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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
QA Test Manager
Rank 855 842 868
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Manager 25 37 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.034% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.036% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 24 31 25
Average salary £45,000 £51,250 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.19% -14.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,500 £46,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,750 £79,500 £97,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-15.78% -9.52%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 24 December 2014 within the UK.

QA Test Manager Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Test Manager
Top 17 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 24 December 2014. 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 -8 25 £45,000 -10.00%
London -13 10 £65,000 -13.33%
South West - 7 £40,000 -
City of London +6 4 £67,500 -10.00%
Bristol - 4 £38,250 -
South East -15 3 £35,000 -17.64%
Surrey - 3 £35,000 -
North West -13 2 £45,000 +24.13%
Somerset - 2 £40,000 -
Manchester - 2 £45,000 -
Cambridge 0 1 £45,000 -5.26%
Cambridgeshire -8 1 £45,000 -35.71%
East of England -22 1 £45,000 -35.71%
East Midlands - 1 £45,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £37,500 -
Lincolnshire - 1 £45,000 -
Tewkesbury - 1 £37,500 -

QA Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 55 (100.00%) QA
2 31 (56.36%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (32.73%) Selenium
4 17 (30.91%) SQL
5 16 (29.09%) Scrum
5 16 (29.09%) Test Management
5 16 (29.09%) Test Strategy
6 14 (25.45%) Software Testing
6 14 (25.45%) Test Automation
7 13 (23.64%) ISEB
8 11 (20.00%) Migration
9 10 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (18.18%) Security Testing
10 9 (16.36%) ISTQB
10 9 (16.36%) Line Management
11 8 (14.55%) Java
11 8 (14.55%) Linux
11 8 (14.55%) Python
11 8 (14.55%) JIRA
11 8 (14.55%) Mentoring
12 7 (12.73%) HTML
12 7 (12.73%) Publishing
12 7 (12.73%) Automated Testing
12 7 (12.73%) Data Migration
12 7 (12.73%) Open Source
12 7 (12.73%) Waterfall
12 7 (12.73%) Automation Testing
12 7 (12.73%) People Management
13 6 (10.91%) PHP

QA Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 3 (5.45%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (32.73%) Selenium
2 8 (14.55%) JIRA
3 6 (10.91%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (10.91%) Cucumber
4 5 (9.09%) WebDriver
4 5 (9.09%) JMeter
5 3 (5.45%) JUnit
5 3 (5.45%) SoapUI
5 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.64%) Capybara
6 2 (3.64%) JBehave
7 1 (1.82%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.82%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.82%) Appium
General
1 7 (12.73%) Publishing
2 6 (10.91%) Retail
2 6 (10.91%) Finance
3 5 (9.09%) Banking
4 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.82%) Marketing
6 1 (1.82%) Advertising
6 1 (1.82%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) HTML
2 5 (9.09%) .NET
3 4 (7.27%) Django
3 4 (7.27%) HTML5
4 2 (3.64%) Web Services
5 1 (1.82%) JSON
5 1 (1.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Open Source
2 4 (7.27%) Derivative
3 3 (5.45%) Equity Derivative
3 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.45%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.82%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.55%) Linux
2 3 (5.45%) Windows
3 1 (1.82%) UNIX
3 1 (1.82%) Android
3 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (56.36%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (29.09%) Scrum
2 16 (29.09%) Test Management
2 16 (29.09%) Test Strategy
3 14 (25.45%) Test Automation
3 14 (25.45%) Software Testing
4 11 (20.00%) Migration
5 10 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (18.18%) Security Testing
6 9 (16.36%) Line Management
7 8 (14.55%) Mentoring
8 7 (12.73%) Waterfall
8 7 (12.73%) Data Migration
8 7 (12.73%) Automation Testing
8 7 (12.73%) People Management
8 7 (12.73%) Automated Testing
9 5 (9.09%) TDD
9 5 (9.09%) Project Management
10 4 (7.27%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.91%) SQL
2 8 (14.55%) Python
2 8 (14.55%) Java
3 6 (10.91%) PHP
4 5 (9.09%) Ruby
5 4 (7.27%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.27%) C#
6 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.64%) Perl
7 2 (3.64%) C++
7 2 (3.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) ISEB
2 9 (16.36%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (5.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) cPanel
2 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.45%) HP
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft