The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 365 393 451
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +58
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 801 748 549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.65% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.79% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 656 523 392
Average salary £46,750 £45,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.88% -7.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,750 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,275 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.44% -0.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94267 95114 86807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.15% 82.79% 81.72%
Number of salaries quoted 77668 75899 71027
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Management within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Management
Salary Trend

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

Test Management Salary Trend in the UK

Test Management
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Management over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 within the UK.

Test Management Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Management
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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 +18 692 £46,000 - 71
London +19 217 £55,000 -6.77% 22
South East -23 167 £50,000 +25.00% 14
Yorkshire +25 102 £37,500 - 8
City of London +51 79 £60,000 - 6
Scotland +13 66 £47,500 - 7
North West +28 63 £42,930 -8.66% 12
West Yorkshire +12 60 £37,500 -21.05% 6
South West -10 52 £45,000 +13.92% 1
Manchester +25 48 £43,215 -12.69% 4
Edinburgh +23 47 £47,500 - 5
Leeds +9 43 £37,500 -14.16% 6
East of England +4 41 £50,750 +1.50% 7
Hampshire +29 39 £45,000 +25.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +2 35 £51,750 +15.00%
Glasgow +33 34 £47,500 +66.66% 1
Sheffield +32 33 £38,250 -6.70% 1
South Yorkshire +32 33 £38,250 +91.25% 1
Berkshire -20 32 £53,750 +19.44% 4
West Midlands -5 28 £42,500 -15.00% 5
Surrey -12 28 £45,000 +28.57% 1
South Wales +12 25 £35,000 +3.70% 1
Wales +7 25 £35,000 +4.47% 1
Gloucestershire +3 24 £45,000 -20.00%
Oxfordshire +17 21 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Cambridgeshire +16 17 £51,500 +0.98%
East Midlands -13 16 £45,000 +28.57%
High Wycombe +9 15 £53,500 +28.14%
Gloucester +6 13 £45,000 -21.73%
Bristol -44 13 £41,250 +12.24%

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Test Management also 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 that cited Test Management.

1 553 (37.47%) Agile Software Development
2 524 (35.50%) Finance
3 464 (31.44%) ISTQB
4 457 (30.96%) QA
5 391 (26.49%) ISEB
6 383 (25.95%) Software Testing
7 366 (24.80%) Test Strategy
8 307 (20.80%) User Acceptance Testing
9 294 (19.92%) Test Scripting
10 289 (19.58%) Test Automation
11 278 (18.83%) HP Quality Center
12 258 (17.48%) SQL
13 247 (16.73%) SDLC
14 243 (16.46%) Stakeholder Management
15 230 (15.58%) HP
16 223 (15.11%) Selenium
17 206 (13.96%) Microsoft
18 203 (13.75%) HP UFT
19 201 (13.62%) Java
20 197 (13.35%) Performance Testing
21 186 (12.60%) JIRA
22 184 (12.47%) Degree
23 182 (12.33%) Project Management
24 178 (12.06%) Automated Testing
25 176 (11.92%) Regression Testing
26 173 (11.72%) Banking
27 155 (10.50%) C#
28 150 (10.16%) Test Planning
29 141 (9.55%) .NET
30 136 (9.21%) Analytical Skills

