The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the Kent 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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 88 89 67
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 7 5 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.70% 0.47% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.48% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 11
Average salary £57,500 £64,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.19% +36.31%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Test Manager
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
965 1042 758
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.79% 97.29% 95.23%
Number of salaries quoted 794 902 666
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Test Manager Salary Trend in Kent

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in Kent

Test Manager
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 September 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
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £65,000 -
West Malling - 1 £62,500 -
Test Manager
South East

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 14 (70.00%) QA
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) E-Commerce
3 7 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (35.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Finance
6 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (15.00%) People Management
7 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (15.00%) Test Management
7 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (15.00%) Java
8 2 (10.00%) SQL
8 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
8 2 (10.00%) SOA
8 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Selenium
8 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Load Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Security Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
9 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
9 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
9 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
9 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 (5.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.00%) OLTP
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (45.00%) E-Commerce
2 7 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (35.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) People Management
5 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.00%) Test Management
5 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.00%) SOA
6 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Load Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Security Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.00%) User Stories
7 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) MCITP
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.00%) MCDBA
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (70.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Business Objects