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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 140 156 164
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 40 25 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.98% 0.66% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.70% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 39 23 21
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
3871 3567 3670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.30% 94.12% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3233 3108 3224
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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 19 September 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 19 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
Bolton - 4 £46,250 -
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 37 (62.71%) Finance
2 33 (55.93%) Test Management
3 26 (44.07%) Test Strategy
3 26 (44.07%) Software Testing
4 23 (38.98%) ISEB
5 22 (37.29%) ISTQB
6 20 (33.90%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (32.20%) QA
8 17 (28.81%) Automated Testing
9 16 (27.12%) Migration
10 15 (25.42%) Degree
10 15 (25.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (22.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 11 (18.64%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (18.64%) Test Scripting
12 11 (18.64%) Banking
13 10 (16.95%) Validation
13 10 (16.95%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (11.86%) Retail
15 7 (11.86%) Service Management
15 7 (11.86%) ITIL
15 7 (11.86%) Automation Testing
16 6 (10.17%) Manual Testing
16 6 (10.17%) System Testing
16 6 (10.17%) QMS
16 6 (10.17%) Selenium
16 6 (10.17%) QuickTest Pro
16 6 (10.17%) MS Excel
17 5 (8.47%) LoadRunner

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (6.78%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (6.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.47%) MS Project
3 4 (6.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle HRMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) DB2
2 3 (5.08%) Informix
3 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (25.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (10.17%) Selenium
2 6 (10.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (8.47%) LoadRunner
4 2 (3.39%) NUnit
5 1 (1.69%) TestPartner
5 1 (1.69%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (1.69%) QALoad
5 1 (1.69%) jMock
5 1 (1.69%) EasyMock
5 1 (1.69%) JUnit
General
1 37 (62.71%) Finance
2 11 (18.64%) Banking
3 7 (11.86%) Retail
4 5 (8.47%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Back Office
5 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Advertising
5 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) .NET
1 1 (1.69%) J2EE
1 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (33.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.78%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.78%) Statistics
3 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.69%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.69%) Android
1 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (55.93%) Test Management
2 26 (44.07%) Software Testing
2 26 (44.07%) Test Strategy
3 17 (28.81%) Automated Testing
4 16 (27.12%) Migration
5 11 (18.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (18.64%) Test Scripting
6 10 (16.95%) Validation
6 10 (16.95%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (11.86%) Service Management
8 7 (11.86%) ITIL
8 7 (11.86%) Automation Testing
9 6 (10.17%) Manual Testing
9 6 (10.17%) System Testing
9 6 (10.17%) QMS
10 5 (8.47%) Project Management
10 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (6.78%) TDD
11 4 (6.78%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.78%) Java
2 3 (5.08%) SQL
3 2 (3.39%) Python
3 2 (3.39%) C
3 2 (3.39%) C#
3 2 (3.39%) C++
4 1 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (38.98%) ISEB
2 22 (37.29%) ISTQB
3 15 (25.42%) Degree
4 13 (22.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (5.08%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (32.20%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.69%) HP
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