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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 142 140 165
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 45 44 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.08% 1.18% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.25% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 41 42 12
Average salary £60,000 £45,000 £46,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -3.74%
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
3962 3531 3633
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.01% 94.34% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3341 3052 3226
Average salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £54,000
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 24 October 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 24 October 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
(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
Bolton - 4 £53,750 -
Bury - 1 - -
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 42 (63.64%) Finance
2 37 (56.06%) Test Management
3 31 (46.97%) Test Strategy
4 29 (43.94%) Software Testing
5 26 (39.39%) ISTQB
6 25 (37.88%) ISEB
7 23 (34.85%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (30.30%) QA
9 18 (27.27%) Automated Testing
10 16 (24.24%) Migration
10 16 (24.24%) Degree
11 13 (19.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (19.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 13 (19.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (18.18%) Test Scripting
13 11 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (16.67%) Banking
13 11 (16.67%) Retail
13 11 (16.67%) Project Management
14 10 (15.15%) Validation
14 10 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (13.64%) QuickTest Pro
16 8 (12.12%) ITIL
16 8 (12.12%) Service Management
17 7 (10.61%) Manual Testing
17 7 (10.61%) QMS
18 6 (9.09%) System Testing
18 6 (9.09%) Waterfall
18 6 (9.09%) Selenium

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (6.06%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (6.06%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.58%) MS Project
3 4 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (6.06%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (6.06%) DB2
2 3 (4.55%) Informix
3 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (19.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (13.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (9.09%) Selenium
4 5 (7.58%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.03%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.52%) jMock
6 1 (1.52%) EasyMock
6 1 (1.52%) TestPartner
6 1 (1.52%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (1.52%) JIRA
6 1 (1.52%) QALoad
6 1 (1.52%) JUnit
General
1 42 (63.64%) Finance
2 11 (16.67%) Banking
2 11 (16.67%) Retail
3 5 (7.58%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Back Office
4 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Advertising
4 1 (1.52%) Publishing
4 1 (1.52%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) Web Services
2 2 (3.03%) SOAP
3 1 (1.52%) .NET
3 1 (1.52%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (34.85%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.06%) Statistics
3 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.52%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.52%) Android
1 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (56.06%) Test Management
2 31 (46.97%) Test Strategy
3 29 (43.94%) Software Testing
4 18 (27.27%) Automated Testing
5 16 (24.24%) Migration
6 13 (19.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 11 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (16.67%) Project Management
9 10 (15.15%) Validation
9 10 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (12.12%) Service Management
10 8 (12.12%) ITIL
11 7 (10.61%) QMS
11 7 (10.61%) Manual Testing
12 6 (9.09%) System Testing
12 6 (9.09%) Waterfall
12 6 (9.09%) Automation Testing
13 5 (7.58%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.06%) Java
2 3 (4.55%) C#
2 3 (4.55%) C++
2 3 (4.55%) SQL
3 2 (3.03%) Python
3 2 (3.03%) C
4 1 (1.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (39.39%) ISTQB
2 25 (37.88%) ISEB
3 16 (24.24%) Degree
4 13 (19.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (30.30%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.58%) Oracle
2 4 (6.06%) HP
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
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