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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 299 311 320
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 142 117 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.65% 0.55% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.58% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 103 98 108
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,700 £39,750 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
20812 20072 21481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.58% 95.02% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 16304 16603 18379
Average salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.46% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £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 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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Berkshire +11 53 £49,125 -1.75% 5
West Sussex - 30 £60,000 - 2
Hampshire -14 25 £52,500 +5.00% 7
Buckinghamshire +16 16 £46,250 -7.50% 4
Surrey -6 11 £59,000 +12.38%
Kent +1 7 £57,500 -11.19%
Oxfordshire -1 1 £42,500 -20.93%
M4 Corridor - 1 £50,000 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 139 (44.98%) Finance
2 133 (43.04%) Test Strategy
3 124 (40.13%) Test Management
4 98 (31.72%) Software Testing
5 89 (28.80%) ISTQB
5 89 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
6 85 (27.51%) QA
7 71 (22.98%) ISEB
8 69 (22.33%) QuickTest Pro
9 65 (21.04%) Security Cleared
10 63 (20.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 62 (20.06%) SQL
12 61 (19.74%) HP
13 59 (19.09%) HP Quality Center
14 58 (18.77%) SC Cleared
15 47 (15.21%) Test Planning
16 45 (14.56%) Banking
17 39 (12.62%) Advertising
18 38 (12.30%) Oracle
18 38 (12.30%) UNIX
19 37 (11.97%) Stakeholder Management
20 36 (11.65%) Automated Testing
21 32 (10.36%) PRINCE2
21 32 (10.36%) SQL Server
22 31 (10.03%) Validation
23 30 (9.71%) Test Automation
24 29 (9.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 29 (9.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 29 (9.39%) Telecoms
24 29 (9.39%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (1.62%) IIS
4 3 (0.97%) Confluence
5 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.97%) MS Project
2 3 (0.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.65%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.36%) SQL Server
2 29 (9.39%) Data Warehouse
2 29 (9.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 29 (9.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (9.06%) Oracle Exadata
3 28 (9.06%) DataStage
4 27 (8.74%) SQLPlus
4 27 (8.74%) DB2
4 27 (8.74%) Oracle ODI
5 22 (7.12%) Relational Database
6 21 (6.80%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.27%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.29%) MySQL
9 1 (0.32%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 69 (22.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 27 (8.74%) Toad
2 27 (8.74%) Selenium
3 16 (5.18%) LoadRunner
4 13 (4.21%) TestDirector
5 12 (3.88%) JIRA
6 11 (3.56%) WebDriver
7 9 (2.91%) SilkPerformer
8 7 (2.27%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.94%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.62%) JMeter
10 5 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.29%) Bugzilla
11 4 (1.29%) Maven
12 3 (0.97%) JUnit
12 3 (0.97%) FitNesse
12 3 (0.97%) jMock
12 3 (0.97%) EasyMock
12 3 (0.97%) CruiseControl
12 3 (0.97%) Subversion
General
1 139 (44.98%) Finance
2 45 (14.56%) Banking
3 39 (12.62%) Advertising
4 29 (9.39%) Telecoms
5 25 (8.09%) Retail
6 13 (4.21%) Investment Banking
7 10 (3.24%) Billing
8 3 (0.97%) Marketing
9 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.32%) Games
9 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.32%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.91%) .NET
2 5 (1.62%) Web Services
3 4 (1.29%) XML
3 4 (1.29%) LAMP
4 2 (0.65%) SOAP
5 1 (0.32%) HTML
5 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.32%) XSL
5 1 (0.32%) J2ME
5 1 (0.32%) WCF
5 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.06%) Mainframe
2 20 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.85%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.59%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.62%) User Experience
7 4 (1.29%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.97%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.97%) Statistics
9 2 (0.65%) EFT
10 1 (0.32%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.32%) EMV
10 1 (0.32%) BBC
10 1 (0.32%) Replication
10 1 (0.32%) CESG
10 1 (0.32%) iPad
10 1 (0.32%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 38 (12.30%) UNIX
2 24 (7.77%) Windows
3 17 (5.50%) Linux
4 14 (4.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.94%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.94%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.62%) Windows NT
7 3 (0.97%) Solaris
8 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (43.04%) Test Strategy
2 124 (40.13%) Test Management
3 98 (31.72%) Software Testing
4 89 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (20.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 47 (15.21%) Test Planning
7 37 (11.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (11.65%) Automated Testing
9 32 (10.36%) PRINCE2
10 31 (10.03%) Validation
11 30 (9.71%) Test Automation
12 29 (9.39%) ETL
12 29 (9.39%) Business Intelligence
13 27 (8.74%) Data Validation
14 24 (7.77%) Integration Testing
14 24 (7.77%) Performance Testing
15 23 (7.44%) Risk Management
16 22 (7.12%) ITIL
16 22 (7.12%) Automation Testing
17 20 (6.47%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 62 (20.06%) SQL
2 27 (8.74%) PL/SQL
3 23 (7.44%) Java
4 12 (3.88%) C#
5 6 (1.94%) R
6 5 (1.62%) VBScript
6 5 (1.62%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.29%) PHP
8 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.65%) C
10 1 (0.32%) Perl
10 1 (0.32%) C++
10 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 89 (28.80%) ISTQB
2 71 (22.98%) ISEB
3 65 (21.04%) Security Cleared
4 58 (18.77%) SC Cleared
5 25 (8.09%) Degree
6 19 (6.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 16 (5.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 15 (4.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 11 (3.56%) DV Cleared
9 11 (3.56%) ISEB Practitioner
10 10 (3.24%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.32%) MCITP
11 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.32%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (27.51%) QA
2 10 (3.24%) SLA
3 3 (0.97%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.94%) VMware ESX
2 3 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 59 (19.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 61 (19.74%) HP
2 38 (12.30%) Oracle
3 28 (9.06%) Business Objects
3 28 (9.06%) Cognos
4 15 (4.85%) VMware
4 15 (4.85%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.27%) Capita
5 7 (2.27%) Fujitsu
6 3 (0.97%) Altova
6 3 (0.97%) Empirix
6 3 (0.97%) NetApp
7 1 (0.32%) Remedy
7 1 (0.32%) IBM
7 1 (0.32%) Green Hat
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