The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the Swindon 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 54 59 61
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 18 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 2.53% 0.54% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.64% 0.55% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 1
Average salary £48,750 £43,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.06% -20.90%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Test Manager
Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Swindon 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
Swindon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
683 545 550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 95.93% 97.32% 94.66%
Number of salaries quoted 551 443 486
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,080 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £57,500 £54,500
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 Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Swindon region.

Test Manager Salary Trend in Swindon

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in Swindon

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Swindon 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 19 (73.08%) Scrum
2 17 (65.38%) ISEB
3 15 (57.69%) SQL
4 14 (53.85%) Finance
5 13 (50.00%) QA
6 11 (42.31%) MS Office
6 11 (42.31%) MS Excel
6 11 (42.31%) VBScript
6 11 (42.31%) QuickTest Pro
6 11 (42.31%) Computer Science
7 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (38.46%) Banking
8 9 (34.62%) Automated Testing
8 9 (34.62%) Test Scripting
8 9 (34.62%) VB
8 9 (34.62%) VBA
9 8 (30.77%) Use Case
9 8 (30.77%) Retail Banking
9 8 (30.77%) Retail
10 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (19.23%) Test Management
11 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
11 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
12 4 (15.38%) WebDriver
12 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (15.38%) TDD
12 4 (15.38%) Degree
12 4 (15.38%) WATIR
12 4 (15.38%) Selenium
13 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Swindon 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 11 (42.31%) MS Office
1 11 (42.31%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (15.38%) WebDriver
2 4 (15.38%) WATIR
2 4 (15.38%) Selenium
General
1 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 10 (38.46%) Banking
3 8 (30.77%) Retail Banking
3 8 (30.77%) Retail
4 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Scrum
2 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (34.62%) Automated Testing
3 9 (34.62%) Test Scripting
4 8 (30.77%) Use Case
5 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Test Management
6 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
7 4 (15.38%) TDD
8 2 (7.69%) Supplier Management
8 2 (7.69%) Change Management
8 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
9 1 (3.85%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) SQL
2 11 (42.31%) VBScript
3 9 (34.62%) VB
3 9 (34.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) ISEB
2 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
3 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) HP