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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 378 430 396
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -34
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 756 549 669
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.52% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.65% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 529 392 546
Average salary £45,000 £48,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.21% +2.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,900
UK excluding London average salary £42,275 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-0.52% -5.55%

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
93904 84659 90979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.68% 79.59% 77.87%
Number of salaries quoted 74903 69182 77129
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
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 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +46 693 £46,000 -5.15% 75
London +1 212 £59,000 +7.27% 21
South East +84 208 £40,000 -19.59% 18
Yorkshire -35 77 £37,500 +10.29% 12
Berkshire +29 62 £45,000 -5.26% 2
South West +16 58 £39,500 -12.22% 7
West Yorkshire -45 52 £47,500 +39.70% 8
East of England 0 47 £50,500 +18.82% 5
City of London +19 46 £60,000 - 7
Scotland +10 46 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Leeds -40 45 £43,688 +28.49% 5
North West -9 44 £47,000 +12.57% 6
Surrey +17 42 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Reading +11 37 £38,750 -34.32% 1
Hampshire +3 35 £36,000 -28.00% 5
Bristol +26 33 £36,750 +63.33% 2
West Sussex +21 33 £58,500 +30.00% 4
Manchester +2 26 £49,500 +19.27% 5
East Midlands -21 25 £35,000 -20.45% 1
Horsham - 23 £60,000 - 3
North Yorkshire +8 22 £36,250 +28.31% 1
Edinburgh +6 22 £47,500 +14.45% 2
Stirling - 21 £47,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 20 £45,000 - 1
Brighton -9 19 £37,500 -11.76%
East Sussex -14 19 £37,500 -11.76%
Northamptonshire -17 19 £35,000 -21.34%
Cheshire -13 18 £47,000 +11.90% 1
West Midlands -12 17 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Winchester - 15 £42,500 - 1

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 518 (37.11%) Finance
2 492 (35.24%) QA
3 460 (32.95%) ISEB
4 433 (31.02%) Software Testing
5 406 (29.08%) HP Quality Center
6 338 (24.21%) User Acceptance Testing
7 327 (23.42%) SQL
8 315 (22.56%) ISTQB
9 309 (22.13%) Test Strategy
10 301 (21.56%) HP
11 293 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
12 269 (19.27%) Test Automation
13 268 (19.20%) Selenium
14 258 (18.48%) QuickTest Pro
15 227 (16.26%) Stakeholder Management
16 218 (15.62%) Test Scripting
17 182 (13.04%) Microsoft
18 180 (12.89%) Regression Testing
19 175 (12.54%) Degree
20 165 (11.82%) Scrum
20 165 (11.82%) Security Cleared
21 159 (11.39%) Project Management
22 147 (10.53%) Banking
22 147 (10.53%) Automated Testing
23 138 (9.89%) Windows
24 135 (9.67%) JIRA
24 135 (9.67%) Waterfall
25 134 (9.60%) C#
26 133 (9.53%) Team Foundation Server
27 130 (9.31%) SQL Server

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 45 (3.22%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.00%) IIS
3 13 (0.93%) CMS
4 12 (0.86%) WebSphere
4 12 (0.86%) Confluence
5 9 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (0.43%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.29%) WebSphere Process Server
10 3 (0.21%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.14%) Apache
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPEL
11 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.072%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 96 (6.88%) MS Excel
2 54 (3.87%) MS Office
3 33 (2.36%) MS Project
4 19 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (1.00%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.64%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (0.64%) InDesign
6 9 (0.64%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.14%) Maya
Business Applications
1 32 (2.29%) SAP FI
2 29 (2.08%) SAP FI/CO
2 29 (2.08%) SAP CO
3 10 (0.72%) JDE OneWorld
4 8 (0.57%) VisionPLUS
4 8 (0.57%) Temenos T24
5 5 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
6 4 (0.29%) Magento
7 3 (0.21%) SAP WM
7 3 (0.21%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.14%) Exchequer
