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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Management
England / South West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 217 221
Rank change year-on-year +33 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 50 26 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.94% 0.50% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.56% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 41 17 24
Median salary £36,500 £45,000 £52,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.88% -14.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £34,000 £37,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £67,500 £69,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  

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 4784 4629 5203
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.28% 88.34% 86.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3945 3890 4351
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +13 33 £36,500 -55.75% 3
Somerset 0 6 £33,500 +3.07% 1
Gloucestershire -2 4 £55,000 +22.22%
Wiltshire - 4 £70,000 - 1
Devon - 1 - -
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 84 (73.04%) Test Automation
2 53 (46.09%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (35.65%) ISTQB
4 38 (33.04%) Performance Testing
5 36 (31.30%) Software Testing
5 36 (31.30%) Finance
5 36 (31.30%) Microsoft
5 36 (31.30%) BDD
5 36 (31.30%) Test Scripting
6 34 (29.57%) Analytical Skills
7 33 (28.70%) Java
7 33 (28.70%) Scrum
8 32 (27.83%) User Acceptance Testing
8 32 (27.83%) Waterfall
9 31 (26.96%) SQL
10 30 (26.09%) ISEB
10 30 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
11 29 (25.22%) Non-Functional Testing
12 28 (24.35%) Test Strategy
13 27 (23.48%) Cucumber
13 27 (23.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 24 (20.87%) User Stories
14 24 (20.87%) Windows
14 24 (20.87%) C#
15 23 (20.00%) TDD
16 22 (19.13%) SpecFlow
17 21 (18.26%) Load Testing
17 21 (18.26%) Security Testing
18 18 (15.65%) Unit Testing
18 18 (15.65%) Integration Testing

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 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.91%) Internet
2 8 (6.96%) Firewall
2 8 (6.96%) Network Security
2 8 (6.96%) VPN
3 7 (6.09%) DHCP
3 7 (6.09%) DNS
3 7 (6.09%) LAN
3 7 (6.09%) Software-Defined Networking
3 7 (6.09%) WAN
4 5 (4.35%) SSH
5 1 (0.87%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.87%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.87%) Big Data
2 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.87%) Power BI
2 1 (0.87%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (23.48%) Cucumber
3 22 (19.13%) SpecFlow
4 14 (12.17%) Selenium
5 9 (7.83%) JIRA
6 8 (6.96%) HP UFT
6 8 (6.96%) Jenkins
6 8 (6.96%) Visual Studio
7 7 (6.09%) Eclipse
7 7 (6.09%) Git (software)
7 7 (6.09%) IntelliJ
7 7 (6.09%) Zephyr
8 5 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (4.35%) Bitbucket
8 5 (4.35%) Maven
8 5 (4.35%) Vagrant
9 3 (2.61%) Spock
10 1 (0.87%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.87%) RSpec
10 1 (0.87%) TestRail
General
1 36 (31.30%) Finance
2 15 (13.04%) Law
2 15 (13.04%) Legal
3 6 (5.22%) Electronics
3 6 (5.22%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.22%) Marketing
3 6 (5.22%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.48%) Retail
5 2 (1.74%) Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (38.26%) Analyst
2 32 (27.83%) Test Analyst
3 22 (19.13%) Test Engineer
3 22 (19.13%) Test Manager
4 19 (16.52%) Test Automation Engineer
5 12 (10.43%) Senior Analyst
5 12 (10.43%) Senior Test Analyst
6 10 (8.70%) Senior Test Engineer
7 9 (7.83%) Security Analyst
8 8 (6.96%) Head of Testing
9 7 (6.09%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 7 (6.09%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 7 (6.09%) Tester
10 5 (4.35%) Automation Tester
11 4 (3.48%) Business Analyst
12 3 (2.61%) Auditor
12 3 (2.61%) Java Automation Tester
12 3 (2.61%) Senior Software Test Engineer
12 3 (2.61%) Software Test Engineer
12 3 (2.61%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.22%) Gherkin
2 5 (4.35%) REST
2 5 (4.35%) SOAP
2 5 (4.35%) Web Services
2 5 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (0.87%) .NET
3 1 (0.87%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (29.57%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (15.65%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.96%) Computer Science
4 7 (6.09%) Virtual Team
5 6 (5.22%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.87%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.87%) Windows
2 7 (6.09%) Windows Server
2 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (5.22%) Linux
4 5 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (73.04%) Test Automation
2 53 (46.09%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (33.04%) Performance Testing
4 36 (31.30%) BDD
4 36 (31.30%) Software Testing
4 36 (31.30%) Test Scripting
5 33 (28.70%) Scrum
6 32 (27.83%) User Acceptance Testing
6 32 (27.83%) Waterfall
7 29 (25.22%) Non-Functional Testing
8 28 (24.35%) Test Strategy
9 24 (20.87%) User Stories
10 23 (20.00%) TDD
11 21 (18.26%) Load Testing
11 21 (18.26%) Security Testing
12 18 (15.65%) Integration Testing
12 18 (15.65%) Unit Testing
13 16 (13.91%) Regression Testing
13 16 (13.91%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 33 (28.70%) Java
2 31 (26.96%) SQL
3 24 (20.87%) C#
4 7 (6.09%) C
4 7 (6.09%) Python
5 5 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.35%) XPath
6 4 (3.48%) Ruby
7 2 (1.74%) C++
7 2 (1.74%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.87%) AWK
8 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.87%) Perl
8 1 (0.87%) sed
8 1 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (35.65%) ISTQB
2 30 (26.09%) ISEB
3 27 (23.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (13.91%) Degree
5 14 (12.17%) Security Cleared
6 11 (9.57%) SC Cleared
7 8 (6.96%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (6.09%) CCNA
8 7 (6.09%) CCNP
8 7 (6.09%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (6.09%) CISSP
8 7 (6.09%) SSCP
9 6 (5.22%) CISM
9 6 (5.22%) CNA
9 6 (5.22%) Network+ Certification
9 6 (5.22%) Novell Certification
9 6 (5.22%) SANS
9 6 (5.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (4.35%) MCITP
10 5 (4.35%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.04%) QA
2 8 (6.96%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (6.09%) Active Directory
1 7 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (6.09%) vSphere
2 6 (5.22%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 36 (31.30%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.30%) HP
3 8 (6.96%) Cognizant
4 7 (6.09%) Cisco
4 7 (6.09%) Dell
4 7 (6.09%) SonicWALL
4 7 (6.09%) VMware
5 6 (5.22%) SAP
6 1 (0.87%) Cadence
6 1 (0.87%) Perforce
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