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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 366 442 401
Rank change year-on-year
+76 -41
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 780 582 640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.53% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.65% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 616 424 514
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 £30,450 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -

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
91483 89221 91345
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.29% 81.86% 79.59%
Number of salaries quoted 75482 71477 77760
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
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 22 December 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 22 December 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
(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 +48 683 £46,000 -8.00% 66
London -13 216 £57,500 -5.73% 17
South East +75 194 £40,000 -5.88% 10
North West +19 76 £45,000 +2.85% 8
Scotland +50 70 £45,875 +11.21% 5
City of London +34 69 £56,000 -20.00% 8
Berkshire +65 67 £43,750 -11.61% 5
Manchester -4 57 £45,000 +8.43% 6
Yorkshire -42 56 £37,500 +10.29% 8
South West +25 52 £55,000 +69.23% 9
Reading +29 49 £40,000 -10.61% 3
East of England -13 45 £40,000 -17.52% 7
Hampshire +7 40 £42,500 -21.11% 2
Surrey +19 36 £40,000 +2.56%
Edinburgh +21 34 £46,250 +40.15% 1
West Yorkshire -48 27 £33,250 -2.20% 6
Bristol +21 26 £55,000 +49.65% 3
Leeds -35 26 £32,500 -4.41% 5
North Yorkshire +32 25 £37,500 - 2
West Sussex +14 23 £40,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +10 22 £44,250 +22.91% 2
Cambridge -6 21 £40,000 -17.52% 2
West Midlands -9 21 £32,500 -35.00% 2
Cambridgeshire -11 21 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Stirling +7 20 £47,500 - 2
Cheshire +6 18 £46,000 - 1
York +20 17 £29,250 -22.00% 1
Winchester +14 17 £42,500 -15.00% 1
High Wycombe +10 16 £44,250 +22.91% 1
East Midlands +13 13 £37,500 -40.00% 1

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 653 (40.94%) Finance
2 618 (38.75%) ISEB
3 604 (37.87%) Agile Software Development
4 515 (32.29%) ISTQB
5 482 (30.22%) Software Testing
6 450 (28.21%) HP Quality Center
7 432 (27.08%) Test Strategy
8 431 (27.02%) QA
9 420 (26.33%) HP
10 400 (25.08%) SQL
11 339 (21.25%) Selenium
12 334 (20.94%) Test Automation
13 332 (20.82%) QuickTest Pro
14 307 (19.25%) User Acceptance Testing
15 279 (17.49%) Test Scripting
16 255 (15.99%) Test Planning
17 240 (15.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 234 (14.67%) Regression Testing
19 227 (14.23%) Stakeholder Management
20 205 (12.85%) Microsoft
21 197 (12.35%) Banking
22 184 (11.54%) JIRA
23 182 (11.41%) Automated Testing
24 176 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
25 171 (10.72%) Waterfall
26 168 (10.53%) Oracle
27 162 (10.16%) Project Management
28 161 (10.09%) Mentoring
29 158 (9.91%) Degree
30 156 (9.78%) Windows

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 53 (3.32%) SharePoint
2 12 (0.75%) Confluence
2 12 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 12 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
3 10 (0.63%) IIS
4 9 (0.56%) WebSphere
4 9 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (0.50%) CMS
5 8 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
5 8 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (0.50%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.44%) Lotus Domino
7 5 (0.31%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.31%) MS Project Server
7 5 (0.31%) MTS
8 4 (0.25%) WebSphere Process Server
9 3 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.13%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.13%) Apache
10 2 (0.13%) Lync
Applications
1 106 (6.65%) MS Excel
2 32 (2.01%) MS Office
3 21 (1.32%) MS Project
4 11 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (1.13%) Oracle Retail
4 13 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
5 7 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
5 7 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
5 7 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.19%) SAP WM