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.072%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.072%) BASE24
9 1 (0.072%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.072%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.50%) SaaS
2 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.29%) GitHub
5 1 (0.072%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.79%) Internet
2 19 (1.36%) HTTP
3 11 (0.79%) TCP/IP
3 11 (0.79%) Firewall
4 7 (0.50%) SSL
4 7 (0.50%) MVNO
5 6 (0.43%) FTP
6 5 (0.36%) Network Security
6 5 (0.36%) LAN
7 4 (0.29%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.21%) Wireless
8 3 (0.21%) WAN
8 3 (0.21%) LTE
9 2 (0.14%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.14%) SAN
9 2 (0.14%) 3G
10 1 (0.072%) GGSN
10 1 (0.072%) SGSN
10 1 (0.072%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (9.31%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.15%) Relational Database
3 34 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (2.36%) DB2
5 30 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (1.79%) SQLPlus
8 23 (1.65%) DataStage
8 23 (1.65%) Oracle Exadata
8 23 (1.65%) Oracle ODI
9 22 (1.58%) Oracle Database
9 22 (1.58%) RDBMS
10 18 (1.29%) MySQL
11 12 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.29%) MS Access
14 4 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
15 3 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
15 3 (0.21%) Informix
Development Applications
1 268 (19.20%) Selenium
2 258 (18.48%) QuickTest Pro
3 135 (9.67%) JIRA
4 133 (9.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 94 (6.73%) Cucumber
6 68 (4.87%) WebDriver
7 65 (4.66%) SpecFlow
8 64 (4.58%) Visual Studio
9 61 (4.37%) LoadRunner
10 53 (3.80%) FitNesse
11 46 (3.30%) JMeter
12 39 (2.79%) TestDirector
13 35 (2.51%) Toad
14 33 (2.36%) Subversion
15 27 (1.93%) JUnit
16 26 (1.86%) TestNG
16 26 (1.86%) SoapUI
17 18 (1.29%) Ant
18 16 (1.15%) TeamCity
19 15 (1.07%) SilkPerformer
General
1 518 (37.11%) Finance
2 147 (10.53%) Banking
3 121 (8.67%) Retail
4 93 (6.66%) Telecoms
5 38 (2.72%) Marketing
6 37 (2.65%) Publishing
7 31 (2.22%) Investment Banking
8 26 (1.86%) Games
9 25 (1.79%) Advertising
10 22 (1.58%) Back Office
11 18 (1.29%) Retail Banking
12 15 (1.07%) Front Office
13 13 (0.93%) Legal
14 11 (0.79%) Billing
14 11 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.57%) Law
16 5 (0.36%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.14%) Manufacturing
17 2 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
17 2 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 553 (39.61%) Test Manager
2 320 (22.92%) Analyst
3 283 (20.27%) Test Analyst
4 125 (8.95%) Tester
5 97 (6.95%) Consultant
6 82 (5.87%) QA Manager
7 77 (5.52%) Test Leader
8 70 (5.01%) Programme Manager
9 67 (4.80%) Test Consultant
10 65 (4.66%) Team Leader
10 65 (4.66%) Programme Test Manager
11 63 (4.51%) Test Team Leader
12 62 (4.44%) Test Engineer
13 54 (3.87%) Senior Analyst
14 52 (3.72%) Agile Test Analyst
15 49 (3.51%) Software Tester
16 47 (3.37%) QA Analyst
16 47 (3.37%) QA Test Manager
17 42 (3.01%) Senior Manager
18 38 (2.72%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (9.17%) .NET
2 127 (9.10%) XML
3 111 (7.95%) SOAP
4 107 (7.66%) Web Services
5 59 (4.23%) XSD
6 58 (4.15%) WSDL
7 53 (3.80%) HTML
8 37 (2.65%) ASP.NET
9 33 (2.36%) CSS
10 18 (1.29%) J2EE
10 18 (1.29%) WCF
10 18 (1.29%) jQuery
11 16 (1.15%) XML Messaging
12 14 (1.00%) .NET Framework
13 13 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (0.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 12 (0.86%) CSS3
14 12 (0.86%) LINQ
14 12 (0.86%) Middleware
15 11 (0.79%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 55 (3.94%) Management Information System
2 40 (2.87%) Computer Science
3 32 (2.29%) Client/Server
3 32 (2.29%) Mobile App
4 29 (2.08%) Mathematics
4 29 (2.08%) Open Source
5 28 (2.01%) N-Tier
6 26 (1.86%) Mainframe
7 20 (1.43%) Life Science
7 20 (1.43%) Statistics
7 20 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.00%) Visualisation
9 11 (0.79%) FMCG
9 11 (0.79%) Derivative
10 9 (0.64%) Copywriting
11 7 (0.50%) Chemistry
11 7 (0.50%) Biology
11 7 (0.50%) Fixed Income
12 6 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.36%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 138 (9.89%) Windows
