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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 159 133 181
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 43 45 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.01% 1.20% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.26% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 38 44 16
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,150 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £80,000
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
4010 3563 4217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.53% 94.86% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3465 3103 3801
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 18 December 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 18 December 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
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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 - 1 £50,000 -
Bury - 1 - -
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 51 (61.45%) Finance
2 48 (57.83%) Test Management
3 46 (55.42%) Test Strategy
4 42 (50.60%) ISTQB
5 30 (36.14%) ISEB
6 28 (33.73%) Software Testing
6 28 (33.73%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (28.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (24.10%) Migration
10 18 (21.69%) Automated Testing
10 18 (21.69%) QuickTest Pro
11 17 (20.48%) QA
11 17 (20.48%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (20.48%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (19.28%) Degree
12 16 (19.28%) Project Management
12 16 (19.28%) Retail
13 15 (18.07%) Selenium
13 15 (18.07%) Mentoring
14 14 (16.87%) Waterfall
15 13 (15.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 13 (15.66%) Test Planning
15 13 (15.66%) Risk Management
15 13 (15.66%) Web Services
16 12 (14.46%) ITIL
16 12 (14.46%) Oracle
16 12 (14.46%) Oracle Reports
16 12 (14.46%) Oracle EBS
16 12 (14.46%) Service Management

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Office
2 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.41%) MS Project
4 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (14.46%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (14.46%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.46%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.20%) DB2
3 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (21.69%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (20.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (18.07%) Selenium
4 3 (3.61%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.41%) Rational Performance Tester
5 2 (2.41%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.20%) JIRA
General
1 51 (61.45%) Finance
2 16 (19.28%) Retail
3 10 (12.05%) Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Back Office
5 1 (1.20%) Publishing
5 1 (1.20%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.66%) Web Services
2 2 (2.41%) SOAP
3 1 (1.20%) .NET
3 1 (1.20%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (33.73%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (13.25%) Statistics
3 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.82%) Windows
1 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (57.83%) Test Management
2 46 (55.42%) Test Strategy
3 28 (33.73%) Software Testing
4 26 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (28.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (24.10%) Migration
7 18 (21.69%) Automated Testing
8 17 (20.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (19.28%) Project Management
10 15 (18.07%) Mentoring
11 14 (16.87%) Waterfall
12 13 (15.66%) Risk Management
12 13 (15.66%) Test Planning
13 12 (14.46%) Service Management
13 12 (14.46%) Process Management
13 12 (14.46%) ITIL
13 12 (14.46%) System Testing
13 12 (14.46%) Test Scripting
14 11 (13.25%) Programme Management
15 10 (12.05%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.23%) SQL
2 4 (4.82%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.82%) C++
2 4 (4.82%) Java
3 3 (3.61%) C#
4 2 (2.41%) C
4 2 (2.41%) Python
5 1 (1.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 42 (50.60%) ISTQB
2 30 (36.14%) ISEB
3 16 (19.28%) Degree
4 13 (15.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (7.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.48%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (14.46%) Oracle
2 8 (9.64%) HP
3 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.82%) VMware
4 4 (4.82%) SAP
5 2 (2.41%) IBM
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