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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 153 159 151
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 23 37 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.71% 0.92% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.95% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 18 36 30
Average salary £47,800 £47,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.70% +8.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,150 £43,750 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,000 £50,250
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
3129 3877 3610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 96.31% 96.47% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2594 3320 3140
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 - 3 £27,500 -
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 23 (43.40%) Test Strategy
2 22 (41.51%) Performance Testing
3 20 (37.74%) Defect Management
4 17 (32.08%) QA
4 17 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (28.30%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (26.42%) Test Management
7 13 (24.53%) Test Automation
7 13 (24.53%) ISTQB
8 12 (22.64%) Line Management
9 11 (20.75%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (20.75%) JIRA
9 11 (20.75%) ISEB
10 10 (18.87%) Finance
10 10 (18.87%) Test Scripting
10 10 (18.87%) Waterfall
11 9 (16.98%) Functional Testing
11 9 (16.98%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (16.98%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (16.98%) Legal
11 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (16.98%) Software Testing
11 9 (16.98%) Banking
12 8 (15.09%) Degree
12 8 (15.09%) HP UFT
12 8 (15.09%) Middleware
12 8 (15.09%) Data Protection
12 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (13.21%) HP
13 7 (13.21%) Citrix

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (1.89%) CMS
1 1 (1.89%) LiveLink
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) DHCP
1 1 (1.89%) Internet
1 1 (1.89%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 11 (20.75%) JIRA
2 8 (15.09%) HP UFT
3 2 (3.77%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.77%) NUnit
3 2 (3.77%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (3.77%) Selenium
3 2 (3.77%) SpecFlow
3 2 (3.77%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.89%) Toad
4 1 (1.89%) WinRunner
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 9 (16.98%) Banking
2 9 (16.98%) Legal
3 7 (13.21%) Law
4 3 (5.66%) Retail
5 1 (1.89%) Back Office
5 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) Middleware
2 1 (1.89%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.43%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.89%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (43.40%) Test Strategy
2 22 (41.51%) Performance Testing
3 20 (37.74%) Defect Management
4 17 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (28.30%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (26.42%) Test Management
7 13 (24.53%) Test Automation
8 12 (22.64%) Line Management
9 11 (20.75%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (18.87%) Test Scripting
10 10 (18.87%) Waterfall
11 9 (16.98%) Functional Testing
11 9 (16.98%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (16.98%) Software Testing
11 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (15.09%) Data Protection
13 6 (11.32%) Integration Testing
13 6 (11.32%) Programme Management
13 6 (11.32%) System Integration Testing
13 6 (11.32%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) SQL
2 3 (5.66%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) ISTQB
2 11 (20.75%) ISEB
3 8 (15.09%) Degree
4 1 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (32.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.89%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Citrix
1 7 (13.21%) HP
2 6 (11.32%) Oracle
3 5 (9.43%) IBM
3 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.43%) SAP
4 2 (3.77%) Capita
5 1 (1.89%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.89%) OpenText
5 1 (1.89%) Siebel
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