The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Test Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Manager
Rank 890 861 889
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Test Manager 11 9 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.008% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.009% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 5
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -16.66%

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
110597 101053 111513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89479 83749 95349
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,350 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Software Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Software Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Test Manager
Salary Trend

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

Software Test Manager Salary Trend in the UK

Software Test Manager
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Test Manager over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 within the UK.

Software Test Manager Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Test Manager
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 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 -23 9 £35,000 -6.66%
Manchester -1 5 £35,000 -6.66%
North West -14 5 £35,000 -6.66%
Bolton - 5 £35,000 -
Edinburgh -9 2 £53,250 -
Scotland -13 2 £53,250 -
London - 2 £57,500 -
East of England -18 1 £35,000 -31.37%
Bristol - 1 £45,000 -
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £35,000 -
South West - 1 £45,000 -
Suffolk - 1 £35,000 -

Software Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software 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 Software Test Manager in their job title.

1 23 (63.89%) QA
2 15 (41.67%) Waterfall
3 12 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 11 (30.56%) ISEB
5 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (22.22%) Project Management
6 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 7 (19.44%) Scrum
7 7 (19.44%) BDD
8 6 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 5 (13.89%) Linux
9 5 (13.89%) Automated Testing
9 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
10 4 (11.11%) SQL
10 4 (11.11%) Windows
10 4 (11.11%) OO
10 4 (11.11%) ISO 9001
10 4 (11.11%) Firmware
10 4 (11.11%) RFID
10 4 (11.11%) Electronics
10 4 (11.11%) Games
10 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
10 4 (11.11%) Degree
10 4 (11.11%) Test Management
10 4 (11.11%) Mac OS
10 4 (11.11%) Build Automation
10 4 (11.11%) Agile Testing
10 4 (11.11%) Automation Testing
11 3 (8.33%) Perl
11 3 (8.33%) Microsoft

Software Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software 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 Software Test Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.78%) CMS
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) DB2
1 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Bugzilla
1 2 (5.56%) JIRA
1 2 (5.56%) Selenium
1 2 (5.56%) Fiddler
1 2 (5.56%) FogBugz
General
1 4 (11.11%) Electronics
1 4 (11.11%) Games
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Publishing
3 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.11%) Firmware
3 3 (8.33%) Open Source
3 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.78%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) Mac OS
2 4 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) Waterfall
2 12 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.22%) Project Management
4 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 7 (19.44%) BDD
5 7 (19.44%) Scrum
6 6 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 5 (13.89%) Automated Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Build Automation
8 4 (11.11%) Agile Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Automation Testing
8 4 (11.11%) OO
8 4 (11.11%) Test Management
9 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (8.33%) Compatibility Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Resource Management
9 3 (8.33%) TDD
10 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
10 2 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) Perl
3 2 (5.56%) Python
3 2 (5.56%) Ruby
3 2 (5.56%) Java
3 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) ISEB
2 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 4 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (63.89%) QA
2 4 (11.11%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.78%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) HP
2 1 (2.78%) Sybase
2 1 (2.78%) IBM