The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 169 172 147
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 20 13 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.50% 0.32% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.33% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 19 13 31
Average salary £47,000 £41,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.25% -17.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,940 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £53,900 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £49,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3781 3904 3632
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.50% 94.96% 96.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3112 3380 3203
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Test Manager
North West

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 - 5 £35,000 - 1
Altrincham - 1 £60,000 -
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 17 (50.00%) Test Management
2 15 (44.12%) Finance
3 14 (41.18%) ISEB
4 12 (35.29%) Test Strategy
5 11 (32.35%) Retail
6 10 (29.41%) Banking
7 9 (26.47%) QA
8 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (17.65%) Degree
10 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
10 5 (14.71%) System Testing
10 5 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (14.71%) LoadRunner
10 5 (14.71%) MS Project
10 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (11.76%) Programme Management
11 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
11 4 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (11.76%) DB2
11 4 (11.76%) Project Management
11 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
11 4 (11.76%) Selenium
11 4 (11.76%) Release Management
11 4 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
11 4 (11.76%) Statistics
11 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
11 4 (11.76%) Retail Banking
11 4 (11.76%) WebSphere
12 3 (8.82%) NUnit
12 3 (8.82%) ISEB Practitioner

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (11.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Project
2 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle HRMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) DB2
2 3 (8.82%) Informix
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) LoadRunner
2 4 (11.76%) Selenium
3 3 (8.82%) NUnit
3 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.94%) TestPartner
4 1 (2.94%) SilkPerformer
4 1 (2.94%) QALoad
4 1 (2.94%) jMock
4 1 (2.94%) EasyMock
4 1 (2.94%) JUnit
4 1 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 15 (44.12%) Finance
2 11 (32.35%) Retail
3 10 (29.41%) Banking
4 4 (11.76%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Back Office
5 1 (2.94%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
1 4 (11.76%) Statistics
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Android
1 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Test Management
2 12 (35.29%) Test Strategy
3 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
4 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (14.71%) System Testing
5 4 (11.76%) Release Management
5 4 (11.76%) Programme Management
5 4 (11.76%) Project Management
6 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.82%) Performance Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Automation Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Matrix Management
7 2 (5.88%) TDD
7 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.88%) ERP
8 1 (2.94%) CMMI
8 1 (2.94%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.94%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) ISEB
2 6 (17.65%) Degree
3 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 3 (8.82%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (26.47%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle
2 1 (2.94%) HP
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Co-operative Group
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago