3 3 (5.88%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.92%) GWT
4 2 (3.92%) Middleware
4 2 (3.92%) REST
4 2 (3.92%) RESTful
4 2 (3.92%) XML
5 1 (1.96%) .NET
5 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.96%) HTML
5 1 (1.96%) JSON
5 1 (1.96%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.84%) User Experience
3 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.92%) Fintech
4 2 (3.92%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.96%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.49%) Windows
2 10 (19.61%) Linux
3 6 (11.76%) Android
3 6 (11.76%) Apple iOS
3 6 (11.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
1 33 (64.71%) Test Automation
2 20 (39.22%) Test Strategy
3 19 (37.25%) Software Testing
4 18 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 13 (25.49%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (25.49%) Scrum
6 13 (25.49%) Test Scripting
6 13 (25.49%) Waterfall
7 11 (21.57%) DevOps
8 10 (19.61%) Acceptance Criteria
8 10 (19.61%) Integration Testing
8 10 (19.61%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 10 (19.61%) System Integration Testing
8 10 (19.61%) TDD
9 9 (17.65%) BDD
9 9 (17.65%) Manual Testing
9 9 (17.65%) Scenario Testing
10 8 (15.69%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) C#
2 9 (17.65%) Java
2 9 (17.65%) SQL
3 7 (13.73%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.76%) Ruby
4 6 (11.76%) Scala
5 2 (3.92%) C
5 2 (3.92%) C++
5 2 (3.92%) PHP
6 1 (1.96%) Ada
6 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.96%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.96%) Python
6 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 17 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 9 (17.65%) ISEB
3 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 7 (13.73%) Degree
5 6 (11.76%) DV Cleared
6 5 (9.80%) CEH
6 5 (9.80%) MCSA
6 5 (9.80%) MCSE
6 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.96%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.96%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.73%) Cognizant
3 5 (9.80%) HP
4 3 (5.88%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.92%) Cadence