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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 198 183 204
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 42 46 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.71% 0.75% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.78% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 26 25 12
Average salary £46,250 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £53,725
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.01%
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
5646 5888 4979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.09% 95.80% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4809 4890 4300
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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 £38,500
% 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 31 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 31 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
Gloucestershire -1 18 £42,500 +30.76%
Bristol -24 13 £45,000 - 2
Wiltshire -10 8 £52,500 +12.90% 3
Devon - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £62,500 - 1
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 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 39 (45.35%) Test Strategy
2 33 (38.37%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (37.21%) QA
4 29 (33.72%) Test Management
5 25 (29.07%) Finance
6 20 (23.26%) Regression Testing
6 20 (23.26%) Degree
6 20 (23.26%) Line Management
7 19 (22.09%) ISEB
8 18 (20.93%) ISTQB
8 18 (20.93%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (19.77%) Microsoft
10 15 (17.44%) Scrum
10 15 (17.44%) Software Testing
11 13 (15.12%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (15.12%) Test Planning
12 12 (13.95%) .NET
13 11 (12.79%) PRINCE2
13 11 (12.79%) Release Management
13 11 (12.79%) Test Scripting
14 9 (10.47%) SQL Server
14 9 (10.47%) Test Automation
14 9 (10.47%) Coaching
14 9 (10.47%) Continuous Improvement
15 8 (9.30%) Mentoring
15 8 (9.30%) Relational Database
15 8 (9.30%) Software Delivery
15 8 (9.30%) Security Cleared
15 8 (9.30%) JIRA
15 8 (9.30%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 6 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.49%) MS Office
3 2 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) LAN
1 1 (1.16%) VoIP
1 1 (1.16%) WAN
1 1 (1.16%) Internet
1 1 (1.16%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.30%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (9.30%) JIRA
2 6 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.65%) WebDriver
3 4 (4.65%) Selenium
4 3 (3.49%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.33%) TestDirector
5 2 (2.33%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.33%) InstallShield
5 2 (2.33%) Subversion
5 2 (2.33%) TestPartner
6 1 (1.16%) QADirector
6 1 (1.16%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.16%) TestLink
General
1 25 (29.07%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.98%) Banking
4 4 (4.65%) Legal
5 3 (3.49%) Electronics
5 3 (3.49%) Billing
6 2 (2.33%) General Ledger
6 2 (2.33%) Marketing
6 2 (2.33%) Retail
6 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.95%) .NET
2 3 (3.49%) SOAP
2 3 (3.49%) REST
3 2 (2.33%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.98%) Management Information System
1 6 (6.98%) Computer Science
1 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.65%) User Experience
3 2 (2.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.98%) Linux
2 3 (3.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (45.35%) Test Strategy
2 33 (38.37%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (33.72%) Test Management
4 20 (23.26%) Line Management
4 20 (23.26%) Regression Testing
5 18 (20.93%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (17.44%) Scrum
6 15 (17.44%) Software Testing
7 13 (15.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (15.12%) Test Planning
8 11 (12.79%) Test Scripting
8 11 (12.79%) Release Management
8 11 (12.79%) PRINCE2
9 9 (10.47%) Test Automation
9 9 (10.47%) Coaching
9 9 (10.47%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (9.30%) Mentoring
10 8 (9.30%) Software Delivery
10 8 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (9.30%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.30%) SQL
2 6 (6.98%) C
2 6 (6.98%) C#
3 4 (4.65%) Java
4 3 (3.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (23.26%) Degree
2 19 (22.09%) ISEB
3 18 (20.93%) ISTQB
4 8 (9.30%) Security Cleared
5 7 (8.14%) DV Cleared
5 7 (8.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (5.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (37.21%) QA
2 4 (4.65%) WCAG
3 1 (1.16%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (19.77%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.81%) HP
3 3 (3.49%) Oracle
4 2 (2.33%) SAP
4 2 (2.33%) IBM
4 2 (2.33%) Cognizant
4 2 (2.33%) Reuters
4 2 (2.33%) BT
5 1 (1.16%) Capita
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