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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 186 208 176
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 55 19 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.88% 0.36% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.38% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 34 16 34
Average salary £50,000 £42,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.95% -14.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £32,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £50,250 £52,500
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
5924 5066 5325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.24% 95.37% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4958 4418 4702
Average salary £37,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £50,000 £50,000
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 22 October 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 22 October 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
Wiltshire +20 24 £50,000 +14.94% 7
Gloucestershire -1 11 £58,750 +35.05% 1
Bristol -8 7 £46,250 +8.82%
Somerset -10 7 £39,500 - 5
Dorset - 2 £61,250 - 1
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 62 (63.27%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (42.86%) Test Management
3 41 (41.84%) ISEB
4 39 (39.80%) Scrum
5 31 (31.63%) QA
6 30 (30.61%) Waterfall
7 28 (28.57%) Finance
8 27 (27.55%) Line Management
9 26 (26.53%) Test Automation
10 25 (25.51%) ISTQB
11 23 (23.47%) Project Management
12 21 (21.43%) Test Strategy
13 19 (19.39%) SQL
13 19 (19.39%) Risk Management
14 18 (18.37%) Software Testing
15 17 (17.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 17 (17.35%) Dependency Management
16 16 (16.33%) Computer Science
17 14 (14.29%) Use Case
17 14 (14.29%) Test Scripting
17 14 (14.29%) Security Cleared
18 13 (13.27%) Degree
18 13 (13.27%) Automated Testing
19 12 (12.24%) QuickTest Pro
19 12 (12.24%) User Stories
20 11 (11.22%) User Acceptance Testing
20 11 (11.22%) MS Excel
20 11 (11.22%) VBScript
20 11 (11.22%) MS Office
21 10 (10.20%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 3 (3.06%) SAS
2 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (11.22%) MS Excel
1 11 (11.22%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.02%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (12.24%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (6.12%) Selenium
3 4 (4.08%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.08%) WebDriver
3 4 (4.08%) WATIR
4 2 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.02%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.02%) Hudson
5 1 (1.02%) JIRA
General
1 28 (28.57%) Finance
2 10 (10.20%) Banking
3 9 (9.18%) Retail
4 8 (8.16%) Retail Banking
5 6 (6.12%) Legal
6 2 (2.04%) Military
6 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.02%) Law
7 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.12%) .NET
2 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.02%) Open Source
4 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.02%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.16%) Linux
2 5 (5.10%) UNIX
3 1 (1.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (63.27%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (42.86%) Test Management
3 39 (39.80%) Scrum
4 30 (30.61%) Waterfall
5 27 (27.55%) Line Management
6 26 (26.53%) Test Automation
7 23 (23.47%) Project Management
8 21 (21.43%) Test Strategy
9 19 (19.39%) Risk Management
10 18 (18.37%) Software Testing
11 17 (17.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 17 (17.35%) Dependency Management
12 14 (14.29%) Use Case
12 14 (14.29%) Test Scripting
13 13 (13.27%) Automated Testing
14 12 (12.24%) User Stories
15 11 (11.22%) User Acceptance Testing
16 10 (10.20%) Migration
17 8 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
18 7 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.39%) SQL
2 11 (11.22%) VBScript
3 8 (8.16%) Java
3 8 (8.16%) Python
4 6 (6.12%) Bash Shell
5 5 (5.10%) VB
5 5 (5.10%) VBA
5 5 (5.10%) Shell Script
5 5 (5.10%) Ruby
6 4 (4.08%) C++
7 3 (3.06%) C
8 1 (1.02%) C#
Qualifications
1 41 (41.84%) ISEB
2 25 (25.51%) ISTQB
3 14 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 13 (13.27%) Degree
5 8 (8.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (5.10%) DV Cleared
7 4 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (31.63%) QA
2 2 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.04%) Basel II
3 1 (1.02%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (9.18%) HP
2 3 (3.06%) Business Objects
2 3 (3.06%) Oracle
3 2 (2.04%) Capita
3 2 (2.04%) IBM
3 2 (2.04%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.02%) SAP
4 1 (1.02%) Telerik
4 1 (1.02%) Teradata
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + car, 12% Pension, Bonus, etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Capita IT Professional Services
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
First Recruitment Group
Salary: £0 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 11 days ago
South West
Vodafone
Posted: 12 days ago