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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 137 162 176
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 42 17 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.27% 0.44% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 0.46% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 30 13 16
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +14.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,950 £36,300 £37,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £68,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+3.00% -
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
3160 3664 3919
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.27% 94.80% 95.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2582 3021 3390
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 27 May 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 27 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
(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
Wigan - 17 £40,000 - 2
Stockport - 3 £38,500 -
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 29 (37.18%) Test Management
2 28 (35.90%) Test Strategy
3 25 (32.05%) ISEB
4 23 (29.49%) Finance
5 22 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (25.64%) Software Testing
6 20 (25.64%) Mentoring
7 19 (24.36%) ISTQB
7 19 (24.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (23.08%) QA
9 15 (19.23%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 15 (19.23%) Oracle
10 14 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (17.95%) Programme Management
11 13 (16.67%) Degree
11 13 (16.67%) Line Management
12 12 (15.38%) Manual Testing
12 12 (15.38%) Coaching
12 12 (15.38%) Automation Testing
12 12 (15.38%) Statistics
13 11 (14.10%) Waterfall
13 11 (14.10%) System Testing
14 10 (12.82%) SQL
15 8 (10.26%) Banking
16 7 (8.97%) Retail
16 7 (8.97%) Risk Management
16 7 (8.97%) Automated Testing
16 7 (8.97%) Performance Testing
16 7 (8.97%) Project Management
16 7 (8.97%) Integration Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

Applications
1 5 (6.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (5.13%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) HTTP
2 1 (1.28%) xDSL
2 1 (1.28%) ADSL2
2 1 (1.28%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Visual Studio
1 5 (6.41%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (6.41%) LoadRunner
1 5 (6.41%) Selenium
2 3 (3.85%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.28%) QAComplete
General
1 23 (29.49%) Finance
2 8 (10.26%) Banking
3 7 (8.97%) Retail
4 4 (5.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.28%) Billing
5 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) .NET
2 4 (5.13%) Web Services
3 2 (2.56%) ODBC
3 2 (2.56%) J2EE
3 2 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.38%) Statistics
2 5 (6.41%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.28%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.56%) UNIX
1 2 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (37.18%) Test Management
2 28 (35.90%) Test Strategy
3 22 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (25.64%) Software Testing
4 20 (25.64%) Mentoring
5 19 (24.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (19.23%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 14 (17.95%) Programme Management
7 14 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (16.67%) Line Management
9 12 (15.38%) Coaching
9 12 (15.38%) Automation Testing
9 12 (15.38%) Manual Testing
10 11 (14.10%) System Testing
10 11 (14.10%) Waterfall
11 7 (8.97%) Performance Testing
11 7 (8.97%) Integration Testing
11 7 (8.97%) Automated Testing
11 7 (8.97%) Project Management
11 7 (8.97%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.82%) SQL
2 4 (5.13%) C++
3 2 (2.56%) Java
3 2 (2.56%) VB
3 2 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (32.05%) ISEB
2 19 (24.36%) ISTQB
3 13 (16.67%) Degree
4 4 (5.13%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (23.08%) QA
2 5 (6.41%) FATCA
Vendors
1 15 (19.23%) Oracle
2 6 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.69%) HP
3 4 (5.13%) SAP
4 3 (3.85%) IBM
5 1 (1.28%) VocaLink
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + very good benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago