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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 360 448 396
Rank change year-on-year
+88 -52
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 800 540 696
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.51% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.62% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 586 392 549
Average salary £45,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -5.26%

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
92333 86744 92837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.96% 81.25% 79.04%
Number of salaries quoted 73720 71172 78538
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 17 September 2014 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 17 September 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 +64 725 £45,000 -10.00% 77
South East +118 249 £40,000 -20.00% 22
London -29 184 £58,250 +5.90% 15
Yorkshire -1 82 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Berkshire +54 72 £47,500 -7.31% 6
South West +12 61 £39,500 -12.22% 12
Scotland +32 55 £47,250 +13.85% 7
North West -16 52 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Surrey +23 51 £35,000 -22.22% 4
West Yorkshire -27 50 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Hampshire +27 49 £42,500 -19.04% 7
East of England -2 47 £50,000 +11.11% 7
City of London +35 45 £60,000 +9.09% 9
Leeds -28 45 £40,000 +14.28% 6
West Sussex +22 37 £58,500 +17.00% 3
Reading +19 36 £42,500 -27.96% 3
Manchester +12 36 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Bristol +26 32 £36,750 +63.33% 4
North Yorkshire +12 28 £35,000 -4.76% 2
Edinburgh +8 26 £47,750 +15.06% 3
Horsham - 25 £60,000 - 2
Stirling -2 24 £46,000 -
East Midlands -4 24 £35,000 -20.45%
Buckinghamshire +22 23 £45,000 -2.70% 2
Winchester - 20 £42,500 - 2
Essex +19 19 £52,500 +31.25% 3
Brighton -2 19 £37,500 -11.76%
West Midlands -5 19 £51,500 +58.46% 2
East Sussex -10 19 £37,500 -11.76%
Northamptonshire -15 17 £35,000 -20.45%

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 593 (40.34%) Agile Software Development
2 559 (38.03%) Finance
3 497 (33.81%) ISEB
4 478 (32.52%) QA
5 444 (30.20%) Software Testing
6 428 (29.12%) HP Quality Center
7 361 (24.56%) ISTQB
8 358 (24.35%) SQL
9 341 (23.20%) Test Strategy
10 337 (22.93%) HP
11 336 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
12 290 (19.73%) QuickTest Pro
13 287 (19.52%) Selenium
14 279 (18.98%) Test Automation
15 250 (17.01%) Test Scripting
16 220 (14.97%) Stakeholder Management
17 198 (13.47%) Regression Testing
18 194 (13.20%) Microsoft
18 194 (13.20%) Test Planning
19 181 (12.31%) Degree
20 174 (11.84%) Security Cleared
21 163 (11.09%) Project Management
21 163 (11.09%) Automated Testing
22 162 (11.02%) Scrum
23 157 (10.68%) Banking
24 154 (10.48%) Windows
25 153 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
26 145 (9.86%) Team Foundation Server
27 143 (9.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
28 142 (9.66%) Waterfall

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 51 (3.47%) SharePoint
2 14 (0.95%) WebSphere
3 12 (0.82%) IIS
4 11 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (0.75%) Confluence
5 10 (0.68%) CMS
6 7 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.34%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.34%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.27%) WebSphere Process Server
10 3 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.14%) Apache
12 1 (0.068%) MTS
12 1 (0.068%) SAS
12 1 (0.068%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.068%) Lync
12 1 (0.068%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 100 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 52 (3.54%) MS Office
3 32 (2.18%) MS Project
4 16 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.82%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.61%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (0.61%) InDesign
6 9 (0.61%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.068%) Maya
Business Applications
1 29 (1.97%) SAP FI
2 26 (1.77%) SAP FI/CO
2 26 (1.77%) SAP CO
3 12 (0.82%) JDE OneWorld
4 8 (0.54%) VisionPLUS
4 8 (0.54%) Temenos T24
5 6 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.27%) Magento
7 4 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.20%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.20%) SAP WM
9 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.14%) Exchequer
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
9 2 (0.14%) SAP PP
10 1 (0.068%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.068%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.63%) SaaS
2 7 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.84%) Internet
2 19 (1.29%) HTTP
3 11 (0.75%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.61%) MVNO
5 8 (0.54%) Firewall
6 7 (0.48%) SSL
6 7 (0.48%) LAN
7 5 (0.34%) WAN
7 5 (0.34%) FTP
7 5 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.34%) Wireless
7 5 (0.34%) Network Security
8 4 (0.27%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.20%) SAN
9 3 (0.20%) LTE
10 2 (0.14%) 3G
11 1 (0.068%) GGSN
11 1 (0.068%) SGSN
11 1 (0.068%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.068%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (8.78%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.47%) Relational Database
3 37 (2.52%) DB2
4 35 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
5 33 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (1.97%) RDBMS
6 29 (1.97%) SQLPlus
6 29 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 28 (1.90%) DataStage
7 28 (1.90%) Oracle Exadata
8 27 (1.84%) Oracle ODI
9 23 (1.56%) Oracle Database
10 18 (1.22%) MySQL
11 10 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.27%) MS Access
14 4 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
15 3 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
15 3 (0.20%) Informix
Development Applications
1 290 (19.73%) QuickTest Pro
2 287 (19.52%) Selenium
3 145 (9.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 136 (9.25%) JIRA
5 94 (6.39%) Cucumber
6 80 (5.44%) WebDriver
7 70 (4.76%) LoadRunner
8 66 (4.49%) SpecFlow
9 62 (4.22%) Visual Studio
10 59 (4.01%) JMeter
11 54 (3.67%) FitNesse
12 40 (2.72%) Toad
13 36 (2.45%) TestDirector
14 33 (2.24%) Subversion
15 32 (2.18%) JUnit
16 30 (2.04%) TestNG
17 29 (1.97%) SoapUI
18 23 (1.56%) SilkPerformer
19 22 (1.50%) Ant
20 17 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 559 (38.03%) Finance
2 157 (10.68%) Banking
3 123 (8.37%) Retail
4 98 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 41 (2.79%) Marketing
6 31 (2.11%) Publishing
7 29 (1.97%) Investment Banking
7 29 (1.97%) Advertising
8 23 (1.56%) Back Office
9 20 (1.36%) Retail Banking
10 19 (1.29%) Games
11 15 (1.02%) Front Office
12 14 (0.95%) Billing
13 13 (0.88%) Legal
14 11 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.48%) Law
16 4 (0.27%) Local Government
17 3 (0.20%) Manufacturing
17 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
18 2 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 593 (40.34%) Test Manager
2 326 (22.18%) Analyst
3 288 (19.59%) Test Analyst
4 134 (9.12%) Tester
5 107 (7.28%) Consultant
6 80 (5.44%) Test Leader
7 79 (5.37%) QA Manager
8 78 (5.31%) Test Consultant
9 72 (4.90%) Programme Manager
10 71 (4.83%) Team Leader
11 68 (4.63%) Test Team Leader
12 67 (4.56%) Test Engineer
12 67 (4.56%) Programme Test Manager
13 55 (3.74%) Senior Analyst
14 53 (3.61%) Software Tester
15 49 (3.33%) QA Analyst
16 46 (3.13%) QA Test Manager
17 44 (2.99%) Agile Test Analyst
18 43 (2.93%) Senior Tester
19 40 (2.72%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (8.71%) XML
2 120 (8.16%) .NET
3 106 (7.21%) SOAP
4 103 (7.01%) Web Services
5 57 (3.88%) XSD
6 56 (3.81%) HTML
6 56 (3.81%) WSDL
7 35 (2.38%) ASP.NET
8 33 (2.24%) CSS
9 22 (1.50%) J2EE
10 18 (1.22%) jQuery
11 17 (1.16%) .NET Framework
11 17 (1.16%) WCF
12 16 (1.09%) XML Messaging
13 14 (0.95%) CSS3
14 13 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (0.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 12 (0.82%) LINQ
16 10 (0.68%) Middleware
16 10 (0.68%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 153 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (4.15%) Management Information System
3 36 (2.45%) Client/Server
4 35 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 34 (2.31%) Computer Science
6 32 (2.18%) N-Tier
7 31 (2.11%) Mainframe
7 31 (2.11%) Mathematics
8 26 (1.77%) Open Source
9 24 (1.63%) Life Science
10 21 (1.43%) Statistics
10 21 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (1.22%) Visualisation
12 13 (0.88%) Derivative
12 13 (0.88%) User Experience
13 9 (0.61%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.61%) FMCG
13 9 (0.61%) Copywriting
14 7 (0.48%) Chemistry
14 7 (0.48%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 154 (10.48%) Windows
2 117 (7.96%) UNIX
3 91 (6.19%) Linux
4 40 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (1.84%) Solaris
7 23 (1.56%) Windows 7
8 21 (1.43%) Windows XP
9 19 (1.29%) Mac OS X
10 16 (1.09%) Apple iOS
11 14 (0.95%) CentOS
12 12 (0.82%) Android
12 12 (0.82%) Debian
12 12 (0.82%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.34%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.068%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.068%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (40.34%) Agile Software Development
2 444 (30.20%) Software Testing
3 341 (23.20%) Test Strategy
4 336 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 279 (18.98%) Test Automation
6 250 (17.01%) Test Scripting
7 220 (14.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 198 (13.47%) Regression Testing
9 194 (13.20%) Test Planning
10 163 (11.09%) Project Management
10 163 (11.09%) Automated Testing
11 162 (11.02%) Scrum
12 142 (9.66%) Waterfall
13 123 (8.37%) Performance Testing
14 120 (8.16%) Mentoring
15 108 (7.35%) Manual Testing
16 103 (7.01%) System Testing
17 102 (6.94%) TDD
17 102 (6.94%) Migration
18 100 (6.80%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 358 (24.35%) SQL
2 130 (8.84%) C#
3 122 (8.30%) Java
4 71 (4.83%) PL/SQL
5 56 (3.81%) C++
6 36 (2.45%) VBScript
7 35 (2.38%) Python
8 34 (2.31%) JavaScript
9 32 (2.18%) PHP
9 32 (2.18%) Shell Script
10 28 (1.90%) C
11 26 (1.77%) Ruby
12 23 (1.56%) VB
13 15 (1.02%) Perl
14 14 (0.95%) T-SQL
14 14 (0.95%) ABAP
15 11 (0.75%) VBA
16 8 (0.54%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.48%) Korn
18 6 (0.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 497 (33.81%) ISEB
2 361 (24.56%) ISTQB
3 181 (12.31%) Degree
4 174 (11.84%) Security Cleared
5 143 (9.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 107 (7.28%) SC Cleared
7 52 (3.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 28 (1.90%) ISEB Practitioner
9 20 (1.36%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.68%) CISM
10 10 (0.68%) CEH
10 10 (0.68%) CISSP
10 10 (0.68%) OSCP
10 10 (0.68%) OSCE
11 9 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.61%) CCNP
12 7 (0.48%) PMP
12 7 (0.48%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.48%) Brainbench
13 6 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 478 (32.52%) QA
2 25 (1.70%) SLA
3 12 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.41%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.20%) COBIT
7 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.14%) TickIT
8 1 (0.068%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (1.29%) VMware ESX
3 9 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
3 9 (0.61%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.068%) HDFS
5 1 (0.068%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 428 (29.12%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.068%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.068%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.068%) nmon
Vendors
1 337 (22.93%) HP
2 194 (13.20%) Microsoft
3 123 (8.37%) Oracle
4 81 (5.51%) SAP
5 45 (3.06%) VMware
6 34 (2.31%) IBM
7 29 (1.97%) Business Objects
8 28 (1.90%) Cognos
9 27 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
10 18 (1.22%) Adobe
11 15 (1.02%) Fujitsu
12 13 (0.88%) Cerillion
13 9 (0.61%) Telerik
13 9 (0.61%) NetApp
14 8 (0.54%) SunGard
14 8 (0.54%) Capita
15 6 (0.41%) Cognizant
15 6 (0.41%) Temenos
15 6 (0.41%) Perforce
16 5 (0.34%) Charles River
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + 10% Bonus
Posted: 33 minutes ago
Gloucestershire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Full Corporate Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + annual bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £33000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + bonus + health + bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Computer People
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Life
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Computer People
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum basic + bonus (up to 36%) +++
Posted: Yesterday
Cwmbran, Gwent
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32,000-36,000 + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 to £65000 per annum - Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Standard Life
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum + 10% On target Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago