The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 312 332 330
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 126 96 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.45% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.48% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 82 85 95
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Test Manager
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20563 20090 21958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.45% 94.87% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 16586 16149 19149
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Test Manager
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Test Manager Salary Trend in the South East

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Manager across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in the South East

Test Manager
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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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
Berkshire +60 64 £55,000 -6.77% 4
Surrey +9 17 £47,500 -20.83% 1
Hampshire -27 14 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Buckinghamshire +12 12 £50,000 +33.33% 1
West Sussex - 12 £60,000 -
Oxfordshire 0 4 £42,500 -34.61%
East Sussex -37 3 £46,500 -7.00% 2
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 138 (50.00%) Test Management
2 115 (41.67%) Finance
3 96 (34.78%) ISEB
4 85 (30.80%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (29.35%) ISTQB
6 80 (28.99%) HP
7 77 (27.90%) Test Strategy
8 70 (25.36%) Software Testing
9 69 (25.00%) SQL
10 63 (22.83%) HP Quality Center
11 59 (21.38%) QuickTest Pro
12 45 (16.30%) Banking
12 45 (16.30%) QA
13 43 (15.58%) SQL Server
13 43 (15.58%) Selenium
14 41 (14.86%) Stakeholder Management
15 40 (14.49%) Telecoms
15 40 (14.49%) Test Planning
15 40 (14.49%) Mentoring
16 39 (14.13%) UNIX
16 39 (14.13%) Degree
17 38 (13.77%) Oracle
17 38 (13.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 37 (13.41%) Validation
19 36 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
19 36 (13.04%) ETL
19 36 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
20 35 (12.68%) Business Objects
20 35 (12.68%) Cognos
20 35 (12.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 (1.09%) Apache
2 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.36%) SAS
2 1 (0.36%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (1.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.09%) MS Project
2 3 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (3.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.90%) MVNO
2 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (15.58%) SQL Server
2 36 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (12.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 35 (12.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (12.32%) Oracle Exadata
4 34 (12.32%) DataStage
5 33 (11.96%) SQLPlus
5 33 (11.96%) DB2
5 33 (11.96%) Oracle ODI
6 30 (10.87%) Relational Database
7 29 (10.51%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.45%) MySQL
9 1 (0.36%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 59 (21.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 43 (15.58%) Selenium
3 33 (11.96%) Toad
4 17 (6.16%) Cucumber
5 13 (4.71%) LoadRunner
6 10 (3.62%) JIRA
7 8 (2.90%) WebDriver
8 6 (2.17%) SilkPerformer
9 5 (1.81%) TestDirector
9 5 (1.81%) JMeter
10 4 (1.45%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.09%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.72%) Rational Performance Tester
12 2 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.36%) JBehave
13 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
13 1 (0.36%) WebLOAD
13 1 (0.36%) JUnit
13 1 (0.36%) WinRunner
13 1 (0.36%) NUnit
General
1 115 (41.67%) Finance
2 45 (16.30%) Banking
3 40 (14.49%) Telecoms
4 25 (9.06%) Retail
5 22 (7.97%) Advertising
6 17 (6.16%) Billing
7 9 (3.26%) Aerospace
8 6 (2.17%) Automotive
9 2 (0.72%) Publishing
9 2 (0.72%) Marketing
10 1 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.36%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.81%) Web Services
2 4 (1.45%) LAMP
3 3 (1.09%) HTML
3 3 (1.09%) .NET
4 2 (0.72%) Middleware
5 1 (0.36%) WCF
5 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.32%) Mainframe
2 31 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.80%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.17%) Statistics
5 6 (2.17%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.45%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.09%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.72%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.72%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.36%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.36%) BBC
9 1 (0.36%) Replication
9 1 (0.36%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.36%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 39 (14.13%) UNIX
2 27 (9.78%) Linux
3 12 (4.35%) Windows
4 10 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.17%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.17%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (50.00%) Test Management
2 85 (30.80%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (27.90%) Test Strategy
4 70 (25.36%) Software Testing
5 41 (14.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 40 (14.49%) Test Planning
6 40 (14.49%) Mentoring
7 37 (13.41%) Validation
8 36 (13.04%) ETL
8 36 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
9 33 (11.96%) Data Validation
10 32 (11.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 32 (11.59%) Performance Testing
11 30 (10.87%) Line Management
12 29 (10.51%) CRM
13 25 (9.06%) PRINCE2
14 24 (8.70%) Test Automation
15 23 (8.33%) Scrum
16 19 (6.88%) Automated Testing
16 19 (6.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 69 (25.00%) SQL
2 33 (11.96%) PL/SQL
3 13 (4.71%) R
4 8 (2.90%) PHP
5 7 (2.54%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.17%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.17%) Java
7 4 (1.45%) C#
8 3 (1.09%) C
9 1 (0.36%) Perl
9 1 (0.36%) Python
9 1 (0.36%) Tcl
9 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 96 (34.78%) ISEB
2 81 (29.35%) ISTQB
3 39 (14.13%) Degree
4 38 (13.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 28 (10.14%) Security Cleared
6 25 (9.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 24 (8.70%) SC Cleared
8 16 (5.80%) ISEB Practitioner
9 9 (3.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (2.90%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.36%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.36%) MCITP
11 1 (0.36%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (16.30%) QA
2 16 (5.80%) SLA
3 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (2.17%) VMware ESX
2 5 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 63 (22.83%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.09%) cPanel
Vendors
1 80 (28.99%) HP
2 38 (13.77%) Oracle
3 35 (12.68%) Business Objects
3 35 (12.68%) Cognos
4 23 (8.33%) VMware
5 6 (2.17%) Capita
5 6 (2.17%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.45%) Fujitsu
7 3 (1.09%) Huawei
7 3 (1.09%) NetApp
7 3 (1.09%) IBM
8 2 (0.72%) Adobe
8 2 (0.72%) Marketo
9 1 (0.36%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.36%) Remedy
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