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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 155 173 174
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 30 17 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.81% 0.42% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.45% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 20 13 14
Average salary £46,125 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.52% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £37,800 £38,250
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £68,000 £56,250
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
3540 3815 3986
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.60% 94.78% 95.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2879 3176 3451
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 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(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
Wigan - 7 £40,000 - 2
Stockport - 3 £38,500 -
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 32 (43.84%) Test Strategy
2 30 (41.10%) Test Management
3 29 (39.73%) ISTQB
4 28 (38.36%) Finance
5 27 (36.99%) ISEB
6 26 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (32.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (31.51%) Mentoring
9 18 (24.66%) Oracle
10 15 (20.55%) QA
10 15 (20.55%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (19.18%) Software Testing
12 13 (17.81%) Waterfall
12 13 (17.81%) Line Management
12 13 (17.81%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (16.44%) Performance Testing
13 12 (16.44%) Statistics
14 11 (15.07%) Selenium
14 11 (15.07%) Programme Management
14 11 (15.07%) Retail
14 11 (15.07%) QuickTest Pro
14 11 (15.07%) Project Management
14 11 (15.07%) System Testing
15 10 (13.70%) Test Planning
15 10 (13.70%) Coaching
15 10 (13.70%) Oracle EBS
15 10 (13.70%) Risk Management
15 10 (13.70%) Degree
16 9 (12.33%) Process Management
16 9 (12.33%) Banking

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 7 (9.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (13.70%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (12.33%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.33%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (15.07%) QuickTest Pro
1 11 (15.07%) Selenium
2 6 (8.22%) LoadRunner
2 6 (8.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.48%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.48%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (1.37%) QAComplete
General
1 28 (38.36%) Finance
2 11 (15.07%) Retail
3 9 (12.33%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) Web Services
2 4 (5.48%) .NET
3 2 (2.74%) J2EE
3 2 (2.74%) ODBC
3 2 (2.74%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.81%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (16.44%) Statistics
3 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.74%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.22%) Windows
2 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.74%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (43.84%) Test Strategy
2 30 (41.10%) Test Management
3 26 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (32.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (31.51%) Mentoring
6 15 (20.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (19.18%) Software Testing
8 13 (17.81%) Line Management
8 13 (17.81%) Waterfall
9 12 (16.44%) Performance Testing
10 11 (15.07%) System Testing
10 11 (15.07%) Programme Management
10 11 (15.07%) Project Management
11 10 (13.70%) Risk Management
11 10 (13.70%) Coaching
11 10 (13.70%) Test Planning
12 9 (12.33%) Process Management
13 8 (10.96%) Automation Testing
13 8 (10.96%) Manual Testing
14 7 (9.59%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.96%) SQL
2 4 (5.48%) C++
2 4 (5.48%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.74%) C
3 2 (2.74%) Java
3 2 (2.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (39.73%) ISTQB
2 27 (36.99%) ISEB
3 10 (13.70%) Degree
4 6 (8.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (5.48%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.55%) QA
2 5 (6.85%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (24.66%) Oracle
2 8 (10.96%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.96%) HP
3 6 (8.22%) SAP
4 4 (5.48%) IBM
4 4 (5.48%) VMware
5 1 (1.37%) VocaLink
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 per annum + including benefits
Posted: 26 days ago