The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the Essex 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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 90 50 76
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 11 56 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.84% 3.97% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 4.16% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 11 47 8
Average salary £80,000 £70,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Test Manager
East of 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 Essex 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
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1266 1345 923
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 96.20% 95.46% 97.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1034 1088 812
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Test Manager Salary Trend in Essex

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in Essex

Test Manager
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Basildon +1 2 £52,500 -27.58%
Test Manager
East of England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 19 (50.00%) HP
2 18 (47.37%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (44.74%) Performance Testing
4 16 (42.11%) ISEB
5 14 (36.84%) Test Strategy
6 12 (31.58%) Degree
7 11 (28.95%) ISTQB
7 11 (28.95%) Finance
8 9 (23.68%) Software Testing
9 8 (21.05%) Computer Science
9 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (18.42%) JIRA
10 7 (18.42%) Test Management
11 6 (15.79%) Load Testing
11 6 (15.79%) QA
11 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
12 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
12 5 (13.16%) LoadRunner
12 5 (13.16%) Windows
12 5 (13.16%) Linux
12 5 (13.16%) Automated Testing
12 5 (13.16%) MSTest
13 4 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (10.53%) C
13 4 (10.53%) Automation Testing
14 3 (7.89%) Functional Testing
14 3 (7.89%) SoapUI
14 3 (7.89%) Project Planning
14 3 (7.89%) Line Management
14 3 (7.89%) SOAP

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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.

Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) BASE24
1 1 (2.63%) VisionPLUS
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) ATM
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) JIRA
2 5 (13.16%) LoadRunner
2 5 (13.16%) MSTest
3 4 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (7.89%) Selenium
4 3 (7.89%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Law
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Electronics
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.26%) EMV
3 1 (2.63%) DTV
3 1 (2.63%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
1 5 (13.16%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) Performance Testing
2 14 (36.84%) Test Strategy
3 9 (23.68%) Software Testing
4 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (18.42%) Test Management
6 6 (15.79%) Load Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Automated Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
8 4 (10.53%) Automation Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Functional Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Test Scripting
9 3 (7.89%) Line Management
9 3 (7.89%) Project Planning
9 3 (7.89%) Release Management
10 2 (5.26%) DSDM
10 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
10 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
10 2 (5.26%) Regression Testing
10 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (5.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) C
2 3 (7.89%) C++
2 3 (7.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (42.11%) ISEB
2 12 (31.58%) Degree
3 11 (28.95%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 18 (47.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (50.00%) HP
2 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.89%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.63%) VeriFone
4 1 (2.63%) Gemalto
4 1 (2.63%) Ingenico
4 1 (2.63%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) NCR