The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 107 101 124
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 34 36 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.35% 1.57% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.69% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 16 33 6
Average salary £48,250 £50,000 £54,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.50% -8.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £40,000 £48,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £59,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Test Manager
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2295 2135 1866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 91.25% 93.15% 94.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1594 1694 1561
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Test Manager Salary Trend in Reading

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Reading region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 34 (55.74%) ISEB
2 33 (54.10%) ISTQB
3 30 (49.18%) SC Cleared
3 30 (49.18%) Security Cleared
4 27 (44.26%) Test Management
4 27 (44.26%) Finance
5 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (36.07%) PRINCE2
7 20 (32.79%) Software Testing
8 19 (31.15%) Integration Testing
9 18 (29.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (29.51%) Risk Management
10 17 (27.87%) QA
10 17 (27.87%) Test Strategy
11 16 (26.23%) HP Quality Center
11 16 (26.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 15 (24.59%) ITIL
12 15 (24.59%) Programme Management
13 14 (22.95%) Telecoms
14 10 (16.39%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (16.39%) Retail
15 9 (14.75%) TestDirector
16 8 (13.11%) Windows
16 8 (13.11%) DV Cleared
17 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (11.48%) Change Management
17 7 (11.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 7 (11.48%) Test Planning
18 6 (9.84%) Mentoring
18 6 (9.84%) Software Distribution

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Project
1 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) MVNO
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) TestDirector
2 3 (4.92%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.64%) Selenium
3 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
General
1 27 (44.26%) Finance
2 14 (22.95%) Telecoms
3 10 (16.39%) Retail
4 4 (6.56%) Banking
5 2 (3.28%) Billing
6 1 (1.64%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.64%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Windows
2 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.28%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (44.26%) Test Management
2 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (36.07%) PRINCE2
4 20 (32.79%) Software Testing
5 19 (31.15%) Integration Testing
6 18 (29.51%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (29.51%) Risk Management
7 17 (27.87%) Test Strategy
8 15 (24.59%) Programme Management
8 15 (24.59%) ITIL
9 10 (16.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (11.48%) Change Management
10 7 (11.48%) Test Planning
11 6 (9.84%) Mentoring
11 6 (9.84%) Software Distribution
11 6 (9.84%) Project Management
12 5 (8.20%) Performance Engineering
12 5 (8.20%) Performance Testing
13 4 (6.56%) System Testing
13 4 (6.56%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (55.74%) ISEB
2 33 (54.10%) ISTQB
3 30 (49.18%) SC Cleared
3 30 (49.18%) Security Cleared
4 16 (26.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 8 (13.11%) DV Cleared
6 7 (11.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (6.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (6.56%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (6.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (27.87%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
Systems Management
1 16 (26.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (6.56%) HP
1 4 (6.56%) Fujitsu
2 2 (3.28%) VMware
3 1 (1.64%) Capita
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