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

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 196 205 223
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 66 75 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.87% 0.87% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.91% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 55 64 30
Average salary £55,000 £62,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% -10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,400 £46,800 £39,250
10% offered a salary of more than £86,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Test Manager
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7321 8222 8103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.08% 95.59% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 5999 6844 7051
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Test Manager
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Test Manager Salary Trend in the East of England

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Manager across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in the East of England

Test Manager
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +31 27 £52,500 +9.37%
Hertfordshire +8 18 £46,000 -16.36%
Essex -36 11 £80,000 +14.28%
Bedfordshire +24 10 £86,000 +95.45%
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 52 (42.28%) Test Strategy
2 41 (33.33%) ISEB
3 38 (30.89%) ISTQB
4 37 (30.08%) Test Management
5 36 (29.27%) HP
6 34 (27.64%) QA
7 30 (24.39%) Finance
7 30 (24.39%) HP Quality Center
8 28 (22.76%) Performance Testing
9 27 (21.95%) Software Testing
10 23 (18.70%) Degree
11 22 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (16.26%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (16.26%) Project Management
14 17 (13.82%) Regression Testing
14 17 (13.82%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (13.01%) Integration Testing
15 16 (13.01%) System Testing
16 15 (12.20%) SQL
17 14 (11.38%) LoadRunner
18 12 (9.76%) Java
18 12 (9.76%) Oracle
19 11 (8.94%) Retail
20 10 (8.13%) Automated Testing
20 10 (8.13%) JIRA
21 9 (7.32%) Computer Science
21 9 (7.32%) PL/SQL
21 9 (7.32%) Shell Script
21 9 (7.32%) Mentoring

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 2 (1.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.81%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (1.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) BASE24
1 1 (0.81%) VisionPLUS
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.81%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.81%) ATM
1 1 (0.81%) WCDMA
1 1 (0.81%) Wireless
1 1 (0.81%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.32%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.44%) MySQL
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (11.38%) LoadRunner
2 10 (8.13%) JIRA
3 7 (5.69%) MSTest
4 6 (4.88%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (4.88%) Selenium
4 6 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (4.07%) TestDirector
6 4 (3.25%) Bugzilla
7 3 (2.44%) TestLink
7 3 (2.44%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.81%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.81%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.81%) Subversion
8 1 (0.81%) JUnit
8 1 (0.81%) JBehave
8 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.81%) TestNG
General
1 30 (24.39%) Finance
2 11 (8.94%) Retail
3 7 (5.69%) Banking
4 5 (4.07%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.63%) Law
5 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Electronics
6 1 (0.81%) Billing
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.69%) HTML
2 5 (4.07%) SOAP
3 4 (3.25%) CSS
4 3 (2.44%) XML
5 2 (1.63%) REST
5 2 (1.63%) .NET
6 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.81%) Web Services
6 1 (0.81%) Flash
6 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.26%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.44%) NHS
4 2 (1.63%) EMV
5 1 (0.81%) Open Source
5 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.81%) DTV
5 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.81%) APACS
5 1 (0.81%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.81%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.50%) Windows
1 8 (6.50%) Linux
2 2 (1.63%) VMS
2 2 (1.63%) UNIX
3 1 (0.81%) Android
3 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (42.28%) Test Strategy
2 37 (30.08%) Test Management
3 28 (22.76%) Performance Testing
4 27 (21.95%) Software Testing
5 22 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (16.26%) Project Management
8 17 (13.82%) Regression Testing
8 17 (13.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (13.01%) Integration Testing
9 16 (13.01%) System Testing
10 10 (8.13%) Automated Testing
11 9 (7.32%) Functional Testing
11 9 (7.32%) Mentoring
12 8 (6.50%) Change Control
12 8 (6.50%) Test Scripting
12 8 (6.50%) Test Automation
12 8 (6.50%) Strategic Planning
13 7 (5.69%) E-Commerce
14 6 (4.88%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.20%) SQL
2 12 (9.76%) Java
3 9 (7.32%) PL/SQL
3 9 (7.32%) Shell Script
4 5 (4.07%) Python
4 5 (4.07%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.25%) C
6 3 (2.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 41 (33.33%) ISEB
2 38 (30.89%) ISTQB
3 23 (18.70%) Degree
4 6 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (27.64%) QA
2 3 (2.44%) WAI
3 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.81%) SLA
3 1 (0.81%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 30 (24.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (29.27%) HP
2 12 (9.76%) Oracle
3 8 (6.50%) SAP
4 6 (4.88%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.44%) CheckPoint
5 3 (2.44%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.81%) hybris
6 1 (0.81%) VeriFone
6 1 (0.81%) Gemalto
6 1 (0.81%) Twitter
6 1 (0.81%) Ingenico
6 1 (0.81%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.81%) NCR