Period
to 18 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Management
England > South West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 249 238 265
Rank change year-on-year -11 +27 -26
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 101 101 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.98% 0.92% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.04% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 78 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 £70,625 £81,125 £53,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.70% -3.16%

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 9192 9719 10557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.56% 88.87% 88.80%
Number of salaries quoted 7569 8101 8871
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 £63,250
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 18 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 18 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 45 £38,250 -53.64% 3
Wiltshire +22 29 £45,000 -15.45% 2
Gloucestershire +12 14 £42,500 -3.41% 1
Somerset -23 10 £38,250 +17.69%
Devon +17 1 - -
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 63 (62.38%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (55.45%) Test Automation
3 42 (41.58%) ISTQB
4 40 (39.60%) Microsoft
5 30 (29.70%) Test Strategy
6 29 (28.71%) Test Scripting
7 26 (25.74%) Manual Testing
7 26 (25.74%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (24.75%) Software Testing
9 24 (23.76%) Degree
9 24 (23.76%) Defect Management
10 23 (22.77%) Waterfall
10 23 (22.77%) Finance
11 22 (21.78%) Non-Functional Testing
12 21 (20.79%) Scenario Testing
12 21 (20.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (20.79%) ISEB
13 20 (19.80%) Selenium
14 19 (18.81%) Microsoft Office
15 18 (17.82%) Scrum
16 17 (16.83%) Business Analysis
16 17 (16.83%) Windows
16 17 (16.83%) User Acceptance Testing
16 17 (16.83%) Security Cleared
16 17 (16.83%) Cucumber
16 17 (16.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 16 (15.84%) Time Management
17 16 (15.84%) Integration Testing
18 15 (14.85%) Functional Testing
18 15 (14.85%) OTC Derivatives

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 7 (6.93%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.99%) CMS
2 1 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 19 (18.81%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.90%) Firewall
1 10 (9.90%) Network Security
1 10 (9.90%) VPN
2 7 (6.93%) DHCP
2 7 (6.93%) DNS
2 7 (6.93%) Internet
2 7 (6.93%) LAN
2 7 (6.93%) Software-Defined Networking
2 7 (6.93%) WAN
3 4 (3.96%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.96%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.99%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.99%) Power BI
3 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (20.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (19.80%) Selenium
3 17 (16.83%) Cucumber
4 12 (11.88%) JIRA
4 12 (11.88%) SpecFlow
5 8 (7.92%) HP UFT
6 7 (6.93%) TestRail
7 6 (5.94%) Zephyr
8 5 (4.95%) Jenkins
9 4 (3.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (3.96%) Bitbucket
9 4 (3.96%) Git (software)
9 4 (3.96%) Maven
9 4 (3.96%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.99%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.99%) Calabash
10 1 (0.99%) MonkeyTalk
10 1 (0.99%) Robot Framework
10 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (22.77%) Finance
2 15 (14.85%) Back Office
3 13 (12.87%) Law
4 9 (8.91%) Front Office
5 7 (6.93%) Legal
6 6 (5.94%) Marketing
7 5 (4.95%) Electronics
7 5 (4.95%) Manufacturing
7 5 (4.95%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.99%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.99%) Games
8 1 (0.99%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (63.37%) Analyst
2 34 (33.66%) Test Analyst
3 20 (19.80%) Business Analyst
4 10 (9.90%) Security Analyst
5 9 (8.91%) Derivatives Business Analyst
5 9 (8.91%) OTC Derivatives Analyst
5 9 (8.91%) OTC Derivatives Business Analyst
5 9 (8.91%) Test Leader
6 8 (7.92%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (7.92%) Senior Test Analyst
6 8 (7.92%) Test Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 7 (6.93%) Test Automation Engineer
8 6 (5.94%) Information Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) Information Security Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) Lead Tester
8 6 (5.94%) Technical Leader
8 6 (5.94%) Technical Tester
8 6 (5.94%) Test Manager
8 6 (5.94%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.90%) Gherkin
2 5 (4.95%) XML
3 4 (3.96%) REST
3 4 (3.96%) SOAP
3 4 (3.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (25.74%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (14.85%) Derivative
2 15 (14.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 15 (14.85%) OTC Derivatives
3 10 (9.90%) Management Information System
4 9 (8.91%) Fintech
4 9 (8.91%) Virtual Team
5 8 (7.92%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.96%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (2.97%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.99%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.99%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.83%) Windows
2 11 (10.89%) Linux
3 7 (6.93%) Windows Server
3 7 (6.93%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (6.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.97%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.99%) Android
5 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.99%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (62.38%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (55.45%) Test Automation
3 30 (29.70%) Test Strategy
4 29 (28.71%) Test Scripting
5 26 (25.74%) Manual Testing
6 25 (24.75%) Software Testing
7 24 (23.76%) Defect Management
8 23 (22.77%) Waterfall
9 22 (21.78%) Non-Functional Testing
10 21 (20.79%) Scenario Testing
11 18 (17.82%) Scrum
12 17 (16.83%) Business Analysis
12 17 (16.83%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (15.84%) Integration Testing
13 16 (15.84%) Time Management
14 15 (14.85%) Functional Testing
14 15 (14.85%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (13.86%) V-Model
16 13 (12.87%) Risk Management
16 13 (12.87%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.87%) SQL
2 9 (8.91%) Java
3 7 (6.93%) C#
4 4 (3.96%) Ruby
4 4 (3.96%) XPath
Qualifications
1 42 (41.58%) ISTQB
2 24 (23.76%) Degree
3 21 (20.79%) ISEB
4 17 (16.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (16.83%) Security Cleared
5 12 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (9.90%) CCNA
6 10 (9.90%) CCNP
6 10 (9.90%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (9.90%) CISSP
6 10 (9.90%) DV Cleared
6 10 (9.90%) SSCP
7 9 (8.91%) SC Cleared
8 8 (7.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (6.93%) CISM
9 7 (6.93%) Network+ Certification
9 7 (6.93%) Novell Certification
9 7 (6.93%) SANS
9 7 (6.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (5.94%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.89%) QA
2 10 (9.90%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.95%) PMO
4 3 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (6.93%) Active Directory
1 7 (6.93%) VMware ESXi
1 7 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (6.93%) vSphere
2 4 (3.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (7.92%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.96%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (39.60%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.87%) HP
3 8 (7.92%) Cognizant
4 7 (6.93%) Cisco
4 7 (6.93%) Dell
4 7 (6.93%) SonicWALL
4 7 (6.93%) VMware
5 5 (4.95%) SAP
6 1 (0.99%) Sitecore