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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 170 199 158
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 52 16 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.85% 0.31% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.33% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 21 13 49
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% -13.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £52,800
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
5787 4885 5493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.09% 95.06% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4787 4212 4865
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 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 27 August 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 27 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
(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 +10 20 £43,638 -9.08%
Wiltshire +13 18 £48,750 +12.06% 1
Somerset -16 7 £39,500 +12.85%
Gloucestershire - 3 £48,750 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 39 (47.56%) Scrum
2 37 (45.12%) ISEB
3 36 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (41.46%) Test Management
5 30 (36.59%) QA
6 28 (34.15%) Waterfall
7 20 (24.39%) ISTQB
8 19 (23.17%) Risk Management
8 19 (23.17%) SQL
9 18 (21.95%) Project Management
9 18 (21.95%) Finance
9 18 (21.95%) Test Automation
10 17 (20.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 17 (20.73%) Dependency Management
10 17 (20.73%) Software Testing
10 17 (20.73%) Computer Science
11 15 (18.29%) Automated Testing
11 15 (18.29%) Test Strategy
12 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
12 13 (15.85%) Use Case
13 12 (14.63%) User Stories
14 11 (13.41%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (13.41%) QuickTest Pro
14 11 (13.41%) VBScript
14 11 (13.41%) MS Office
14 11 (13.41%) MS Excel
14 11 (13.41%) Banking
15 10 (12.20%) Degree
15 10 (12.20%) Migration
16 9 (10.98%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.22%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (13.41%) MS Office
1 11 (13.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.44%) GSM
1 2 (2.44%) UMTS
1 2 (2.44%) 3G
1 2 (2.44%) 2G
1 2 (2.44%) LTE
1 2 (2.44%) 4G
1 2 (2.44%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.22%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (13.41%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (4.88%) WATIR
2 4 (4.88%) Selenium
2 4 (4.88%) WebDriver
3 3 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.22%) JIRA
General
1 18 (21.95%) Finance
2 11 (13.41%) Banking
3 9 (10.98%) Retail
4 8 (9.76%) Retail Banking
5 6 (7.32%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.44%) Law
6 2 (2.44%) Legal
6 2 (2.44%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.10%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.73%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.22%) Open Source
2 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (47.56%) Scrum
2 36 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (41.46%) Test Management
4 28 (34.15%) Waterfall
5 19 (23.17%) Risk Management
6 18 (21.95%) Project Management
6 18 (21.95%) Test Automation
7 17 (20.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 17 (20.73%) Software Testing
7 17 (20.73%) Dependency Management
8 15 (18.29%) Test Strategy
8 15 (18.29%) Automated Testing
9 13 (15.85%) Use Case
10 12 (14.63%) User Stories
11 11 (13.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (12.20%) Migration
13 9 (10.98%) Test Scripting
14 8 (9.76%) TDD
15 7 (8.54%) Continuous Improvement
16 6 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.17%) SQL
2 11 (13.41%) VBScript
3 9 (10.98%) VB
3 9 (10.98%) VBA
4 5 (6.10%) Python
4 5 (6.10%) C
4 5 (6.10%) C++
4 5 (6.10%) Java
Qualifications
1 37 (45.12%) ISEB
2 20 (24.39%) ISTQB
3 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
4 10 (12.20%) Degree
5 7 (8.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (6.10%) DV Cleared
7 4 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.22%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (36.59%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.22%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (3.66%) HP
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.22%) Telerik
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle
3 1 (1.22%) Business Objects
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