The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South East region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 291 361 324
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 115 117 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.71% 0.54% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.55% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 101 102 100
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,600 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £63,205
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
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
15632 21105 21521
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.85% 97.02% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 13034 17814 17136
Median salary £44,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.32% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +19 36 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Berkshire +18 28 £57,000 +3.63% 1
Buckinghamshire +25 18 £57,500 +9.52% 3
Kent +21 17 £46,250 +2.77% 1
East Sussex +33 7 £50,000 +13.63% 1
Surrey +17 6 £52,500 -12.50% 1
Oxfordshire +23 4 £42,250 -15.50% 1
West Sussex +22 1 £42,500 -26.08% 2
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, Test Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 110 (42.80%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (40.08%) Test Management
3 96 (37.35%) Test Strategy
4 92 (35.80%) Software Testing
5 91 (35.41%) ISTQB
6 86 (33.46%) HP
7 85 (33.07%) HP Quality Center
8 83 (32.30%) Finance
9 78 (30.35%) Mentoring
10 63 (24.51%) Stakeholder Management
11 58 (22.57%) SDLC
12 55 (21.40%) ISEB
13 49 (19.07%) Line Management
14 48 (18.68%) User Acceptance Testing
15 47 (18.29%) Waterfall
16 46 (17.90%) Degree
16 46 (17.90%) People Management
17 44 (17.12%) Test Automation
17 44 (17.12%) LoadRunner
18 43 (16.73%) Project Management
19 42 (16.34%) Selenium
20 41 (15.95%) Process Improvement
21 38 (14.79%) QA
22 34 (13.23%) Performance Testing
23 30 (11.67%) V-Model
24 29 (11.28%) Supplier Management
25 28 (10.89%) Test Scripting
25 28 (10.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
26 26 (10.12%) Automated Testing
27 25 (9.73%) HP UFT

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (7.39%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.28%) Confluence
3 4 (1.56%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 21 (8.17%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.67%) MS Office
2 12 (4.67%) MS Project
3 11 (4.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (4.28%) SAP CO
1 11 (4.28%) SAP FI
1 11 (4.28%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.78%) Maximo
2 2 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.39%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.56%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.78%) Sage Pay
3 1 (0.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.56%) Ethernet
1 4 (1.56%) LAN
1 4 (1.56%) WAN
2 3 (1.17%) Firewall
3 2 (0.78%) ATM
3 2 (0.78%) SAN
4 1 (0.39%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (0.39%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (0.39%) CTI
4 1 (0.39%) Intranet
4 1 (0.39%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.95%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.39%) DB2
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.39%) SAP BW
2 1 (0.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 44 (17.12%) LoadRunner
2 42 (16.34%) Selenium
3 25 (9.73%) HP UFT
4 24 (9.34%) JIRA
5 15 (5.84%) JMeter
6 9 (3.50%) WebDriver
7 7 (2.72%) Ranorex
8 6 (2.33%) Bugzilla
8 6 (2.33%) Testopia
9 4 (1.56%) JUnit
9 4 (1.56%) Rational Performance Tester
9 4 (1.56%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.56%) TestNG
10 3 (1.17%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.78%) Zephyr
12 1 (0.39%) NeoLoad
12 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 83 (32.30%) Finance
2 23 (8.95%) Banking
3 8 (3.11%) Electronics
3 8 (3.11%) Legal
4 6 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.17%) Retail
6 1 (0.39%) Advertising
6 1 (0.39%) Automotive
6 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.39%) Local Government
6 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.72%) Middleware
2 5 (1.95%) HTML
3 4 (1.56%) .NET
4 3 (1.17%) HTML5
4 3 (1.17%) SOAP
5 2 (0.78%) XML
5 2 (0.78%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.39%) RESTful
6 1 (0.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.56%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.56%) Social Media
4 3 (1.17%) Driving Licence
5 2 (0.78%) APACS
5 2 (0.78%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (0.78%) EFT
5 2 (0.78%) EFTPOS
5 2 (0.78%) EMV
5 2 (0.78%) EPoS
5 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.78%) SCADA
5 2 (0.78%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.39%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.39%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.39%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.39%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.39%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.06%) Windows
2 3 (1.17%) Unix
3 2 (0.78%) AIX
4 1 (0.39%) Linux
4 1 (0.39%) Solaris
4 1 (0.39%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (42.80%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (40.08%) Test Management
3 96 (37.35%) Test Strategy
4 92 (35.80%) Software Testing
5 78 (30.35%) Mentoring
6 63 (24.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 58 (22.57%) SDLC
8 49 (19.07%) Line Management
9 48 (18.68%) User Acceptance Testing
10 47 (18.29%) Waterfall
11 46 (17.90%) People Management
12 44 (17.12%) Test Automation
13 43 (16.73%) Project Management
14 41 (15.95%) Process Improvement
15 34 (13.23%) Performance Testing
16 30 (11.67%) V-Model
17 29 (11.28%) Supplier Management
18 28 (10.89%) Test Scripting
19 26 (10.12%) Automated Testing
20 24 (9.34%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.84%) C#
2 14 (5.45%) Java
3 7 (2.72%) Ruby
4 5 (1.95%) SQL
5 4 (1.56%) Perl
6 2 (0.78%) Groovy
7 1 (0.39%) C++
7 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 91 (35.41%) ISTQB
2 55 (21.40%) ISEB
3 46 (17.90%) Degree
4 28 (10.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 16 (6.23%) ISEB Practitioner
6 12 (4.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (3.50%) Security Cleared
8 7 (2.72%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.39%) CCNA
10 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.39%) HND
10 1 (0.39%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (14.79%) QA
2 3 (1.17%) COSO
3 2 (0.78%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 85 (33.07%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.17%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (1.17%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.39%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.39%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 86 (33.46%) HP
2 23 (8.95%) SAP
3 15 (5.84%) Oracle
4 12 (4.67%) Microsoft
5 9 (3.50%) Remedy
6 8 (3.11%) EMC
7 6 (2.33%) IBM
8 5 (1.95%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.56%) Ariba
9 4 (1.56%) SOASTA, Inc
10 3 (1.17%) Capita
10 3 (1.17%) Citrix
11 2 (0.78%) Riverbed
11 2 (0.78%) Sage
11 2 (0.78%) Syclo
11 2 (0.78%) TSYS
11 2 (0.78%) VeriFone
11 2 (0.78%) VocaLink
11 2 (0.78%) webMethods
11 2 (0.78%) Wincor Nixdorf
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