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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
England / South West
Rank 174 227 217
Rank change year-on-year +53 -10  
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 66 29 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.30% 0.50% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 0.56% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 46 13 25
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £23,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,800
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -9.09%  

Test Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4584 5190 5215
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.11% 88.76% 87.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3785 4232 4344
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Test Management as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 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
Bristol +32 31 £43,750 +94.44% 4
Somerset +6 19 £32,500 +8.33%
Gloucestershire -4 6 £44,250 -1.66% 1
Devon - 6 £31,086 -
Wiltshire +16 4 £55,000 +120.00%
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (51.28%) ISTQB
3 59 (50.43%) Test Automation
4 58 (49.57%) BDD
5 49 (41.88%) Performance Testing
6 48 (41.03%) Microsoft
6 48 (41.03%) ISEB
6 48 (41.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 44 (37.61%) Non-Functional Testing
8 42 (35.90%) Software Testing
9 41 (35.04%) Scrum
10 39 (33.33%) Finance
10 39 (33.33%) Java
10 39 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 39 (33.33%) Waterfall
10 39 (33.33%) Cucumber
11 38 (32.48%) SQL
12 31 (26.50%) TDD
12 31 (26.50%) Load Testing
12 31 (26.50%) SpecFlow
13 28 (23.93%) Security Testing
14 27 (23.08%) Line Management
15 26 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
16 25 (21.37%) JIRA
17 23 (19.66%) C#
18 22 (18.80%) User Stories
19 21 (17.95%) Test Strategy
19 21 (17.95%) Unit Testing
20 20 (17.09%) QA
20 20 (17.09%) HP

Test Management
Top Related 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 1 (0.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (6.84%) MS Excel
1 8 (6.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.82%) SSH
2 4 (3.42%) Internet
3 2 (1.71%) FTP
4 1 (0.85%) DHCP
4 1 (0.85%) DNS
4 1 (0.85%) Firewall
4 1 (0.85%) LAN
4 1 (0.85%) Network Security
4 1 (0.85%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (0.85%) VPN
4 1 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.84%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 48 (41.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 31 (26.50%) SpecFlow
4 25 (21.37%) JIRA
5 17 (14.53%) Zephyr
6 13 (11.11%) Git (software)
7 9 (7.69%) Jenkins
8 8 (6.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (6.84%) Bitbucket
8 8 (6.84%) Maven
8 8 (6.84%) Selenium
8 8 (6.84%) Vagrant
9 7 (5.98%) Visual Studio
10 6 (5.13%) Eclipse
10 6 (5.13%) IntelliJ
11 3 (2.56%) LoadRunner
11 3 (2.56%) Spock
11 3 (2.56%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.71%) ClearCase
12 2 (1.71%) FitNesse
General
1 39 (33.33%) Finance
2 17 (14.53%) Telecoms
3 15 (12.82%) Retail
4 13 (11.11%) Electronics
4 13 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 13 (11.11%) Marketing
5 4 (3.42%) Law
5 4 (3.42%) Legal
6 3 (2.56%) Billing
7 2 (1.71%) Banking
8 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.85%) German Language
Job Titles
1 30 (25.64%) Analyst
2 27 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 23 (19.66%) Test Manager
4 21 (17.95%) Test Engineer
5 18 (15.38%) Test Automation Engineer
6 14 (11.97%) Senior Analyst
6 14 (11.97%) Senior Test Analyst
6 14 (11.97%) Tester
7 9 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
8 6 (5.13%) Automation Tester
8 6 (5.13%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Head of Testing
9 5 (4.27%) Manual Tester
10 4 (3.42%) Auditor
10 4 (3.42%) Software Manager
10 4 (3.42%) Software Test Manager
11 3 (2.56%) QA Analyst
11 3 (2.56%) Security Tester
11 3 (2.56%) Software Test Engineer
11 3 (2.56%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.82%) Gherkin
1 15 (12.82%) REST
1 15 (12.82%) SOAP
1 15 (12.82%) Web Services
2 10 (8.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
2 12 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.98%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.56%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.82%) Linux
2 6 (5.13%) Windows
3 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.85%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (50.43%) Test Automation
3 58 (49.57%) BDD
4 49 (41.88%) Performance Testing
5 44 (37.61%) Non-Functional Testing
6 42 (35.90%) Software Testing
7 41 (35.04%) Scrum
8 39 (33.33%) Waterfall
9 31 (26.50%) Load Testing
9 31 (26.50%) TDD
10 28 (23.93%) Security Testing
11 27 (23.08%) Line Management
12 26 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
13 22 (18.80%) User Stories
14 21 (17.95%) Test Strategy
14 21 (17.95%) Unit Testing
15 18 (15.38%) Test Scripting
16 17 (14.53%) Automated Testing
16 17 (14.53%) Defect Management
17 16 (13.68%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 39 (33.33%) Java
2 38 (32.48%) SQL
3 23 (19.66%) C#
4 9 (7.69%) Ruby
5 8 (6.84%) C
5 8 (6.84%) XPath
6 7 (5.98%) Python
7 4 (3.42%) C++
8 3 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 60 (51.28%) ISTQB
2 48 (41.03%) ISEB
3 39 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (15.38%) Degree
5 17 (14.53%) Security Cleared
6 12 (10.26%) SC Cleared
7 5 (4.27%) DV Cleared
8 4 (3.42%) CEH
8 4 (3.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.85%) CISM
9 1 (0.85%) CISSP
9 1 (0.85%) CNA
9 1 (0.85%) MCITP
9 1 (0.85%) MCTS
9 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.85%) Novell Certification
9 1 (0.85%) SSCP
9 1 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.09%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.85%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (6.84%) Docker
2 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (8.55%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (6.84%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 48 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 20 (17.09%) HP
3 13 (11.11%) SAP
4 3 (2.56%) Oracle
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco
5 1 (0.85%) Dell
5 1 (0.85%) SonicWALL
5 1 (0.85%) VMware
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