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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 369 442 395
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -47
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 808 527 698
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.49% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.61% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 601 395 537
Average salary £46,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -1.09%

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
93409 86961 92486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.00% 81.30% 79.03%
Number of salaries quoted 74709 71382 77947
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £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 30 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 30 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 +69 732 £46,000 -8.00% 79
South East +130 267 £42,500 -15.00% 30
London -37 176 £58,625 +6.59% 17
Berkshire +45 78 £48,000 -8.57% 10
Yorkshire -9 77 £37,500 +7.14% 6
South West +23 63 £39,500 +41.07% 12
Hampshire +23 56 £42,500 -19.04% 7
Scotland +20 55 £47,500 +14.45% 4
Surrey +25 53 £37,500 -21.05% 2
North West -12 51 £50,000 +11.11% 7
East of England -5 48 £50,000 +11.11% 2
City of London +44 46 £59,000 +7.27% 8
West Yorkshire -37 45 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Leeds -26 42 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Reading +16 39 £47,500 -19.49% 5
Manchester +17 38 £53,750 +19.44% 6
West Sussex +18 35 £58,500 +17.00% 2
Bristol +20 28 £35,500 +57.77% 3
North Yorkshire +6 28 £32,000 -21.95% 2
Edinburgh +3 28 £48,000 +15.66% 3
Buckinghamshire +34 27 £45,000 +38.46% 6
East Midlands -1 24 £35,000 -22.22%
Horsham - 23 £60,000 - 1
Winchester - 22 £42,500 - 2
Essex +17 21 £51,250 +28.12%
Stirling -7 21 £46,500 - 1
Brighton -2 18 £37,500 -11.76%
East Sussex -4 18 £37,500 -11.76%
West Midlands -9 18 £49,500 +86.79% 3
Northamptonshire -14 17 £35,000 -22.22%

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 584 (39.54%) Agile Software Development
2 571 (38.66%) Finance
3 509 (34.46%) ISEB
4 468 (31.69%) QA
5 450 (30.47%) Software Testing
6 430 (29.11%) HP Quality Center
7 371 (25.12%) ISTQB
8 358 (24.24%) SQL
9 350 (23.70%) HP
10 333 (22.55%) User Acceptance Testing
11 332 (22.48%) Test Strategy
12 292 (19.77%) QuickTest Pro
13 284 (19.23%) Selenium
14 279 (18.89%) Test Automation
15 251 (16.99%) Test Scripting
16 220 (14.90%) Stakeholder Management
17 201 (13.61%) Microsoft
18 197 (13.34%) Test Planning
19 195 (13.20%) Regression Testing
20 175 (11.85%) Degree
21 173 (11.71%) Security Cleared
22 165 (11.17%) Banking
23 164 (11.10%) Automated Testing
24 160 (10.83%) Project Management
25 156 (10.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 155 (10.49%) Windows
27 154 (10.43%) Scrum
27 154 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
28 149 (10.09%) Waterfall
29 144 (9.75%) Team Foundation Server

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 59 (3.99%) SharePoint
2 14 (0.95%) WebSphere
3 13 (0.88%) IIS
4 11 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (0.74%) Confluence
4 11 (0.74%) CMS
5 7 (0.47%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.27%) WebSphere Process Server
7 4 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.27%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.14%) Apache
8 2 (0.14%) MTS
9 1 (0.068%) SAS
9 1 (0.068%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.068%) Lync
9 1 (0.068%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 95 (6.43%) MS Excel
2 50 (3.39%) MS Office
3 28 (1.90%) MS Project
4 16 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.54%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.54%) InDesign
6 8 (0.54%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.068%) Maya
Business Applications
1 27 (1.83%) SAP FI
2 24 (1.62%) SAP FI/CO
2 24 (1.62%) SAP CO
3 12 (0.81%) JDE OneWorld
4 8 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
6 4 (0.27%) Magento
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.20%) SAP WM
8 2 (0.14%) Exchequer
8 2 (0.14%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.14%) VisionPLUS
8 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.14%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.068%) SAP SRM
9 1 (0.068%) TRIRIGA
9 1 (0.068%) BASE24
9 1 (0.068%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.83%) SaaS
2 7 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.27%) GitHub
4 3 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.62%) Internet
2 17 (1.15%) HTTP
3 13 (0.88%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.74%) MVNO
5 9 (0.61%) LAN
5 9 (0.61%) Firewall
6 7 (0.47%) WAN
7 5 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.34%) Wireless
7 5 (0.34%) Wireshark
7 5 (0.34%) SSL
7 5 (0.34%) SAN
7 5 (0.34%) Network Security
8 4 (0.27%) FTP
9 3 (0.20%) LTE
10 2 (0.14%) 3G
11 1 (0.068%) GGSN
11 1 (0.068%) SGSN
11 1 (0.068%) SMS
11 1 (0.068%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (9.07%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.52%) Relational Database
3 38 (2.57%) DB2
4 33 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (2.03%) RDBMS
5 30 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (1.96%) SQLPlus
6 29 (1.96%) DataStage
6 29 (1.96%) Oracle Exadata
7 28 (1.90%) Oracle ODI
8 23 (1.56%) Oracle Database
9 19 (1.29%) MySQL
10 10 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.27%) MS Access
13 3 (0.20%) Informix
13 3 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 292 (19.77%) QuickTest Pro
2 284 (19.23%) Selenium
3 144 (9.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 135 (9.14%) JIRA
5 90 (6.09%) Cucumber
6 83 (5.62%) WebDriver
7 72 (4.87%) LoadRunner
8 68 (4.60%) SpecFlow
9 64 (4.33%) JMeter
10 63 (4.27%) Visual Studio
11 53 (3.59%) FitNesse
12 40 (2.71%) Toad
13 35 (2.37%) TestDirector
14 32 (2.17%) JUnit
14 32 (2.17%) TestNG
15 29 (1.96%) SoapUI
15 29 (1.96%) Subversion
16 25 (1.69%) SilkPerformer
17 21 (1.42%) Ant
18 18 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 571 (38.66%) Finance
2 165 (11.17%) Banking
3 126 (8.53%) Retail
4 101 (6.84%) Telecoms
5 42 (2.84%) Marketing
6 30 (2.03%) Advertising
7 28 (1.90%) Publishing
8 27 (1.83%) Investment Banking
9 22 (1.49%) Retail Banking
10 21 (1.42%) Back Office
11 17 (1.15%) Games
12 15 (1.02%) Billing
13 14 (0.95%) Front Office
14 10 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.68%) Legal
15 5 (0.34%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.34%) Local Government
15 5 (0.34%) Law
16 4 (0.27%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 592 (40.08%) Test Manager
2 326 (22.07%) Analyst
3 290 (19.63%) Test Analyst
4 128 (8.67%) Tester
5 112 (7.58%) Consultant
6 85 (5.75%) Test Leader
7 83 (5.62%) Test Consultant
8 79 (5.35%) QA Manager
9 71 (4.81%) Team Leader
10 67 (4.54%) Test Team Leader
11 66 (4.47%) Test Engineer
12 63 (4.27%) Programme Manager
13 59 (3.99%) Programme Test Manager
14 53 (3.59%) Senior Analyst
15 50 (3.39%) Software Tester
16 49 (3.32%) QA Analyst
17 45 (3.05%) QA Test Manager
18 43 (2.91%) Project Manager
19 42 (2.84%) Agile Test Analyst
20 40 (2.71%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (8.40%) XML
2 120 (8.12%) .NET
3 103 (6.97%) SOAP
3 103 (6.97%) Web Services
4 57 (3.86%) XSD
5 56 (3.79%) HTML
5 56 (3.79%) WSDL
6 34 (2.30%) ASP.NET
7 33 (2.23%) CSS
8 23 (1.56%) J2EE
9 18 (1.22%) jQuery
10 17 (1.15%) .NET Framework
10 17 (1.15%) WCF
11 16 (1.08%) XML Messaging
12 15 (1.02%) CSS3
13 13 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (0.81%) LINQ
14 12 (0.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 11 (0.74%) Middleware
16 10 (0.68%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 154 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (4.27%) Management Information System
3 38 (2.57%) Client/Server
4 34 (2.30%) N-Tier
5 33 (2.23%) Computer Science
6 32 (2.17%) Mathematics
6 32 (2.17%) Mainframe
6 32 (2.17%) Mobile App
7 26 (1.76%) Open Source
8 25 (1.69%) Life Science
9 21 (1.42%) Statistics
10 19 (1.29%) Visualisation
11 18 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (0.95%) Derivative
13 13 (0.88%) User Experience
14 10 (0.68%) FMCG
15 8 (0.54%) Copywriting
15 8 (0.54%) Fixed Income
16 7 (0.47%) Equities
16 7 (0.47%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 155 (10.49%) Windows
2 119 (8.06%) UNIX
3 95 (6.43%) Linux
4 43 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (1.96%) Solaris
7 25 (1.69%) Windows 7
8 23 (1.56%) Windows XP
9 19 (1.29%) Mac OS X
10 15 (1.02%) CentOS
11 13 (0.88%) Apple iOS
12 12 (0.81%) Debian
12 12 (0.81%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.61%) Android
14 5 (0.34%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.068%) AIX
15 1 (0.068%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.068%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 584 (39.54%) Agile Software Development
2 450 (30.47%) Software Testing
3 333 (22.55%) User Acceptance Testing
4 332 (22.48%) Test Strategy
5 279 (18.89%) Test Automation
6 251 (16.99%) Test Scripting
7 220 (14.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 197 (13.34%) Test Planning
9 195 (13.20%) Regression Testing
10 164 (11.10%) Automated Testing
11 160 (10.83%) Project Management
12 154 (10.43%) Scrum
13 149 (10.09%) Waterfall
14 128 (8.67%) Performance Testing
15 114 (7.72%) Manual Testing
16 113 (7.65%) Mentoring
17 106 (7.18%) Migration
18 104 (7.04%) Line Management
19 102 (6.91%) PRINCE2
19 102 (6.91%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 358 (24.24%) SQL
2 126 (8.53%) C#
3 118 (7.99%) Java
4 70 (4.74%) PL/SQL
5 55 (3.72%) C++
6 37 (2.51%) Python
7 34 (2.30%) JavaScript
7 34 (2.30%) VBScript
8 32 (2.17%) Shell Script
9 31 (2.10%) PHP
10 27 (1.83%) Ruby
11 26 (1.76%) C
12 23 (1.56%) VB
13 16 (1.08%) Perl
14 14 (0.95%) T-SQL
15 13 (0.88%) ABAP
16 12 (0.81%) VBA
17 8 (0.54%) Korn
18 7 (0.47%) R
19 6 (0.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 509 (34.46%) ISEB
2 371 (25.12%) ISTQB
3 175 (11.85%) Degree
4 173 (11.71%) Security Cleared
5 156 (10.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 105 (7.11%) SC Cleared
7 50 (3.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 27 (1.83%) ISEB Practitioner
9 22 (1.49%) 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%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.54%) CCNP
13 7 (0.47%) PMP
13 7 (0.47%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.47%) Brainbench
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 468 (31.69%) QA
2 24 (1.62%) SLA
3 13 (0.88%) 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
7 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (1.42%) VMware ESX
3 11 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
3 11 (0.74%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.068%) HDFS
5 1 (0.068%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.068%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 430 (29.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.068%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 350 (23.70%) HP
2 201 (13.61%) Microsoft
3 120 (8.12%) Oracle
4 74 (5.01%) SAP
5 49 (3.32%) VMware
6 36 (2.44%) IBM
7 30 (2.03%) Business Objects
8 29 (1.96%) Cognos
9 28 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
10 18 (1.22%) Fujitsu
11 17 (1.15%) Adobe
12 13 (0.88%) Cerillion
13 11 (0.74%) NetApp
14 8 (0.54%) Capita
15 7 (0.47%) SunGard
16 6 (0.41%) Citrix
16 6 (0.41%) Perforce
17 5 (0.34%) Red Hat
17 5 (0.34%) JD Edwards
17 5 (0.34%) Charles River
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 3 hours ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 3 hours ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Accenture
Salary: £45,000 per annum DOE + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum + 10% On target Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000, DOE Per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32,000-36,000 + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Search Consultancy
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Annual Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Standard Life
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £28k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
TJX
Salary: Unspecified £Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago