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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 153 165 169
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 36 23 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.92% 0.62% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.65% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 31 20 14
Average salary £46,000 £41,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.51% -2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,000 £40,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £74,000
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
3741 3514 3884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.36% 94.41% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3149 3002 3362
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £22,500
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 27 February 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 February 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 - 1 £40,000 - 2
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 43 (52.44%) Finance
1 43 (52.44%) Test Management
1 43 (52.44%) Test Strategy
2 37 (45.12%) ISTQB
3 31 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (34.15%) ISEB
5 26 (31.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (25.61%) Mentoring
7 20 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (23.17%) Software Testing
9 18 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (20.73%) Waterfall
11 16 (19.51%) Project Management
12 15 (18.29%) QuickTest Pro
12 15 (18.29%) Oracle
12 15 (18.29%) Migration
12 15 (18.29%) Selenium
13 14 (17.07%) QA
13 14 (17.07%) Retail
14 13 (15.85%) Oracle EBS
14 13 (15.85%) Risk Management
14 13 (15.85%) Web Services
14 13 (15.85%) Test Planning
15 12 (14.63%) Oracle Retail
15 12 (14.63%) System Testing
15 12 (14.63%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (14.63%) Process Management
15 12 (14.63%) Banking
15 12 (14.63%) Statistics
16 11 (13.41%) Automated Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (3.66%) MS Office
2 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (15.85%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (14.63%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.63%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (18.29%) QuickTest Pro
1 15 (18.29%) Selenium
2 11 (13.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.88%) Rational Performance Tester
3 4 (4.88%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.44%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.22%) QAComplete
5 1 (1.22%) JIRA
General
1 43 (52.44%) Finance
2 14 (17.07%) Retail
3 12 (14.63%) Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Billing
4 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Publishing
4 1 (1.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.85%) Web Services
2 3 (3.66%) .NET
3 2 (2.44%) SOAP
4 1 (1.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (14.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.88%) Windows
1 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (52.44%) Test Management
1 43 (52.44%) Test Strategy
2 31 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (31.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (25.61%) Mentoring
5 19 (23.17%) Software Testing
6 18 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (20.73%) Waterfall
8 16 (19.51%) Project Management
9 15 (18.29%) Migration
10 13 (15.85%) Risk Management
10 13 (15.85%) Test Planning
11 12 (14.63%) Process Management
11 12 (14.63%) System Testing
12 11 (13.41%) Automated Testing
12 11 (13.41%) Programme Management
13 10 (12.20%) Line Management
14 9 (10.98%) Performance Testing
15 8 (9.76%) Resource Management
15 8 (9.76%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.76%) SQL
2 5 (6.10%) C++
3 4 (4.88%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.66%) Java
4 3 (3.66%) C#
5 2 (2.44%) C
5 2 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 37 (45.12%) ISTQB
2 28 (34.15%) ISEB
3 9 (10.98%) Degree
4 6 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (7.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.07%) QA
2 4 (4.88%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) Oracle
2 9 (10.98%) HP
3 7 (8.54%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.32%) SAP
5 4 (4.88%) IBM
5 4 (4.88%) VMware
6 1 (1.22%) VocaLink
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