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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 128 116 126
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 16 20 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.69% 0.85% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.92% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 15 9 2
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £64,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -14.06%
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+3.00% -
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
2175 2179 2064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 93.83% 92.61% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1580 1585 1676
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,874 £29,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £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 27 May 2015.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 24 (48.98%) ISEB
1 24 (48.98%) ISTQB
2 23 (46.94%) Test Strategy
3 20 (40.82%) Finance
4 19 (38.78%) HP
5 17 (34.69%) HP Quality Center
6 15 (30.61%) Performance Testing
7 14 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (26.53%) Test Management
8 13 (26.53%) Degree
9 12 (24.49%) QA
9 12 (24.49%) Selenium
9 12 (24.49%) Test Planning
10 10 (20.41%) Line Management
10 10 (20.41%) Mentoring
10 10 (20.41%) Knowledge Management
10 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
11 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (18.37%) Test Automation
12 8 (16.33%) Rational Performance Tester
12 8 (16.33%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (16.33%) Middleware
12 8 (16.33%) LoadRunner
12 8 (16.33%) IBM
12 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (12.24%) Test Scripting
13 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
13 6 (12.24%) QuickTest Pro
13 6 (12.24%) PRINCE2

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Selenium
2 8 (16.33%) Rational Performance Tester
2 8 (16.33%) LoadRunner
3 6 (12.24%) Cucumber
3 6 (12.24%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (10.20%) Visual Studio
4 5 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (6.12%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (40.82%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Banking
3 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) Test Strategy
2 15 (30.61%) Performance Testing
3 13 (26.53%) Test Management
4 12 (24.49%) Test Planning
5 10 (20.41%) Line Management
5 10 (20.41%) Mentoring
5 10 (20.41%) Knowledge Management
5 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
6 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (18.37%) Test Automation
7 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (16.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (12.24%) PRINCE2
8 6 (12.24%) Change Management
8 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (12.24%) Test Scripting
9 4 (8.16%) Project Planning
9 4 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (6.12%) Scrum
10 3 (6.12%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) SQL
2 3 (6.12%) Java
3 2 (4.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (48.98%) ISTQB
1 24 (48.98%) ISEB
2 13 (26.53%) Degree
3 6 (12.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (12.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (8.16%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.49%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (34.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (38.78%) HP
2 8 (16.33%) IBM
3 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.04%) Capita