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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 157 172 173
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 28 18 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.74% 0.45% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.48% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 19 13 13
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,100 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £68,000 £56,600
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £50,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +0.50%
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
3611 3787 3858
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.66% 94.91% 95.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2958 3166 3351
Average salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 - 6 £40,000 - 2
Stockport - 1 £38,500 - 1
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 35 (48.61%) Test Strategy
2 33 (45.83%) Test Management
3 32 (44.44%) ISTQB
4 30 (41.67%) Finance
5 28 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (37.50%) ISEB
7 26 (36.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (31.94%) Mentoring
9 16 (22.22%) Oracle
10 15 (20.83%) Software Testing
10 15 (20.83%) Waterfall
10 15 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (19.44%) Project Management
12 13 (18.06%) Retail
12 13 (18.06%) Performance Testing
12 13 (18.06%) QA
13 12 (16.67%) Selenium
13 12 (16.67%) Test Planning
13 12 (16.67%) Statistics
13 12 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
13 12 (16.67%) Risk Management
13 12 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
14 11 (15.28%) Oracle Reports
14 11 (15.28%) Web Services
14 11 (15.28%) Process Management
14 11 (15.28%) Programme Management
14 11 (15.28%) Line Management
14 11 (15.28%) Oracle Retail
14 11 (15.28%) System Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 3 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (15.28%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.28%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 12 (16.67%) Selenium
2 6 (8.33%) LoadRunner
2 6 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.56%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (1.39%) JIRA
4 1 (1.39%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.39%) QAComplete
General
1 30 (41.67%) Finance
2 13 (18.06%) Retail
3 9 (12.50%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Billing
4 1 (1.39%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.28%) Web Services
2 4 (5.56%) .NET
3 2 (2.78%) J2EE
3 2 (2.78%) ODBC
3 2 (2.78%) HTML
4 1 (1.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (16.67%) Statistics
3 2 (2.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.33%) Windows
2 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (48.61%) Test Strategy
2 33 (45.83%) Test Management
3 28 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (36.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (31.94%) Mentoring
6 15 (20.83%) Waterfall
6 15 (20.83%) Software Testing
6 15 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (19.44%) Project Management
8 13 (18.06%) Performance Testing
9 12 (16.67%) Risk Management
9 12 (16.67%) Test Planning
10 11 (15.28%) Line Management
10 11 (15.28%) Process Management
10 11 (15.28%) Programme Management
10 11 (15.28%) System Testing
11 8 (11.11%) Coaching
12 7 (9.72%) Automation Testing
12 7 (9.72%) Data Migration
12 7 (9.72%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) SQL
2 5 (6.94%) C++
3 4 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.78%) VB
4 2 (2.78%) Java
4 2 (2.78%) C
5 1 (1.39%) C#
Qualifications
1 32 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 27 (37.50%) ISEB
3 7 (9.72%) Degree
4 6 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.06%) QA
2 5 (6.94%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (22.22%) Oracle
2 9 (12.50%) HP
3 6 (8.33%) SAP
4 4 (5.56%) IBM
4 4 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.56%) VMware
5 1 (1.39%) VocaLink
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 per annum + including benefits
Posted: 6 days ago