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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 402 409 418
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 679 675 610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.60% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.73% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 519 449 455
Average salary £45,000 £49,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.16% +4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £73,850 £66,100
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%

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
89386 92046 87078
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.07% 82.22% 80.01%
Number of salaries quoted 72431 73738 71774
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +22 610 £45,000 -8.16% 68
London -25 186 £52,500 -4.54% 24
South East +54 157 £45,000 - 15
Yorkshire +1 83 £37,500 +10.29% 8
City of London +13 53 £59,000 +15.94% 4
East of England +2 51 £50,750 +12.77% 5
Berkshire +15 43 £50,000 +5.26% 3
West Yorkshire -34 41 £40,000 +17.64% 7
North West +25 37 £41,875 +3.39% 5
Scotland +12 37 £46,750 -6.50% 3
South West -33 34 £43,250 -13.50% 4
Hampshire +19 31 £38,500 -20.61% 2
East Midlands +29 30 £46,000 -6.59%
Leeds -25 29 £32,500 -4.41% 4
Surrey +28 27 £40,000 +2.56% 3
Reading +3 25 £45,000 -18.18% 2
North Yorkshire +32 22 £37,500 +3.44% 1
Manchester +21 22 £45,000 +13.20% 2
Northamptonshire +9 22 £46,000 -29.23%
South Yorkshire +15 19 £42,500 -2.29%
East Sussex -13 19 £44,000 -2.02%
Brighton -8 18 £44,000 -7.36%
Cambridgeshire +15 17 £50,000 +4.16%
Glasgow +18 16 £46,750 -18.69% 1
Hertfordshire +8 16 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Bristol -1 16 £44,000 +10.00% 1
Edinburgh +7 15 £48,750 +12.71% 2
Wales - 15 £37,000 - 2
York +28 14 £28,750 +0.87% 1
South Wales - 14 £37,000 - 2

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 598 (41.18%) Finance
2 565 (38.91%) Agile Software Development
3 529 (36.43%) ISEB
4 499 (34.37%) ISTQB
5 431 (29.68%) Software Testing
6 411 (28.31%) Test Strategy
7 394 (27.13%) QA
8 369 (25.41%) HP Quality Center
9 368 (25.34%) User Acceptance Testing
10 320 (22.04%) SQL
11 304 (20.94%) HP
12 299 (20.59%) Test Automation
13 274 (18.87%) Selenium
14 239 (16.46%) Test Scripting
15 237 (16.32%) QuickTest Pro
16 231 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
17 228 (15.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 213 (14.67%) Test Planning
19 192 (13.22%) Banking
20 187 (12.88%) Regression Testing
21 185 (12.74%) JIRA
22 165 (11.36%) Automated Testing
23 153 (10.54%) Microsoft
23 153 (10.54%) Performance Testing
24 148 (10.19%) Project Management
25 140 (9.64%) Waterfall
26 138 (9.50%) System Testing
27 136 (9.37%) Oracle
28 135 (9.30%) Mentoring
29 134 (9.23%) Retail

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 35 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
3 14 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 13 (0.90%) CMS
5 11 (0.76%) Lotus Domino
5 11 (0.76%) Confluence
6 8 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (0.41%) MS Project Server
9 5 (0.34%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.34%) IIS
10 3 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.21%) WebSphere Process Server
10 3 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.21%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.21%) MTS
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle BPEL
11 2 (0.14%) Drupal
Applications
1 95 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 40 (2.75%) MS Office
3 34 (2.34%) MS Project
4 21 (1.45%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.069%) InDesign
7 1 (0.069%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 44 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
2 31 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
3 23 (1.58%) Oracle Financials
4 19 (1.31%) Oracle Payables
4 19 (1.31%) Oracle Receivables
5 18 (1.24%) Oracle Retail
6 16 (1.10%) Oracle Assets
6 16 (1.10%) Oracle General Ledger
7 14 (0.96%) Oracle Cash Management
8 12 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
10 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.14%) SAP FI-CA
11 2 (0.14%) SAP PSCD
11 2 (0.14%) SAP FI
11 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 1 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.38%) SaaS
2 4 (0.28%) Basecamp
