The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 175 175 134
Rank change year-on-year
0 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 15 20 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.38% 0.49% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.51% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 12 13 33
Average salary £46,250 £41,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.44% -20.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,650 £38,000 £42,700
10% offered a salary of more than £68,250 £46,600 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3797 3926 3621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.04% 95.48% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3153 3388 3272
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Test Manager
North West

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 24 April 2014.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in Manchester

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 19 (40.43%) Finance
2 16 (34.04%) Test Strategy
3 15 (31.91%) Selenium
4 12 (25.53%) Test Management
5 11 (23.40%) ISEB
6 10 (21.28%) Oracle
6 10 (21.28%) Software Testing
7 9 (19.15%) C#
8 8 (17.02%) Banking
9 7 (14.89%) QA
9 7 (14.89%) Java
9 7 (14.89%) SQL
9 7 (14.89%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
10 6 (12.77%) Cisco
10 6 (12.77%) ISTQB
10 6 (12.77%) Retail
10 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (12.77%) NUnit
10 6 (12.77%) BBC
10 6 (12.77%) Scrum
11 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (10.64%) Non-Functional Testing
12 4 (8.51%) Test Scripting
12 4 (8.51%) HP
12 4 (8.51%) ERP
12 4 (8.51%) JUnit
12 4 (8.51%) Degree
13 3 (6.38%) C
13 3 (6.38%) Programme Management

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.13%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (31.91%) Selenium
2 6 (12.77%) NUnit
3 4 (8.51%) JUnit
4 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.13%) jMock
5 1 (2.13%) JIRA
5 1 (2.13%) QALoad
5 1 (2.13%) TestPartner
5 1 (2.13%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.13%) EasyMock
General
1 19 (40.43%) Finance
2 8 (17.02%) Banking
3 6 (12.77%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) J2EE
2 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) BBC
2 3 (6.38%) Statistics
2 3 (6.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Test Strategy
2 12 (25.53%) Test Management
3 10 (21.28%) Software Testing
4 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (12.77%) Scrum
5 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (10.64%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (8.51%) Test Scripting
6 4 (8.51%) ERP
7 3 (6.38%) Programme Management
7 3 (6.38%) TDD
7 3 (6.38%) Release Management
7 3 (6.38%) RUP
7 3 (6.38%) DSDM
7 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.38%) Project Management
7 3 (6.38%) Manual Testing
7 3 (6.38%) System Testing
7 3 (6.38%) Time Management
7 3 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) C#
2 7 (14.89%) Java
2 7 (14.89%) SQL
3 3 (6.38%) C
3 3 (6.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) ISEB
2 6 (12.77%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.51%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Oracle
2 6 (12.77%) Cisco
3 4 (8.51%) HP
4 1 (2.13%) SAP
4 1 (2.13%) JD Edwards
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