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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 56 59 51
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 8 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 1.47% 1.54% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.64% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 2
Average salary £47,250 £65,000 £38,125
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.30% +70.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,700 £48,000 £36,625
10% offered a salary of more than £48,950 £67,500 £39,625
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £50,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +0.50%
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
517 550 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 95.04% 94.34% 95.18%
Number of salaries quoted 463 476 293
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,950 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 March 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 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 11 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (45.45%) Test Management
3 10 (45.45%) Banking
3 10 (45.45%) Retail
3 10 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (40.91%) SQL
5 8 (36.36%) IBM
5 8 (36.36%) Load Testing
5 8 (36.36%) Test Strategy
6 7 (31.82%) Demand Management
6 7 (31.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (31.82%) System Testing
6 7 (31.82%) Configuration Management
6 7 (31.82%) Project Management
7 6 (27.27%) ISEB
7 6 (27.27%) Automation Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
8 5 (22.73%) EPoS
9 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
9 4 (18.18%) ISO 9001
9 4 (18.18%) QA
10 3 (13.64%) Law
10 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (9.09%) Selenium
11 2 (9.09%) Retail Banking
11 2 (9.09%) Degree
12 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
12 1 (4.55%) Resource Management
12 1 (4.55%) ISTQB

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 10 (45.45%) Banking
2 10 (45.45%) Retail
3 3 (13.64%) Law
4 2 (9.09%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) EPoS
2 1 (4.55%) IVR
2 1 (4.55%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (45.45%) Test Management
3 8 (36.36%) Test Strategy
3 8 (36.36%) Load Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Configuration Management
4 7 (31.82%) Project Management
4 7 (31.82%) Demand Management
4 7 (31.82%) System Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (27.27%) Automation Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.55%) Resource Management
7 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.55%) Use Case
7 1 (4.55%) Validation
7 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) CSQA
3 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) ISO 9001
1 4 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) IBM