The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 374 377 370
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 748 840 727
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.71% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.75% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 603 641 534
Average salary £53,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.63% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +3.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Manager
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Manager within the UK.

Test Manager Salary Trend in the UK

Test Manager
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Manager over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 within the UK.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Manager
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 Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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 -28 686 £52,500 -4.54% 78
London -39 222 £60,000 -7.69% 26
South East +12 158 £52,500 -3.66% 11
Yorkshire +36 95 £50,000 +2.56% 9
West Yorkshire +25 79 £51,000 +7.36% 6
North West -9 61 £43,500 -7.44% 10
City of London +32 57 £59,000 -15.71% 12
Berkshire +22 57 £65,000 +60.49% 4
Manchester +30 50 £43,215 -8.05% 2
Leeds +18 49 £50,000 +17.64% 3
South West -4 41 £47,500 +11.76% 7
West Midlands -14 41 £52,777 +0.52% 8
Scotland +11 37 £55,000 +7.31% 2
Buckinghamshire +20 33 £52,500 +16.66% 1
East of England -32 33 £55,000 - 3
Edinburgh +16 29 £55,000 +13.40% 1
East Midlands -31 25 £45,000 -0.33% 1
Surrey -9 24 £42,500 -19.04%
Birmingham -16 18 £56,250 +2.27% 2
Bristol -27 18 £45,000 - 4
Glasgow +16 17 £47,500 -16.66% 1
Hampshire -12 17 £45,625 -9.65% 4
Bradford -12 15 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Oxfordshire +8 14 £48,750 -7.58%
Northamptonshire +2 14 £45,000 +15.38%
High Wycombe - 13 £53,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire +5 12 £51,500 +14.44%
Northampton +1 12 £47,500 +21.79%
Reading -17 12 £55,000 +32.53% 2
Windsor - 12 £69,000 -

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title.

1 586 (37.93%) Finance
2 554 (35.86%) Test Management
3 538 (34.82%) Test Strategy
4 484 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
5 436 (28.22%) QA
6 414 (26.80%) ISTQB
7 398 (25.76%) ISEB
8 322 (20.84%) User Acceptance Testing
9 309 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 286 (18.51%) Software Testing
11 247 (15.99%) Banking
12 191 (12.36%) Selenium
13 190 (12.30%) Performance Testing
14 183 (11.84%) HP
15 180 (11.65%) SDLC
16 176 (11.39%) HP Quality Center
17 161 (10.42%) Project Management
18 160 (10.36%) Test Automation
19 158 (10.23%) Retail
20 157 (10.16%) Degree
21 147 (9.51%) Microsoft
22 146 (9.45%) Line Management
23 145 (9.39%) Java
24 134 (8.67%) Mentoring
25 133 (8.61%) System Testing
26 129 (8.35%) PRINCE2
27 127 (8.22%) SQL
27 127 (8.22%) Test Scripting
28 121 (7.83%) JIRA
29 119 (7.70%) LoadRunner

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (0.84%) WebSphere
2 10 (0.65%) WebSphere Portal
2 10 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
2 10 (0.65%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.58%) ArcGIS
4 8 (0.52%) Apache
5 6 (0.39%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.39%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.19%) SAS
6 3 (0.19%) Confluence
7 2 (0.13%) nginx
7 2 (0.13%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.13%) JBoss
7 2 (0.13%) Drupal
7 2 (0.13%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.065%) IIS
8 1 (0.065%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.065%) CMS
8 1 (0.065%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.065%) Lync
Applications
1 52 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 42 (2.72%) MS Office
3 16 (1.04%) MS Project
4 12 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (0.71%) Summit
2 5 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.19%) BASE24
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.065%) Magento
6 1 (0.065%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.13%) SaaS
3 2 (0.13%) Sage Pay
4 1 (0.065%) Office 365
4 1 (0.065%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.10%) Internet
2 10 (0.65%) Firewall
3 8 (0.52%) DMZ
3 8 (0.52%) LDAP
3 8 (0.52%) HTTP
4 6 (0.39%) ATM
4 6 (0.39%) Network Security
5 4 (0.26%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.19%) RTP
7 2 (0.13%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.13%) LAN
7 2 (0.13%) WAN
7 2 (0.13%) Wireless Security
7 2 (0.13%) Wireless
8 1 (0.065%) SIGTRAN
8 1 (0.065%) DVB
8 1 (0.065%) xDSL
8 1 (0.065%) ADSL2
8 1 (0.065%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.065%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (3.43%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.55%) Oracle Database
3 16 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (0.65%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.39%) MS Access
7 5 (0.32%) MySQL
7 5 (0.32%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.26%) Big Data
9 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.13%) QlikView
10 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.13%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.13%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.065%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.065%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 191 (12.36%) Selenium
2 121 (7.83%) JIRA
3 119 (7.70%) LoadRunner
4 100 (6.47%) HP UFT
5 59 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 41 (2.65%) Cucumber
7 36 (2.33%) Visual Studio
8 33 (2.14%) JMeter
9 32 (2.07%) WebDriver
9 32 (2.07%) Jenkins
10 16 (1.04%) SoapUI
10 16 (1.04%) SpecFlow
10 16 (1.04%) MSTest
11 15 (0.97%) Rational Performance Tester
11 15 (0.97%) Bugzilla
12 12 (0.78%) Subversion
13 11 (0.71%) FitNesse
14 9 (0.58%) TestDirector
14 9 (0.58%) JUnit
15 8 (0.52%) Hudson
General
1 586 (37.93%) Finance
2 247 (15.99%) Banking
3 158 (10.23%) Retail
4 69 (4.47%) Telecoms
5 41 (2.65%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.10%) Retail Banking
7 14 (0.91%) General Ledger
7 14 (0.91%) Financial Institution
7 14 (0.91%) Back Office
8 13 (0.84%) Local Government
9 12 (0.78%) Marketing
9 12 (0.78%) Legal
9 12 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.45%) Advertising
10 7 (0.45%) Games
10 7 (0.45%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.39%) Front Office
11 6 (0.39%) Billing
12 5 (0.32%) Military
12 5 (0.32%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (4.40%) .NET
2 41 (2.65%) HTML
3 34 (2.20%) Web Services
4 29 (1.88%) SOAP
5 23 (1.49%) Middleware
6 19 (1.23%) REST
7 17 (1.10%) XML
7 17 (1.10%) CSS
8 12 (0.78%) RESTful
9 11 (0.71%) Apache Flex
10 9 (0.58%) J2EE
11 8 (0.52%) ODBC
12 7 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
13 6 (0.39%) HTML5
13 6 (0.39%) Gherkin
13 6 (0.39%) ASP.NET
13 6 (0.39%) JSP
14 5 (0.32%) JMX
14 5 (0.32%) JMS
15 4 (0.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 75 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (2.98%) Computer Science
3 36 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 33 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
5 29 (1.88%) Mobile App
6 14 (0.91%) Derivative
7 13 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (0.84%) Fixed Income
8 11 (0.71%) Statistics
9 9 (0.58%) Mainframe
9 9 (0.58%) Equities
9 9 (0.58%) Data Conversion
10 7 (0.45%) SWIFT
10 7 (0.45%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.39%) User Experience
12 5 (0.32%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.32%) Credit Risk
12 5 (0.32%) EMV
12 5 (0.32%) Online Banking
13 4 (0.26%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 58 (3.75%) Windows
2 39 (2.52%) UNIX
3 33 (2.14%) Linux
4 11 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (0.58%) Apple iOS
5 9 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 7 (0.45%) Android
8 2 (0.13%) VMS
9 1 (0.065%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.065%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.065%) VME
9 1 (0.065%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.065%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.065%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 554 (35.86%) Test Management
2 538 (34.82%) Test Strategy
3 484 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
4 322 (20.84%) User Acceptance Testing
5 309 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 286 (18.51%) Software Testing
7 190 (12.30%) Performance Testing
8 180 (11.65%) SDLC
9 161 (10.42%) Project Management
10 160 (10.36%) Test Automation
11 146 (9.45%) Line Management
12 134 (8.67%) Mentoring
13 133 (8.61%) System Testing
14 129 (8.35%) PRINCE2
15 127 (8.22%) Test Scripting
16 115 (7.44%) Regression Testing
17 112 (7.25%) Waterfall
18 110 (7.12%) Automated Testing
18 110 (7.12%) Scrum
19 105 (6.80%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 145 (9.39%) Java
2 127 (8.22%) SQL
3 60 (3.88%) C#
4 35 (2.27%) C
5 31 (2.01%) JavaScript
6 19 (1.23%) Shell Script
7 15 (0.97%) Ruby
7 15 (0.97%) Python
8 13 (0.84%) PHP
9 12 (0.78%) C++
10 11 (0.71%) VB
11 9 (0.58%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.45%) Perl
13 6 (0.39%) VBScript
14 5 (0.32%) RPG
15 4 (0.26%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.13%) VBA
16 2 (0.13%) Scala
16 2 (0.13%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.13%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 414 (26.80%) ISTQB
2 398 (25.76%) ISEB
3 157 (10.16%) Degree
4 88 (5.70%) Security Cleared
5 58 (3.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 58 (3.75%) SC Cleared
6 56 (3.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 42 (2.72%) ISEB Practitioner
8 26 (1.68%) DV Cleared
9 18 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (0.91%) PMI Certification
11 13 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 10 (0.65%) IBM Certification
12 10 (0.65%) PMP
13 4 (0.26%) CISSP
13 4 (0.26%) CISA
13 4 (0.26%) CISM
13 4 (0.26%) CEH
14 3 (0.19%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (0.19%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 436 (28.22%) QA
2 17 (1.10%) SLA
3 16 (1.04%) FATCA
4 12 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.52%) MiFID
5 8 (0.52%) EMIR
5 8 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (0.52%) Basel III
6 6 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.32%) TickIT
8 4 (0.26%) WCAG
9 3 (0.19%) WAI
9 3 (0.19%) ISO 8583
9 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.065%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.065%) XenApp
3 1 (0.065%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 176 (11.39%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.71%) SCCM
3 9 (0.58%) Nessus
3 9 (0.58%) Nmap
4 6 (0.39%) Nagios
4 6 (0.39%) Puppet
5 5 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.32%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.065%) OpenNMS
6 1 (0.065%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 183 (11.84%) HP
2 147 (9.51%) Microsoft
3 95 (6.15%) Oracle
4 48 (3.11%) IBM
5 33 (2.14%) SAP
6 23 (1.49%) Capita
7 18 (1.17%) BEA
8 13 (0.84%) Atlassian
9 11 (0.71%) VMware
10 9 (0.58%) ESRI
10 9 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (0.58%) Fujitsu
10 9 (0.58%) Coverity
10 9 (0.58%) WorldPay
11 7 (0.45%) Green Hat
11 7 (0.45%) TIBCO
11 7 (0.45%) Business Objects
12 6 (0.39%) Murex
13 5 (0.32%) Calypso
14 4 (0.26%) Cognos
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum Pension, Bonus, Life, Health etc
Posted: 20 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pensions + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £90k-£110k
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Real Staffing
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HMRC
Salary: From £35,232 to £39,643 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
HMRC
Salary: From £35,232 to £39,643 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
HMRC
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
HMRC
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension etc
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago