The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester 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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 151 135 169
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 44 43 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.06% 1.16% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.22% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 40 41 13
Average salary £60,000 £45,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.21%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Test Manager
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3949 3512 3690
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.04% 94.36% 97.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3349 3034 3278
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Test Manager Salary Trend in Manchester

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in Manchester

Test Manager
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
Bolton - 5 £50,000 -
Bury - 1 - -
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 41 (63.08%) Finance
2 37 (56.92%) Test Management
3 29 (44.62%) Test Strategy
3 29 (44.62%) Software Testing
4 25 (38.46%) ISEB
4 25 (38.46%) ISTQB
5 22 (33.85%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (32.31%) QA
7 18 (27.69%) Automated Testing
8 16 (24.62%) Migration
8 16 (24.62%) Degree
9 13 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 12 (18.46%) Test Scripting
10 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (16.92%) Banking
11 11 (16.92%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (16.92%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (15.38%) Retail
12 10 (15.38%) Validation
12 10 (15.38%) Project Management
13 8 (12.31%) QuickTest Pro
13 8 (12.31%) ITIL
13 8 (12.31%) Service Management
14 7 (10.77%) Manual Testing
14 7 (10.77%) QMS
15 6 (9.23%) System Testing
15 6 (9.23%) Automation Testing
15 6 (9.23%) MS Excel

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.15%) WebSphere
1 4 (6.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.69%) MS Project
3 4 (6.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) DB2
2 3 (4.62%) Informix
2 3 (4.62%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (12.31%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (7.69%) LoadRunner
3 5 (7.69%) Selenium
4 2 (3.08%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.54%) TestPartner
5 1 (1.54%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (1.54%) JUnit
5 1 (1.54%) jMock
5 1 (1.54%) QALoad
5 1 (1.54%) JIRA
5 1 (1.54%) EasyMock
General
1 41 (63.08%) Finance
2 11 (16.92%) Banking
3 10 (15.38%) Retail
4 5 (7.69%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Back Office
5 1 (1.54%) Advertising
5 1 (1.54%) Publishing
5 1 (1.54%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) Web Services
2 2 (3.08%) SOAP
3 1 (1.54%) .NET
3 1 (1.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (33.85%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.15%) Statistics
3 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.54%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (56.92%) Test Management
2 29 (44.62%) Test Strategy
2 29 (44.62%) Software Testing
3 18 (27.69%) Automated Testing
4 16 (24.62%) Migration
5 12 (18.46%) Test Scripting
5 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (16.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (16.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (15.38%) Validation
7 10 (15.38%) Project Management
8 8 (12.31%) ITIL
8 8 (12.31%) Service Management
9 7 (10.77%) Manual Testing
9 7 (10.77%) QMS
10 6 (9.23%) System Testing
10 6 (9.23%) Automation Testing
11 5 (7.69%) Waterfall
12 4 (6.15%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.15%) Java
2 3 (4.62%) C#
2 3 (4.62%) C++
2 3 (4.62%) SQL
3 2 (3.08%) C
3 2 (3.08%) Python
4 1 (1.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (38.46%) ISEB
1 25 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 16 (24.62%) Degree
3 13 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (4.62%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (32.31%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.69%) Oracle
2 4 (6.15%) HP
3 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
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