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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 199 205 205
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 38 23 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.63% 0.39% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.41% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 33 14 11
Average salary £47,500 £48,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.06% -3.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,175 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+0.35% -
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
5830 5561 5184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.01% 95.34% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4803 4653 4572
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £23,500
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 5 May 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 5 May 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
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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
Bristol +9 20 £45,000 -7.21%
Wiltshire -1 5 £57,500 +64.28%
Somerset - 5 £53,000 -
Gloucestershire -12 4 £46,125 -12.14%
Devon - 3 - -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 48 (45.28%) QA
2 47 (44.34%) ISEB
3 45 (42.45%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (35.85%) ISTQB
5 36 (33.96%) Test Strategy
5 36 (33.96%) Finance
6 35 (33.02%) Test Management
7 29 (27.36%) Scrum
8 25 (23.58%) Software Testing
9 22 (20.75%) Line Management
10 20 (18.87%) Degree
11 17 (16.04%) SQL
12 15 (14.15%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (13.21%) Banking
14 13 (12.26%) Test Automation
15 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
15 12 (11.32%) Retail
15 12 (11.32%) Regression Testing
15 12 (11.32%) ITIL
16 11 (10.38%) HP Quality Center
16 11 (10.38%) Test Planning
17 10 (9.43%) Software Delivery
17 10 (9.43%) MS Excel
17 10 (9.43%) HP
18 9 (8.49%) PRINCE2
18 9 (8.49%) MS Office
18 9 (8.49%) .NET
18 9 (8.49%) Data Management
18 9 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management
18 9 (8.49%) Performance Management

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 10 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.49%) MS Office
3 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.94%) LAN
1 1 (0.94%) VoIP
1 1 (0.94%) WAN
1 1 (0.94%) Internet
1 1 (0.94%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (5.66%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (5.66%) JIRA
2 2 (1.89%) TestPartner
3 1 (0.94%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.94%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.94%) Selenium
3 1 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.94%) WebDriver
General
1 36 (33.96%) Finance
2 14 (13.21%) Banking
3 12 (11.32%) Retail
4 7 (6.60%) Aerospace
4 7 (6.60%) Legal
5 5 (4.72%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.83%) Billing
6 3 (2.83%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.49%) .NET
2 3 (2.83%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.55%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (42.45%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (33.96%) Test Strategy
3 35 (33.02%) Test Management
4 29 (27.36%) Scrum
5 25 (23.58%) Software Testing
6 22 (20.75%) Line Management
7 15 (14.15%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (12.26%) Test Automation
9 12 (11.32%) ITIL
9 12 (11.32%) Regression Testing
10 11 (10.38%) Test Planning
11 10 (9.43%) Software Delivery
12 9 (8.49%) Mentoring
12 9 (8.49%) Coaching
12 9 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (8.49%) Performance Management
12 9 (8.49%) PRINCE2
12 9 (8.49%) Data Management
13 8 (7.55%) Logistics
13 8 (7.55%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.04%) SQL
2 5 (4.72%) VBScript
3 3 (2.83%) C
4 2 (1.89%) Java
5 1 (0.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 47 (44.34%) ISEB
2 38 (35.85%) ISTQB
3 20 (18.87%) Degree
4 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
5 8 (7.55%) DV Cleared
6 7 (6.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (5.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (2.83%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.83%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (45.28%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 11 (10.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (9.43%) HP
2 8 (7.55%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.83%) Oracle
4 1 (0.94%) Cisco
4 1 (0.94%) IBM
4 1 (0.94%) Cognizant
4 1 (0.94%) Reuters
4 1 (0.94%) BT