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

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 295 324 292
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 169 138 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.79% 0.58% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.62% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 141 108 118
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,600 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £70,000
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
20384 22383 21365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.93% 94.80% 95.08%
Number of salaries quoted 16383 17917 17650
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 £64,000 £60,000 £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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +35 64 £65,000 +23.80% 2
Surrey +20 26 £46,500 -14.67% 3
Buckinghamshire +6 26 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Hampshire +1 25 £52,500 +11.70% 3
Oxfordshire +1 12 £44,000 -18.51% 1
Kent +20 10 £40,000 -11.11% 1
West Sussex -3 6 £38,950 -29.18%
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 104 (34.67%) Test Management
2 102 (34.00%) Finance
3 97 (32.33%) ISTQB
4 91 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
5 87 (29.00%) ISEB
6 82 (27.33%) Test Strategy
7 77 (25.67%) Selenium
8 75 (25.00%) QA
9 71 (23.67%) HP
10 64 (21.33%) HP Quality Center
11 60 (20.00%) Software Testing
12 54 (18.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 46 (15.33%) Performance Testing
14 44 (14.67%) Test Automation
14 44 (14.67%) QuickTest Pro
15 43 (14.33%) Line Management
16 39 (13.00%) Degree
17 38 (12.67%) PRINCE2
18 35 (11.67%) Test Scripting
19 33 (11.00%) Microsoft
20 32 (10.67%) System Testing
21 31 (10.33%) LoadRunner
22 29 (9.67%) SQL
22 29 (9.67%) Cucumber
22 29 (9.67%) Mentoring
22 29 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
23 28 (9.33%) Oracle
24 27 (9.00%) SQL Server
24 27 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
25 24 (8.00%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (2.67%) Apache
2 1 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.67%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.67%) DMZ
1 5 (1.67%) Firewall
1 5 (1.67%) LDAP
2 3 (1.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.67%) MVNO
4 1 (0.33%) Wireless
4 1 (0.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.67%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.67%) DataStage
5 5 (1.67%) SQLPlus
5 5 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.67%) Oracle Exadata
5 5 (1.67%) DB2
5 5 (1.67%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.67%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (1.00%) MS Access
7 1 (0.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 77 (25.67%) Selenium
2 44 (14.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 31 (10.33%) LoadRunner
4 29 (9.67%) Cucumber
5 18 (6.00%) JIRA
6 11 (3.67%) JMeter
6 11 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (2.67%) Rational Performance Tester
8 7 (2.33%) Visual Studio
9 6 (2.00%) Subversion
9 6 (2.00%) Hudson
10 5 (1.67%) WebDriver
10 5 (1.67%) LoadUI
10 5 (1.67%) Toad
11 3 (1.00%) Bugzilla
11 3 (1.00%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.67%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.67%) Ranorex
12 2 (0.67%) Ant
12 2 (0.67%) Maven
General
1 102 (34.00%) Finance
2 24 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 22 (7.33%) Banking
4 20 (6.67%) Retail
5 10 (3.33%) Marketing
6 6 (2.00%) Advertising
6 6 (2.00%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.67%) Automotive
8 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.00%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.67%) Billing
9 2 (0.67%) Publishing
9 2 (0.67%) Electronics
10 1 (0.33%) Legal
10 1 (0.33%) Local Government
10 1 (0.33%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.67%) Middleware
2 10 (3.33%) .NET
3 5 (1.67%) Web Services
3 5 (1.67%) RESTful
4 4 (1.33%) WPF
5 3 (1.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.00%) HTML
6 2 (0.67%) WCF
7 1 (0.33%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.33%) SOAP
7 1 (0.33%) XML
7 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.67%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.00%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.67%) Mainframe
5 5 (1.67%) Open Source
6 4 (1.33%) iSeries
7 3 (1.00%) Learning Management System
7 3 (1.00%) E-Learning
8 2 (0.67%) EFT
8 2 (0.67%) DTV
8 2 (0.67%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.67%) New Media
8 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.33%) User Experience
9 1 (0.33%) EPoS
9 1 (0.33%) IPTV
9 1 (0.33%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.00%) Linux
2 5 (1.67%) UNIX
2 5 (1.67%) Windows
2 5 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (1.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 3 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (34.67%) Test Management
2 91 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (27.33%) Test Strategy
4 60 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 54 (18.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 46 (15.33%) Performance Testing
7 44 (14.67%) Test Automation
8 43 (14.33%) Line Management
9 38 (12.67%) PRINCE2
10 35 (11.67%) Test Scripting
11 32 (10.67%) System Testing
12 29 (9.67%) Mentoring
13 27 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (8.00%) Integration Testing
15 23 (7.67%) Project Management
16 22 (7.33%) Automated Testing
16 22 (7.33%) Test Planning
17 21 (7.00%) People Management
18 20 (6.67%) Scrum
19 18 (6.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.67%) SQL
2 11 (3.67%) Java
3 8 (2.67%) C#
4 6 (2.00%) PHP
4 6 (2.00%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.67%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.33%) RPG
6 4 (1.33%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.00%) R
8 2 (0.67%) VBScript
8 2 (0.67%) VB
9 1 (0.33%) VBA
9 1 (0.33%) Python
9 1 (0.33%) Tcl
9 1 (0.33%) Perl
9 1 (0.33%) C
Qualifications
1 97 (32.33%) ISTQB
2 87 (29.00%) ISEB
3 39 (13.00%) Degree
4 23 (7.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 23 (7.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 11 (3.67%) ISEB Practitioner
6 9 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (2.67%) Security Cleared
8 7 (2.33%) SC Cleared
9 6 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.33%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.33%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.33%) CSQA
11 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.33%) HND
11 1 (0.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (25.00%) QA
2 5 (1.67%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.33%) SLA
3 4 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 64 (21.33%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.33%) SCCM
3 3 (1.00%) cPanel
4 1 (0.33%) Nessus
4 1 (0.33%) Nmap
Vendors
1 71 (23.67%) HP
2 33 (11.00%) Microsoft
3 28 (9.33%) Oracle
4 17 (5.67%) IBM
5 9 (3.00%) BEA
6 6 (2.00%) Business Objects
6 6 (2.00%) Cognos
7 5 (1.67%) Capita
8 4 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.33%) SAP
8 4 (1.33%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.00%) Symbian
10 2 (0.67%) Adobe
10 2 (0.67%) VMware
10 2 (0.67%) Marketo
11 1 (0.33%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.33%) Coverity
11 1 (0.33%) Huawei
11 1 (0.33%) Remedy
11 1 (0.33%) BMC
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Posted: 43 minutes ago
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Pension,Private Medical, Life Cove
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Kent
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Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
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