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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 143 141 168
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 43 32 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.09% 0.86% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.91% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 41 29 19
Average salary £47,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.61% +4.70%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
3752 3521 4179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.08% 94.73% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3249 3085 3711
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,500 £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 26 January 2015.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in Manchester

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 53 (60.23%) Finance
2 50 (56.82%) Test Strategy
3 48 (54.55%) Test Management
4 42 (47.73%) ISTQB
5 30 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (31.82%) ISEB
6 28 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (29.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 26 (29.55%) Software Testing
8 23 (26.14%) Migration
9 19 (21.59%) Automated Testing
10 18 (20.45%) QuickTest Pro
11 17 (19.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (19.32%) QA
11 17 (19.32%) Mentoring
11 17 (19.32%) Project Management
12 16 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
12 16 (18.18%) Waterfall
13 15 (17.05%) Selenium
13 15 (17.05%) Degree
14 14 (15.91%) Retail
15 13 (14.77%) Risk Management
15 13 (14.77%) Web Services
15 13 (14.77%) Test Planning
16 12 (13.64%) Oracle Retail
16 12 (13.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 12 (13.64%) Test Scripting
16 12 (13.64%) System Testing
16 12 (13.64%) ITIL
16 12 (13.64%) Oracle Reports

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (3.41%) MS Office
2 2 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (13.64%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (13.64%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.64%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (20.45%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (19.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (17.05%) Selenium
4 4 (4.55%) Rational Performance Tester
4 4 (4.55%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.27%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.14%) JIRA
General
1 53 (60.23%) Finance
2 14 (15.91%) Retail
3 10 (11.36%) Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Publishing
4 1 (1.14%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.77%) Web Services
2 2 (2.27%) SOAP
3 1 (1.14%) .NET
3 1 (1.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.64%) Statistics
3 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.55%) Windows
1 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (56.82%) Test Strategy
2 48 (54.55%) Test Management
3 30 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (29.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (29.55%) Software Testing
5 23 (26.14%) Migration
6 19 (21.59%) Automated Testing
7 17 (19.32%) Project Management
7 17 (19.32%) Mentoring
8 16 (18.18%) Waterfall
8 16 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (14.77%) Risk Management
9 13 (14.77%) Test Planning
10 12 (13.64%) Service Management
10 12 (13.64%) Process Management
10 12 (13.64%) ITIL
10 12 (13.64%) Test Scripting
10 12 (13.64%) System Testing
11 11 (12.50%) Programme Management
11 11 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.82%) SQL
2 5 (5.68%) C++
3 4 (4.55%) Java
3 4 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.41%) C#
5 2 (2.27%) C
5 2 (2.27%) Python
6 1 (1.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 42 (47.73%) ISTQB
2 28 (31.82%) ISEB
3 15 (17.05%) Degree
4 12 (13.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (6.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (19.32%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (13.64%) Oracle
2 9 (10.23%) HP
3 7 (7.95%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.82%) SAP
5 4 (4.55%) IBM
5 4 (4.55%) VMware
6 1 (1.14%) VocaLink
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