3 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.20%) TCP/IP
2 14 (0.96%) WAN
2 14 (0.96%) Firewall
3 13 (0.90%) HTTP
4 11 (0.76%) LAN
4 11 (0.76%) DNS
4 11 (0.76%) SNMP
5 10 (0.69%) Internet
5 10 (0.69%) ATM
5 10 (0.69%) VoIP
6 9 (0.62%) ISDN
7 8 (0.55%) DSL
8 7 (0.48%) DVB
8 7 (0.48%) EIGRP
8 7 (0.48%) X.21
8 7 (0.48%) IPsec
8 7 (0.48%) VLAN
8 7 (0.48%) PPP
8 7 (0.48%) Broadband
8 7 (0.48%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (3.86%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
3 30 (2.07%) Oracle Database
4 28 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (1.86%) Relational Database
6 15 (1.03%) MySQL
7 14 (0.96%) RDBMS
8 11 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (0.69%) DataStage
9 10 (0.69%) SQLPlus
9 10 (0.69%) DB2
9 10 (0.69%) Oracle Exadata
9 10 (0.69%) Oracle ODI
10 7 (0.48%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (0.21%) Big Data
12 3 (0.21%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 274 (18.87%) Selenium
2 237 (16.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 185 (12.74%) JIRA
4 110 (7.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 90 (6.20%) Cucumber
5 90 (6.20%) LoadRunner
6 78 (5.37%) WebDriver
7 62 (4.27%) JMeter
8 54 (3.72%) JUnit
9 47 (3.24%) Jenkins
10 45 (3.10%) TestNG
11 43 (2.96%) Visual Studio
12 35 (2.41%) Toad
13 29 (2.00%) SoapUI
14 25 (1.72%) SpecFlow
14 25 (1.72%) Firebug
15 22 (1.52%) TestDirector
15 22 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
15 22 (1.52%) Bugzilla
15 22 (1.52%) eggPlant
General
1 598 (41.18%) Finance
2 192 (13.22%) Banking
3 134 (9.23%) Retail
4 61 (4.20%) Telecoms
5 30 (2.07%) Aerospace
6 26 (1.79%) Investment Banking
7 21 (1.45%) Billing
7 21 (1.45%) Retail Banking
8 14 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 14 (0.96%) Advertising
9 12 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.76%) Games
11 10 (0.69%) Back Office
11 10 (0.69%) Publishing
11 10 (0.69%) Legal
12 9 (0.62%) Marketing
13 4 (0.28%) German Language
13 4 (0.28%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.28%) Law
14 3 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 534 (36.78%) Test Manager
2 406 (27.96%) Analyst
3 362 (24.93%) Test Analyst
4 125 (8.61%) Tester
5 114 (7.85%) Test Leader
6 100 (6.89%) Senior Analyst
7 97 (6.68%) Team Leader
8 91 (6.27%) Test Team Leader
9 90 (6.20%) Senior Test Analyst
10 83 (5.72%) Consultant
11 75 (5.17%) Test Engineer
12 59 (4.06%) Test Consultant
13 48 (3.31%) Senior Manager
14 45 (3.10%) QA Manager
15 41 (2.82%) Programme Manager
16 39 (2.69%) Programme Test Manager
17 38 (2.62%) Software Tester
18 35 (2.41%) Senior Test Manager
19 33 (2.27%) Senior Test Engineer
20 31 (2.13%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (4.68%) .NET
2 48 (3.31%) HTML
3 46 (3.17%) Web Services
4 33 (2.27%) SOAP
5 31 (2.13%) XML
6 21 (1.45%) Middleware
6 21 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
7 17 (1.17%) Gherkin
8 16 (1.10%) CSS
9 10 (0.69%) ASP.NET
10 8 (0.55%) J2EE
11 7 (0.48%) WSDL
12 6 (0.41%) Java EE
13 5 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (0.34%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.34%) JMS
13 5 (0.34%) DOM
14 4 (0.28%) XSD
14 4 (0.28%) jQuery
14 4 (0.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 132 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (4.61%) Management Information System
3 61 (4.20%) Client/Server
4 51 (3.51%) Statistics
5 38 (2.62%) Mobile App
6 37 (2.55%) Open Source
7 34 (2.34%) N-Tier
8 26 (1.79%) Computer Science
9 20 (1.38%) Derivative
10 19 (1.31%) User Experience
11 18 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (0.96%) PMI
12 14 (0.96%) Replication
13 13 (0.90%) DTV
13 13 (0.90%) Mathematics
13 13 (0.90%) Digital Media
14 11 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 10 (0.69%) Mainframe
16 7 (0.48%) Equities
16 7 (0.48%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 123 (8.47%) Windows
2 62 (4.27%) UNIX
3 55 (3.79%) Linux
4 21 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (1.31%) Android
6 17 (1.17%) Apple iOS
7 13 (0.90%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.69%) CentOS
9 10 (0.69%) Windows Phone 8
9 10 (0.69%) Windows Phone
10 8 (0.55%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.41%) Solaris
11 6 (0.41%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.34%) AIX
12 5 (0.34%) HPUX
13 1 (0.069%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 565 (38.91%) Agile Software Development
2 431 (29.68%) Software Testing
3 411 (28.31%) Test Strategy
4 368 (25.34%) User Acceptance Testing
5 299 (20.59%) Test Automation
6 239 (16.46%) Test Scripting
7 231 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 213 (14.67%) Test Planning
9 187 (12.88%) Regression Testing
10 165 (11.36%) Automated Testing
11 153 (10.54%) Performance Testing
12 148 (10.19%) Project Management
13 140 (9.64%) Waterfall
14 138 (9.50%) System Testing
15 135 (9.30%) Mentoring
16 133 (9.16%) PRINCE2
17 118 (8.13%) Integration Testing
18 114 (7.85%) Scrum
19 101 (6.96%) Manual Testing
20 93 (6.40%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 320 (22.04%) SQL
2 113 (7.78%) Java
3 107 (7.37%) C#
4 57 (3.93%) Python
5 43 (2.96%) JavaScript
6 42 (2.89%) C++
7 41 (2.82%) PL/SQL
8 37 (2.55%) C
9 32 (2.20%) Perl
10 29 (2.00%) Ruby
11 22 (1.52%) VBScript
12 20 (1.38%) VB
13 19 (1.31%) PowerShell
13 19 (1.31%) Bash Shell
14 16 (1.10%) Korn
15 12 (0.83%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.62%) PHP
16 9 (0.62%) R
17 7 (0.48%) Objective-C
18 5 (0.34%) XPath
Qualifications
1 529 (36.43%) ISEB
2 499 (34.37%) ISTQB
3 228 (15.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 117 (8.06%) Degree
5 98 (6.75%) Security Cleared
6 66 (4.55%) SC Cleared
7 46 (3.17%) ISEB Practitioner
8 39 (2.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 28 (1.93%) PMI Certification
10 18 (1.24%) DV Cleared
11 16 (1.10%) PMP
12 12 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 9 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (0.62%) CSQA
14 7 (0.48%) CEH
14 7 (0.48%) OSCP
14 7 (0.48%) OSCE
14 7 (0.48%) JNCIS
14 7 (0.48%) CCSP
14 7 (0.48%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 394 (27.13%) QA
2 21 (1.45%) SLA
3 18 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.21%) HL7
6 3 (0.21%) DICOM
7 1 (0.069%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.069%) FATCA
7 1 (0.069%) EMIR
7 1 (0.069%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 30 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (1.24%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.96%) vSphere
4 5 (0.34%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.21%) Terminal Server
5 3 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.069%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.069%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.069%) KVM
Systems Management
1 369 (25.41%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (0.14%) SCCM
3 1 (0.069%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.069%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.069%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.069%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 304 (20.94%) HP
2 153 (10.54%) Microsoft
3 136 (9.37%) Oracle
4 48 (3.31%) VMware
5 35 (2.41%) IBM
6 22 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (1.24%) SAP
8 15 (1.03%) Business Objects
9 14 (0.96%) Cisco
9 14 (0.96%) Murex
9 14 (0.96%) Red Hat
10 13 (0.90%) Perforce
11 11 (0.76%) BT
11 11 (0.76%) Google
11 11 (0.76%) Cognos
12 8 (0.55%) Cognizant
12 8 (0.55%) Atlassian
12 8 (0.55%) Green Hat
13 7 (0.48%) Fujitsu
13 7 (0.48%) TIBCO
Brentwood, Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + pension, bonus, private health
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £37,000 to £46,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £37000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + upto 20% bonus and bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Open University
Salary: From £38,511 to £45,954 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Open University
Salary: From £48,743 to £54,841 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Open University
Salary: From £25,513 to £30,434 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Pension, Private Healthcare + other
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum Pension, Private Healthcare + other
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £29k - 40k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Full Corporate Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum + enhanced pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £43000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per hour, Benefits Plus Generous Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago