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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 292 304 309
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 158 159 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.74% 0.69% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.73% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 129 124 97
Average salary £52,500 £54,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.66% +3.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +3.09%
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
20215 21812 21135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.24% 94.96% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 16514 17701 17512
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +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 £60,000
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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 +22 57 £65,000 +60.49% 4
Buckinghamshire +20 33 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Surrey -9 24 £42,500 -19.04%
Hampshire -12 17 £45,625 -9.65% 4
Oxfordshire +8 14 £48,750 -7.58%
Kent -2 7 £40,000 -27.27% 2
West Sussex -21 3 £40,000 -30.43%
Home Counties - 3 £55,000 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 141 (42.09%) Finance
2 133 (39.70%) Test Management
3 108 (32.24%) Test Strategy
4 101 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
5 90 (26.87%) ISTQB
6 85 (25.37%) QA
7 83 (24.78%) Selenium
8 71 (21.19%) User Acceptance Testing
9 67 (20.00%) Software Testing
9 67 (20.00%) ISEB
10 65 (19.40%) HP
11 62 (18.51%) Microsoft
12 60 (17.91%) Test Automation
13 56 (16.72%) HP Quality Center
14 52 (15.52%) Performance Testing
15 46 (13.73%) Test Scripting
16 45 (13.43%) SDLC
17 44 (13.13%) HP UFT
18 42 (12.54%) Line Management
19 38 (11.34%) System Testing
19 38 (11.34%) Degree
19 38 (11.34%) JIRA
20 36 (10.75%) PRINCE2
21 31 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
21 31 (9.25%) Security Cleared
22 30 (8.96%) Telecoms
22 30 (8.96%) People Management
23 29 (8.66%) Mentoring
24 28 (8.36%) Project Management
24 28 (8.36%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 8 (2.39%) Apache
2 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.30%) SAS
2 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (5.67%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.88%) MS Office
3 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Summit
1 2 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.39%) LDAP
1 8 (2.39%) DMZ
1 8 (2.39%) Firewall
2 4 (1.19%) Network Security
2 4 (1.19%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.88%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.90%) MS Access
5 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.30%) Big Data
5 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 83 (24.78%) Selenium
2 44 (13.13%) HP UFT
3 38 (11.34%) JIRA
4 28 (8.36%) LoadRunner
5 17 (5.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (4.18%) Cucumber
7 11 (3.28%) WebDriver
8 10 (2.99%) Visual Studio
9 7 (2.09%) JMeter
10 6 (1.79%) Subversion
10 6 (1.79%) Hudson
11 5 (1.49%) Rational Performance Tester
12 4 (1.19%) Jenkins
12 4 (1.19%) LoadUI
13 3 (0.90%) SoapUI
13 3 (0.90%) Git (software)
13 3 (0.90%) Maven
13 3 (0.90%) Ant
13 3 (0.90%) Bugzilla
14 2 (0.60%) SilkTest
General
1 141 (42.09%) Finance
2 30 (8.96%) Telecoms
3 17 (5.07%) Banking
4 13 (3.88%) Retail
5 9 (2.69%) Marketing
6 7 (2.09%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.90%) Automotive
7 3 (0.90%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.60%) Advertising
8 2 (0.60%) Electronics
8 2 (0.60%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.30%) Legal
9 1 (0.30%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.88%) .NET
2 11 (3.28%) XML
2 11 (3.28%) Middleware
3 9 (2.69%) HTML
3 9 (2.69%) Web Services
3 9 (2.69%) CSS
4 8 (2.39%) RESTful
5 4 (1.19%) WPF
6 3 (0.90%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.60%) WCF
8 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.30%) SOAP
8 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.99%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.39%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.19%) iSeries
4 4 (1.19%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.60%) EFT
5 2 (0.60%) DTV
5 2 (0.60%) New Media
5 2 (0.60%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.30%) EPoS
6 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.30%) User Experience
6 1 (0.30%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.30%) AS400
6 1 (0.30%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.30%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.28%) Linux
2 10 (2.99%) Windows
3 8 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (2.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 3 (0.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (39.70%) Test Management
2 108 (32.24%) Test Strategy
3 101 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (21.19%) User Acceptance Testing
5 67 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 60 (17.91%) Test Automation
7 52 (15.52%) Performance Testing
8 46 (13.73%) Test Scripting
9 45 (13.43%) SDLC
10 42 (12.54%) Line Management
11 38 (11.34%) System Testing
12 36 (10.75%) PRINCE2
13 31 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
14 30 (8.96%) People Management
15 29 (8.66%) Mentoring
16 28 (8.36%) Project Management
16 28 (8.36%) Integration Testing
17 27 (8.06%) Automated Testing
17 27 (8.06%) Scrum
18 18 (5.37%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (8.06%) Java
2 25 (7.46%) SQL
3 10 (2.99%) C#
4 8 (2.39%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.49%) RPG
6 4 (1.19%) VBScript
7 3 (0.90%) VB
7 3 (0.90%) C
8 2 (0.60%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.60%) PHP
8 2 (0.60%) VBA
9 1 (0.30%) Python
9 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.30%) Ruby
9 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.30%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 90 (26.87%) ISTQB
2 67 (20.00%) ISEB
3 38 (11.34%) Degree
4 31 (9.25%) Security Cleared
5 21 (6.27%) SC Cleared
6 16 (4.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 11 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (2.99%) DV Cleared
8 10 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.90%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.90%) HND
11 3 (0.90%) CCNA
12 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (25.37%) QA
2 6 (1.79%) SLA
3 4 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.19%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 56 (16.72%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.69%) Nessus
2 9 (2.69%) Nmap
3 8 (2.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 65 (19.40%) HP
2 62 (18.51%) Microsoft
3 28 (8.36%) Oracle
4 17 (5.07%) IBM
5 16 (4.78%) BEA
6 9 (2.69%) Coverity
7 8 (2.39%) Atlassian
8 7 (2.09%) Capita
9 6 (1.79%) SAP
10 5 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.90%) Symbian
12 2 (0.60%) EMC
12 2 (0.60%) McAfee
12 2 (0.60%) Amdocs
12 2 (0.60%) JD Edwards
12 2 (0.60%) Computacenter
12 2 (0.60%) F5
13 1 (0.30%) Telerik
13 1 (0.30%) Remedy
13 1 (0.30%) BMC
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