The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham 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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 114 113 104
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 18 13 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.78% 0.61% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.65% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 17 11 1
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.68%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Test Manager
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2183 1986 1631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.30% 93.55% 93.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1874 1799 1352
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Test Manager Salary Trend in Birmingham

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 38 (84.44%) Finance
2 23 (51.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (42.22%) Test Strategy
4 18 (40.00%) Test Management
4 18 (40.00%) HP
5 17 (37.78%) Oracle
6 15 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (31.11%) Retail
8 13 (28.89%) Performance Testing
9 12 (26.67%) LoadRunner
10 11 (24.44%) Back Office
10 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
10 11 (24.44%) Security Cleared
10 11 (24.44%) Banking
11 10 (22.22%) QA
11 10 (22.22%) ISEB
12 9 (20.00%) Selenium
12 9 (20.00%) Business Development
12 9 (20.00%) NeoLoad
12 9 (20.00%) SOASTA, Inc
13 8 (17.78%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
14 6 (13.33%) Test Scripting
14 6 (13.33%) Software Testing
14 6 (13.33%) ISTQB
14 6 (13.33%) Coaching
15 5 (11.11%) Relational Database
15 5 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (11.11%) Investment Banking

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 3 (6.67%) MS Project
1 3 (6.67%) MS Office
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 5 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (26.67%) LoadRunner
2 9 (20.00%) Selenium
2 9 (20.00%) NeoLoad
3 6 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 38 (84.44%) Finance
2 14 (31.11%) Retail
3 11 (24.44%) Banking
3 11 (24.44%) Back Office
4 5 (11.11%) Investment Banking
5 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
6 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
6 2 (4.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (2.22%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.22%) Smart Meter
1 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (42.22%) Test Strategy
3 18 (40.00%) Test Management
4 15 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (28.89%) Performance Testing
6 9 (20.00%) Business Development
7 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (13.33%) Test Scripting
8 6 (13.33%) Software Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Coaching
9 5 (11.11%) Stress Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Workflow
10 4 (8.89%) Automated Testing
10 4 (8.89%) Mentoring
11 3 (6.67%) People Management
11 3 (6.67%) Line Management
11 3 (6.67%) Data Migration
11 3 (6.67%) V-Model
11 3 (6.67%) Resource Management
11 3 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
1 11 (24.44%) Security Cleared
2 10 (22.22%) ISEB
3 6 (13.33%) ISTQB
4 5 (11.11%) Degree
4 5 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (2.22%) ACCA
7 1 (2.22%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (40.00%) HP
2 17 (37.78%) Oracle
3 9 (20.00%) SOASTA, Inc
4 3 (6.67%) SAP
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Hyphen
Salary: Pension, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago