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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 139 161 171
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 50 30 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.27% 0.73% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 0.77% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 41 29 11
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+1.00% -
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
3758 3913 3650
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.77% 95.04% 94.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3147 3235 3190
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 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
Salford - 3 £45,000 -
Bolton +8 1 £38,000 +8.57%
Wigan - 1 £40,000 - 1
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 36 (38.30%) ISTQB
2 35 (37.23%) Test Management
3 32 (34.04%) ISEB
4 31 (32.98%) Software Testing
5 28 (29.79%) QA
6 25 (26.60%) Test Strategy
6 25 (26.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (25.53%) Degree
8 23 (24.47%) Finance
9 19 (20.21%) System Integration Testing
10 18 (19.15%) Non-Functional Testing
11 17 (18.09%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (15.96%) Test Scripting
12 15 (15.96%) Automated Testing
13 14 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (14.89%) Coaching
13 14 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (13.83%) Line Management
14 13 (13.83%) Mentoring
14 13 (13.83%) Test Automation
14 13 (13.83%) Oracle
15 12 (12.77%) Integration Testing
15 12 (12.77%) Manual Testing
16 11 (11.70%) Performance Testing
16 11 (11.70%) Waterfall
17 10 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
17 10 (10.64%) Automation Testing
17 10 (10.64%) SQL
18 9 (9.57%) Java

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 3 (3.19%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) MS Office
2 2 (2.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.06%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.13%) HTTP
2 1 (1.06%) xDSL
2 1 (1.06%) ADSL2
2 1 (1.06%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (5.32%) LoadRunner
3 3 (3.19%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.13%) HP UFT
4 2 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 23 (24.47%) Finance
2 9 (9.57%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.26%) Banking
4 3 (3.19%) Retail
5 2 (2.13%) Law
5 2 (2.13%) Legal
6 1 (1.06%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.32%) Middleware
2 4 (4.26%) .NET
3 2 (2.13%) J2EE
3 2 (2.13%) ODBC
3 2 (2.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.32%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.19%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.06%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.32%) UNIX
2 3 (3.19%) Windows
2 3 (3.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (37.23%) Test Management
2 31 (32.98%) Software Testing
3 25 (26.60%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (26.60%) Test Strategy
4 19 (20.21%) System Integration Testing
5 18 (19.15%) Non-Functional Testing
6 17 (18.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (15.96%) Test Scripting
7 15 (15.96%) Automated Testing
8 14 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (14.89%) Coaching
9 13 (13.83%) Line Management
9 13 (13.83%) Mentoring
9 13 (13.83%) Test Automation
10 12 (12.77%) Integration Testing
10 12 (12.77%) Manual Testing
11 11 (11.70%) Performance Testing
11 11 (11.70%) Waterfall
12 10 (10.64%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.64%) SQL
2 9 (9.57%) Java
3 4 (4.26%) PHP
4 2 (2.13%) C
4 2 (2.13%) VB
4 2 (2.13%) C++
5 1 (1.06%) C#
Qualifications
1 36 (38.30%) ISTQB
2 32 (34.04%) ISEB
3 24 (25.53%) Degree
4 8 (8.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (29.79%) QA
2 2 (2.13%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (13.83%) Oracle
2 9 (9.57%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.51%) HP
4 2 (2.13%) Citrix
4 2 (2.13%) SAP
4 2 (2.13%) IBM
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IBM
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago