The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Management
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 179 204
Rank change year-on-year -23 +25  
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 13 67 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.28% 1.09% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 1.23% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 8 43 11
Median salary £48,750 £45,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +16.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,600 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,950 £60,000 £55,000
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 West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4245 5431 4301
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 89.90% 88.25% 83.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3454 4378 3596
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Test Management
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Management in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Test Management in the West Midlands

Test Management
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Management in the West Midlands

Test Management
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 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
Birmingham -8 9 £47,500 +46.08% 1
Staffordshire +5 2 £29,500 -15.71%
Warwickshire +19 1 £50,000 -16.66% 1
Coventry +15 1 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 24 (68.57%) Test Strategy
2 17 (48.57%) ISEB
3 16 (45.71%) QA
4 15 (42.86%) ISTQB
5 14 (40.00%) Finance
6 12 (34.29%) Selenium
7 11 (31.43%) Java
7 11 (31.43%) SDLC
8 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (25.71%) SQL
9 9 (25.71%) HP UFT
10 8 (22.86%) Unix
10 8 (22.86%) Automated Testing
11 7 (20.00%) Line Management
11 7 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
11 7 (20.00%) Windows
12 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (17.14%) Mentoring
12 6 (17.14%) Coaching
12 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
13 5 (14.29%) Integration Testing
13 5 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
13 5 (14.29%) Degree
14 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
14 4 (11.43%) Oracle OWB
14 4 (11.43%) Oracle
14 4 (11.43%) WebLogic
14 4 (11.43%) MS Project
14 4 (11.43%) VBScript

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (11.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) SAP HCM
1 2 (5.71%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle OWB
2 3 (8.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (8.57%) MongoDB
2 3 (8.57%) MySQL
2 3 (8.57%) NoSQL
2 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (34.29%) Selenium
2 9 (25.71%) HP UFT
3 4 (11.43%) Cucumber
4 3 (8.57%) Concordion
4 3 (8.57%) FitNesse
4 3 (8.57%) JIRA
4 3 (8.57%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.71%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.86%) TestDirector
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Games
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (68.57%) Test Manager
2 8 (22.86%) Test Automation Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Test Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) QA Leader
4 3 (8.57%) QA Manager
4 3 (8.57%) QA Test Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Tester
5 2 (5.71%) Manual Tester
5 2 (5.71%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) SAP Test Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Software Tester
6 1 (2.86%) IT Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Service Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Software Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Software Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Software QA Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Software QA Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Software Test Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) XML
2 2 (5.71%) CSS
2 2 (5.71%) HTML
3 1 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
1 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Unix
2 7 (20.00%) Windows
3 3 (8.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) Test Strategy
2 11 (31.43%) SDLC
3 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.86%) Automated Testing
5 7 (20.00%) Line Management
6 6 (17.14%) Coaching
6 6 (17.14%) Mentoring
6 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
7 5 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 5 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Matrix Management
8 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
8 4 (11.43%) System Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (8.57%) TDD
9 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
9 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) Java
2 9 (25.71%) SQL
3 4 (11.43%) Scala
3 4 (11.43%) VBScript
4 3 (8.57%) PHP
4 3 (8.57%) Python
5 2 (5.71%) VB
6 1 (2.86%) C#
6 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (48.57%) ISEB
2 15 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 7 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (14.29%) Degree
4 5 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (8.57%) CSQA
6 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (45.71%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle
1 4 (11.43%) webMethods
2 2 (5.71%) SAP
2 2 (5.71%) Serena
3 1 (2.86%) HP
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