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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 208 204 210
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 28 30 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.48% 0.49% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.52% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 24 23 6
Average salary £52,750 £45,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.22% -12.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,250 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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
5586 5820 5141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.72% 95.54% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4687 4858 4538
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% 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 28 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 28 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
(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
Bristol -5 9 £45,000 - 2
Wiltshire +1 6 £52,500 +50.00%
Somerset - 5 £53,000 -
Gloucestershire -7 3 £46,000 +41.53% 1
Devon - 3 - -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 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 44 (45.83%) QA
2 43 (44.79%) ISEB
3 42 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (39.58%) Test Strategy
5 35 (36.46%) ISTQB
6 33 (34.38%) Test Management
6 33 (34.38%) Finance
7 26 (27.08%) Scrum
8 25 (26.04%) Software Testing
9 22 (22.92%) Line Management
10 19 (19.79%) Degree
11 15 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (14.58%) Regression Testing
12 14 (14.58%) ITIL
13 13 (13.54%) SQL
13 13 (13.54%) Banking
13 13 (13.54%) Test Automation
14 11 (11.46%) Retail
14 11 (11.46%) PRINCE2
14 11 (11.46%) Test Planning
15 10 (10.42%) Software Delivery
15 10 (10.42%) Mentoring
15 10 (10.42%) Coaching
16 9 (9.38%) Performance Management
16 9 (9.38%) Data Management
16 9 (9.38%) Microsoft
16 9 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
17 8 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
17 8 (8.33%) HP
17 8 (8.33%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 8 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.29%) MS Office
3 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.04%) Unified Communications
1 1 (1.04%) Internet
1 1 (1.04%) LAN
1 1 (1.04%) VoIP
1 1 (1.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (5.21%) JIRA
2 4 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (2.08%) TestPartner
4 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.04%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.04%) Selenium
4 1 (1.04%) LoadRunner
General
1 33 (34.38%) Finance
2 13 (13.54%) Banking
3 11 (11.46%) Retail
4 7 (7.29%) Aerospace
5 6 (6.25%) Legal
6 4 (4.17%) Telecoms
7 3 (3.13%) General Ledger
7 3 (3.13%) Billing
8 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.29%) .NET
2 3 (3.13%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 6 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (39.58%) Test Strategy
3 33 (34.38%) Test Management
4 26 (27.08%) Scrum
5 25 (26.04%) Software Testing
6 22 (22.92%) Line Management
7 15 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (14.58%) Regression Testing
8 14 (14.58%) ITIL
9 13 (13.54%) Test Automation
10 11 (11.46%) PRINCE2
10 11 (11.46%) Test Planning
11 10 (10.42%) Software Delivery
11 10 (10.42%) Mentoring
11 10 (10.42%) Coaching
12 9 (9.38%) Performance Management
12 9 (9.38%) Data Management
12 9 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (7.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.54%) SQL
2 3 (3.13%) VBScript
2 3 (3.13%) C
3 2 (2.08%) Java
4 1 (1.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 43 (44.79%) ISEB
2 35 (36.46%) ISTQB
3 19 (19.79%) Degree
4 8 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 7 (7.29%) DV Cleared
5 7 (7.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (5.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (45.83%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 7 (7.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.33%) HP
3 3 (3.13%) Oracle
4 2 (2.08%) BT
4 2 (2.08%) IBM
4 2 (2.08%) Cognizant
4 2 (2.08%) Reuters
5 1 (1.04%) Cisco
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