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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 86 74 76
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 19 14 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.33% 1.29% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.36% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 9
Average salary £72,500 £60,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.83% +26.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
1360 1032 851
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 94.97% 95.12% 97.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1084 781 740
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,250 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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
Brentwood -18 8 £42,500 -39.28%
Colchester - 4 £72,500 - 1
Basildon +7 1 - -
Test Manager
East of England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 33 (55.00%) QA
2 30 (50.00%) HP
3 25 (41.67%) Performance Testing
4 23 (38.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (31.67%) Finance
5 19 (31.67%) ISEB
5 19 (31.67%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (21.67%) Software Testing
6 13 (21.67%) ISTQB
7 10 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (11.67%) Project Management
9 7 (11.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (11.67%) Test Management
10 6 (10.00%) Automated Testing
10 6 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 6 (10.00%) TestDirector
10 6 (10.00%) Workflow
11 5 (8.33%) Business Analysis
12 4 (6.67%) Degree
12 4 (6.67%) JIRA
12 4 (6.67%) Migration
12 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce
12 4 (6.67%) SQL
12 4 (6.67%) VBA
12 4 (6.67%) Release Management
12 4 (6.67%) Atlassian
12 4 (6.67%) Test Scripting
12 4 (6.67%) Test Planning
13 3 (5.00%) SoapUI

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.67%) BASE24
1 1 (1.67%) VisionPLUS
1 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.67%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) TestDirector
2 4 (6.67%) JIRA
3 3 (5.00%) Selenium
3 3 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (5.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.33%) MSTest
5 1 (1.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 19 (31.67%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Law
2 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Electronics
4 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) Middleware
2 1 (1.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Windows
1 2 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (41.67%) Performance Testing
2 23 (38.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (21.67%) Software Testing
4 10 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (11.67%) Test Management
6 7 (11.67%) Project Management
7 6 (10.00%) Workflow
7 6 (10.00%) Automated Testing
7 6 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 5 (8.33%) Business Analysis
9 4 (6.67%) Test Scripting
9 4 (6.67%) Release Management
9 4 (6.67%) Migration
9 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce
9 4 (6.67%) Test Planning
10 3 (5.00%) Mentoring
10 3 (5.00%) V-Model
10 3 (5.00%) Waterfall
10 3 (5.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.67%) SQL
1 4 (6.67%) VBA
2 3 (5.00%) Java
3 2 (3.33%) C
3 2 (3.33%) C#
3 2 (3.33%) C++
4 1 (1.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (31.67%) ISEB
2 13 (21.67%) ISTQB
3 7 (11.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (55.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (31.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (6.67%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.33%) Guidewire
3 2 (3.33%) webMethods
3 2 (3.33%) Telerik
3 2 (3.33%) FINEOS
3 2 (3.33%) SAP
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.67%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle
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