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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 107 127 137
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 34 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.44% 0.49% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 0.53% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 22 4 1
Average salary £53,750 £47,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.15% -9.52%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,875
% change year-on-year
- +4.43%
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
2189 2063 1901
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 92.99% 92.51% 94.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1536 1582 1600
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,800 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 4 March 2015.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 38 (44.71%) Finance
2 36 (42.35%) ISEB
3 29 (34.12%) ISTQB
4 28 (32.94%) Test Management
5 27 (31.76%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (29.41%) Software Testing
7 22 (25.88%) Test Planning
8 21 (24.71%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (24.71%) Degree
9 19 (22.35%) HP Quality Center
9 19 (22.35%) Test Strategy
9 19 (22.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 18 (21.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (21.18%) CRM
11 17 (20.00%) Mentoring
12 16 (18.82%) Line Management
13 15 (17.65%) HP
14 14 (16.47%) Telecoms
14 14 (16.47%) Performance Testing
15 13 (15.29%) QA
16 12 (14.12%) Banking
17 11 (12.94%) E-business
17 11 (12.94%) Selenium
18 10 (11.76%) Test Scripting
18 10 (11.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 10 (11.76%) Scrum
18 10 (11.76%) Knowledge Management
18 10 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
18 10 (11.76%) SQL
19 9 (10.59%) LoadRunner

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.41%) MVNO
2 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.18%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (12.94%) Selenium
2 9 (10.59%) LoadRunner
3 8 (9.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (9.41%) Cucumber
3 8 (9.41%) Rational Performance Tester
4 3 (3.53%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (44.71%) Finance
2 14 (16.47%) Telecoms
3 12 (14.12%) Banking
4 8 (9.41%) Aerospace
4 8 (9.41%) Retail
5 7 (8.24%) Billing
6 1 (1.18%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (1.18%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.71%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.24%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.24%) Linux
2 1 (1.18%) Windows
2 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.94%) Test Management
2 27 (31.76%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (29.41%) Software Testing
4 22 (25.88%) Test Planning
5 19 (22.35%) Test Strategy
6 18 (21.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (21.18%) CRM
7 17 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 16 (18.82%) Line Management
9 14 (16.47%) Performance Testing
10 11 (12.94%) E-business
11 10 (11.76%) Test Scripting
11 10 (11.76%) Scrum
11 10 (11.76%) Knowledge Management
12 9 (10.59%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (9.41%) Change Management
13 8 (9.41%) Project Management
13 8 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (8.24%) Test Automation
14 7 (8.24%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (2.35%) PHP
3 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.18%) C
3 1 (1.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 36 (42.35%) ISEB
2 29 (34.12%) ISTQB
3 21 (24.71%) Degree
4 19 (22.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (11.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (4.71%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.29%) QA
2 6 (7.06%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (22.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (17.65%) HP
2 8 (9.41%) VMware
2 8 (9.41%) IBM
3 3 (3.53%) Huawei
4 2 (2.35%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.18%) Capita
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