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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 102 111 94
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 23 17 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.06% 0.81% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 0.86% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 23 15 7
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,600 £46,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £66,500 £55,600
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
2035 1977 1572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.21% 93.65% 93.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1726 1764 1353
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 21 August 2014.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (76.00%) Finance
2 24 (48.00%) Test Strategy
3 23 (46.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (36.00%) Oracle
4 18 (36.00%) HP
4 18 (36.00%) Test Management
5 16 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (32.00%) Retail
6 14 (28.00%) Performance Testing
7 13 (26.00%) LoadRunner
7 13 (26.00%) Back Office
7 13 (26.00%) SC Cleared
7 13 (26.00%) Security Cleared
8 11 (22.00%) Banking
9 10 (20.00%) ISEB
9 10 (20.00%) Business Development
9 10 (20.00%) QA
9 10 (20.00%) Selenium
9 10 (20.00%) NeoLoad
9 10 (20.00%) SOASTA, Inc
10 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (14.00%) ISTQB
10 7 (14.00%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (12.00%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (12.00%) Software Testing
12 5 (10.00%) Test Scripting
12 5 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (8.00%) Workflow
13 4 (8.00%) Investment Banking

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (6.00%) MS Project
1 3 (6.00%) MS Office
1 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (8.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (8.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (26.00%) LoadRunner
2 10 (20.00%) Selenium
2 10 (20.00%) NeoLoad
3 6 (12.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (6.00%) JIRA
General
1 38 (76.00%) Finance
2 16 (32.00%) Retail
3 13 (26.00%) Back Office
4 11 (22.00%) Banking
5 4 (8.00%) Investment Banking
6 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
7 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
7 2 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (2.00%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.00%) Test Strategy
2 23 (46.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (36.00%) Test Management
4 16 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (28.00%) Performance Testing
6 10 (20.00%) Business Development
7 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (12.00%) Software Testing
9 5 (10.00%) Test Scripting
10 4 (8.00%) Stress Testing
10 4 (8.00%) Workflow
11 3 (6.00%) Migration
11 3 (6.00%) ITIL
11 3 (6.00%) Quality Management
11 3 (6.00%) Service Delivery
11 3 (6.00%) Resource Management
11 3 (6.00%) Content Management
11 3 (6.00%) Automated Testing
11 3 (6.00%) Data Migration
11 3 (6.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (26.00%) SC Cleared
1 13 (26.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.00%) ISEB
3 7 (14.00%) ISTQB
4 5 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (8.00%) Degree
6 3 (6.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (6.00%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.00%) ACCA
7 1 (2.00%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Oracle
1 18 (36.00%) HP
2 10 (20.00%) SOASTA, Inc
3 3 (6.00%) SAP