The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 49 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 11 15 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 3.40% 5.68% -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.50% 5.77% -
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 0
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Test Manager
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
314 260 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 96.91% 98.48% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 304 247 174
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Bedford region.

Test Manager Salary Trend in Bedford

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in Bedford

Test Manager
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited Test Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Manager in their job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (41.67%) Automation Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Test Strategy
3 5 (41.67%) ISEB
3 5 (41.67%) Degree
3 5 (41.67%) Selenium
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) Business Transformation
5 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (25.00%) SaaS
5 3 (25.00%) Software Architecture
5 3 (25.00%) Migration
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) Capita
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 2 (16.67%) Test Management
6 2 (16.67%) Agile Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Line Management
6 2 (16.67%) People Management
7 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
7 1 (8.33%) Coaching
7 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
7 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
7 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited Test Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Selenium
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (41.67%) Automation Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) Business Transformation
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Software Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Test Management
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Line Management
5 2 (16.67%) People Management
6 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
6 1 (8.33%) Coaching
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
6 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ISEB
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Capita