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Test Management also 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 that cited Test Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 63 (4.27%) SharePoint
2 32 (2.17%) CMS
3 19 (1.29%) Oracle Workflow
4 15 (1.02%) Confluence
5 13 (0.88%) JBoss
6 12 (0.81%) WebLogic
7 11 (0.75%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.54%) CICS
9 6 (0.41%) IIS
10 4 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.20%) nginx
11 3 (0.20%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.20%) Apache
12 2 (0.14%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.14%) SAP EP
13 1 (0.068%) WebSphere Process Server
13 1 (0.068%) WordPress
Applications
1 105 (7.11%) MS Excel
2 44 (2.98%) MS Office
3 25 (1.69%) MS Project
4 16 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.68%) SPSS
7 1 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.068%) InDesign
7 1 (0.068%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.068%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.068%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
3 14 (0.95%) Oracle General Ledger
3 14 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
3 14 (0.95%) Oracle Receivables
3 14 (0.95%) Oracle Assets
4 8 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (0.34%) Temenos T24
6 5 (0.34%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.34%) Endur
6 5 (0.34%) BASE24
6 5 (0.34%) Maximo
7 4 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.20%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.20%) Summit
8 3 (0.20%) Primavera
8 3 (0.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.36%) SaaS
2 6 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.41%) Basecamp
2 6 (0.41%) Dropbox
3 2 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.068%) PaaS
4 1 (0.068%) Office 365
4 1 (0.068%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.42%) Firewall
2 20 (1.36%) Internet
3 18 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.02%) ATM
5 9 (0.61%) LAN
5 9 (0.61%) WAN
5 9 (0.61%) HTTP
5 9 (0.61%) DVB
6 8 (0.54%) DNS
7 7 (0.47%) SAN
7 7 (0.47%) VoIP
8 6 (0.41%) Broadband
8 6 (0.41%) ISDN
8 6 (0.41%) PPP
8 6 (0.41%) SNMP
8 6 (0.41%) EIGRP
8 6 (0.41%) L2TP
8 6 (0.41%) MPLS
8 6 (0.41%) OSPF
8 6 (0.41%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (1.56%) Big Data
4 22 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
5 21 (1.42%) Relational Database
6 20 (1.36%) Oracle Database
7 13 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (0.61%) DB2
9 9 (0.61%) RDBMS
10 7 (0.47%) SAP BW
11 6 (0.41%) Star Schema
11 6 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.34%) OLTP
12 5 (0.34%) QlikView
13 4 (0.27%) MySQL
13 4 (0.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 223 (15.11%) Selenium
2 203 (13.75%) HP UFT
3 186 (12.60%) JIRA
4 123 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 107 (7.25%) LoadRunner
6 102 (6.91%) Cucumber
7 60 (4.07%) JMeter
8 49 (3.32%) SpecFlow
9 46 (3.12%) WebDriver
10 44 (2.98%) Jenkins
11 41 (2.78%) Visual Studio
12 40 (2.71%) FitNesse
13 36 (2.44%) Subversion
13 36 (2.44%) SoapUI
14 34 (2.30%) Maven
15 31 (2.10%) Git (software)
16 28 (1.90%) Toad
17 27 (1.83%) JUnit
18 24 (1.63%) WinRunner
19 21 (1.42%) Oracle Forms
General
1 524 (35.50%) Finance
2 173 (11.72%) Banking
3 97 (6.57%) Telecoms
4 83 (5.62%) Retail
5 36 (2.44%) Back Office
6 21 (1.42%) Retail Banking
6 21 (1.42%) Marketing
7 20 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.22%) Front Office
9 17 (1.15%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.15%) Games
10 16 (1.08%) Publishing
10 16 (1.08%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.68%) Legal
11 10 (0.68%) Multimedia
12 8 (0.54%) Local Government
13 6 (0.41%) Law
14 4 (0.27%) Electronics
15 2 (0.14%) Automotive
15 2 (0.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 559 (37.87%) Test Manager
2 333 (22.56%) Analyst
3 272 (18.43%) Test Analyst
4 121 (8.20%) Tester
5 111 (7.52%) Test Leader
6 110 (7.45%) Test Engineer
7 92 (6.23%) Senior Analyst
8 78 (5.28%) QA Manager
9 60 (4.07%) Senior Test Analyst
10 59 (4.00%) Consultant
11 50 (3.39%) Senior Manager
12 47 (3.18%) Programme Manager
13 46 (3.12%) QA Analyst
14 45 (3.05%) Developer
15 42 (2.85%) Programme Test Manager
16 41 (2.78%) Team Leader
17 39 (2.64%) Software Tester
18 37 (2.51%) Test Team Leader
19 35 (2.37%) Senior Test Manager
20 34 (2.30%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (9.55%) .NET
2 92 (6.23%) Web Services
3 70 (4.74%) HTML
4 69 (4.67%) Gherkin
5 50 (3.39%) XML
6 49 (3.32%) SOAP
7 40 (2.71%) ASP.NET
8 29 (1.96%) CSS
9 28 (1.90%) .NET Framework
10 24 (1.63%) REST
11 22 (1.49%) HTML5
12 19 (1.29%) Middleware
13 13 (0.88%) CSS3
14 10 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (0.61%) XBRL
15 9 (0.61%) J2EE
16 7 (0.47%) Flash
17 6 (0.41%) LAMP
17 6 (0.41%) FIX Protocol
18 5 (0.34%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 136 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (6.30%) Client/Server
3 63 (4.27%) Computer Science
4 50 (3.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 48 (3.25%) Derivative