6 3 (0.19%) JDE OneWorld
7 2 (0.13%) SAP PP
7 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.13%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.13%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.063%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.063%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.063%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.76%) SaaS
2 4 (0.25%) GitHub
2 4 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.38%) TCP/IP
2 17 (1.07%) Internet
3 16 (1.00%) WAN
3 16 (1.00%) HTTP
4 15 (0.94%) LAN
5 12 (0.75%) MVNO
6 7 (0.44%) Wireshark
7 5 (0.31%) Firewall
7 5 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.31%) Wireless
7 5 (0.31%) DNS
8 4 (0.25%) SSL
9 3 (0.19%) SAN
9 3 (0.19%) VoIP
9 3 (0.19%) FTP
9 3 (0.19%) Network Security
9 3 (0.19%) ISDN
10 2 (0.13%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.063%) IPsec
11 1 (0.063%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 56 (3.51%) Relational Database
3 42 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (2.45%) DB2
5 37 (2.32%) RDBMS
6 36 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 36 (2.26%) Oracle Database
7 35 (2.19%) Oracle Exadata
7 35 (2.19%) DataStage
7 35 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 34 (2.13%) SQLPlus
8 34 (2.13%) Oracle ODI
9 25 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
10 19 (1.19%) MySQL
11 7 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.38%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.25%) MS Access
14 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
15 3 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 339 (21.25%) Selenium
2 332 (20.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 184 (11.54%) JIRA
4 154 (9.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 108 (6.77%) WebDriver
6 93 (5.83%) Cucumber
7 91 (5.71%) JMeter
8 85 (5.33%) LoadRunner
9 63 (3.95%) JUnit
10 56 (3.51%) TestNG
11 54 (3.39%) Toad
12 51 (3.20%) Visual Studio
13 49 (3.07%) SpecFlow
14 45 (2.82%) SoapUI
15 39 (2.45%) FitNesse
16 26 (1.63%) Jenkins
17 25 (1.57%) SilkPerformer
17 25 (1.57%) TestDirector
18 20 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 19 (1.19%) eggPlant
General
1 653 (40.94%) Finance
2 197 (12.35%) Banking
3 146 (9.15%) Retail
4 108 (6.77%) Telecoms
5 31 (1.94%) Advertising
6 25 (1.57%) Aerospace
7 24 (1.50%) Billing
7 24 (1.50%) Investment Banking
8 23 (1.44%) Marketing
9 20 (1.25%) Retail Banking
10 15 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.94%) Games
11 14 (0.88%) Legal
12 12 (0.75%) Back Office
13 8 (0.50%) Publishing
13 8 (0.50%) Local Government
14 5 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.31%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.25%) German Language
15 4 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 613 (38.43%) Test Manager
2 394 (24.70%) Analyst
3 364 (22.82%) Test Analyst
4 148 (9.28%) Tester
5 113 (7.08%) Test Leader
6 111 (6.96%) Team Leader
7 103 (6.46%) Test Team Leader
8 94 (5.89%) Consultant
9 78 (4.89%) Test Engineer
9 78 (4.89%) Senior Analyst
10 75 (4.70%) Senior Test Analyst
11 71 (4.45%) Test Consultant
12 54 (3.39%) Programme Manager
13 49 (3.07%) Programme Test Manager
14 48 (3.01%) Software Tester
15 44 (2.76%) QA Manager
16 38 (2.38%) Senior Tester
17 37 (2.32%) QA Analyst
18 36 (2.26%) Senior Test Engineer
19 35 (2.19%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (6.08%) Web Services
2 85 (5.33%) SOAP
3 78 (4.89%) XML
4 71 (4.45%) .NET
5 46 (2.88%) WSDL
6 42 (2.63%) XSD
7 35 (2.19%) HTML
8 19 (1.19%) J2EE
9 17 (1.07%) CSS
9 17 (1.07%) Oracle Fusion
10 14 (0.88%) ASP.NET
10 14 (0.88%) Gherkin
11 10 (0.63%) Middleware
12 9 (0.56%) JMS
13 6 (0.38%) XML Messaging
13 6 (0.38%) .NET Framework
14 5 (0.31%) jQuery
14 5 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (0.31%) REST
15 4 (0.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 176 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (4.33%) Management Information System
3 57 (3.57%) Client/Server
4 53 (3.32%) Open Source
5 43 (2.70%) N-Tier
6 42 (2.63%) Statistics
7 36 (2.26%) Mainframe
8 31 (1.94%) Mobile App
9 27 (1.69%) Mathematics
10 24 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (1.32%) Life Science
12 19 (1.19%) Computer Science
13 18 (1.13%) Derivative
14 16 (1.00%) Visualisation
15 14 (0.88%) User Experience
16 11 (0.69%) DTV
17 9 (0.56%) FMCG
17 9 (0.56%) Digital Media
18 7 (0.44%) Replication
19 6 (0.38%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 156 (9.78%) Windows
2 127 (7.96%) UNIX
3 111 (6.96%) Linux
4 46 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (1.94%) Solaris
5 31 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (1.76%) Windows 7
7 22 (1.38%) Windows XP
8 18 (1.13%) CentOS
9 16 (1.00%) Mac OS X
10 10 (0.63%) Debian
10 10 (0.63%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.63%) Android
11 8 (0.50%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.31%) AIX
12 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.25%) HPUX
13 4 (0.25%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
14 3 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (37.87%) Agile Software Development
2 482 (30.22%) Software Testing
3 432 (27.08%) Test Strategy
4 334 (20.94%) Test Automation
5 307 (19.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 279 (17.49%) Test Scripting
7 255 (15.99%) Test Planning
8 234 (14.67%) Regression Testing
9 227 (14.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 182 (11.41%) Automated Testing
11 171 (10.72%) Waterfall
12 162 (10.16%) Project Management
13 161 (10.09%) Mentoring
14 144 (9.03%) Performance Testing
15 134 (8.40%) Scrum
16 131 (8.21%) Manual Testing
17 118 (7.40%) PRINCE2
18 114 (7.15%) Integration Testing
19 112 (7.02%) Validation
20 108 (6.77%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 400 (25.08%) SQL
2 112 (7.02%) C#
3 109 (6.83%) Java
4 78 (4.89%) PL/SQL
5 68 (4.26%) Python
6 52 (3.26%) C++
7 38 (2.38%) C
8 36 (2.26%) Shell Script
9 26 (1.63%) Ruby
10 25 (1.57%) JavaScript
10 25 (1.57%) Perl
11 24 (1.50%) VBScript
12 21 (1.32%) VB
13 20 (1.25%) PHP
14 14 (0.88%) PowerShell
14 14 (0.88%) Bash Shell
14 14 (0.88%) R
15 13 (0.82%) Korn
16 12 (0.75%) VBA
17 7 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 618 (38.75%) ISEB
2 515 (32.29%) ISTQB
3 240 (15.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 158 (9.91%) Degree
5 134 (8.40%) Security Cleared
6 86 (5.39%) SC Cleared
7 74 (4.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 54 (3.39%) ISEB Practitioner
9 22 (1.38%) DV Cleared
10 13 (0.82%) PMI Certification
10 13 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 10 (0.63%) PMP
11 10 (0.63%) CEH
11 10 (0.63%) OSCP
11 10 (0.63%) OSCE
12 7 (0.44%) Brainbench
13 4 (0.25%) CISM
13 4 (0.25%) CISSP
14 3 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
15 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 431 (27.02%) QA
2 32 (2.01%) SLA
3 18 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.25%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.19%) COBIT
7 2 (0.13%) TickIT
7 2 (0.13%) HL7
7 2 (0.13%) DICOM
7 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (1.32%) VMware ESX
3 18 (1.13%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
5 8 (0.50%) vSphere
6 4 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.25%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 450 (28.21%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.063%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 420 (26.33%) HP
2 205 (12.85%) Microsoft
3 168 (10.53%) Oracle
4 68 (4.26%) VMware
5 44 (2.76%) SAP
6 38 (2.38%) Business Objects
7 35 (2.19%) Cognos
8 33 (2.07%) IBM
9 28 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
10 18 (1.13%) Fujitsu
11 12 (0.75%) Murex
12 11 (0.69%) NetApp
13 10 (0.63%) Citrix
14 9 (0.56%) Perforce
14 9 (0.56%) Capita
15 8 (0.50%) Red Hat
16 5 (0.31%) Cognizant
16 5 (0.31%) Calypso
16 5 (0.31%) Atlassian
17 4 (0.25%) Cerillion
Bath, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stirlingshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k - 48k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Triple Seven
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £49000 - £63000 per annum + enhanced pension
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 70,000 - 90,000 + Car + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago