The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland 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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 92 143 154
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 71 17 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.09% 0.54% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.19% 0.57% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 59 5 4
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £49,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,100 £45,300
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £45,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Test Manager
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3247 3007 3040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.75% 94.89% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2051 1931 2102
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Scotland region.

Test Manager Salary Trend in Scotland

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in Scotland

Test Manager
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stirling - 32 £48,500 -
Edinburgh +6 29 £52,500 +16.66% 3
Glasgow +3 8 £41,500 +3.75%
Test Manager
UK

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 43 (41.75%) Finance
1 43 (41.75%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (40.78%) Test Management
3 36 (34.95%) QA
4 34 (33.01%) ISTQB
5 28 (27.18%) ISEB
6 25 (24.27%) Selenium
7 24 (23.30%) HP Quality Center
8 23 (22.33%) Test Strategy
9 22 (21.36%) QuickTest Pro
10 21 (20.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (14.56%) JIRA
11 15 (14.56%) Line Management
11 15 (14.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (13.59%) HP
13 13 (12.62%) Banking
13 13 (12.62%) Mobile App
13 13 (12.62%) Waterfall
14 12 (11.65%) Test Planning
14 12 (11.65%) Automated Testing
14 12 (11.65%) LoadRunner
15 11 (10.68%) SQL
15 11 (10.68%) People Management
16 10 (9.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 10 (9.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 9 (8.74%) Release Management
17 9 (8.74%) Data Warehouse
17 9 (8.74%) Business Intelligence
17 9 (8.74%) Project Management
17 9 (8.74%) Software Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (2.91%) MTS
2 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.97%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.74%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.97%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 25 (24.27%) Selenium
2 22 (21.36%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (14.56%) JIRA
4 12 (11.65%) LoadRunner
5 7 (6.80%) FogBugz
5 7 (6.80%) Fiddler
5 7 (6.80%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.94%) Cucumber
General
1 43 (41.75%) Finance
2 13 (12.62%) Banking
3 5 (4.85%) Retail
4 3 (2.91%) Legal
5 2 (1.94%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.94%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 3 (2.91%) WinForms
2 2 (1.94%) .NET
3 1 (0.97%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.62%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.94%) Derivative
3 2 (1.94%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (1.94%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.91%) UNIX
1 3 (2.91%) Linux
2 2 (1.94%) Android
2 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (41.75%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (40.78%) Test Management
3 23 (22.33%) Test Strategy
4 21 (20.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (14.56%) Line Management
5 15 (14.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (12.62%) Waterfall
7 12 (11.65%) Test Planning
7 12 (11.65%) Automated Testing
8 11 (10.68%) People Management
9 9 (8.74%) Release Management
9 9 (8.74%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (8.74%) Project Management
9 9 (8.74%) Software Testing
10 8 (7.77%) Change Management
10 8 (7.77%) Six Sigma
10 8 (7.77%) Automation Testing
11 7 (6.80%) Mentoring
11 7 (6.80%) Lean Six Sigma
11 7 (6.80%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.68%) SQL
2 5 (4.85%) Ruby
2 5 (4.85%) Python
2 5 (4.85%) JavaScript
2 5 (4.85%) Perl
3 3 (2.91%) C#
Qualifications
1 34 (33.01%) ISTQB
2 28 (27.18%) ISEB
3 10 (9.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (9.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (4.85%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (3.88%) Degree
6 3 (2.91%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.91%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (34.95%) QA
Systems Management
1 24 (23.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.97%) Foglight
Vendors
1 14 (13.59%) HP
2 8 (7.77%) Informatica
2 8 (7.77%) Business Objects
3 5 (4.85%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.94%) Charles River
5 1 (0.97%) Capita
5 1 (0.97%) SAP
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