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

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 82 94 87
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 26 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.89% 0.70% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 0.74% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 15 2 2
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £39,000 £42,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £51,000 £43,400
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
1295 1359 1131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.05% 95.10% 97.25%
Number of salaries quoted 868 877 748
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,747 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 December 2014.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 36 (60.00%) Test Management
2 35 (58.33%) Finance
3 23 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (38.33%) QA
4 20 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 15 (25.00%) Banking
6 14 (23.33%) Waterfall
7 13 (21.67%) JIRA
8 11 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (18.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (16.67%) Line Management
10 9 (15.00%) Selenium
11 8 (13.33%) Release Management
11 8 (13.33%) Test Automation
11 8 (13.33%) Six Sigma
12 7 (11.67%) ISEB
12 7 (11.67%) ISTQB
12 7 (11.67%) System Testing
13 6 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (10.00%) Performance Testing
13 6 (10.00%) Mobile App
13 6 (10.00%) Coaching
13 6 (10.00%) Software Testing
13 6 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
13 6 (10.00%) Project Management
14 5 (8.33%) People Management
14 5 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (8.33%) Performance Management
15 4 (6.67%) Fiddler

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 3 (5.00%) MTS
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.67%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 13 (21.67%) JIRA
2 9 (15.00%) Selenium
3 4 (6.67%) Fiddler
3 4 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (6.67%) FogBugz
3 4 (6.67%) Bugzilla
4 2 (3.33%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.67%) JMeter
5 1 (1.67%) NeoLoad
5 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.67%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 35 (58.33%) Finance
2 15 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Retail Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) WinForms
1 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) UNIX
1 2 (3.33%) Linux
1 2 (3.33%) Android
1 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (60.00%) Test Management
2 23 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 14 (23.33%) Waterfall
5 11 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (18.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (16.67%) Line Management
7 8 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 8 (13.33%) Release Management
7 8 (13.33%) Six Sigma
8 7 (11.67%) System Testing
9 6 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
9 6 (10.00%) Performance Testing
9 6 (10.00%) Software Testing
9 6 (10.00%) Project Management
9 6 (10.00%) Coaching
10 5 (8.33%) People Management
10 5 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (8.33%) Performance Management
11 4 (6.67%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) C#
1 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (5.00%) Perl
1 3 (5.00%) Python
1 3 (5.00%) Ruby
2 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) ISEB
1 7 (11.67%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (38.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.00%) HP
2 2 (3.33%) Charles River
3 1 (1.67%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (1.67%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (1.67%) SAP
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
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