The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton 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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 57 66 49
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 16 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 2.48% 1.09% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.58% 1.16% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 14 5 5
Average salary £49,250 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.28% -2.50%
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Test Manager
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northampton 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
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
621 602 376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 96.13% 93.92% 94.95%
Number of salaries quoted 540 533 330
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% -1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Northampton

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

Test Manager Salary Trend in Northampton

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 (68.00%) Finance
2 16 (64.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (64.00%) Test Management
2 16 (64.00%) Test Strategy
3 15 (60.00%) Banking
3 15 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (52.00%) Demand Management
4 13 (52.00%) System Testing
4 13 (52.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (48.00%) Configuration Management
6 11 (44.00%) Project Management
7 7 (28.00%) SQL
7 7 (28.00%) Retail
8 6 (24.00%) Load Testing
8 6 (24.00%) IBM
9 4 (16.00%) QA
10 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
10 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
10 3 (12.00%) ISEB
10 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
10 3 (12.00%) ISO 9001
10 3 (12.00%) Law
10 3 (12.00%) EPoS
10 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (4.00%) Use Case
11 1 (4.00%) CSQA
11 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
11 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
11 1 (4.00%) Resource Management
11 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
General
1 17 (68.00%) Finance
2 15 (60.00%) Banking
3 7 (28.00%) Retail
4 3 (12.00%) Law
5 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) EPoS
2 1 (4.00%) IVR
2 1 (4.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 16 (64.00%) Test Management
1 16 (64.00%) Test Strategy
2 15 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (52.00%) Demand Management
3 13 (52.00%) System Testing
3 13 (52.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (48.00%) Configuration Management
5 11 (44.00%) Project Management
6 6 (24.00%) Load Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (4.00%) Use Case
8 1 (4.00%) Resource Management
8 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
8 1 (4.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) CSQA
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
2 3 (12.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) IBM