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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 361 430 428
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 776 674 579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.58% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.70% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 627 464 393
Average salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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
92903 96809 88106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.83% 82.75% 81.03%
Number of salaries quoted 76050 77958 72052
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 July 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 July 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 +27 670 £50,000 +5.82% 81
London +5 222 £55,000 -6.77% 22
South East +25 178 £47,500 +18.75% 8
Yorkshire +20 88 £37,500 -16.66% 18
City of London +54 84 £59,000 -5.60% 4
West Yorkshire +13 60 £38,750 -18.42% 10
Scotland +44 54 £47,500 +2.70% 3
North West +19 51 £50,000 +6.38% 9
Manchester +35 43 £60,000 +27.65% 6
Buckinghamshire +31 41 £51,000 +13.33%
Edinburgh +29 40 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Hampshire +17 39 £45,000 +9.09% 2
South West -12 39 £45,000 +1.69% 7
Berkshire +4 37 £52,500 +35.48%
Leeds +4 37 £35,000 -22.22% 7
East of England -7 37 £51,250 +0.49% 8
Surrey +12 30 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Glasgow +35 26 £47,500 +66.66% 1
South Yorkshire - 26 £30,000 - 4
Sheffield - 26 £30,000 - 4
Wales +21 25 £35,000 +11.11% 1
South Wales +16 25 £35,000 +14.75% 1
East Midlands +2 25 £52,500 +50.00% 1
West Midlands -7 23 £50,000 - 3
Gloucestershire +3 19 £45,000 -10.00%
Oxfordshire - 18 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire +16 17 £51,500 +0.98% 2
High Wycombe +10 15 £53,500 +15.67%
Milton Keynes +1 15 £45,000 -
Bradford - 15 £51,000 - 2

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 549 (37.81%) Finance
2 521 (35.88%) Agile Software Development
3 448 (30.85%) ISTQB
4 414 (28.51%) QA
5 385 (26.52%) ISEB
6 383 (26.38%) Software Testing
7 372 (25.62%) Test Strategy
8 333 (22.93%) User Acceptance Testing
9 279 (19.21%) HP Quality Center
10 267 (18.39%) Test Automation
11 262 (18.04%) Test Scripting
12 259 (17.84%) SQL
12 259 (17.84%) Stakeholder Management
13 233 (16.05%) SDLC
14 227 (15.63%) Selenium
15 213 (14.67%) HP
16 199 (13.71%) Java
17 197 (13.57%) JIRA
18 193 (13.29%) HP UFT
19 187 (12.88%) Degree
20 186 (12.81%) Automated Testing
21 181 (12.47%) Performance Testing
22 180 (12.40%) Regression Testing
23 179 (12.33%) Project Management
24 176 (12.12%) Microsoft
25 175 (12.05%) Banking
26 165 (11.36%) Test Planning
27 139 (9.57%) System Testing
28 135 (9.30%) C#
29 129 (8.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 41 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 23 (1.58%) CMS
3 19 (1.31%) Oracle Workflow
4 15 (1.03%) Confluence
5 12 (0.83%) JBoss
6 11 (0.76%) WebLogic
7 8 (0.55%) CICS
8 7 (0.48%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.41%) IIS
9 6 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
9 6 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.21%) nginx
10 3 (0.21%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.21%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPEL
11 2 (0.14%) SAP EP
12 1 (0.069%) WebSphere Process Server
12 1 (0.069%) Drupal
12 1 (0.069%) WordPress
Applications
1 90 (6.20%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.86%) MS Office
3 26 (1.79%) MS Project
4 14 (0.96%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.69%) SPSS
6 8 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.069%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.069%) InDesign
7 1 (0.069%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 24 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
2 18 (1.24%) Oracle Payables
2 18 (1.24%) Oracle Receivables
3 16 (1.10%) Oracle General Ledger
3 16 (1.10%) Oracle Assets
4 14 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
5 10 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (0.34%) Temenos T24
8 5 (0.34%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.28%) Endur
9 4 (0.28%) SAP PSCD
10 3 (0.21%) SAP FI-CA
10 3 (0.21%) Primavera
10 3 (0.21%) Teamcenter
10 3 (0.21%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.58%) SaaS
2 6 (0.41%) Basecamp
2 6 (0.41%) Dropbox
3 4 (0.28%) Veeva
3 4 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.069%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.069%) PaaS
4 1 (0.069%) Office 365
4 1 (0.069%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.069%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.52%) TCP/IP
1 22 (1.52%) Firewall
2 19 (1.31%) Internet
3 18 (1.24%) ATM
4 10 (0.69%) DVB
5 9 (0.62%) WAN
5 9 (0.62%) DNS
6 8 (0.55%) SNMP
6 8 (0.55%) VoIP
6 8 (0.55%) LAN
6 8 (0.55%) DSL
7 7 (0.48%) VLAN
7 7 (0.48%) Spanning Tree
7 7 (0.48%) Broadband
7 7 (0.48%) ISDN
7 7 (0.48%) PPP
7 7 (0.48%) EIGRP
7 7 (0.48%) X.21
7 7 (0.48%) MPLS
7 7 (0.48%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 39 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 24 (1.65%) Big Data
5 20 (1.38%) Oracle Database
6 14 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
6 14 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
7 12 (0.83%) RDBMS
8 11 (0.76%) MySQL
9 10 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (0.62%) DB2
11 8 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.41%) SAP BW
12 6 (0.41%) Star Schema
13 5 (0.34%) OLTP
14 4 (0.28%) MS Access
14 4 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 227 (15.63%) Selenium
2 197 (13.57%) JIRA
3 193 (13.29%) HP UFT
4 101 (6.96%) LoadRunner
5 98 (6.75%) Cucumber
6 95 (6.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 53 (3.65%) JMeter
8 52 (3.58%) WebDriver
9 45 (3.10%) Jenkins
10 43 (2.96%) SpecFlow
11 35 (2.41%) Subversion
11 35 (2.41%) Maven
12 33 (2.27%) Visual Studio
12 33 (2.27%) SoapUI
13 31 (2.13%) FitNesse
14 28 (1.93%) Toad
15 27 (1.86%) JUnit
15 27 (1.86%) Git (software)
16 23 (1.58%) WinRunner
16 23 (1.58%) Firebug
General
1 549 (37.81%) Finance
2 175 (12.05%) Banking
3 93 (6.40%) Telecoms
4 85 (5.85%) Retail
5 32 (2.20%) Back Office
6 22 (1.52%) Retail Banking
6 22 (1.52%) Marketing
7 19 (1.31%) Games
8 18 (1.24%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.17%) Publishing
10 13 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.83%) Front Office
12 11 (0.76%) Investment Banking
13 10 (0.69%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.41%) Billing
14 6 (0.41%) Legal
15 5 (0.34%) Law
16 4 (0.28%) Electronics
16 4 (0.28%) Advertising
17 3 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 540 (37.19%) Test Manager
2 348 (23.97%) Analyst
3 295 (20.32%) Test Analyst
4 122 (8.40%) Tester
5 110 (7.58%) Test Leader
6 97 (6.68%) Test Engineer
7 91 (6.27%) Senior Analyst
8 73 (5.03%) QA Manager
9 69 (4.75%) Consultant
10 66 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
11 49 (3.37%) Senior Manager
12 44 (3.03%) Team Leader
13 43 (2.96%) Test Team Leader
13 43 (2.96%) Programme Manager
14 42 (2.89%) Programme Test Manager
15 39 (2.69%) Developer
16 38 (2.62%) Software Tester
17 36 (2.48%) Test Consultant
17 36 (2.48%) QA Analyst
17 36 (2.48%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (8.47%) .NET
2 72 (4.96%) Web Services
3 67 (4.61%) HTML
4 54 (3.72%) Gherkin
5 45 (3.10%) SOAP
6 44 (3.03%) XML
7 36 (2.48%) ASP.NET
8 24 (1.65%) CSS
9 23 (1.58%) .NET Framework
10 20 (1.38%) REST
11 19 (1.31%) Middleware
12 17 (1.17%) HTML5
13 11 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (0.76%) J2EE
14 8 (0.55%) CSS3
15 7 (0.48%) Flash
16 6 (0.41%) jQuery
16 6 (0.41%) FIX Protocol
17 5 (0.34%) Spring
17 5 (0.34%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 125 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (5.44%) Client/Server
3 70 (4.82%) Computer Science
4 41 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 39 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 39 (2.69%) Mobile App
6 37 (2.55%) Derivative
7 31 (2.13%) DTV
8 29 (2.00%) N-Tier
8 29 (2.00%) Fixed Income
8 29 (2.00%) Equities
9 19 (1.31%) User Experience
10 16 (1.10%) Freedom of Information
10 16 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
10 16 (1.10%) Freedom of Information Act
10 16 (1.10%) Statistics
11 15 (1.03%) Digital Media
12 14 (0.96%) Mathematics
12 14 (0.96%) IVR
13 12 (0.83%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 114 (7.85%) Windows
2 89 (6.13%) Linux
3 74 (5.10%) UNIX
4 23 (1.58%) Apple iOS
5 22 (1.52%) Android
6 13 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (0.69%) Windows 7
7 10 (0.69%) CentOS
8 7 (0.48%) Solaris
8 7 (0.48%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.28%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.21%) Windows Phone 8
10 3 (0.21%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.21%) AIX
11 2 (0.14%) HPUX
12 1 (0.069%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.069%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 521 (35.88%) Agile Software Development
2 383 (26.38%) Software Testing
3 372 (25.62%) Test Strategy
4 333 (22.93%) User Acceptance Testing
5 267 (18.39%) Test Automation
6 262 (18.04%) Test Scripting
7 259 (17.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 233 (16.05%) SDLC
9 186 (12.81%) Automated Testing
10 181 (12.47%) Performance Testing
11 180 (12.40%) Regression Testing
12 179 (12.33%) Project Management
13 165 (11.36%) Test Planning
14 139 (9.57%) System Testing
15 122 (8.40%) Waterfall
16 115 (7.92%) ITIL
17 114 (7.85%) PRINCE2
18 112 (7.71%) Scrum
19 110 (7.58%) Mentoring
20 102 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 259 (17.84%) SQL
2 199 (13.71%) Java
3 135 (9.30%) C#
4 94 (6.47%) JavaScript
5 72 (4.96%) Python
6 54 (3.72%) Perl
7 42 (2.89%) Ruby
8 41 (2.82%) C++
9 35 (2.41%) C
10 34 (2.34%) Bash Shell
11 28 (1.93%) PL/SQL
12 22 (1.52%) VBScript
13 21 (1.45%) PHP
14 17 (1.17%) VB
15 11 (0.76%) T-SQL
15 11 (0.76%) Korn
16 10 (0.69%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.69%) Objective-C
17 8 (0.55%) JCL
17 8 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 448 (30.85%) ISTQB
2 385 (26.52%) ISEB
3 187 (12.88%) Degree
4 129 (8.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 114 (7.85%) Security Cleared
6 69 (4.75%) SC Cleared
7 49 (3.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 21 (1.45%) DV Cleared
9 19 (1.31%) ISEB Practitioner
9 19 (1.31%) PMI Certification
10 17 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.62%) PMP
11 9 (0.62%) CSQA
12 7 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.48%) CCSP
12 7 (0.48%) CCNP
12 7 (0.48%) CCDP
12 7 (0.48%) CEH
12 7 (0.48%) JNCIS
12 7 (0.48%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 414 (28.51%) QA
2 21 (1.45%) SLA
3 15 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.76%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.34%) TickIT
8 2 (0.14%) GxP
8 2 (0.14%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.14%) GCP
9 1 (0.069%) EMIR
9 1 (0.069%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 27 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.41%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.34%) XenApp
4 5 (0.34%) XenDesktop
4 5 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (0.21%) vSphere
5 3 (0.21%) Firmware
6 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 279 (19.21%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.90%) SCCM
3 12 (0.83%) Nessus
3 12 (0.83%) Nmap
4 6 (0.41%) Puppet
5 3 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.14%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.14%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.14%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.069%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.069%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.069%) Ansible
Vendors
1 213 (14.67%) HP
2 176 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 125 (8.61%) Oracle
4 61 (4.20%) SAP
5 35 (2.41%) VMware
6 27 (1.86%) IBM
7 18 (1.24%) Atlassian
8 15 (1.03%) Perforce
9 14 (0.96%) Cisco
10 13 (0.90%) Red Hat
10 13 (0.90%) Google
11 12 (0.83%) BT
11 12 (0.83%) Coverity
11 12 (0.83%) Cognizant
12 11 (0.76%) Remedy
12 11 (0.76%) Citrix
13 10 (0.69%) BEA
14 9 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (0.62%) F5
15 8 (0.55%) Kofax
South East London
set2recruit
Salary: From £70,000 to £95,000 per annum £70k - £95k + bonus, car, benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 27.5k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £41000.00 - £51000.00 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Arco
Salary: £33,950 - £39,842, on experience, + bonus & comprehensive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hull, Yorkshire
Arco
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
City & Guilds
Salary: From £56,115 to £68,585 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: 4 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum + 10% OT Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
RMI International
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago