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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
QA Test Manager
Rank 865 863 822
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Manager 39 46 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.040% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.043% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 31 29 54
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 £42,500 £39,900 £45,750
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.54%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +2 36 £52,500 -4.54% 1
London -14 16 £55,000 -10.20% 1
South East +14 7 £80,000 +28.00%
South West -12 5 £40,500 +2.53%
Gloucestershire - 4 £40,500 -
Scotland +10 3 £50,000 -28.57%
Glasgow +5 3 £50,000 -28.57%
Berkshire - 3 £80,000 -
Reading - 3 £80,000 -
Tewkesbury - 3 £42,500 -
City of London +34 2 £60,000 -25.92%
Yorkshire +11 2 £51,250 +20.58%
West Yorkshire +8 2 £51,250 +20.58%
East of England -1 2 - -
West Midlands -4 2 £47,000 -10.47%
Buckinghamshire -7 2 £52,500 -12.50%
Surrey - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Egham - 2 - -
High Wycombe - 2 £52,500 -
Peterborough - 2 - -
East Midlands -2 1 £33,750 -38.63%
North West -7 1 £50,000 +11.11%
Ealing -27 1 £55,000 +37.50%
Leicester - 1 £33,750 -
Gloucester - 1 £40,500 -
Bradford - 1 £52,500 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £33,750 -
Manchester - 1 £50,000 -

QA Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 64 (100.00%) QA
2 31 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (39.06%) Test Management
4 20 (31.25%) Regression Testing
5 19 (29.69%) Finance
5 19 (29.69%) SDLC
6 17 (26.56%) Selenium
7 16 (25.00%) Test Strategy
8 14 (21.88%) ISTQB
9 13 (20.31%) Degree
9 13 (20.31%) TDD
10 12 (18.75%) Test Scripting
10 12 (18.75%) Java
10 12 (18.75%) Windows
10 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
11 11 (17.19%) BDD
12 10 (15.63%) Integration Testing
12 10 (15.63%) Project Management
13 9 (14.06%) ISEB
13 9 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (14.06%) Web Services
13 9 (14.06%) Banking
13 9 (14.06%) Software Testing
13 9 (14.06%) Open Source
13 9 (14.06%) Computer Science
13 9 (14.06%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (14.06%) Manual Testing
14 8 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (12.50%) Test Automation
14 8 (12.50%) ITIL

QA Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 3 (4.69%) MS Office
2 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 4 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (26.56%) Selenium
2 8 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (9.38%) Visual Studio
3 6 (9.38%) LoadRunner
4 4 (6.25%) TestDirector
4 4 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 4 (6.25%) QADirector
5 3 (4.69%) HP UFT
5 3 (4.69%) JIRA
6 2 (3.13%) FitNesse
6 2 (3.13%) jMock
6 2 (3.13%) TestNG
6 2 (3.13%) JUnit
6 2 (3.13%) EasyMock
6 2 (3.13%) Mockito
6 2 (3.13%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.56%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.56%) Behat
7 1 (1.56%) QUnit
General
1 19 (29.69%) Finance
2 9 (14.06%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.69%) Front Office
4 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 3 (4.69%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Law
4 3 (4.69%) Legal
4 3 (4.69%) Advertising
5 2 (3.13%) Marketing
6 1 (1.56%) Publishing
6 1 (1.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) Web Services
2 8 (12.50%) SOAP
3 6 (9.38%) REST
4 4 (6.25%) .NET
5 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.56%) CSS
5 1 (1.56%) HTML
5 1 (1.56%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.38%) Mobile App
2 6 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (7.81%) Client/Server
4 4 (6.25%) Derivative
5 3 (4.69%) New Media
6 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.56%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.75%) Windows
2 4 (6.25%) Linux
2 4 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (39.06%) Test Management
3 20 (31.25%) Regression Testing
4 19 (29.69%) SDLC
5 16 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 13 (20.31%) TDD
7 12 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 11 (17.19%) BDD
9 10 (15.63%) Integration Testing
9 10 (15.63%) Project Management
10 9 (14.06%) Manual Testing
10 9 (14.06%) Software Testing
10 9 (14.06%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (14.06%) Open Source
11 8 (12.50%) Test Automation
11 8 (12.50%) Line Management
11 8 (12.50%) Scrum
11 8 (12.50%) E-Commerce
11 8 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.75%) Java
2 5 (7.81%) SQL
3 3 (4.69%) C#
4 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.13%) Python
5 1 (1.56%) Ruby
5 1 (1.56%) PHP
5 1 (1.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (21.88%) ISTQB
2 13 (20.31%) Degree
3 9 (14.06%) ISEB
4 8 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.56%) HND
6 1 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) SLA
3 1 (1.56%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (1.56%) Telerik
3 1 (1.56%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.56%) Murex
3 1 (1.56%) Calypso
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle
3 1 (1.56%) SAP
Uxbridge, Middlesex
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago