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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 193 188 201
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 53 52 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.88% 0.85% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.90% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 37 21 12
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £39,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £54,125
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
5826 5804 4819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.25% 95.24% 95.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4907 4800 4150
Average salary £38,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,648 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 August 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 31 August 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
(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
Gloucestershire +2 24 £45,000 -7.69%
Bristol -29 15 £45,000 +3.12% 3
Wiltshire -4 12 £55,000 +12.82%
Somerset -2 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 30 (37.04%) QA
2 28 (34.57%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (34.57%) Test Strategy
3 22 (27.16%) Test Management
4 20 (24.69%) Software Testing
4 20 (24.69%) Finance
5 19 (23.46%) Regression Testing
5 19 (23.46%) Degree
6 17 (20.99%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (18.52%) ISTQB
7 15 (18.52%) Test Scripting
8 14 (17.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (17.28%) Microsoft
9 13 (16.05%) Scrum
10 12 (14.81%) Line Management
11 11 (13.58%) Test Automation
11 11 (13.58%) .NET
11 11 (13.58%) PRINCE2
12 10 (12.35%) Telecoms
12 10 (12.35%) Validation
12 10 (12.35%) Project Management
12 10 (12.35%) Computer Science
12 10 (12.35%) Security Cleared
12 10 (12.35%) Release Management
13 9 (11.11%) JIRA
13 9 (11.11%) Coaching
13 9 (11.11%) Linux
13 9 (11.11%) SQL Server
13 9 (11.11%) ISEB
14 8 (9.88%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Applications
1 3 (3.70%) MS Office
2 2 (2.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) LAN
1 1 (1.23%) VoIP
1 1 (1.23%) WAN
1 1 (1.23%) HTTP
1 1 (1.23%) Internet
1 1 (1.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (11.11%) JIRA
2 7 (8.64%) Selenium
2 7 (8.64%) WebDriver
3 6 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.94%) TestDirector
4 4 (4.94%) HP UFT
5 3 (3.70%) Bugzilla
5 3 (3.70%) TestLink
5 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.47%) Subversion
6 2 (2.47%) InstallShield
7 1 (1.23%) TestPartner
7 1 (1.23%) QADirector
General
1 20 (24.69%) Finance
2 10 (12.35%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.17%) Electronics
4 4 (4.94%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.94%) Banking
4 4 (4.94%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.58%) .NET
2 6 (7.41%) SOAP
2 6 (7.41%) REST
3 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.94%) User Experience
4 4 (4.94%) DTV
5 3 (3.70%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.11%) Linux
2 3 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (34.57%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (34.57%) Test Strategy
2 22 (27.16%) Test Management
3 20 (24.69%) Software Testing
4 19 (23.46%) Regression Testing
5 17 (20.99%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (18.52%) Test Scripting
7 14 (17.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (16.05%) Scrum
9 12 (14.81%) Line Management
10 11 (13.58%) Test Automation
10 11 (13.58%) PRINCE2
11 10 (12.35%) Validation
11 10 (12.35%) Project Management
11 10 (12.35%) Release Management
12 9 (11.11%) Coaching
13 8 (9.88%) Test Planning
14 7 (8.64%) SDLC
14 7 (8.64%) Disaster Recovery
15 6 (7.41%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.88%) C#
2 7 (8.64%) Java
2 7 (8.64%) C
3 6 (7.41%) Ruby
4 1 (1.23%) SQL
4 1 (1.23%) Python
4 1 (1.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (23.46%) Degree
2 15 (18.52%) ISTQB
3 10 (12.35%) Security Cleared
4 9 (11.11%) ISEB
5 8 (9.88%) DV Cleared
5 8 (9.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.23%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (37.04%) QA
2 4 (4.94%) WCAG
3 1 (1.23%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (17.28%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.94%) SAP
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle
4 2 (2.47%) IBM
4 2 (2.47%) HP
4 2 (2.47%) Cognizant
4 2 (2.47%) Reuters
4 2 (2.47%) BT
5 1 (1.23%) Capita
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £47000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Vitality
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago