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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 97 139 123
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 41 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.72% 0.21% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 0.23% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 20 2 3
Average salary £51,000 £62,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.40% +31.57%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
2239 2143 1868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.04% 91.78% 95.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1541 1641 1599
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
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 26 January 2015.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 44 (46.32%) Finance
2 43 (45.26%) ISEB
3 37 (38.95%) Test Management
4 36 (37.89%) ISTQB
5 30 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (29.47%) Test Planning
7 26 (27.37%) HP Quality Center
7 26 (27.37%) Software Testing
8 23 (24.21%) Degree
8 23 (24.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (23.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 21 (22.11%) Mentoring
10 21 (22.11%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (20.00%) CRM
12 18 (18.95%) HP
12 18 (18.95%) Line Management
12 18 (18.95%) Test Strategy
12 18 (18.95%) Telecoms
13 14 (14.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 13 (13.68%) Banking
14 13 (13.68%) QA
15 12 (12.63%) Selenium
15 12 (12.63%) PRINCE2
16 11 (11.58%) QuickTest Pro
16 11 (11.58%) Change Management
16 11 (11.58%) E-business
16 11 (11.58%) Performance Testing
17 10 (10.53%) Test Scripting
17 10 (10.53%) Project Management
17 10 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (1.05%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 10 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.42%) MVNO
2 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 12 (12.63%) Selenium
2 11 (11.58%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (9.47%) Cucumber
4 8 (8.42%) LoadRunner
5 7 (7.37%) Rational Performance Tester
6 3 (3.16%) WebDriver
General
1 44 (46.32%) Finance
2 18 (18.95%) Telecoms
3 13 (13.68%) Banking
4 10 (10.53%) Retail
5 8 (8.42%) Billing
5 8 (8.42%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.05%) Legal
6 1 (1.05%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.11%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.37%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (6.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.42%) Linux
2 2 (2.11%) Windows
3 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (38.95%) Test Management
2 30 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (29.47%) Test Planning
4 26 (27.37%) Software Testing
5 23 (24.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (22.11%) Mentoring
7 19 (20.00%) CRM
8 18 (18.95%) Line Management
8 18 (18.95%) Test Strategy
9 12 (12.63%) PRINCE2
10 11 (11.58%) Change Management
10 11 (11.58%) E-business
10 11 (11.58%) Performance Testing
11 10 (10.53%) Test Scripting
11 10 (10.53%) Project Management
12 9 (9.47%) Scrum
13 8 (8.42%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (8.42%) Service Delivery
14 7 (7.37%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (7.37%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.47%) SQL
2 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.05%) C
2 1 (1.05%) C#
2 1 (1.05%) PHP
Qualifications
1 43 (45.26%) ISEB
2 36 (37.89%) ISTQB
3 23 (24.21%) Degree
4 22 (23.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (14.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 8 (8.42%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (4.21%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.21%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.68%) QA
2 7 (7.37%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (27.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (18.95%) HP
2 9 (9.47%) VMware
3 7 (7.37%) IBM
4 3 (3.16%) Huawei
5 1 (1.05%) Capita
Reading, Berkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 per annum + Company shares
Posted: 7 hours ago