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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 303 305 341
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 140 116 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.68% 0.55% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.58% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 101 90 74
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £66,500 £65,000
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
19672 19886 20592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.23% 94.65% 95.06%
Number of salaries quoted 16061 15756 17485
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 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £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 March 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 March 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
(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 +49 65 £57,500 +21.05% 6
Surrey +18 25 £50,000 -16.66% 7
Hampshire -11 20 £57,500 +35.29% 4
Buckinghamshire 0 12 £51,250 +2.50% 1
Oxfordshire -4 6 £44,000 -20.00%
East Sussex -37 6 £45,000 -5.26% 1
West Sussex -2 5 £36,450 -33.72%
Kent +6 1 £47,500 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 123 (41.69%) Test Management
2 108 (36.61%) Finance
3 94 (31.86%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (31.19%) ISEB
5 85 (28.81%) Test Strategy
6 84 (28.47%) ISTQB
7 81 (27.46%) HP
8 69 (23.39%) Selenium
8 69 (23.39%) HP Quality Center
9 68 (23.05%) QA
10 61 (20.68%) Software Testing
11 50 (16.95%) User Acceptance Testing
12 48 (16.27%) Performance Testing
12 48 (16.27%) QuickTest Pro
13 40 (13.56%) Degree
14 38 (12.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 38 (12.88%) SQL
15 37 (12.54%) Analytical Skills
16 36 (12.20%) Telecoms
17 34 (11.53%) Banking
17 34 (11.53%) Line Management
18 33 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
19 32 (10.85%) LoadRunner
19 32 (10.85%) System Testing
20 31 (10.51%) Mentoring
21 29 (9.83%) Test Automation
22 28 (9.49%) Test Planning
23 27 (9.15%) Test Scripting
23 27 (9.15%) SQL Server
24 26 (8.81%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 3 (1.02%) Apache
2 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (2.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.34%) MS Project
2 1 (0.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.71%) MVNO
2 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.34%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.76%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (5.42%) DataStage
3 16 (5.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (5.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (5.42%) Oracle Exadata
4 15 (5.08%) Oracle ODI
4 15 (5.08%) Relational Database
4 15 (5.08%) SQLPlus
4 15 (5.08%) RDBMS
4 15 (5.08%) DB2
5 3 (1.02%) MS Access
6 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.34%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 69 (23.39%) Selenium
2 48 (16.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 32 (10.85%) LoadRunner
4 22 (7.46%) Cucumber
5 15 (5.08%) Toad
5 15 (5.08%) JIRA
6 11 (3.73%) JMeter
7 8 (2.71%) Rational Performance Tester
8 5 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.69%) LoadUI
8 5 (1.69%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.02%) SilkPerformer
9 3 (1.02%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.34%) JUnit
10 1 (0.34%) WinRunner
10 1 (0.34%) NUnit
10 1 (0.34%) Rational Robot
10 1 (0.34%) WebLOAD
10 1 (0.34%) JBehave
10 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
General
1 108 (36.61%) Finance
2 36 (12.20%) Telecoms
3 34 (11.53%) Banking
4 25 (8.47%) Retail
5 12 (4.07%) Aerospace
6 10 (3.39%) Billing
7 8 (2.71%) Advertising
8 7 (2.37%) Marketing
9 6 (2.03%) Automotive
10 3 (1.02%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.68%) Publishing
12 1 (0.34%) Electronics
12 1 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.71%) Middleware
2 4 (1.36%) .NET
3 3 (1.02%) HTML
4 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.54%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.42%) Mainframe
3 10 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.37%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.03%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.03%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.69%) Statistics
6 5 (1.69%) Visualisation
6 5 (1.69%) Open Source
7 3 (1.02%) iSeries
7 3 (1.02%) Learning Management System
7 3 (1.02%) E-Learning
8 2 (0.68%) EFT
8 2 (0.68%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.68%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.68%) New Media
9 1 (0.34%) DTV
9 1 (0.34%) EPoS
9 1 (0.34%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.10%) UNIX
2 17 (5.76%) Linux
3 4 (1.36%) Windows
3 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.02%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.02%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (41.69%) Test Management
2 94 (31.86%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (28.81%) Test Strategy
4 61 (20.68%) Software Testing
5 50 (16.95%) User Acceptance Testing
6 48 (16.27%) Performance Testing
7 34 (11.53%) Line Management
8 33 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (10.85%) System Testing
10 31 (10.51%) Mentoring
11 29 (9.83%) Test Automation
12 28 (9.49%) Test Planning
13 27 (9.15%) Test Scripting
14 26 (8.81%) Scrum
15 25 (8.47%) Automation Testing
16 23 (7.80%) PRINCE2
17 22 (7.46%) Automated Testing
18 21 (7.12%) CRM
18 21 (7.12%) Integration Testing
19 20 (6.78%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (12.88%) SQL
2 15 (5.08%) PL/SQL
3 9 (3.05%) R
4 6 (2.03%) PHP
5 4 (1.36%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.02%) C
6 3 (1.02%) Java
6 3 (1.02%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.02%) RPG
7 1 (0.34%) Perl
7 1 (0.34%) C#
7 1 (0.34%) Python
7 1 (0.34%) Tcl
7 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 92 (31.19%) ISEB
2 84 (28.47%) ISTQB
3 40 (13.56%) Degree
4 38 (12.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 23 (7.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 13 (4.41%) Security Cleared
7 11 (3.73%) SC Cleared
8 10 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 9 (3.05%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (1.02%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.68%) VCP4
12 1 (0.34%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (23.05%) QA
2 10 (3.39%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.02%) VMware ESX
1 3 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.34%) vSphere
2 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 69 (23.39%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.02%) cPanel
Vendors
1 81 (27.46%) HP
2 19 (6.44%) Oracle
3 17 (5.76%) Cognos
4 16 (5.42%) Business Objects
5 15 (5.08%) Microsoft
6 13 (4.41%) VMware
7 12 (4.07%) IBM
8 7 (2.37%) Capita
9 3 (1.02%) Huawei
9 3 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.02%) SAP
10 2 (0.68%) Adobe
10 2 (0.68%) Marketo
11 1 (0.34%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.34%) Fujitsu
11 1 (0.34%) NetApp
Reading, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Insurance
Posted: 14 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + On application
Posted: 15 hours ago
Surrey
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + On application
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe
Church International
Salary: £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £52500 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Reigate
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Depending on experience
Posted: 21 days ago
Maidenhead
Sovereign Business Resources
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago