The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands 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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 29 19 27
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 4 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.16% 1.59% 2.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.58% 1.83% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 7
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -12.00%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Test Manager
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 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
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
155 109 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 83.78% 86.51% 90.44%
Number of salaries quoted 129 61 164
Average salary £55,000 £46,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.56% -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Test Manager
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Midlands region.

Test Manager Salary Trend in the Midlands

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Test Manager
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (40.00%) ERP
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
1 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Demand Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) TestPartner
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) SAP BW
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Midlands 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) TestPartner
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ERP
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Demand Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) HP