The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 216 214 207
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 19 29 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.36% 0.50% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.52% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 16 26 21
Median salary £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.00%
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
5160 5618 5790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.23% 97.28% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4358 4691 4836
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,750 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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 24 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +7 10 £45,000 -2.17% 1
Dorset - 3 £85,000 -
Bristol -4 2 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Cornwall - 2 £42,500 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, Test Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 18 (47.37%) Java
2 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (44.74%) Security Cleared
3 14 (36.84%) ISEB
4 13 (34.21%) DV Cleared
4 13 (34.21%) Selenium
5 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
5 12 (31.58%) Non-Functional Testing
5 12 (31.58%) Python
5 12 (31.58%) Defect Tracking
6 11 (28.95%) Degree
7 10 (26.32%) LoadRunner
7 10 (26.32%) Linux
7 10 (26.32%) Unix
7 10 (26.32%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (23.68%) Telecoms
8 9 (23.68%) Finance
8 9 (23.68%) Programme Management
8 9 (23.68%) Automated Testing
8 9 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (21.05%) Test Management
9 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
9 8 (21.05%) SDLC
10 7 (18.42%) Internet of Things
10 7 (18.42%) Test Planning
10 7 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
10 7 (18.42%) Test Strategy
10 7 (18.42%) Big Data
10 7 (18.42%) BDD

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
1 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (2.63%) GPRS
2 1 (2.63%) GSM
2 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.63%) INAP
2 1 (2.63%) ISUP
2 1 (2.63%) LTE
2 1 (2.63%) SS7
2 1 (2.63%) UMTS
2 1 (2.63%) VoLTE
2 1 (2.63%) VoWiFi
2 1 (2.63%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (34.21%) Selenium
2 10 (26.32%) LoadRunner
3 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
3 7 (18.42%) Jenkins
3 7 (18.42%) RSpec
4 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.26%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
1 9 (23.68%) Telecoms
2 6 (15.79%) Electronics
3 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.89%) Marketing
4 2 (5.26%) Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Middleware
1 3 (7.89%) REST
1 3 (7.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Internet of Things
2 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Linux
1 10 (26.32%) Unix
2 7 (18.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) Defect Tracking
2 12 (31.58%) Non-Functional Testing
2 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
3 10 (26.32%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (23.68%) Automated Testing
4 9 (23.68%) Programme Management
4 9 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (21.05%) SDLC
5 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
5 8 (21.05%) Test Management
6 7 (18.42%) BDD
6 7 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (18.42%) TDD
6 7 (18.42%) Test Planning
6 7 (18.42%) Test Strategy
7 6 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (13.16%) ITIL
8 5 (13.16%) Project Management
9 4 (10.53%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 18 (47.37%) Java
2 12 (31.58%) Python
3 7 (18.42%) Bash Shell
3 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
3 7 (18.42%) Shell Script
3 7 (18.42%) VB
4 5 (13.16%) C
4 5 (13.16%) C++
5 3 (7.89%) Ruby
5 3 (7.89%) SQL
6 2 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (44.74%) Security Cleared
2 14 (36.84%) ISEB
3 13 (34.21%) DV Cleared
4 11 (28.95%) Degree
5 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
6 3 (7.89%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) CA Service Virtualization
1 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) SAP
2 2 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (2.63%) Huawei
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) Nokia Networks
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