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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 122 113 103
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 11 32 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.51% 1.29% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 1.40% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 11 17 31
Average salary £55,000 £48,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.98% -3.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £36,600 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £67,400 £59,000
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
2008 2281 2125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 93.79% 91.94% 93.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1613 1613 1688
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 2015.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in Reading

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 18 (78.26%) QA
2 14 (60.87%) Finance
3 11 (47.83%) Software Testing
4 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (43.48%) Test Management
5 9 (39.13%) Banking
6 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
6 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
6 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
6 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
6 8 (34.78%) Telecoms
7 7 (30.43%) ISEB
7 7 (30.43%) Visual Studio
7 7 (30.43%) SQL
7 7 (30.43%) Degree
7 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
7 7 (30.43%) Test Strategy
7 7 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
8 6 (26.09%) Scrum
8 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (21.74%) HTTPS
9 5 (21.74%) HP
9 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
10 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
10 4 (17.39%) Java
10 4 (17.39%) Selenium
11 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) HTTPS
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Visual Studio
1 7 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (17.39%) Selenium
3 3 (13.04%) TestDirector
3 3 (13.04%) QADirector
General
1 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 9 (39.13%) Banking
3 8 (34.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Software Testing
2 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Test Management
3 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
3 7 (30.43%) Test Strategy
4 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Scrum
5 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
7 3 (13.04%) People Management
7 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
9 1 (4.35%) Compatibility Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
9 1 (4.35%) Project Management
9 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
2 7 (30.43%) Degree
2 7 (30.43%) ISEB
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (78.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) HP
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Car,benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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