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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 66 68 73
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 27 12 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.14% 1.27% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 1.32% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 22 4 10
Average salary £72,500 £63,750 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.72% -5.55%
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
1205 906 836
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.56% 95.77% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 955 696 732
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £40,375
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +6.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 26 January 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 26 January 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
Brentwood -19 6 £77,500 +10.71% 2
Colchester - 4 £70,000 - 1
Chelmsford - 2 £62,500 -
Basildon +7 1 - -
Test Manager
East of England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 30 (54.55%) ISEB
2 21 (38.18%) HP
2 21 (38.18%) ISTQB
3 20 (36.36%) Performance Testing
4 19 (34.55%) Software Testing
5 17 (30.91%) Finance
6 15 (27.27%) QA
7 14 (25.45%) Test Strategy
8 13 (23.64%) Degree
9 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (16.36%) Test Management
11 8 (14.55%) Automated Testing
12 7 (12.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (12.73%) Mentoring
13 6 (10.91%) Workflow
13 6 (10.91%) TestDirector
13 6 (10.91%) Windows
13 6 (10.91%) Linux
13 6 (10.91%) MSTest
13 6 (10.91%) Test Automation
13 6 (10.91%) Computer Science
14 5 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (9.09%) Test Scripting
14 5 (9.09%) Release Management
14 5 (9.09%) Atlassian
14 5 (9.09%) C
14 5 (9.09%) Project Management
14 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (9.09%) JIRA

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) BASE24
1 1 (1.82%) VisionPLUS
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) TestDirector
1 6 (10.91%) MSTest
2 5 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (9.09%) JIRA
3 4 (7.27%) LoadRunner
4 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.64%) Selenium
4 2 (3.64%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (30.91%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Law
2 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.64%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.82%) EMV
2 1 (1.82%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) Windows
1 6 (10.91%) Linux
2 2 (3.64%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (36.36%) Performance Testing
2 19 (34.55%) Software Testing
3 14 (25.45%) Test Strategy
4 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (16.36%) Test Management
6 8 (14.55%) Automated Testing
7 7 (12.73%) Mentoring
8 6 (10.91%) Test Automation
8 6 (10.91%) Workflow
9 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (9.09%) Project Management
9 5 (9.09%) Release Management
9 5 (9.09%) Test Scripting
10 4 (7.27%) Load Testing
10 4 (7.27%) Business Analysis
10 4 (7.27%) Migration
10 4 (7.27%) Functional Testing
10 4 (7.27%) Line Management
11 3 (5.45%) Test Planning
11 3 (5.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) C
2 4 (7.27%) C++
2 4 (7.27%) VBA
3 2 (3.64%) Java
3 2 (3.64%) SQL
3 2 (3.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 30 (54.55%) ISEB
2 21 (38.18%) ISTQB
3 13 (23.64%) Degree
4 7 (12.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (38.18%) HP
2 5 (9.09%) Atlassian
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.82%) SAP
4 1 (1.82%) Guidewire
4 1 (1.82%) webMethods
4 1 (1.82%) Telerik
4 1 (1.82%) FINEOS
Brentwood, Essex
Nakama
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + package & bonus
Posted: 6 days ago