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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Test Manager
Rank 892 909 939
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Manager 60 62 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.056% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.058% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 42 61 56
Average salary £60,000 £51,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £43,913 £39,900
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.11%

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
99560 107062 114531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.23% 96.48% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 83662 87327 92673
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 April 2016 within the UK.

QA Test Manager Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Test Manager
Top 28 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 28 April 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 +30 55 £60,000 +17.64% 6
London +13 21 £70,000 +16.66% 2
South East +38 16 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Birmingham -2 12 - - 1
West Midlands -16 12 - - 1
Surrey +4 9 £60,000 +20.00%
Camberley - 9 £60,000 -
Berkshire +20 6 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Newbury - 6 £57,500 - 1
Scotland +3 5 £51,500 +17.27%
Glasgow -2 5 £51,500 +17.27%
North East - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
City of London +56 1 £75,000 +39.53%
Buckinghamshire +17 1 £37,500 -25.00%
East Midlands +7 1 - -
East of England +3 1 - - 1
South West +3 1 £70,000 +55.55%
Yorkshire +1 1 £50,000 -1.96%
Cambridgeshire +1 1 - -
Bristol 0 1 £70,000 +55.55%
Cambridge 0 1 - -
West Yorkshire -2 1 £50,000 -1.96%
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £36,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £37,500 -

QA Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 125 (100.00%) QA
2 54 (43.20%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (24.00%) Finance
3 30 (24.00%) Test Planning
4 29 (23.20%) Defect Management
4 29 (23.20%) Test Strategy
5 28 (22.40%) Test Management
6 26 (20.80%) Selenium
7 24 (19.20%) SDLC
7 24 (19.20%) Regression Testing
8 23 (18.40%) Scrum
8 23 (18.40%) Mentoring
8 23 (18.40%) User Acceptance Testing
9 22 (17.60%) Performance Testing
10 21 (16.80%) System Testing
10 21 (16.80%) Functional Testing
10 21 (16.80%) Software Testing
11 20 (16.00%) Microsoft
11 20 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
11 20 (16.00%) Integration Testing
12 19 (15.20%) BDD
12 19 (15.20%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (15.20%) Data Centre
12 19 (15.20%) ISEB
12 19 (15.20%) Java
12 19 (15.20%) ISTQB
13 18 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (13.60%) JIRA
15 16 (12.80%) Dynamics AX
15 16 (12.80%) Unit Testing

QA Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

Applications
1 5 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.80%) MS Office
2 1 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.80%) MS Project
2 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (12.80%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (5.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.60%) SaaS
2 3 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.40%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.60%) DataStage
3 2 (1.60%) DB2
4 1 (0.80%) MySQL
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (20.80%) Selenium
2 17 (13.60%) JIRA
3 15 (12.00%) Cucumber
4 9 (7.20%) WebDriver
5 8 (6.40%) Git (software)
5 8 (6.40%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.20%) HP UFT
7 3 (2.40%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.60%) Appium
8 2 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.60%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.60%) JUnit
8 2 (1.60%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.60%) Robot Framework
8 2 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.60%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.80%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.80%) NUnit
9 1 (0.80%) Subversion
9 1 (0.80%) TestNG
General
1 30 (24.00%) Finance
2 13 (10.40%) Telecoms
3 12 (9.60%) Manufacturing
4 10 (8.00%) Banking
5 9 (7.20%) Marketing
6 7 (5.60%) Electronics
7 5 (4.00%) Games
7 5 (4.00%) Law
7 5 (4.00%) Retail
8 2 (1.60%) Legal
8 2 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.80%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.80%) Web Services
2 5 (4.00%) .NET
3 3 (2.40%) Django
4 2 (1.60%) AppFabric
4 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.60%) CSS
4 2 (1.60%) CSS3
4 2 (1.60%) Gherkin
4 2 (1.60%) HTML
4 2 (1.60%) HTML5
4 2 (1.60%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.80%) RESTful
5 1 (0.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (15.20%) Data Centre
2 19 (15.20%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.40%) User Experience
4 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.60%) Fintech
4 2 (1.60%) Internet of Things
4 2 (1.60%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.60%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.80%) Derivative
5 1 (0.80%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.20%) Linux
1 4 (3.20%) Windows
2 2 (1.60%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.80%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (43.20%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (24.00%) Test Planning
3 29 (23.20%) Defect Management
3 29 (23.20%) Test Strategy
4 28 (22.40%) Test Management
5 24 (19.20%) Regression Testing
5 24 (19.20%) SDLC
6 23 (18.40%) Mentoring
6 23 (18.40%) Scrum
6 23 (18.40%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (17.60%) Performance Testing
8 21 (16.80%) Functional Testing
8 21 (16.80%) Software Testing
8 21 (16.80%) System Testing
9 20 (16.00%) Integration Testing
10 19 (15.20%) BDD
11 18 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (12.80%) Unit Testing
13 15 (12.00%) Quality Management
13 15 (12.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.20%) Java
2 15 (12.00%) C
3 7 (5.60%) C#
3 7 (5.60%) Groovy
3 7 (5.60%) Python
3 7 (5.60%) Ruby
3 7 (5.60%) SQL
4 2 (1.60%) C++
4 2 (1.60%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (15.20%) ISEB
1 19 (15.20%) ISTQB
2 9 (7.20%) Degree
3 2 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.80%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (100.00%) QA
2 13 (10.40%) GAMP
3 1 (0.80%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (3.20%) SCCM
2 1 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.20%) SAP
3 5 (4.00%) HP
3 5 (4.00%) Oracle
4 2 (1.60%) Apple
4 2 (1.60%) Cognizant
4 2 (1.60%) IBM
4 2 (1.60%) Informatica
5 1 (0.80%) Citrix
5 1 (0.80%) Empirix
5 1 (0.80%) Rally
5 1 (0.80%) VMware
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