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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 318 311 308
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 132 118 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.54% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.57% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 104 93 117
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 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,000 £60,000
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
21430 20664 21850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.70% 95.08% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 16859 17053 18653
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
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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 0 46 £48,250 -3.50% 4
West Sussex - 30 £59,250 - 2
Surrey -3 15 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Kent +5 12 £61,250 +23.73%
Buckinghamshire +1 11 £45,000 -2.70% 3
Hampshire -30 10 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Oxfordshire +5 5 £55,000 +4.76% 1
East Sussex -25 3 £55,000 -
M4 Corridor - 2 £50,000 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 127 (44.72%) Finance
2 123 (43.31%) Test Strategy
3 103 (36.27%) Test Management
4 94 (33.10%) Software Testing
5 89 (31.34%) ISTQB
6 86 (30.28%) QA
7 68 (23.94%) User Acceptance Testing
7 68 (23.94%) Security Cleared
8 67 (23.59%) ISEB
9 61 (21.48%) QuickTest Pro
10 60 (21.13%) SC Cleared
11 52 (18.31%) HP Quality Center
12 49 (17.25%) SQL
13 47 (16.55%) HP
14 39 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
15 36 (12.68%) Banking
16 35 (12.32%) Advertising
17 32 (11.27%) PRINCE2
17 32 (11.27%) Automated Testing
18 30 (10.56%) Test Automation
18 30 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
19 29 (10.21%) Oracle
20 28 (9.86%) UNIX
21 26 (9.15%) Java
22 25 (8.80%) SQL Server
22 25 (8.80%) Validation
22 25 (8.80%) Integration Testing
22 25 (8.80%) Selenium
23 23 (8.10%) Windows
23 23 (8.10%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (2.46%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
2 6 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (1.76%) IIS
4 3 (1.06%) Confluence
5 2 (0.70%) Lync
6 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.06%) MS Project
2 3 (1.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.35%) Firewall
1 1 (0.35%) SAN
1 1 (0.35%) VPN
1 1 (0.35%) LAN
1 1 (0.35%) WAN
1 1 (0.35%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 21 (7.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 21 (7.39%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (7.04%) DataStage
3 20 (7.04%) SQLPlus
3 20 (7.04%) DB2
3 20 (7.04%) Oracle Exadata
3 20 (7.04%) Oracle ODI
4 15 (5.28%) Relational Database
5 14 (4.93%) RDBMS
6 7 (2.46%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.41%) MySQL
8 1 (0.35%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 61 (21.48%) QuickTest Pro
2 25 (8.80%) Selenium
3 20 (7.04%) Toad
4 15 (5.28%) JIRA
5 14 (4.93%) TestDirector
6 12 (4.23%) LoadRunner
7 11 (3.87%) WebDriver
8 7 (2.46%) Jenkins
9 6 (2.11%) SilkPerformer
9 6 (2.11%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.76%) JMeter
10 5 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.41%) Maven
11 4 (1.41%) Bugzilla
12 3 (1.06%) JUnit
12 3 (1.06%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.06%) Hudson
12 3 (1.06%) EasyMock
12 3 (1.06%) Subversion
12 3 (1.06%) CruiseControl
General
1 127 (44.72%) Finance
2 36 (12.68%) Banking
3 35 (12.32%) Advertising
4 23 (8.10%) Retail
5 21 (7.39%) Telecoms
6 13 (4.58%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.41%) Billing
8 3 (1.06%) Games
8 3 (1.06%) Marketing
9 1 (0.35%) Military
9 1 (0.35%) Automotive
9 1 (0.35%) Legal
9 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.58%) .NET
2 5 (1.76%) Web Services
3 4 (1.41%) XML
3 4 (1.41%) LAMP
4 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.70%) SOAP
5 1 (0.35%) XSL
5 1 (0.35%) HTML
5 1 (0.35%) J2ME
5 1 (0.35%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.35%) WCF
5 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.04%) Mainframe
2 15 (5.28%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.70%) Physics
6 2 (0.70%) CESG
6 2 (0.70%) EFT
7 1 (0.35%) Replication
7 1 (0.35%) BBC
7 1 (0.35%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.35%) EMV
7 1 (0.35%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.35%) iPad
7 1 (0.35%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.35%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.35%) Statistics
7 1 (0.35%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.86%) UNIX
2 23 (8.10%) Windows
3 11 (3.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (3.17%) Linux
5 5 (1.76%) Windows NT
6 4 (1.41%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.06%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.70%) Solaris
9 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.35%) Android
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (43.31%) Test Strategy
2 103 (36.27%) Test Management
3 94 (33.10%) Software Testing
4 68 (23.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 39 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (11.27%) PRINCE2
6 32 (11.27%) Automated Testing
7 30 (10.56%) Test Automation
7 30 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (8.80%) Validation
8 25 (8.80%) Integration Testing
9 22 (7.75%) Performance Testing
10 21 (7.39%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (7.39%) ETL
11 20 (7.04%) Risk Management
11 20 (7.04%) Resource Management
11 20 (7.04%) Data Validation
12 19 (6.69%) Automation Testing
12 19 (6.69%) ITIL
13 18 (6.34%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 49 (17.25%) SQL
2 26 (9.15%) Java
3 20 (7.04%) PL/SQL
4 13 (4.58%) C#
5 5 (1.76%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.76%) VBScript
6 4 (1.41%) R
6 4 (1.41%) PHP
7 3 (1.06%) C
7 3 (1.06%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.35%) VB
8 1 (0.35%) Perl
8 1 (0.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 89 (31.34%) ISTQB
2 68 (23.94%) Security Cleared
3 67 (23.59%) ISEB
4 60 (21.13%) SC Cleared
5 19 (6.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 18 (6.34%) Degree
7 14 (4.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (4.58%) ISEB Practitioner
8 13 (4.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 12 (4.23%) DV Cleared
10 10 (3.52%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.35%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (30.28%) QA
2 6 (2.11%) ISO 9001
2 6 (2.11%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.06%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.70%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.35%) vCloud
4 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 52 (18.31%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 47 (16.55%) HP
2 29 (10.21%) Oracle
3 21 (7.39%) Business Objects
4 20 (7.04%) Cognos
4 20 (7.04%) Microsoft
5 9 (3.17%) VMware
6 7 (2.46%) Capita
7 6 (2.11%) Fujitsu
8 3 (1.06%) Empirix
8 3 (1.06%) Altova
9 2 (0.70%) NetApp
10 1 (0.35%) Symantec
10 1 (0.35%) Remedy
10 1 (0.35%) Cisco
10 1 (0.35%) IBM
10 1 (0.35%) F5
10 1 (0.35%) Green Hat
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Salary: £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £42500 - £54000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
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Posted: 14 days ago
Surrey
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Salary: £55000.00 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Oxfordshire
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Salary: to £70k + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading
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Salary: £70,000 - £90,000 per year
Posted: 23 days ago