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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 135 124 137
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 19 22 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.77% 0.91% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.97% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 17 12 2
Average salary £55,000 £51,250 £64,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.31% -19.92%
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
2286 2266 2038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 92.59% 93.25% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1571 1689 1637
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,000
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 28 April 2015.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 28 (46.67%) ISEB
2 26 (43.33%) ISTQB
3 23 (38.33%) Finance
4 21 (35.00%) Test Strategy
5 19 (31.67%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (31.67%) HP
6 18 (30.00%) Degree
7 16 (26.67%) Performance Testing
7 16 (26.67%) Test Management
7 16 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (25.00%) Test Planning
8 15 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 14 (23.33%) Line Management
10 13 (21.67%) Mentoring
11 12 (20.00%) QA
11 12 (20.00%) Selenium
12 11 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
13 10 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
14 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
14 9 (15.00%) Banking
14 9 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (13.33%) IBM
15 8 (13.33%) LoadRunner
15 8 (13.33%) Middleware
15 8 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
15 8 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (13.33%) Rational Performance Tester
15 8 (13.33%) Telecoms

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) HTTPS
2 2 (3.33%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (20.00%) Selenium
2 8 (13.33%) Rational Performance Tester
2 8 (13.33%) LoadRunner
3 7 (11.67%) Cucumber
3 7 (11.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 5 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (38.33%) Finance
2 9 (15.00%) Banking
3 8 (13.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.00%) Retail
5 2 (3.33%) Billing
5 2 (3.33%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.67%) Local Government
6 1 (1.67%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.00%) Test Strategy
2 16 (26.67%) Performance Testing
2 16 (26.67%) Test Management
3 15 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 15 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 14 (23.33%) Line Management
5 13 (21.67%) Mentoring
6 11 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
8 9 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
9 8 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (11.67%) Change Management
11 6 (10.00%) PRINCE2
11 6 (10.00%) CRM
12 5 (8.33%) Scrum
12 5 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (6.67%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.67%) SQL
2 2 (3.33%) Java
2 2 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (46.67%) ISEB
2 26 (43.33%) ISTQB
3 18 (30.00%) Degree
4 10 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (11.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 19 (31.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (31.67%) HP
2 8 (13.33%) IBM
3 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.33%) VMware
5 1 (1.67%) Capita
5 1 (1.67%) Huawei
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago