Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Management
England > South West
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 245 217 291
Rank change year-on-year -28 +74 -10
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 88 117 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.82% 1.13% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.24% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 81 87 28
South West median annual salary £50,000 £35,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.86% -14.63% -8.89%
10th Percentile £34,000 £31,000 £23,525
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,000 £58,625
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 9,762 9,450 9,891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.03% 91.60% 89.73%
Number of salaries quoted 8,035 7,773 8,180
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 June 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 18 June 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 -38 28 £41,875 +14.73% 1
Gloucestershire +32 26 £55,000 +22.22%
Wiltshire +6 26 £50,000 -13.04%
Devon +11 3 £36,677 +17.98%
Somerset +4 1 £47,000 +44.62% 2
Dorset - 1 £34,000 -
Cornwall - 1 £31,000 -
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 50 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
1 50 (56.82%) Test Automation
2 37 (42.05%) ISTQB
3 33 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (32.95%) JIRA
5 27 (30.68%) User Acceptance Testing
6 26 (29.55%) Finance
6 26 (29.55%) Integration Testing
7 25 (28.41%) Web Services
8 24 (27.27%) Test Strategy
9 21 (23.86%) Manual Testing
9 21 (23.86%) Analytical Skills
10 20 (22.73%) Waterfall
11 18 (20.45%) Microsoft
11 18 (20.45%) Software Testing
12 17 (19.32%) Acceptance Criteria
13 16 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
13 16 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
14 15 (17.05%) HP
14 15 (17.05%) DSDM
15 14 (15.91%) ISEB
15 14 (15.91%) Scrum
15 14 (15.91%) Capita
16 12 (13.64%) Selenium
16 12 (13.64%) Project Management
16 12 (13.64%) Test Scripting
16 12 (13.64%) Functional Testing
16 12 (13.64%) Confluence
16 12 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
16 12 (13.64%) Defect Management

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 12 (13.64%) Confluence
2 11 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.82%) MS Project Server
4 2 (2.27%) Apache
4 2 (2.27%) IIS
4 2 (2.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.55%) Slack
3 2 (2.27%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.82%) SQL Server
1 6 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.27%) Amazon Athena
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (32.95%) JIRA
2 12 (13.64%) Selenium
3 9 (10.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (6.82%) Bitbucket
4 6 (6.82%) Jenkins
5 5 (5.68%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.68%) HP UFT
5 5 (5.68%) SoapUI
6 4 (4.55%) JMeter
6 4 (4.55%) LoadRunner
6 4 (4.55%) Maven
7 3 (3.41%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.41%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (2.27%) Gatling
8 2 (2.27%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.27%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.27%) Mockito
8 2 (2.27%) TestComplete
General
1 26 (29.55%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Banking
3 6 (6.82%) Back Office
4 5 (5.68%) Retail
5 2 (2.27%) Legal
6 1 (1.14%) Billing
6 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (44.32%) Test Manager
2 17 (19.32%) Analyst
3 15 (17.05%) Test Analyst
4 12 (13.64%) Test Leader
5 9 (10.23%) Tester
6 8 (9.09%) Developer
6 8 (9.09%) Programme Manager
6 8 (9.09%) Programme Test Manager
6 8 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
6 8 (9.09%) Test Engineer
6 8 (9.09%) Test Programme Manager
7 6 (6.82%) Automation Test Analyst
7 6 (6.82%) Lead Tester
7 6 (6.82%) Manual Test Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.68%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (5.68%) C# Developer
8 5 (5.68%) Technical Leader
8 5 (5.68%) Technical Tester
9 2 (2.27%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (28.41%) Web Services
2 10 (11.36%) .NET
2 10 (11.36%) XML
3 9 (10.23%) JSON
4 8 (9.09%) CSS
4 8 (9.09%) jQuery
5 6 (6.82%) .NET Framework
5 6 (6.82%) CSS3
5 6 (6.82%) HTML
5 6 (6.82%) HTML5
5 6 (6.82%) RESTful
5 6 (6.82%) SOAP
6 5 (5.68%) REST
7 4 (4.55%) Gherkin
8 3 (3.41%) XSLT
9 2 (2.27%) J2EE
9 2 (2.27%) Nightwatchjs
9 2 (2.27%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (1.14%) Classic ASP
10 1 (1.14%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.86%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.09%) Fintech
3 4 (4.55%) User Experience
3 4 (4.55%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.41%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.23%) Linux
2 7 (7.95%) Windows
3 2 (2.27%) Unix
3 2 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
1 50 (56.82%) Test Automation
2 33 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (30.68%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (29.55%) Integration Testing
5 24 (27.27%) Test Strategy
6 21 (23.86%) Manual Testing
7 20 (22.73%) Waterfall
8 18 (20.45%) Software Testing
9 17 (19.32%) Acceptance Criteria
10 16 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
11 15 (17.05%) DSDM
12 14 (15.91%) Scrum
13 12 (13.64%) Defect Management
13 12 (13.64%) Functional Testing
13 12 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (13.64%) Project Management
13 12 (13.64%) Test Scripting
14 10 (11.36%) Continuous Delivery
14 10 (11.36%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.50%) C#
2 10 (11.36%) Java
2 10 (11.36%) JavaScript
3 8 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 7 (7.95%) SQL
5 6 (6.82%) TypeScript
5 6 (6.82%) VBA
6 4 (4.55%) C++
6 4 (4.55%) Groovy
6 4 (4.55%) Python
6 4 (4.55%) Ruby
7 2 (2.27%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.27%) COBOL
7 2 (2.27%) Jython
7 2 (2.27%) Pascal
7 2 (2.27%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.27%) VBScript
8 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (42.05%) ISTQB
2 14 (15.91%) ISEB
3 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 8 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (6.82%) MCP
5 6 (6.82%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.68%) CEH
6 5 (5.68%) MCSA
6 5 (5.68%) MCSE
7 4 (4.55%) Degree
8 1 (1.14%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.36%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.68%) HP ALM
3 4 (4.55%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.27%) Ansible
4 2 (2.27%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.27%) Puppet
4 2 (2.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.05%) HP
3 14 (15.91%) Capita
4 6 (6.82%) Atlassian
5 4 (4.55%) CA
6 3 (3.41%) Oracle
7 2 (2.27%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (2.27%) Cadence
7 2 (2.27%) Google
7 2 (2.27%) IBM
7 2 (2.27%) Micro Focus
7 2 (2.27%) Remedy
7 2 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.27%) SAP