2 98 (7.02%) UNIX
3 70 (5.01%) Linux
4 32 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (1.65%) Solaris
6 21 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (1.22%) Apple iOS
8 15 (1.07%) Mac OS X
9 14 (1.00%) CentOS
9 14 (1.00%) Windows 7
10 13 (0.93%) Windows XP
11 12 (0.86%) Debian
11 12 (0.86%) Ubuntu
11 12 (0.86%) Android
12 7 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (0.36%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.072%) AIX
14 1 (0.072%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 433 (31.02%) Software Testing
2 338 (24.21%) User Acceptance Testing
3 309 (22.13%) Test Strategy
4 293 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
5 269 (19.27%) Test Automation
6 227 (16.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 218 (15.62%) Test Scripting
8 180 (12.89%) Regression Testing
9 165 (11.82%) Scrum
10 159 (11.39%) Project Management
11 147 (10.53%) Automated Testing
12 135 (9.67%) Waterfall
13 111 (7.95%) Performance Testing
14 98 (7.02%) TDD
15 96 (6.88%) System Testing
16 94 (6.73%) PRINCE2
17 86 (6.16%) Migration
18 85 (6.09%) Risk Management
19 82 (5.87%) Integration Testing
20 81 (5.80%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 327 (23.42%) SQL
2 134 (9.60%) C#
3 118 (8.45%) Java
4 58 (4.15%) PL/SQL
5 56 (4.01%) C++
6 36 (2.58%) JavaScript
7 35 (2.51%) VBScript
8 34 (2.44%) PHP
9 31 (2.22%) Python
10 28 (2.01%) Ruby
11 27 (1.93%) Shell Script
11 27 (1.93%) VB
12 26 (1.86%) C
13 15 (1.07%) T-SQL
14 14 (1.00%) ABAP
15 12 (0.86%) Perl
16 10 (0.72%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.43%) VBA
17 6 (0.43%) Korn
18 5 (0.36%) R
Qualifications
1 460 (32.95%) ISEB
2 315 (22.56%) ISTQB
3 175 (12.54%) Degree
4 165 (11.82%) Security Cleared
5 122 (8.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 104 (7.45%) SC Cleared
7 40 (2.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 29 (2.08%) ISEB Practitioner
9 18 (1.29%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.72%) CISM
10 10 (0.72%) OSCP
10 10 (0.72%) OSCE
10 10 (0.72%) CEH
10 10 (0.72%) CISSP
11 9 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.64%) CCNP
12 7 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.50%) PMP
12 7 (0.50%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.50%) Brainbench
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 492 (35.24%) QA
2 25 (1.79%) SLA
3 12 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.21%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.21%) COBIT
6 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.072%) TickIT
7 1 (0.072%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.072%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.072%) ISO 9002
7 1 (0.072%) GxP
System Software
1 19 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (0.79%) VMware ESX
3 6 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
3 6 (0.43%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.29%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.072%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 406 (29.08%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.14%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.14%) CA LISA
3 2 (0.14%) nmon
Vendors
1 301 (21.56%) HP
2 182 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 108 (7.74%) Oracle
4 91 (6.52%) SAP
5 33 (2.36%) VMware
6 32 (2.29%) IBM
7 27 (1.93%) Business Objects
8 24 (1.72%) Cognos
9 20 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
10 18 (1.29%) Adobe
11 13 (0.93%) Cerillion
12 11 (0.79%) Fujitsu
13 9 (0.64%) Cognizant
13 9 (0.64%) Telerik
14 8 (0.57%) Capita
14 8 (0.57%) Citrix
14 8 (0.57%) SunGard
15 7 (0.50%) Temenos
16 6 (0.43%) NetApp
16 6 (0.43%) Green Hat
Horsham, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum + 10% On target Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Salary: £50000 - £72000 per annum + Travel + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
JM
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + medical insurance,pension,Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + 12% bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Talent Source Global
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £47000 - £53000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 2 days ago