The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 162 210 184
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 68 15 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.14% 0.28% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 0.29% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 39 9 25
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +19.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,900 £48,000 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £55,000 £54,000
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 West 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 West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5747 5108 5217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.25% 95.49% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4845 4343 4629
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Test Manager
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Manager across the South West region.

Test Manager Salary Trend in the South West

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Manager across the South West region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in the South West

Test Manager
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 2 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
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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
Bristol +27 38 £45,000 - 4
Gloucestershire +7 12 £50,000 -6.97%
Somerset +8 7 £40,000 -23.80%
Wiltshire +8 7 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Dorset - 2 £57,500 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 51 (42.15%) ISEB
2 47 (38.84%) QA
3 44 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (35.54%) Finance
5 41 (33.88%) ISTQB
6 40 (33.06%) Test Management
7 34 (28.10%) Test Strategy
8 32 (26.45%) Scrum
9 24 (19.83%) Line Management
10 22 (18.18%) SQL
11 21 (17.36%) Software Testing
12 20 (16.53%) HP Quality Center
13 19 (15.70%) HP
13 19 (15.70%) Test Automation
14 18 (14.88%) Security Cleared
15 16 (13.22%) Degree
16 15 (12.40%) MS Excel
16 15 (12.40%) Banking
17 14 (11.57%) Logistics
17 14 (11.57%) Supplier Management
18 13 (10.74%) Test Scripting
18 13 (10.74%) User Acceptance Testing
19 12 (9.92%) Retail
19 12 (9.92%) Waterfall
20 11 (9.09%) Test Planning
20 11 (9.09%) Computer Science
20 11 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
20 11 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
20 11 (9.09%) MS Office
20 11 (9.09%) Legal

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 2 (1.65%) SAS
2 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (12.40%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.09%) MS Office
3 2 (1.65%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (4.96%) JIRA
3 4 (3.31%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.65%) TestDirector
4 2 (1.65%) Selenium
5 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.83%) Hudson
5 1 (0.83%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.83%) TestPartner
General
1 43 (35.54%) Finance
2 15 (12.40%) Banking
3 12 (9.92%) Retail
4 11 (9.09%) Legal
5 7 (5.79%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.48%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.48%) Billing
6 3 (2.48%) General Ledger
6 3 (2.48%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.65%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.26%) .NET
2 3 (2.48%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.83%) Statistics
4 1 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.61%) Linux
2 4 (3.31%) UNIX
3 2 (1.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (33.06%) Test Management
3 34 (28.10%) Test Strategy
4 32 (26.45%) Scrum
5 24 (19.83%) Line Management
6 21 (17.36%) Software Testing
7 19 (15.70%) Test Automation
8 14 (11.57%) Logistics
8 14 (11.57%) Supplier Management
9 13 (10.74%) Test Scripting
9 13 (10.74%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (9.92%) Waterfall
11 11 (9.09%) Test Planning
11 11 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (8.26%) Integration Testing
13 9 (7.44%) Performance Management
13 9 (7.44%) Matrix Management
13 9 (7.44%) Project Management
13 9 (7.44%) ITIL
13 9 (7.44%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.18%) SQL
2 10 (8.26%) VBScript
3 6 (4.96%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.13%) Java
4 5 (4.13%) Python
4 5 (4.13%) Shell Script
4 5 (4.13%) Ruby
5 3 (2.48%) C
6 1 (0.83%) C#
6 1 (0.83%) C++
Qualifications
1 51 (42.15%) ISEB
2 41 (33.88%) ISTQB
3 18 (14.88%) Security Cleared
4 16 (13.22%) Degree
5 10 (8.26%) DV Cleared
6 9 (7.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (3.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.48%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.65%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.83%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (38.84%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.83%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 20 (16.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (15.70%) HP
2 4 (3.31%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.65%) IBM
3 2 (1.65%) Oracle
3 2 (1.65%) Business Objects
3 2 (1.65%) Capita
4 1 (0.83%) SAP
4 1 (0.83%) Cisco
4 1 (0.83%) Teradata
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