The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol 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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 97 121 127
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 27 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.35% 0.40% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 0.41% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 19 3 4
Average salary £45,000 £49,500 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £47,900 £50,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £53,900 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Test Manager
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol 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
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1928 1941 1784
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.26% 96.76% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1616 1575 1545
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Test Manager Salary Trend in Bristol

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 28 (60.87%) QA
2 23 (50.00%) ISEB
3 21 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (43.48%) Finance
5 17 (36.96%) ISTQB
6 16 (34.78%) Line Management
7 13 (28.26%) Test Strategy
8 10 (21.74%) Software Testing
8 10 (21.74%) Banking
8 10 (21.74%) Retail
8 10 (21.74%) Scrum
8 10 (21.74%) SQL
8 10 (21.74%) Software Delivery
9 9 (19.57%) Data Management
9 9 (19.57%) Test Management
10 8 (17.39%) .NET
10 8 (17.39%) ITIL
10 8 (17.39%) Mentoring
11 7 (15.22%) People Management
11 7 (15.22%) Aerospace
11 7 (15.22%) Degree
12 6 (13.04%) Automated Testing
12 6 (13.04%) Performance Management
12 6 (13.04%) Waterfall
12 6 (13.04%) Legal
12 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
12 6 (13.04%) Test Planning
13 5 (10.87%) Information Exploitation
13 5 (10.87%) Coaching
13 5 (10.87%) Business Intelligence

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
General
1 20 (43.48%) Finance
2 10 (21.74%) Banking
2 10 (21.74%) Retail
3 7 (15.22%) Aerospace
4 6 (13.04%) Legal
5 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
6 3 (6.52%) Billing
6 3 (6.52%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) .NET
2 3 (6.52%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.78%) Line Management
3 13 (28.26%) Test Strategy
4 10 (21.74%) Software Delivery
4 10 (21.74%) Scrum
4 10 (21.74%) Software Testing
5 9 (19.57%) Test Management
5 9 (19.57%) Data Management
6 8 (17.39%) ITIL
6 8 (17.39%) Mentoring
7 7 (15.22%) People Management
8 6 (13.04%) Test Planning
8 6 (13.04%) Waterfall
8 6 (13.04%) Automated Testing
8 6 (13.04%) Performance Management
9 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Supplier Management
9 5 (10.87%) Matrix Management
9 5 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (10.87%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (50.00%) ISEB
2 17 (36.96%) ISTQB
3 7 (15.22%) Degree
4 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (60.87%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) HP
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft