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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 357 398 405
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 753 642 632
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.62% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.75% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 576 455 519
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-1.17% -

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
86105 85797 88471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.69% 82.28% 80.11%
Number of salaries quoted 70901 68441 74950
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +37 661 £45,000 -10.00% 87
London -33 224 £55,000 -8.33% 29
South East +17 159 £42,500 - 18
North West +43 80 £45,000 +5.88% 7
City of London +44 79 £56,000 +1.81% 13
Yorkshire -24 57 £32,500 -4.41% 11
Manchester +28 54 £45,000 +15.38% 3
East of England +11 53 £40,000 -15.78% 5
Scotland +35 52 £46,250 +2.77% 5
Berkshire +16 52 £45,000 +5.88% 5
South West -2 45 £55,000 +29.41% 12
Surrey +20 36 £40,000 +2.56% 4
Hampshire -8 33 £42,500 -29.16% 2
North Yorkshire +40 29 £37,500 +11.11% 2
Reading +3 29 £42,500 -5.02% 3
Bristol +21 27 £55,000 +46.66% 7
Leeds -20 24 £32,500 -2.25% 5
West Yorkshire -45 24 £32,500 -4.41% 8
Cambridge -1 22 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Cambridgeshire -11 22 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Cheshire +10 21 £45,000 -2.17%
Stirling +4 21 £43,125 -
Edinburgh +14 20 £46,875 +12.95% 3
York +25 18 £30,000 -20.00% 1
West Midlands -4 16 £32,500 -31.57% 1
West Sussex +10 14 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Buckinghamshire +6 14 £41,250 +14.58% 2
East Midlands -4 14 £38,000 -34.19%
Winchester - 13 £42,500 - 2
Reigate -2 12 £40,000 +2.56%

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 662 (41.64%) Finance
2 619 (38.93%) ISEB
3 587 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
4 570 (35.85%) ISTQB
5 486 (30.57%) Software Testing
6 449 (28.24%) Test Strategy
7 444 (27.92%) HP Quality Center
8 443 (27.86%) QA
9 395 (24.84%) HP
10 382 (24.03%) SQL
11 335 (21.07%) User Acceptance Testing
12 334 (21.01%) Test Automation
13 309 (19.43%) Selenium
14 293 (18.43%) QuickTest Pro
15 282 (17.74%) Test Scripting
16 265 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 254 (15.97%) Test Planning
18 229 (14.40%) Regression Testing
19 210 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
20 205 (12.89%) Microsoft
21 189 (11.89%) Banking
22 185 (11.64%) Automated Testing
23 184 (11.57%) JIRA
24 172 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
25 169 (10.63%) Waterfall
26 163 (10.25%) Performance Testing
27 155 (9.75%) Mentoring
28 154 (9.69%) Project Management
29 152 (9.56%) Oracle
30 145 (9.12%) Retail

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 47 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 12 (0.75%) CMS
2 12 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
2 12 (0.75%) Confluence
2 12 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (0.69%) Lotus Domino
4 10 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (0.57%) IIS
6 8 (0.50%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.38%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (0.38%) MS Project Server
8 5 (0.31%) MTS
9 4 (0.25%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.19%) WebSphere Process Server
11 2 (0.13%) Apache
11 2 (0.13%) Lync
Applications
1 104 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 35 (2.20%) MS Office
3 21 (1.32%) MS Project
4 14 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 36 (2.26%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (1.57%) Oracle EBS R12
3 20 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 19 (1.19%) Oracle Financials
5 18 (1.13%) Oracle Retail
6 13 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
6 13 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
7 12 (0.75%) Oracle Cash Management
7 12 (0.75%) Oracle Assets
7 12 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.19%) JDE OneWorld
8 3 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.13%) SAP PP
9 2 (0.13%) SAP WM
9 2 (0.13%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.13%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.13%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.063%) Magento
10 1 (0.063%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.063%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.38%) SaaS
2 6 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.13%) Office 365
4 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.82%) TCP/IP
2 17 (1.07%) HTTP
3 16 (1.01%) WAN
4 14 (0.88%) LAN
5 12 (0.75%) Internet
5 12 (0.75%) MVNO
6 6 (0.38%) Wireshark
6 6 (0.38%) DNS
7 5 (0.31%) VoIP
7 5 (0.31%) SNMP
7 5 (0.31%) Firewall
7 5 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.31%) Wireless
8 4 (0.25%) Network Security
8 4 (0.25%) ISDN
9 3 (0.19%) SSL
9 3 (0.19%) SAN
9 3 (0.19%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.19%) Multicast
9 3 (0.19%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (5.47%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.58%) Relational Database
3 36 (2.26%) Oracle Database
4 32 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
5 30 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (1.76%) RDBMS
7 23 (1.45%) DB2
7 23 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 22 (1.38%) DataStage
8 22 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (1.38%) Oracle Exadata
9 21 (1.32%) Oracle ODI
9 21 (1.32%) SQLPlus
10 18 (1.13%) MySQL
11 9 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (0.44%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.25%) QlikView
14 3 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (0.19%) Oracle Database 10g
15 2 (0.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 309 (19.43%) Selenium
2 293 (18.43%) QuickTest Pro
3 184 (11.57%) JIRA
4 144 (9.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 94 (5.91%) WebDriver
6 90 (5.66%) LoadRunner
7 87 (5.47%) Cucumber
8 83 (5.22%) JMeter
9 61 (3.84%) JUnit
10 51 (3.21%) Visual Studio
11 44 (2.77%) TestNG
12 42 (2.64%) Toad
13 35 (2.20%) Jenkins
14 34 (2.14%) SpecFlow
14 34 (2.14%) SoapUI
15 24 (1.51%) eggPlant
16 22 (1.38%) FitNesse
17 21 (1.32%) SilkPerformer
17 21 (1.32%) Bugzilla
18 19 (1.19%) TestDirector
General
1 662 (41.64%) Finance
2 189 (11.89%) Banking
3 145 (9.12%) Retail
4 85 (5.35%) Telecoms
5 34 (2.14%) Aerospace
6 27 (1.70%) Billing
7 25 (1.57%) Retail Banking
8 23 (1.45%) Investment Banking
9 21 (1.32%) Advertising
10 18 (1.13%) Marketing
11 16 (1.01%) Legal
12 15 (0.94%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.63%) Publishing
13 10 (0.63%) Games
13 10 (0.63%) Back Office
14 7 (0.44%) Local Government
15 5 (0.31%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.25%) German Language
16 4 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 614 (38.62%) Test Manager
2 428 (26.92%) Analyst
3 386 (24.28%) Test Analyst
4 136 (8.55%) Tester
5 113 (7.11%) Team Leader
6 111 (6.98%) Test Leader
7 104 (6.54%) Test Team Leader
8 95 (5.97%) Senior Analyst
9 92 (5.79%) Consultant
10 90 (5.66%) Senior Test Analyst
11 75 (4.72%) Test Engineer
12 73 (4.59%) Test Consultant
13 51 (3.21%) Programme Manager
14 48 (3.02%) QA Manager
14 48 (3.02%) Programme Test Manager
15 44 (2.77%) Software Tester
16 40 (2.52%) Senior Manager
17 38 (2.39%) Senior Test Engineer
18 36 (2.26%) Senior Tester
19 30 (1.89%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (4.34%) .NET
2 66 (4.15%) Web Services
3 56 (3.52%) SOAP
4 48 (3.02%) XML
5 44 (2.77%) HTML
6 27 (1.70%) WSDL
7 24 (1.51%) XSD
8 21 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
9 20 (1.26%) Middleware
9 20 (1.26%) CSS
10 14 (0.88%) J2EE
11 12 (0.75%) Gherkin
12 8 (0.50%) ASP.NET
12 8 (0.50%) JMS
13 5 (0.31%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.31%) Java EE
13 5 (0.31%) DOM
14 4 (0.25%) jQuery
14 4 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
15 3 (0.19%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 172 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (4.97%) Management Information System
3 54 (3.40%) Client/Server
4 49 (3.08%) Statistics
4 49 (3.08%) Open Source
5 35 (2.20%) N-Tier
6 30 (1.89%) Mobile App
7 26 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (1.45%) Mainframe
9 17 (1.07%) Derivative
9 17 (1.07%) User Experience
10 16 (1.01%) Mathematics
11 12 (0.75%) DTV
12 11 (0.69%) Computer Science
13 10 (0.63%) Life Science
13 10 (0.63%) Replication
13 10 (0.63%) Visualisation
14 9 (0.57%) Digital Media
15 6 (0.38%) FMCG
15 6 (0.38%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 140 (8.81%) Windows
2 101 (6.35%) UNIX
3 98 (6.16%) Linux
4 35 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (1.51%) Windows 7
6 22 (1.38%) Solaris
7 20 (1.26%) Windows XP
8 15 (0.94%) CentOS
9 13 (0.82%) Android
10 11 (0.69%) Apple iOS
11 10 (0.63%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.44%) Windows Phone 8
12 7 (0.44%) Windows Phone
13 6 (0.38%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.31%) Debian
14 5 (0.31%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.31%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 587 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
2 486 (30.57%) Software Testing
3 449 (28.24%) Test Strategy
4 335 (21.07%) User Acceptance Testing
5 334 (21.01%) Test Automation
6 282 (17.74%) Test Scripting
7 254 (15.97%) Test Planning
8 229 (14.40%) Regression Testing
9 210 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 185 (11.64%) Automated Testing
11 169 (10.63%) Waterfall
12 163 (10.25%) Performance Testing
13 155 (9.75%) Mentoring
14 154 (9.69%) Project Management
15 132 (8.30%) Scrum
16 131 (8.24%) PRINCE2
17 127 (7.99%) Integration Testing
18 114 (7.17%) Manual Testing
19 110 (6.92%) System Testing
20 101 (6.35%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 382 (24.03%) SQL
2 110 (6.92%) C#
3 101 (6.35%) Java
4 68 (4.28%) Python
5 61 (3.84%) PL/SQL
6 51 (3.21%) C++
7 38 (2.39%) C
8 36 (2.26%) JavaScript
9 31 (1.95%) Perl
10 25 (1.57%) Shell Script
10 25 (1.57%) Ruby
11 20 (1.26%) VBScript
12 17 (1.07%) VB
12 17 (1.07%) Korn
12 17 (1.07%) PowerShell
13 16 (1.01%) Bash Shell
14 13 (0.82%) R
14 13 (0.82%) PHP
15 12 (0.75%) VBA
16 6 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 619 (38.93%) ISEB
2 570 (35.85%) ISTQB
3 265 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 140 (8.81%) Degree
5 126 (7.92%) Security Cleared
6 87 (5.47%) SC Cleared
7 74 (4.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 51 (3.21%) ISEB Practitioner
9 19 (1.19%) DV Cleared
10 17 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 13 (0.82%) PMI Certification
12 10 (0.63%) PMP
13 5 (0.31%) CEH
13 5 (0.31%) OSCP
13 5 (0.31%) OSCE
14 4 (0.25%) CISM
14 4 (0.25%) CISSP
14 4 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.19%) Brainbench
16 2 (0.13%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 443 (27.86%) QA
2 29 (1.82%) SLA
3 15 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.25%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.19%) COBIT
6 3 (0.19%) HL7
6 3 (0.19%) DICOM
6 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.13%) TickIT
8 1 (0.063%) FATCA
8 1 (0.063%) EMIR
8 1 (0.063%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 33 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (1.13%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.01%) VMware ESX
4 11 (0.69%) vSphere
5 8 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.25%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 444 (27.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.063%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 395 (24.84%) HP
2 205 (12.89%) Microsoft
3 152 (9.56%) Oracle
4 66 (4.15%) VMware
5 37 (2.33%) IBM
6 28 (1.76%) SAP
6 28 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
7 25 (1.57%) Business Objects
8 22 (1.38%) Cognos
9 15 (0.94%) Fujitsu
10 13 (0.82%) Murex
11 11 (0.69%) Red Hat
11 11 (0.69%) Perforce
12 10 (0.63%) Capita
13 9 (0.57%) TIBCO
14 8 (0.50%) NetApp
14 8 (0.50%) Citrix
14 8 (0.50%) Green Hat
15 6 (0.38%) Cognizant
15 6 (0.38%) BT
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 18 hours ago
Berkshire
Sogeti
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £37000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + upto 20% bonus and bens
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + be - excellent bonus + bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Excellent plus Discretionary Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
Capita
Salary: Pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum + enhanced pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £43000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago