The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the City of London 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 239 274 266
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 64 54 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.66% 0.46% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.50% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 45 43 49
Average salary £62,500 £67,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.40% +17.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,200 £50,900 £49,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £88,200 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Test Manager
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8988 10867 11023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.91% 92.63% 93.22%
Number of salaries quoted 7763 9145 9766
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Test Manager
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Test Manager Salary Trend in the City of London

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Manager across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in the City of London

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 57 (49.57%) Finance
2 48 (41.74%) Banking
3 43 (37.39%) User Acceptance Testing
4 42 (36.52%) Test Management
4 42 (36.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (30.43%) QA
6 29 (25.22%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (24.35%) Test Strategy
8 27 (23.48%) Software Testing
8 27 (23.48%) ISEB
9 22 (19.13%) PRINCE2
9 22 (19.13%) ISTQB
10 21 (18.26%) Retail
11 20 (17.39%) ITIL
12 18 (15.65%) Service Management
13 17 (14.78%) Selenium
13 17 (14.78%) Line Management
14 16 (13.91%) Java
15 15 (13.04%) SQL
16 13 (11.30%) Oracle
16 13 (11.30%) Waterfall
17 12 (10.43%) BDD
17 12 (10.43%) Test Automation
18 10 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
18 10 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
18 10 (8.70%) SOAP
18 10 (8.70%) HP
19 9 (7.83%) Project Management
19 9 (7.83%) Microsoft
19 9 (7.83%) Web Services

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.22%) Tomcat
2 5 (4.35%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.61%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.87%) Confluence
4 1 (0.87%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (6.96%) MS Office
2 4 (3.48%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Summit
1 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.22%) Internet
2 4 (3.48%) Firewall
3 2 (1.74%) VPN
4 1 (0.87%) IPv4
4 1 (0.87%) IPv6
4 1 (0.87%) WAN
4 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.87%) Wireless
4 1 (0.87%) Network Security
4 1 (0.87%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.61%) MySQL
1 3 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (2.61%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.87%) Redis
2 1 (0.87%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.87%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (14.78%) Selenium
2 8 (6.96%) WebDriver
3 6 (5.22%) Cucumber
3 6 (5.22%) HP UFT
4 5 (4.35%) JIRA
5 3 (2.61%) LoadRunner
5 3 (2.61%) Subversion
5 3 (2.61%) SilkTest
5 3 (2.61%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.87%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.87%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.87%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.87%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.87%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.87%) NUnit
General
1 57 (49.57%) Finance
2 48 (41.74%) Banking
3 21 (18.26%) Retail
4 8 (6.96%) Investment Banking
5 6 (5.22%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.61%) Advertising
6 3 (2.61%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.61%) Marketing
6 3 (2.61%) Law
7 2 (1.74%) Front Office
8 1 (0.87%) Electronics
8 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.87%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.70%) SOAP
2 9 (7.83%) Web Services
3 8 (6.96%) HTML
4 6 (5.22%) .NET
4 6 (5.22%) REST
5 5 (4.35%) JSP
5 5 (4.35%) JMS
5 5 (4.35%) JMX
6 4 (3.48%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.61%) XBRL
7 3 (2.61%) XML
8 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.87%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.09%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.35%) Derivative
3 5 (4.35%) Online Banking
4 2 (1.74%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.74%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 2 (1.74%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (1.74%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.87%) Equities
5 1 (0.87%) CESG
5 1 (0.87%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.87%) Statistics
5 1 (0.87%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.87%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.87%) New Media
5 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.96%) UNIX
1 8 (6.96%) Linux
2 4 (3.48%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (37.39%) User Acceptance Testing
2 42 (36.52%) Test Management
2 42 (36.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 29 (25.22%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (24.35%) Test Strategy
5 27 (23.48%) Software Testing
6 22 (19.13%) PRINCE2
7 20 (17.39%) ITIL
8 18 (15.65%) Service Management
9 17 (14.78%) Line Management
10 13 (11.30%) Waterfall
11 12 (10.43%) BDD
11 12 (10.43%) Test Automation
12 10 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
13 9 (7.83%) Test Planning
13 9 (7.83%) Project Management
14 8 (6.96%) Service Delivery
14 8 (6.96%) Regression Testing
14 8 (6.96%) Open Source
14 8 (6.96%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.91%) Java
2 15 (13.04%) SQL
3 6 (5.22%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.61%) VB.NET
4 3 (2.61%) C#
4 3 (2.61%) Ruby
5 2 (1.74%) C
5 2 (1.74%) Python
5 2 (1.74%) Perl
6 1 (0.87%) PHP
6 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.87%) C-shell
6 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (23.48%) ISEB
2 22 (19.13%) ISTQB
3 9 (7.83%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.83%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (3.48%) Degree
6 3 (2.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (2.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.87%) CEH
7 1 (0.87%) CISSP
7 1 (0.87%) PMP
7 1 (0.87%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.87%) CISA
7 1 (0.87%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (30.43%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.87%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.87%) XenApp
1 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
1 1 (0.87%) zsh
Systems Management
1 10 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (6.09%) Puppet
3 6 (5.22%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (5.22%) Nagios
4 5 (4.35%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.87%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (11.30%) Oracle
2 10 (8.70%) HP
3 9 (7.83%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.96%) IBM
4 8 (6.96%) WorldPay
5 4 (3.48%) SAP
6 3 (2.61%) Murex
6 3 (2.61%) Calypso
6 3 (2.61%) VMware
6 3 (2.61%) Informatica
7 1 (0.87%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.87%) Juniper
7 1 (0.87%) Sophis
7 1 (0.87%) hybris
7 1 (0.87%) Compuware
7 1 (0.87%) Cognos
7 1 (0.87%) Cisco
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