The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Test Manager role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Test Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Test Manager
Rank 875 881 866
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Manager 68 53 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.050% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.052% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 58 48 43
Average salary £62,500 £50,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £83,250 £70,750 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
97897 101300 100030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82176 83924 80368
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

QA Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

QA Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QA Test Manager
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Test Manager within the UK.

QA Test Manager Salary Trend in the UK

QA Test Manager
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Test Manager over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 within the UK.

QA Test Manager Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Test Manager
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Test Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
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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
England +23 68 £62,500 +25.00% 7
London +20 24 £70,000 +7.69% 5
South East +11 16 £60,000 +20.00% 2
West Midlands -16 11 £42,500 +13.33%
Surrey +8 5 £60,000 +71.42% 1
East of England +6 5 £63,750 +27.50%
Birmingham -5 5 - -
Warwickshire -13 5 £42,500 -39.28%
Hampshire - 5 £70,000 -
Camberley - 5 £60,000 -
Southampton - 5 £70,000 -
North West +31 4 £45,000 -
Berkshire - 4 £57,500 - 1
Manchester +23 3 £50,000 +11.11%
Nottinghamshire +6 2 £48,000 -49.47%
East Midlands +2 2 £48,000 -24.70%
South West -22 2 £50,000 +11.11%
Yorkshire - 2 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Newbury - 2 £56,250 - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £63,750 -
Dagenham - 2 £50,000 -
Nottingham +6 1 £50,000 -47.36%
Bristol -15 1 £70,000 +55.55%
Coventry - 1 £42,500 -
Crawley - 1 £60,000 -
Lowestoft - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £55,000 -
Maidenhead - 1 £70,000 -
Maidstone - 1 £42,500 -

QA Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited QA 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 QA Test Manager in their job title.

1 128 (100.00%) QA
2 69 (53.91%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (31.25%) Test Strategy
4 37 (28.91%) Test Management
5 35 (27.34%) Finance
6 34 (26.56%) Selenium
7 28 (21.88%) ISTQB
8 26 (20.31%) Software Testing
9 25 (19.53%) ISEB
9 25 (19.53%) Defect Management
10 24 (18.75%) SDLC
10 24 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (18.75%) JIRA
11 23 (17.97%) Scrum
12 22 (17.19%) BDD
13 20 (15.63%) Test Automation
13 20 (15.63%) Test Planning
14 18 (14.06%) Cucumber
15 17 (13.28%) Performance Testing
15 17 (13.28%) Mentoring
15 17 (13.28%) Automated Testing
16 16 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
16 16 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
17 15 (11.72%) Line Management
17 15 (11.72%) Project Management
18 14 (10.94%) Regression Testing
18 14 (10.94%) Java
18 14 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
18 14 (10.94%) Functional Testing
18 14 (10.94%) Manual Testing

QA Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited QA 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 QA Test Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.78%) Apache
1 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.47%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (4.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.59%) SaaS
2 3 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.34%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.56%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.78%) MySQL
4 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 34 (26.56%) Selenium
2 24 (18.75%) JIRA
3 18 (14.06%) Cucumber
4 13 (10.16%) WebDriver
5 12 (9.38%) Git (software)
5 12 (9.38%) Jenkins
6 9 (7.03%) HP UFT
7 4 (3.13%) JUnit
7 4 (3.13%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (2.34%) Robot Framework
9 2 (1.56%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.56%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.56%) NUnit
9 2 (1.56%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.56%) Subversion
9 2 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.56%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.56%) TestNG
10 1 (0.78%) Bugzilla
General
1 35 (27.34%) Finance
2 13 (10.16%) Retail
3 12 (9.38%) Manufacturing
3 12 (9.38%) Marketing
3 12 (9.38%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.25%) Banking
5 6 (4.69%) Electronics
5 6 (4.69%) Legal
6 4 (3.13%) Law
7 3 (2.34%) Front Office
7 3 (2.34%) Games
7 3 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.16%) Web Services
2 5 (3.91%) .NET
3 4 (3.13%) Django
4 3 (2.34%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.56%) AppFabric
5 2 (1.56%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.56%) CSS
5 2 (1.56%) CSS3
5 2 (1.56%) HTML
5 2 (1.56%) HTML5
5 2 (1.56%) XML
6 1 (0.78%) Behat
6 1 (0.78%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.59%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.69%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.13%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.34%) Derivative
6 3 (2.34%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.56%) Life Science
8 1 (0.78%) Fintech
8 1 (0.78%) FMCG
8 1 (0.78%) iPad
8 1 (0.78%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.69%) Linux
1 6 (4.69%) Windows
2 4 (3.13%) Unix
3 3 (2.34%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (53.91%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (31.25%) Test Strategy
3 37 (28.91%) Test Management
4 26 (20.31%) Software Testing
5 25 (19.53%) Defect Management
6 24 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (18.75%) SDLC
7 23 (17.97%) Scrum
8 22 (17.19%) BDD
9 20 (15.63%) Test Automation
9 20 (15.63%) Test Planning
10 17 (13.28%) Automated Testing
10 17 (13.28%) Mentoring
10 17 (13.28%) Performance Testing
11 16 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
11 16 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (11.72%) Line Management
12 15 (11.72%) Project Management
13 14 (10.94%) Functional Testing
13 14 (10.94%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.94%) Java
2 9 (7.03%) SQL
3 8 (6.25%) Ruby
4 7 (5.47%) C#
4 7 (5.47%) Groovy
5 5 (3.91%) C
6 4 (3.13%) Python
7 2 (1.56%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.78%) PHP
8 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (21.88%) ISTQB
2 25 (19.53%) ISEB
3 7 (5.47%) Degree
4 3 (2.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (4.69%) GAMP
3 2 (1.56%) SLA
4 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.78%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (4.69%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (8.59%) Microsoft
1 11 (8.59%) SAP
2 9 (7.03%) HP
3 2 (1.56%) ATG
4 1 (0.78%) Citrix
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle
4 1 (0.78%) Rally
4 1 (0.78%) VMware
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