Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Management
England > South West
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 282 238 256
Rank change year-on-year -44 +18 +19
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 54 102 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.52% 1.00% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 1.09% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 39 81 62
South West median annual salary £55,000 £39,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.03% -12.36% -1.11%
10th Percentile £32,100 £31,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £61,500 £58,750 £83,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 9,589 9,382 9,865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 92.23% 91.66% 90.40%
Number of salaries quoted 7,905 7,747 8,240
South West median annual salary £43,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -16 27 £48,750 +31.76% 7
Wiltshire -19 15 £60,000 +50.00% 4
Somerset +27 6 £41,000 +17.14% 1
Gloucestershire +5 5 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Cornwall - 1 £31,000 -
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 39 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (62.96%) Test Automation
3 19 (35.19%) ISTQB
4 18 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 18 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 17 (31.48%) Scrum
6 16 (29.63%) Test Scripting
6 16 (29.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (29.63%) Waterfall
7 15 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing
8 14 (25.93%) Web Services
8 14 (25.93%) Windows
8 14 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (25.93%) Integration Testing
8 14 (25.93%) Software Testing
8 14 (25.93%) Acceptance Criteria
9 12 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (22.22%) Manual Testing
10 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
10 11 (20.37%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (18.52%) SC Cleared
11 10 (18.52%) JIRA
11 10 (18.52%) Selenium
11 10 (18.52%) C#
12 9 (16.67%) SQL
12 9 (16.67%) Finance
12 9 (16.67%) DevOps
12 9 (16.67%) SpecFlow

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 5 (9.26%) CMS
1 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) Confluence
2 1 (1.85%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (3.70%) GIS
2 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (29.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (18.52%) JIRA
2 10 (18.52%) Selenium
3 9 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 7 (12.96%) Git (software)
5 6 (11.11%) SoapUI
6 5 (9.26%) git-flow
6 5 (9.26%) JMeter
6 5 (9.26%) LoadRunner
7 4 (7.41%) Visual Studio
7 4 (7.41%) WebDriver
8 3 (5.56%) Bitbucket
8 3 (5.56%) HP UFT
8 3 (5.56%) TestComplete
8 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (3.70%) CruiseControl
9 2 (3.70%) FishEye
9 2 (3.70%) Hudson
9 2 (3.70%) JUnit
9 2 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 9 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Banking
3 4 (7.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Back Office
4 1 (1.85%) Billing
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (27.78%) Test Manager
1 15 (27.78%) Tester
2 12 (22.22%) Analyst
3 11 (20.37%) Test Analyst
4 7 (12.96%) Technical Leader
5 6 (11.11%) Automation Tester
6 5 (9.26%) Lead Tester
6 5 (9.26%) QA Automation Tester
6 5 (9.26%) QA Tester
6 5 (9.26%) Senior Automation Tester
6 5 (9.26%) Senior QA Tester
6 5 (9.26%) Senior Tester
6 5 (9.26%) Software Tester
7 4 (7.41%) Programme Manager
7 4 (7.41%) Technical Tester
7 4 (7.41%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Test Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Test Leader
8 3 (5.56%) Programme Test Manager
8 3 (5.56%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.93%) Web Services
2 6 (11.11%) SOAP
3 3 (5.56%) Gherkin
3 3 (5.56%) RESTful
4 2 (3.70%) GWT
4 2 (3.70%) Middleware
4 2 (3.70%) REST
4 2 (3.70%) XML
5 1 (1.85%) .NET
5 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.85%) COM
5 1 (1.85%) CSS
5 1 (1.85%) CSS3
5 1 (1.85%) HTML
5 1 (1.85%) HTML5
5 1 (1.85%) jQuery
5 1 (1.85%) JSON
5 1 (1.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.41%) Fintech
3 3 (5.56%) User Experience
4 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.70%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.85%) NHS
5 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.93%) Windows
2 6 (11.11%) Linux
3 5 (9.26%) Android
3 5 (9.26%) Apple iOS
3 5 (9.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (62.96%) Test Automation
3 18 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 18 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (31.48%) Scrum
5 16 (29.63%) Test Scripting
5 16 (29.63%) Waterfall
6 15 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing
7 14 (25.93%) Acceptance Criteria
7 14 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (25.93%) Integration Testing
7 14 (25.93%) Software Testing
8 12 (22.22%) Manual Testing
8 12 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (20.37%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (16.67%) DevOps
11 8 (14.81%) Kanban
11 8 (14.81%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 8 (14.81%) System Integration Testing
11 8 (14.81%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.52%) C#
2 9 (16.67%) SQL
3 6 (11.11%) Java
3 6 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.26%) Ruby
4 5 (9.26%) Scala
5 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.85%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (35.19%) ISTQB
2 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
3 10 (18.52%) SC Cleared
4 8 (14.81%) Degree
5 7 (12.96%) ISEB
5 7 (12.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (7.41%) CEH
7 4 (7.41%) DV Cleared
7 4 (7.41%) MCSA
7 4 (7.41%) MCSE
8 2 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.85%) MCP
9 1 (1.85%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.81%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.70%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 18 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.96%) HP
3 4 (7.41%) Cognizant
4 3 (5.56%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.56%) Cadence
5 2 (3.70%) Capita
5 2 (3.70%) Remedy
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle