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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 82 90 82
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 11 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.12% 0.86% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.89% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 8
Average salary £40,000 £45,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.08% -9.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £41,200 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +3.09%
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
942 1120 1124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 95.63% 96.80% 94.77%
Number of salaries quoted 855 961 961
Average salary £36,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.09% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 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
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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
Canterbury - 2 £37,500 -
Chatham - 2 £51,250 -
Dover - 1 - -
Test Manager
South East

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 10 (83.33%) Test Management
1 10 (83.33%) Line Management
2 9 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 9 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 9 (75.00%) Project Management
2 9 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (58.33%) Supplier Management
3 7 (58.33%) Mentoring
3 7 (58.33%) People Management
4 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (41.67%) HP
5 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) QA
6 3 (25.00%) Selenium
6 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (25.00%) LoadRunner
6 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (16.67%) UML
7 2 (16.67%) ERP
7 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (16.67%) Java
7 2 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) VBA
7 2 (16.67%) .NET
7 2 (16.67%) SAP
7 2 (16.67%) XML

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
1 3 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (8.33%) SilkTest
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Electronics
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (8.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) DTV
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Test Management
1 10 (83.33%) Line Management
2 9 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 9 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 9 (75.00%) Project Management
2 9 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (58.33%) Supplier Management
3 7 (58.33%) Mentoring
3 7 (58.33%) People Management
4 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (16.67%) UML
7 2 (16.67%) ERP
7 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
7 2 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (16.67%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
1 2 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) SAP
2 2 (16.67%) JD Edwards
3 1 (8.33%) Borland