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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
QA Test Manager
Rank 873 861 844
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Manager 42 71 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.061% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.064% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 33 45 44
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% -21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,900 £39,850 £45,750
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £84,000 £76,750
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £48,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -30.71%

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
103370 110694 102634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.33% 94.52% 94.35%
Number of salaries quoted 85496 90365 85012
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 July 2015 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 30 July 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
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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 +11 42 £52,500 -4.54% 5
London +4 17 £55,000 -32.72% 3
South East +8 10 £53,750 -2.27% 1
South West -8 5 £40,500 -10.00% 1
Berkshire +13 4 £80,000 +45.45% 1
West Yorkshire +5 4 £48,750 +14.70%
Yorkshire +3 4 £48,750 +14.70%
Gloucestershire -7 4 £40,500 -10.00%
Reading - 4 £80,000 - 1
Tewkesbury +4 3 £42,500 -5.55%
City of London +35 2 £60,000 -25.92%
Surrey +16 2 - -
East of England +5 2 - -
North West 0 2 £44,500 -1.11%
Hampshire - 2 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £52,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Peterborough - 2 - -
Egham - 2 - -
High Wycombe - 2 £52,500 -
East Midlands 0 1 £33,750 -38.63%
West Midlands 0 1 £42,500 -19.04%
Ealing -23 1 £55,000 +37.50%
Farnborough - 1 £55,000 -
Leicestershire - 1 £33,750 -
Wiltshire - 1 - - 1
Huddersfield - 1 £45,000 -
Leicester - 1 £33,750 -
Fareham - 1 £45,000 -
Gloucester - 1 £40,500 -

QA Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 65 (100.00%) QA
2 30 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (36.92%) Test Management
4 22 (33.85%) Finance
5 20 (30.77%) Regression Testing
6 19 (29.23%) Selenium
7 18 (27.69%) Test Strategy
7 18 (27.69%) SDLC
8 16 (24.62%) TDD
9 15 (23.08%) Degree
10 14 (21.54%) Test Scripting
10 14 (21.54%) BDD
10 14 (21.54%) Java
11 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
11 12 (18.46%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (16.92%) Computer Science
12 11 (16.92%) Manual Testing
12 11 (16.92%) ISTQB
12 11 (16.92%) Open Source
12 11 (16.92%) Web Services
13 10 (15.38%) SOAP
13 10 (15.38%) Integration Testing
13 10 (15.38%) Line Management
14 9 (13.85%) Mentoring
14 9 (13.85%) Windows
14 9 (13.85%) E-Commerce
14 9 (13.85%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (13.85%) Banking
14 9 (13.85%) Project Management
15 8 (12.31%) LoadRunner

QA Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 1 (1.54%) MS Office
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
1 4 (6.15%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (29.23%) Selenium
2 8 (12.31%) LoadRunner
2 8 (12.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (9.23%) JIRA
3 6 (9.23%) Visual Studio
4 4 (6.15%) TestDirector
4 4 (6.15%) QADirector
4 4 (6.15%) WebDriver
5 3 (4.62%) HP UFT
6 2 (3.08%) FitNesse
6 2 (3.08%) jMock
6 2 (3.08%) TestNG
6 2 (3.08%) EasyMock
6 2 (3.08%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.08%) Mockito
6 2 (3.08%) JUnit
6 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.54%) Behat
General
1 22 (33.85%) Finance
2 9 (13.85%) Banking
3 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.62%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.62%) Marketing
4 3 (4.62%) Law
4 3 (4.62%) Front Office
4 3 (4.62%) Advertising
5 1 (1.54%) Publishing
5 1 (1.54%) Games
5 1 (1.54%) Electronics
5 1 (1.54%) Legal
5 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.54%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.92%) Web Services
2 10 (15.38%) SOAP
3 8 (12.31%) REST
4 4 (6.15%) .NET
5 2 (3.08%) HTML
5 2 (3.08%) CSS
6 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.54%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) Computer Science
2 8 (12.31%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (9.23%) Mobile App
4 4 (6.15%) Derivative
5 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.62%) New Media
6 2 (3.08%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.54%) DTV
7 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.54%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.85%) Windows
2 4 (6.15%) Linux
3 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (36.92%) Test Management
3 20 (30.77%) Regression Testing
4 18 (27.69%) Test Strategy
4 18 (27.69%) SDLC
5 16 (24.62%) TDD
6 14 (21.54%) Test Scripting
6 14 (21.54%) BDD
7 12 (18.46%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (16.92%) Manual Testing
8 11 (16.92%) Open Source
9 10 (15.38%) Integration Testing
9 10 (15.38%) Line Management
10 9 (13.85%) Mentoring
10 9 (13.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (13.85%) Project Management
10 9 (13.85%) E-Commerce
11 8 (12.31%) ITIL
11 8 (12.31%) Automated Testing
11 8 (12.31%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.54%) Java
2 5 (7.69%) SQL
3 3 (4.62%) Python
3 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.62%) C#
4 1 (1.54%) C++
4 1 (1.54%) PHP
4 1 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (23.08%) Degree
2 11 (16.92%) ISTQB
3 8 (12.31%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (9.23%) ISEB
5 3 (4.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.54%) HND
6 1 (1.54%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) SLA
2 2 (3.08%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.08%) HP
3 1 (1.54%) Telerik
3 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.54%) Murex
3 1 (1.54%) Calypso
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle
3 1 (1.54%) SAP
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