6 39 (2.64%) Fixed Income
7 38 (2.57%) Equities
8 33 (2.24%) DTV
8 33 (2.24%) Management Information System
9 27 (1.83%) Mobile App
10 23 (1.56%) N-Tier
11 21 (1.42%) User Experience
12 16 (1.08%) Digital Media
12 16 (1.08%) Freedom of Information
12 16 (1.08%) Statistics
12 16 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
12 16 (1.08%) Freedom of Information Act
13 13 (0.88%) Mainframe
14 12 (0.81%) IVR
15 9 (0.61%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 127 (8.60%) Windows
2 97 (6.57%) Linux
3 90 (6.10%) UNIX
4 22 (1.49%) Apple iOS
5 21 (1.42%) Android
6 16 (1.08%) Windows 7
7 11 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.61%) CentOS
8 9 (0.61%) AIX
8 9 (0.61%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.41%) Solaris
10 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.068%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.068%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.068%) HPUX
12 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 553 (37.47%) Agile Software Development
2 383 (25.95%) Software Testing
3 366 (24.80%) Test Strategy
4 307 (20.80%) User Acceptance Testing
5 294 (19.92%) Test Scripting
6 289 (19.58%) Test Automation
7 247 (16.73%) SDLC
8 243 (16.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 197 (13.35%) Performance Testing
10 182 (12.33%) Project Management
11 178 (12.06%) Automated Testing
12 176 (11.92%) Regression Testing
13 150 (10.16%) Test Planning
14 132 (8.94%) Waterfall
15 126 (8.54%) Mentoring
16 124 (8.40%) System Testing
17 118 (7.99%) Scrum
18 112 (7.59%) ITIL
19 104 (7.05%) Continuous Improvement
20 102 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 258 (17.48%) SQL
2 201 (13.62%) Java
3 155 (10.50%) C#
4 101 (6.84%) JavaScript
5 69 (4.67%) Python
6 55 (3.73%) Perl
7 41 (2.78%) C++
8 39 (2.64%) C
9 36 (2.44%) Ruby
9 36 (2.44%) Bash Shell
10 28 (1.90%) PL/SQL
11 21 (1.42%) PHP
12 19 (1.29%) VBScript
13 15 (1.02%) VB
14 14 (0.95%) VB.NET
14 14 (0.95%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.61%) Korn
15 9 (0.61%) Objective-C
16 8 (0.54%) JCL
17 6 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 464 (31.44%) ISTQB
2 391 (26.49%) ISEB
3 184 (12.47%) Degree
4 132 (8.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 131 (8.88%) Security Cleared
6 83 (5.62%) SC Cleared
7 56 (3.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 29 (1.96%) DV Cleared
9 23 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
10 17 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (0.88%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.41%) CSQA
12 6 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.41%) CCSP
12 6 (0.41%) CCNP
12 6 (0.41%) CCDP
12 6 (0.41%) JNCIS
13 5 (0.34%) HNC
13 5 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.34%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 457 (30.96%) QA
2 21 (1.42%) SLA
3 11 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.34%) TickIT
6 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.14%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.14%) EMIR
6 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.14%) GxP
6 2 (0.14%) GCP
7 1 (0.068%) MiFID
System Software
1 22 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.41%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.34%) XenApp
4 5 (0.34%) XenDesktop
4 5 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.20%) Firmware
6 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.14%) KVM
7 1 (0.068%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 278 (18.83%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (1.36%) Nessus
2 20 (1.36%) Nmap
3 13 (0.88%) SCCM
4 7 (0.47%) Puppet
5 4 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.14%) Ansible
6 2 (0.14%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.14%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.14%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.068%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.068%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 230 (15.58%) HP
2 206 (13.96%) Microsoft
3 132 (8.94%) Oracle
4 78 (5.28%) SAP
5 35 (2.37%) IBM
6 30 (2.03%) VMware
7 20 (1.36%) Coverity
8 17 (1.15%) Atlassian
9 16 (1.08%) Citrix
10 14 (0.95%) Perforce
11 13 (0.88%) Kofax
12 11 (0.75%) Cisco
12 11 (0.75%) Cognizant
12 11 (0.75%) Red Hat
13 10 (0.68%) BEA
13 10 (0.68%) Remedy
13 10 (0.68%) BT
14 9 (0.61%) Google
14 9 (0.61%) F5
15 8 (0.54%) Capita
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cognizant
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 hours ago
Felixstowe, Suffolk
Itron Holding France
Posted: 8 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Bet
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Felixstowe, Suffolk
Itron Holding France
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Cognizant
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £24000.00 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £37000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + upto 20% bonus and bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 + strong benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago