The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire 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 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 89 92 80
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 7 13 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.63% 1.10% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 1.16% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 14
Average salary £86,000 £52,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.80% +23.52%
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +3.09%
Test Manager
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire 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
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1053 1125 1060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 95.12% 95.26% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 906 1001 955
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,500 £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 Bedfordshire

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Test Manager Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Manager
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunstable - 5 £86,000 -
Luton -6 2 - -
Test Manager
East of England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 10 (83.33%) Finance
1 10 (83.33%) Test Strategy
2 8 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 8 (66.67%) Strategic Planning
2 8 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) Oracle
2 8 (66.67%) HP
2 8 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 8 (66.67%) Shell Script
3 4 (33.33%) QA
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Test Management
4 3 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (16.67%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (8.33%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Test Strategy
2 8 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Strategic Planning
2 8 (66.67%) Performance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) Test Management
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (16.67%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Testing
6 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 1 (8.33%) TDD
6 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
6 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (8.33%) MVC
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) Information Security
6 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Java
1 8 (66.67%) PL/SQL
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
1 8 (66.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle
1 8 (66.67%) HP