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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 129 162 171
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 49 20 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.46% 0.51% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 0.54% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 41 19 16
Average salary £42,930 £47,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.66% +13.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £34,700 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £56,000 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +3.09%
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
3186 3696 4053
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.02% 94.14% 95.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2633 3039 3517
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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
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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
Wigan - 11 £40,000 -
Salford - 2 £45,000 -
Stockport - 1 £38,500 -
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 31 (38.75%) Test Management
2 29 (36.25%) ISTQB
3 28 (35.00%) Software Testing
4 27 (33.75%) ISEB
5 25 (31.25%) QA
6 24 (30.00%) Test Strategy
7 23 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (27.50%) Finance
9 18 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (22.50%) Degree
10 16 (20.00%) Mentoring
11 15 (18.75%) Coaching
12 13 (16.25%) Line Management
12 13 (16.25%) Oracle
13 12 (15.00%) Automated Testing
13 12 (15.00%) Manual Testing
14 11 (13.75%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (13.75%) Waterfall
14 11 (13.75%) Automation Testing
15 10 (12.50%) Integration Testing
15 10 (12.50%) SQL
16 9 (11.25%) Banking
16 9 (11.25%) Telecoms
16 9 (11.25%) Test Scripting
16 9 (11.25%) Non-Functional Testing
16 9 (11.25%) System Integration Testing
17 8 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
17 8 (10.00%) Migration
18 7 (8.75%) User Acceptance Testing
18 7 (8.75%) ITIL

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.50%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 5 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) HTTP
2 1 (1.25%) xDSL
2 1 (1.25%) ADSL2
2 1 (1.25%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.25%) QAComplete
General
1 22 (27.50%) Finance
2 9 (11.25%) Telecoms
2 9 (11.25%) Banking
3 4 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Billing
4 1 (1.25%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) .NET
2 2 (2.50%) J2EE
2 2 (2.50%) ODBC
2 2 (2.50%) Middleware
2 2 (2.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.75%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.50%) Statistics
4 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.00%) UNIX
2 2 (2.50%) Windows
2 2 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (38.75%) Test Management
2 28 (35.00%) Software Testing
3 24 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 23 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 15 (18.75%) Coaching
8 13 (16.25%) Line Management
9 12 (15.00%) Automated Testing
9 12 (15.00%) Manual Testing
10 11 (13.75%) Waterfall
10 11 (13.75%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (13.75%) Automation Testing
11 10 (12.50%) Integration Testing
12 9 (11.25%) Test Scripting
12 9 (11.25%) Non-Functional Testing
12 9 (11.25%) System Integration Testing
13 8 (10.00%) Migration
14 7 (8.75%) ITIL
14 7 (8.75%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.50%) SQL
2 6 (7.50%) Java
3 2 (2.50%) PHP
3 2 (2.50%) C
3 2 (2.50%) C++
3 2 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (36.25%) ISTQB
2 27 (33.75%) ISEB
3 18 (22.50%) Degree
4 6 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (3.75%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (31.25%) QA
2 5 (6.25%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (16.25%) Oracle
2 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (1.25%) VocaLink