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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 159 168 157
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 28 15 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.68% 0.37% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.40% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 26 14 22
Average salary £47,000 £49,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.52% -0.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £58,500
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
3895 3797 3613
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.88% 94.71% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3199 3317 3175
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 - 6 £35,000 -
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 23 (52.27%) Test Management
2 22 (50.00%) Finance
3 19 (43.18%) Test Strategy
4 16 (36.36%) ISEB
5 15 (34.09%) Software Testing
6 13 (29.55%) QA
7 12 (27.27%) Retail
8 11 (25.00%) Banking
8 11 (25.00%) ISTQB
9 10 (22.73%) Degree
10 8 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (15.91%) Automated Testing
11 7 (15.91%) Migration
12 6 (13.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 5 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (11.36%) Automation Testing
13 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
13 5 (11.36%) System Testing
13 5 (11.36%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (11.36%) Validation
13 5 (11.36%) Retail Banking
13 5 (11.36%) MS Project
13 5 (11.36%) LoadRunner
13 5 (11.36%) Project Management
14 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
14 4 (9.09%) Service Management
14 4 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (9.09%) DB2
14 4 (9.09%) ITIL

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (9.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Project
2 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle HRMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) DB2
2 3 (6.82%) Informix
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (11.36%) LoadRunner
3 4 (9.09%) Selenium
4 3 (6.82%) NUnit
4 3 (6.82%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.27%) jMock
5 1 (2.27%) QALoad
5 1 (2.27%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (2.27%) TestPartner
5 1 (2.27%) JUnit
5 1 (2.27%) EasyMock
General
1 22 (50.00%) Finance
2 12 (27.27%) Retail
3 11 (25.00%) Banking
4 5 (11.36%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.27%) Back Office
5 1 (2.27%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 4 (9.09%) Statistics
2 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.27%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Android
1 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (52.27%) Test Management
2 19 (43.18%) Test Strategy
3 15 (34.09%) Software Testing
4 8 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (15.91%) Automated Testing
5 7 (15.91%) Migration
6 5 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (11.36%) Automation Testing
6 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
6 5 (11.36%) System Testing
6 5 (11.36%) Validation
6 5 (11.36%) Project Management
7 4 (9.09%) Service Management
7 4 (9.09%) ITIL
7 4 (9.09%) Programme Management
7 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (9.09%) Manual Testing
7 4 (9.09%) Release Management
8 3 (6.82%) Performance Testing
8 3 (6.82%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) Java
1 1 (2.27%) PHP
1 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (36.36%) ISEB
2 11 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 10 (22.73%) Degree
4 6 (13.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (6.82%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (29.55%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle
2 1 (2.27%) HP
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