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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 49 67 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 38 26 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 3.31% 2.37% -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.48% 2.48% -
Number of salaries quoted 25 14 0
Average salary £75,000 £52,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
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
1092 1048 1048
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.04% 95.45% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 898 861 898
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 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 22 August 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 22 August 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
(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 +7 4 £57,500 -
Brentwood -4 2 - -
Thurrock - 2 - -
Test Manager
East of England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 42 (43.75%) QA
2 41 (42.71%) HP
3 38 (39.58%) Performance Testing
4 37 (38.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
6 27 (28.13%) Finance
7 21 (21.88%) ISEB
8 18 (18.75%) Test Management
9 15 (15.63%) Software Testing
9 15 (15.63%) ISTQB
10 12 (12.50%) Test Strategy
11 11 (11.46%) Project Management
11 11 (11.46%) Java
11 11 (11.46%) E-Commerce
11 11 (11.46%) VisionPLUS
12 10 (10.42%) SQL
13 9 (9.38%) PHP
13 9 (9.38%) .NET
13 9 (9.38%) Oracle
13 9 (9.38%) SAP
13 9 (9.38%) OO
13 9 (9.38%) CRM
13 9 (9.38%) JD Edwards
13 9 (9.38%) Middleware
13 9 (9.38%) Marketing
13 9 (9.38%) Oracle CRM
13 9 (9.38%) Apple iOS
13 9 (9.38%) Magento
14 8 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (8.33%) Banking

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1 (1.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (11.46%) VisionPLUS
2 9 (9.38%) Oracle CRM
2 9 (9.38%) Magento
3 6 (6.25%) Temenos T24
4 1 (1.04%) BASE24
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (4.17%) LoadRunner
2 3 (3.13%) Selenium
3 2 (2.08%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.04%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 27 (28.13%) Finance
2 9 (9.38%) Marketing
3 8 (8.33%) Banking
4 4 (4.17%) Retail
5 2 (2.08%) Legal
6 1 (1.04%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.38%) .NET
1 9 (9.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.21%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (39.58%) Performance Testing
2 37 (38.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (18.75%) Test Management
4 15 (15.63%) Software Testing
5 12 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 11 (11.46%) Project Management
6 11 (11.46%) E-Commerce
7 9 (9.38%) OO
7 9 (9.38%) CRM
8 8 (8.33%) Business Analysis
9 5 (5.21%) Load Testing
10 4 (4.17%) Programme Management
11 3 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (3.13%) Test Automation
12 2 (2.08%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (2.08%) System Testing
12 2 (2.08%) Unit Testing
12 2 (2.08%) Integration Testing
12 2 (2.08%) Automation Testing
12 2 (2.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.46%) Java
2 10 (10.42%) SQL
3 9 (9.38%) PHP
4 2 (2.08%) C#
4 2 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (21.88%) ISEB
2 15 (15.63%) ISTQB
3 8 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (43.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 36 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (42.71%) HP
2 9 (9.38%) Oracle
2 9 (9.38%) SAP
2 9 (9.38%) JD Edwards
3 6 (6.25%) Temenos
4 4 (4.17%) Software AG
5 2 (2.08%) webMethods
5 2 (2.08%) IBM
6 1 (1.04%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.04%) FINEOS
6 1 (1.04%) Telerik
6 1 (1.04%) Guidewire