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 8 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 201 189 211
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 38 42 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.65% 0.69% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.72% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 24 23 10
Average salary £48,925 £42,500 £45,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.11% -6.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,100 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +3.09%
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
5634 5843 5051
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.05% 95.90% 95.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4748 4823 4445
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 8 July 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 8 July 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 16 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Gloucestershire -5 10 £42,500 +30.76% 2
Wiltshire -17 4 £52,500 +35.48% 2
Somerset - 3 £56,000 -
Devon - 3 - -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 43 (47.78%) Test Strategy
2 37 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (40.00%) QA
4 31 (34.44%) Test Management
5 28 (31.11%) Finance
5 28 (31.11%) ISEB
6 26 (28.89%) ISTQB
7 25 (27.78%) Line Management
8 23 (25.56%) Degree
9 21 (23.33%) Scrum
10 20 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (18.89%) Regression Testing
12 14 (15.56%) Microsoft
12 14 (15.56%) Software Testing
13 13 (14.44%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (13.33%) Test Planning
15 11 (12.22%) SQL
15 11 (12.22%) PRINCE2
15 11 (12.22%) .NET
16 10 (11.11%) ITIL
16 10 (11.11%) Test Automation
16 10 (11.11%) Mentoring
16 10 (11.11%) Coaching
16 10 (11.11%) Software Delivery
17 9 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
17 9 (10.00%) Banking
17 9 (10.00%) Release Management
17 9 (10.00%) Project Management
18 8 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
18 8 (8.89%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 7 (7.78%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.67%) MS Office
3 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) LAN
1 1 (1.11%) VoIP
1 1 (1.11%) WAN
1 1 (1.11%) Internet
1 1 (1.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.78%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (5.56%) JIRA
1 5 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.33%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.33%) HP UFT
3 2 (2.22%) TestPartner
4 1 (1.11%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.11%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.11%) Selenium
General
1 28 (31.11%) Finance
2 9 (10.00%) Banking
3 6 (6.67%) Legal
4 5 (5.56%) Retail
4 5 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.33%) Billing
5 3 (3.33%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.11%) Electronics
6 1 (1.11%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.22%) .NET
2 3 (3.33%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.89%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.44%) Windows
2 3 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (47.78%) Test Strategy
2 37 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (34.44%) Test Management
4 25 (27.78%) Line Management
5 21 (23.33%) Scrum
6 20 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (18.89%) Regression Testing
8 14 (15.56%) Software Testing
9 13 (14.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (13.33%) Test Planning
11 11 (12.22%) PRINCE2
12 10 (11.11%) ITIL
12 10 (11.11%) Software Delivery
12 10 (11.11%) Mentoring
12 10 (11.11%) Coaching
12 10 (11.11%) Test Automation
13 9 (10.00%) Release Management
13 9 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (10.00%) Project Management
14 8 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.22%) SQL
2 4 (4.44%) C
3 2 (2.22%) C#
3 2 (2.22%) Java
3 2 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (31.11%) ISEB
2 26 (28.89%) ISTQB
3 23 (25.56%) Degree
4 8 (8.89%) Security Cleared
4 8 (8.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 6 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.22%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (40.00%) QA
2 4 (4.44%) WCAG
3 1 (1.11%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.78%) HP
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle
4 2 (2.22%) IBM
4 2 (2.22%) Cognizant
4 2 (2.22%) Reuters
4 2 (2.22%) BT
5 1 (1.11%) Capita
5 1 (1.11%) Cisco
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