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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 183 192 161
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 51 16 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.83% 0.31% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.33% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 23 13 51
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,600 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £54,000 £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
5840 4837 5478
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.14% 94.94% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4824 4174 4859
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,881 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +4 18 £48,750 +12.06%
Bristol +6 17 £43,638 -9.08%
Somerset -13 7 £39,500 +12.85%
Gloucestershire - 5 £42,500 - 1
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 39 (46.43%) Scrum
2 37 (44.05%) ISEB
3 36 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (41.67%) Test Management
5 30 (35.71%) QA
6 28 (33.33%) Waterfall
7 21 (25.00%) Line Management
8 20 (23.81%) ISTQB
9 19 (22.62%) Finance
9 19 (22.62%) Risk Management
9 19 (22.62%) SQL
10 18 (21.43%) Project Management
10 18 (21.43%) Test Automation
11 17 (20.24%) Computer Science
11 17 (20.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 17 (20.24%) Test Strategy
11 17 (20.24%) Dependency Management
11 17 (20.24%) Software Testing
12 15 (17.86%) Automated Testing
13 13 (15.48%) Use Case
13 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared
14 12 (14.29%) User Stories
15 11 (13.10%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (13.10%) QuickTest Pro
15 11 (13.10%) VBScript
15 11 (13.10%) MS Office
15 11 (13.10%) MS Excel
15 11 (13.10%) Banking
16 10 (11.90%) Degree
16 10 (11.90%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (3.57%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (13.10%) MS Office
1 11 (13.10%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) GSM
1 2 (2.38%) UMTS
1 2 (2.38%) 3G
1 2 (2.38%) 2G
1 2 (2.38%) LTE
1 2 (2.38%) 4G
1 2 (2.38%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.19%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (13.10%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (4.76%) WATIR
2 4 (4.76%) Selenium
2 4 (4.76%) WebDriver
3 3 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.19%) JIRA
General
1 19 (22.62%) Finance
2 11 (13.10%) Banking
3 9 (10.71%) Retail
4 8 (9.52%) Retail Banking
5 6 (7.14%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.38%) Law
6 2 (2.38%) Legal
6 2 (2.38%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.24%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.19%) Open Source
3 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (46.43%) Scrum
2 36 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (41.67%) Test Management
4 28 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 21 (25.00%) Line Management
6 19 (22.62%) Risk Management
7 18 (21.43%) Project Management
7 18 (21.43%) Test Automation
8 17 (20.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 17 (20.24%) Software Testing
8 17 (20.24%) Test Strategy
8 17 (20.24%) Dependency Management
9 15 (17.86%) Automated Testing
10 13 (15.48%) Use Case
11 12 (14.29%) User Stories
12 11 (13.10%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (11.90%) Migration
14 9 (10.71%) Test Scripting
15 8 (9.52%) TDD
16 7 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.62%) SQL
2 11 (13.10%) VBScript
3 9 (10.71%) VB
3 9 (10.71%) VBA
4 5 (5.95%) Python
4 5 (5.95%) C
4 5 (5.95%) C++
4 5 (5.95%) Java
Qualifications
1 37 (44.05%) ISEB
2 20 (23.81%) ISTQB
3 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared
4 10 (11.90%) Degree
5 7 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (5.95%) DV Cleared
7 4 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (35.71%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.38%) Basel II
3 1 (1.19%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (3.57%) Oracle
1 3 (3.57%) Business Objects
1 3 (3.57%) HP
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.19%) Teradata
3 1 (1.19%) Telerik
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago