The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 76 88 80
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 28 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.87% 0.50% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 0.53% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 15 1 4
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,100 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Test Manager
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1436 1137 1129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.93% 94.83% 96.17%
Number of salaries quoted 951 706 818
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,500
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 Edinburgh

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Test Manager Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 25 (46.30%) Finance
2 23 (42.59%) Test Management
3 19 (35.19%) Waterfall
4 17 (31.48%) QA
5 14 (25.93%) JIRA
6 13 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (24.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (24.07%) Test Strategy
7 12 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 12 (22.22%) Banking
8 9 (16.67%) Selenium
9 8 (14.81%) Six Sigma
9 8 (14.81%) Lean Six Sigma
9 8 (14.81%) Automated Testing
9 8 (14.81%) Mobile App
10 7 (12.96%) FogBugz
10 7 (12.96%) BDD
10 7 (12.96%) System Testing
10 7 (12.96%) Compatibility Testing
10 7 (12.96%) Project Management
10 7 (12.96%) Fiddler
10 7 (12.96%) Bugzilla
11 6 (11.11%) ISTQB
12 5 (9.26%) Asset Management
12 5 (9.26%) Release Management
12 5 (9.26%) ISEB
13 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
13 4 (7.41%) Perl
13 4 (7.41%) Python
13 4 (7.41%) Ruby

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle BPEL
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) LAN
1 1 (1.85%) WAN
1 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (25.93%) JIRA
2 9 (16.67%) Selenium
3 7 (12.96%) Fiddler
3 7 (12.96%) FogBugz
3 7 (12.96%) Bugzilla
4 3 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Forms
General
1 25 (46.30%) Finance
2 12 (22.22%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.70%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.70%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) WinForms
1 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.85%) Statistics
2 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.85%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) Android
1 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.85%) UNIX
2 1 (1.85%) Windows
2 1 (1.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (42.59%) Test Management
2 19 (35.19%) Waterfall
3 13 (24.07%) Test Strategy
3 13 (24.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 8 (14.81%) Six Sigma
5 8 (14.81%) Automated Testing
5 8 (14.81%) Lean Six Sigma
6 7 (12.96%) Project Management
6 7 (12.96%) BDD
6 7 (12.96%) System Testing
6 7 (12.96%) Compatibility Testing
7 5 (9.26%) Release Management
7 5 (9.26%) Asset Management
8 4 (7.41%) Performance Testing
9 3 (5.56%) Web Testing
9 3 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (5.56%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
1 4 (7.41%) Perl
1 4 (7.41%) Python
1 4 (7.41%) Ruby
2 3 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 5 (9.26%) ISEB
3 3 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (31.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle
1 1 (1.85%) PeopleSoft
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.85%) Citrix
1 1 (1.85%) Informatica
1 1 (1.85%) Charles River
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