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

Test Management
England > South West
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 241 225 270
Rank change year-on-year -16 +45 -28
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 96 118 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.94% 1.14% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.27% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 85 77 49
South West median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - -25.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £50,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 9,107 9,321 10,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 88.85% 89.94% 89.87%
Number of salaries quoted 7,418 7,688 8,776
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £63,750
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 20 February 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 February 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
Wiltshire +24 40 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Bristol -30 25 £40,000 -14.89% 6
Gloucestershire +38 22 £56,250 +29.31% 2
Somerset -26 5 £39,500 +21.54% 2
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 69 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
1 69 (71.88%) Test Automation
2 46 (47.92%) ISTQB
3 34 (35.42%) Finance
4 31 (32.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (32.29%) Test Strategy
5 30 (31.25%) Manual Testing
6 29 (30.21%) User Acceptance Testing
7 28 (29.17%) Integration Testing
7 28 (29.17%) Microsoft
8 25 (26.04%) Waterfall
9 24 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 24 (25.00%) Scrum
10 22 (22.92%) ISEB
10 22 (22.92%) Security Cleared
11 21 (21.88%) Functional Testing
12 20 (20.83%) Software Testing
13 19 (19.79%) Back Office
13 19 (19.79%) DevOps
13 19 (19.79%) JIRA
14 18 (18.75%) Business Analysis
14 18 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
15 17 (17.71%) PRINCE2
15 17 (17.71%) Linux
15 17 (17.71%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (17.71%) Test Planning
15 17 (17.71%) System Integration Testing
16 16 (16.67%) Process Improvement
16 16 (16.67%) Selenium
16 16 (16.67%) Release 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 15 (15.63%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.25%) Confluence
3 2 (2.08%) Apache
3 2 (2.08%) IIS
3 2 (2.08%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.04%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 18 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.21%) Slack
2 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.17%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (19.79%) JIRA
2 16 (16.67%) Selenium
3 13 (13.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 9 (9.38%) Jenkins
6 8 (8.33%) Zephyr
7 6 (6.25%) HP UFT
7 6 (6.25%) Maven
7 6 (6.25%) SoapUI
8 5 (5.21%) SpecFlow
9 4 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (4.17%) Gatling
9 4 (4.17%) GitLab
9 4 (4.17%) Jasmine
9 4 (4.17%) Mockito
9 4 (4.17%) Protractor
9 4 (4.17%) Robot Framework
9 4 (4.17%) TestComplete
9 4 (4.17%) The Grinder
9 4 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (35.42%) Finance
2 19 (19.79%) Back Office
3 8 (8.33%) Banking
4 6 (6.25%) Front Office
5 5 (5.21%) Retail
6 4 (4.17%) Legal
7 3 (3.13%) Marketing
8 1 (1.04%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.04%) Electronics
8 1 (1.04%) Games
8 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (36.46%) Analyst
2 23 (23.96%) Test Manager
3 20 (20.83%) Business Analyst
4 17 (17.71%) Tester
5 15 (15.63%) Lead Tester
5 15 (15.63%) Test Analyst
6 14 (14.58%) Technical Leader
6 14 (14.58%) Technical Tester
7 12 (12.50%) Test Leader
8 6 (6.25%) Derivatives Business Analyst
8 6 (6.25%) OTC Derivatives Analyst
8 6 (6.25%) OTC Derivatives Business Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) Programme Manager
9 5 (5.21%) Programme Test Manager
9 5 (5.21%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Test Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Test Programme Manager
10 4 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.42%) Web Services
2 9 (9.38%) Gherkin
3 7 (7.29%) .NET
4 4 (4.17%) Nightwatchjs
4 4 (4.17%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (4.17%) REST
5 3 (3.13%) CSS
5 3 (3.13%) jQuery
5 3 (3.13%) XML
6 2 (2.08%) J2EE
6 2 (2.08%) SOAP
7 1 (1.04%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.04%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.04%) CSS3
7 1 (1.04%) HTML
7 1 (1.04%) HTML5
7 1 (1.04%) JSON
7 1 (1.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.71%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (16.67%) Derivative
2 16 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 16 (16.67%) OTC Derivatives
3 13 (13.54%) Fintech
4 11 (11.46%) Virtual Team
5 4 (4.17%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.08%) NHS
7 1 (1.04%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.71%) Linux
2 3 (3.13%) Unix
2 3 (3.13%) Windows
3 2 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
1 69 (71.88%) Test Automation
2 31 (32.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 31 (32.29%) Test Strategy
3 30 (31.25%) Manual Testing
4 29 (30.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 28 (29.17%) Integration Testing
6 25 (26.04%) Waterfall
7 24 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 24 (25.00%) Scrum
8 21 (21.88%) Functional Testing
9 20 (20.83%) Software Testing
10 19 (19.79%) DevOps
11 18 (18.75%) Business Analysis
12 17 (17.71%) PRINCE2
12 17 (17.71%) System Integration Testing
12 17 (17.71%) Test Planning
13 16 (16.67%) Process Improvement
13 16 (16.67%) Release Management
13 16 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.46%) SQL
2 9 (9.38%) C#
2 9 (9.38%) Java
3 7 (7.29%) C++
3 7 (7.29%) JavaScript
3 7 (7.29%) Python
4 6 (6.25%) Groovy
4 6 (6.25%) Ruby
5 4 (4.17%) COBOL
5 4 (4.17%) Pascal
5 4 (4.17%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.08%) Jython
6 2 (2.08%) VBScript
7 1 (1.04%) C
7 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.04%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 46 (47.92%) ISTQB
2 22 (22.92%) ISEB
2 22 (22.92%) Security Cleared
3 15 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (14.58%) CEH
4 14 (14.58%) MCSA
4 14 (14.58%) MCSE
5 13 (13.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (11.46%) Degree
7 7 (7.29%) SC Cleared
8 3 (3.13%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.08%) Postgraduate
9 2 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.04%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (2.08%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (14.58%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.17%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.17%) Puppet
3 3 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.08%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 28 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.46%) HP
3 6 (6.25%) CA
4 5 (5.21%) SAP
5 4 (4.17%) CA Agile Central
5 4 (4.17%) Google
5 4 (4.17%) IBM
5 4 (4.17%) Micro Focus
5 4 (4.17%) Oracle
5 4 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.13%) Capita
7 2 (2.08%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.08%) Cadence