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 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 71 50 33
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 1 4 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.15% 1.07% 6.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 1.11% 6.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 27
Average salary £39,000 £43,750 £51,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.85% -15.04%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
642 359 435
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 95.25% 95.73% 98.42%
Number of salaries quoted 593 340 396
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,500 £55,000
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 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 12 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (75.00%) Time Management
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (75.00%) Time Management
2 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA