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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 221 175 222
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 25 66 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.44% 1.10% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 1.13% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 15 36 7
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,500 £46,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
5540 5841 5294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.99% 97.46% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4635 4969 4505
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
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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 +9 18 £52,500 +5.00%
Bristol -24 6 £51,500 +14.44% 2
Devon - 1 £30,000 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 40 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (47.06%) Security Cleared
3 28 (41.18%) Java
4 26 (38.24%) Selenium
5 23 (33.82%) Test Automation
6 20 (29.41%) Programme Management
7 19 (27.94%) Defect Tracking
8 18 (26.47%) Python
8 18 (26.47%) DV Cleared
8 18 (26.47%) Degree
9 17 (25.00%) Software Engineering
9 17 (25.00%) Test Strategy
9 17 (25.00%) Finance
10 16 (23.53%) C++
10 16 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (23.53%) Computer Science
11 15 (22.06%) Automated Testing
11 15 (22.06%) Software Testing
12 14 (20.59%) Linux
12 14 (20.59%) SDLC
13 12 (17.65%) SOAP
13 12 (17.65%) C#
13 12 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (17.65%) Electronics
13 12 (17.65%) Telecoms
13 12 (17.65%) Ruby
13 12 (17.65%) WebDriver
13 12 (17.65%) REST
14 11 (16.18%) QA
14 11 (16.18%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (14.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) Internet
2 1 (1.47%) HTTP
2 1 (1.47%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) Big Data
2 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.47%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 26 (38.24%) Selenium
2 12 (17.65%) WebDriver
3 7 (10.29%) Jenkins
3 7 (10.29%) LoadRunner
4 5 (7.35%) Cucumber
4 5 (7.35%) JBehave
4 5 (7.35%) JMeter
5 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.94%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.94%) RSpec
7 1 (1.47%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.47%) JIRA
7 1 (1.47%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.47%) TestLink
7 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.47%) WinRunner
General
1 17 (25.00%) Finance
2 12 (17.65%) Electronics
2 12 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 10 (14.71%) Manufacturing
3 10 (14.71%) Marketing
4 8 (11.76%) Banking
5 5 (7.35%) Retail
6 2 (2.94%) Law
6 2 (2.94%) Military
7 1 (1.47%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.65%) REST
1 12 (17.65%) SOAP
2 5 (7.35%) HTML
2 5 (7.35%) XML
3 4 (5.88%) .NET
4 1 (1.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.82%) Internet of Things
2 6 (8.82%) Mathematics
3 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.94%) NHS
4 2 (2.94%) User Experience
5 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.59%) Linux
2 2 (2.94%) Unix
2 2 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (33.82%) Test Automation
3 20 (29.41%) Programme Management
4 19 (27.94%) Defect Tracking
5 17 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 17 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 16 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (22.06%) Automated Testing
7 15 (22.06%) Software Testing
8 14 (20.59%) SDLC
9 12 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (16.18%) Test Management
11 10 (14.71%) Digital Marketing
11 10 (14.71%) Resource Management
12 9 (13.24%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (13.24%) Test Scripting
13 8 (11.76%) Data Management
13 8 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
14 7 (10.29%) Information Management
14 7 (10.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (41.18%) Java
2 18 (26.47%) Python
3 16 (23.53%) C++
4 12 (17.65%) C#
4 12 (17.65%) Ruby
5 10 (14.71%) C
6 7 (10.29%) JavaScript
7 6 (8.82%) SQL
8 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 18 (26.47%) Degree
2 18 (26.47%) DV Cleared
3 10 (14.71%) ISEB
4 7 (10.29%) ISTQB
5 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (16.18%) SAP
2 1 (1.47%) Capita
2 1 (1.47%) Informatica
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.47%) Teradata
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Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EE
Posted: 12 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Salary: From £33,899 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago