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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 121 113 92
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 7 13 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.38% 0.75% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.80% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2 11 15
Average salary £46,250 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.82% -5.55%
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
1759 1635 1526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 95.24% 94.67% 95.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1468 1428 1323
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £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 22 October 2014, 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 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (61.29%) Project Management
2 19 (61.29%) Risk Management
2 19 (61.29%) Test Management
3 17 (54.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 17 (54.84%) Dependency Management
4 14 (45.16%) Line Management
5 13 (41.94%) Waterfall
6 12 (38.71%) Test Strategy
6 12 (38.71%) User Stories
7 9 (29.03%) Scrum
8 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
9 6 (19.35%) Legal
9 6 (19.35%) QA
10 5 (16.13%) Automated Testing
10 5 (16.13%) ISEB
10 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (16.13%) Use Case
10 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
11 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (12.90%) BDD
11 4 (12.90%) .NET
11 4 (12.90%) HP
11 4 (12.90%) Logistics
12 3 (9.68%) TDD
12 3 (9.68%) SQL
12 3 (9.68%) Automation Testing
12 3 (9.68%) Performance Management
12 3 (9.68%) People Management

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (19.35%) Legal
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Military
3 1 (3.23%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Open Source
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (61.29%) Project Management
2 19 (61.29%) Risk Management
2 19 (61.29%) Test Management
3 17 (54.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 17 (54.84%) Dependency Management
4 14 (45.16%) Line Management
5 13 (41.94%) Waterfall
6 12 (38.71%) Test Strategy
6 12 (38.71%) User Stories
7 9 (29.03%) Scrum
8 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
9 5 (16.13%) Automated Testing
9 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (16.13%) Use Case
9 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
10 4 (12.90%) BDD
10 4 (12.90%) Logistics
11 3 (9.68%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) ISEB
2 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) HP
2 1 (3.23%) Telerik
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft