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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 175 211 197
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 63 10 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.06% 0.18% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.19% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 37 7 24
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,600 £46,000 £41,900
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
5694 5244 5472
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.05% 95.57% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4848 4448 4871
Average salary £37,500 £35,250 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% -2.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Bristol +26 25 £45,000 - 11
Gloucestershire +6 13 £52,250 -5.00% 3
Wiltshire -1 10 £52,500 +31.25% 3
Somerset +12 6 £40,000 -23.80% 2
Dorset - 2 £57,500 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 57 (47.50%) ISEB
2 53 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (43.33%) QA
4 50 (41.67%) ISTQB
5 46 (38.33%) Scrum
6 39 (32.50%) Finance
6 39 (32.50%) Test Management
7 31 (25.83%) Software Testing
8 29 (24.17%) Test Automation
9 24 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 23 (19.17%) Test Strategy
10 23 (19.17%) Line Management
11 22 (18.33%) Waterfall
12 19 (15.83%) SQL
13 18 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
14 17 (14.17%) HP
15 15 (12.50%) Banking
16 14 (11.67%) Computer Science
16 14 (11.67%) Test Scripting
16 14 (11.67%) Migration
16 14 (11.67%) MS Office
16 14 (11.67%) QuickTest Pro
16 14 (11.67%) MS Excel
17 13 (10.83%) VBScript
17 13 (10.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 12 (10.00%) Degree
18 12 (10.00%) Retail
19 11 (9.17%) Supplier Management
19 11 (9.17%) Logistics
19 11 (9.17%) Integration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3 (2.50%) SAS
2 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (11.67%) MS Office
1 14 (11.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (11.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (5.00%) JIRA
3 4 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.50%) Selenium
5 2 (1.67%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.83%) Hudson
6 1 (0.83%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.83%) WATIR
6 1 (0.83%) LoadRunner
General
1 39 (32.50%) Finance
2 15 (12.50%) Banking
3 12 (10.00%) Retail
4 7 (5.83%) Aerospace
4 7 (5.83%) Legal
5 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.67%) Military
6 2 (1.67%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.83%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.83%) .NET
2 1 (0.83%) Apache Flex
2 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.83%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.67%) Linux
2 5 (4.17%) UNIX
3 2 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (38.33%) Scrum
3 39 (32.50%) Test Management
4 31 (25.83%) Software Testing
5 29 (24.17%) Test Automation
6 23 (19.17%) Test Strategy
6 23 (19.17%) Line Management
7 22 (18.33%) Waterfall
8 14 (11.67%) Test Scripting
8 14 (11.67%) Migration
9 11 (9.17%) Supplier Management
9 11 (9.17%) Logistics
9 11 (9.17%) Integration Testing
10 10 (8.33%) Performance Management
10 10 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (8.33%) Security Testing
11 9 (7.50%) Data Protection
11 9 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (6.67%) Project Management
13 7 (5.83%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.83%) SQL
2 13 (10.83%) VBScript
3 6 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.17%) Ruby
4 5 (4.17%) Java
4 5 (4.17%) Python
4 5 (4.17%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.50%) C
6 1 (0.83%) C#
6 1 (0.83%) C++
6 1 (0.83%) VB
6 1 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 57 (47.50%) ISEB
2 50 (41.67%) ISTQB
3 24 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 13 (10.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 12 (10.00%) Degree
6 9 (7.50%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.33%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (43.33%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.67%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 18 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (14.17%) HP
2 3 (2.50%) Business Objects
2 3 (2.50%) Oracle
3 2 (1.67%) IBM
3 2 (1.67%) Capita
4 1 (0.83%) Teradata
4 1 (0.83%) SAP
4 1 (0.83%) Cisco
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