The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 187 208 165
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 46 12 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.75% 0.23% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.24% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 24 12 38
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% -14.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,725 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £49,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5893 4951 5365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.62% 95.01% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4904 4273 4740
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Test Manager
England

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 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
Bristol +19 26 £45,000 -6.25%
Wiltshire 0 12 £47,500 +9.19% 1
Gloucestershire - 6 £32,500 -
Somerset -26 1 - - 2
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 29 (42.03%) Test Management
2 26 (37.68%) ISEB
3 24 (34.78%) Scrum
3 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (27.54%) Project Management
4 19 (27.54%) Risk Management
5 18 (26.09%) Finance
6 17 (24.64%) QA
6 17 (24.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 17 (24.64%) Waterfall
6 17 (24.64%) Dependency Management
7 15 (21.74%) Automated Testing
7 15 (21.74%) SQL
8 14 (20.29%) Computer Science
8 14 (20.29%) Test Strategy
9 12 (17.39%) User Stories
10 11 (15.94%) Use Case
11 10 (14.49%) Degree
11 10 (14.49%) ISTQB
11 10 (14.49%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (13.04%) Banking
13 8 (11.59%) VBScript
13 8 (11.59%) VB
13 8 (11.59%) VBA
13 8 (11.59%) MS Office
13 8 (11.59%) QuickTest Pro
13 8 (11.59%) MS Excel
13 8 (11.59%) Telecoms
13 8 (11.59%) Test Automation
14 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 8 (11.59%) MS Office
1 8 (11.59%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) LTE
1 3 (4.35%) GSM
1 3 (4.35%) UMTS
2 2 (2.90%) 3G
2 2 (2.90%) 2G
2 2 (2.90%) 4G
2 2 (2.90%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.45%) MVNO
3 1 (1.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) MySQL
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (11.59%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (4.35%) WebDriver
2 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.35%) WATIR
2 3 (4.35%) Selenium
General
1 18 (26.09%) Finance
2 9 (13.04%) Banking
3 8 (11.59%) Telecoms
4 7 (10.14%) Retail
5 6 (8.70%) Retail Banking
6 3 (4.35%) Legal
7 2 (2.90%) Advertising
7 2 (2.90%) Law
8 1 (1.45%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.45%) Open Source
2 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.03%) Test Management
2 24 (34.78%) Scrum
2 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (27.54%) Project Management
3 19 (27.54%) Risk Management
4 17 (24.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 17 (24.64%) Waterfall
4 17 (24.64%) Dependency Management
5 15 (21.74%) Automated Testing
6 14 (20.29%) Test Strategy
7 12 (17.39%) User Stories
8 11 (15.94%) Use Case
9 10 (14.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (11.59%) Test Automation
11 7 (10.14%) Test Scripting
11 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (10.14%) TDD
12 6 (8.70%) Software Testing
12 6 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (7.25%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.74%) SQL
2 8 (11.59%) VBScript
2 8 (11.59%) VB
2 8 (11.59%) VBA
3 5 (7.25%) Python
3 5 (7.25%) C
3 5 (7.25%) C++
3 5 (7.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (37.68%) ISEB
2 10 (14.49%) Degree
2 10 (14.49%) ISTQB
3 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.25%) DV Cleared
4 5 (7.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (5.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (2.90%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (24.64%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft
1 2 (2.90%) HP
2 1 (1.45%) Telerik
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + 5% Bonus and other benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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UKHO
Salary: £37,935 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
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Posted: 3 days ago
South West
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Posted: 9 days ago