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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 368 372 386
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 724 700 694
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.67% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.71% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 550 514 556
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 28 January 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 28 January 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
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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 +13 659 £55,000 -0.90% 87
London -51 258 £60,500 +0.83% 28
South East +4 130 £55,000 +10.00% 15
City of London +43 101 £59,000 -13.23% 13
North West +22 71 £46,000 - 7
Berkshire +48 65 £56,250 -13.46% 6
South West +36 63 £45,000 -14.28% 15
East of England +15 55 £50,000 +4.16% 5
Scotland +39 54 £50,000 +2.56% 4
Manchester +7 44 £46,500 +6.89% 2
Reading +26 38 £52,000 -16.80% 2
West Midlands -14 33 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Edinburgh +15 27 £52,500 +11.70% 2
Essex -1 27 £73,750 +18.00% 2
Bristol +26 25 £45,000 - 10
Surrey +10 24 £50,000 -16.66% 1
East Midlands -5 22 £50,000 -20.00% 2
Cheshire +8 20 £45,000 -2.17% 1
Yorkshire -29 20 £45,000 -16.66% 11
Hertfordshire 0 19 £36,000 -56.36% 2
Maidenhead - 16 £57,500 - 2
Birmingham -17 15 £47,500 -5.00% 1
West Yorkshire -20 15 £43,250 -19.90% 8
Glasgow +18 14 £50,000 - 1
Leeds +16 13 £41,500 -17.00% 2
Gloucestershire +6 13 £52,250 -5.00% 3
Stirling +1 13 £49,500 +10.00% 1
Hampshire -41 11 £60,000 +19.40% 4
Hemel Hempstead - 11 £36,000 - 1
West Sussex - 11 £60,000 - 1

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 652 (42.70%) Finance
2 614 (40.21%) Test Management
3 514 (33.66%) Test Strategy
4 499 (32.68%) ISEB
5 465 (30.45%) ISTQB
6 459 (30.06%) Agile Software Development
7 385 (25.21%) QA
8 319 (20.89%) Software Testing
9 308 (20.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 289 (18.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 254 (16.63%) HP
12 239 (15.65%) Banking
13 236 (15.46%) HP Quality Center
14 203 (13.29%) Retail
15 180 (11.79%) SQL
15 180 (11.79%) Performance Testing
16 177 (11.59%) Selenium
17 155 (10.15%) QuickTest Pro
18 153 (10.02%) Test Automation
19 151 (9.89%) Mentoring
20 150 (9.82%) Line Management
21 149 (9.76%) Degree
22 146 (9.56%) Test Planning
23 139 (9.10%) Project Management
24 138 (9.04%) Test Scripting
25 136 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
26 134 (8.78%) Scrum
27 133 (8.71%) Waterfall
28 131 (8.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
29 121 (7.92%) PRINCE2

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 8 (0.52%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.39%) Adobe CQ
3 4 (0.26%) Lync
3 4 (0.26%) SAS
4 3 (0.20%) Apache
4 3 (0.20%) MTS
5 2 (0.13%) Confluence
5 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.065%) Drupal
6 1 (0.065%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.065%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.065%) IIS
6 1 (0.065%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.065%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 43 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.44%) MS Office
3 8 (0.52%) MS Project
4 4 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.79%) Oracle Retail
4 9 (0.59%) Summit
5 3 (0.20%) JDE OneWorld
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.065%) BASE24
7 1 (0.065%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.065%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (0.065%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.065%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.065%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.065%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.065%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.26%) SaaS
3 2 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.79%) MVNO
2 10 (0.65%) Internet
3 7 (0.46%) Wireless
4 6 (0.39%) TETRA
4 6 (0.39%) 4G
5 5 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.13%) HTTP
6 2 (0.13%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.13%) LAN
6 2 (0.13%) WAN
6 2 (0.13%) Network Security
7 1 (0.065%) LTE
7 1 (0.065%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.065%) WinSCP
7 1 (0.065%) WCDMA
7 1 (0.065%) DHCP
7 1 (0.065%) FTP
7 1 (0.065%) DVB
7 1 (0.065%) SS7
7 1 (0.065%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (3.93%) SQL Server
2 39 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (1.64%) Relational Database
5 24 (1.57%) SQLPlus
6 22 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (1.44%) DataStage
6 22 (1.44%) RDBMS
6 22 (1.44%) Oracle Exadata
7 21 (1.38%) Oracle ODI
7 21 (1.38%) DB2
8 12 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (0.72%) MySQL
10 7 (0.46%) Big Data
11 4 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.20%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.065%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.065%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 177 (11.59%) Selenium
2 155 (10.15%) QuickTest Pro
3 113 (7.40%) JIRA
4 104 (6.81%) LoadRunner
5 53 (3.47%) Cucumber
6 45 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 41 (2.69%) JMeter
8 37 (2.42%) Jenkins
9 28 (1.83%) WebDriver
10 26 (1.70%) Toad
11 23 (1.51%) Rational Performance Tester
12 22 (1.44%) SoapUI
13 19 (1.24%) FitNesse
14 17 (1.11%) Bugzilla
15 16 (1.05%) Visual Studio
16 14 (0.92%) TestDirector
17 12 (0.79%) SilkPerformer
17 12 (0.79%) JUnit
18 8 (0.52%) NUnit
18 8 (0.52%) MSTest
General
1 652 (42.70%) Finance
2 239 (15.65%) Banking
3 203 (13.29%) Retail
4 100 (6.55%) Telecoms
5 40 (2.62%) Investment Banking
6 39 (2.55%) Aerospace
7 28 (1.83%) Financial Institution
7 28 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 28 (1.83%) Retail Banking
8 26 (1.70%) Billing
9 16 (1.05%) Advertising
9 16 (1.05%) Games
9 16 (1.05%) Legal
10 12 (0.79%) Publishing
10 12 (0.79%) Automotive
11 11 (0.72%) Local Government
12 10 (0.65%) Marketing
12 10 (0.65%) Back Office
13 8 (0.52%) Law
14 6 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (3.08%) Web Services
2 29 (1.90%) .NET
3 19 (1.24%) Middleware
4 14 (0.92%) HTML
5 13 (0.85%) SOAP
6 9 (0.59%) RESTful
7 8 (0.52%) XML
8 7 (0.46%) REST
9 4 (0.26%) LAMP
9 4 (0.26%) Apache Flex
10 3 (0.20%) Flash
10 3 (0.20%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.13%) CSS
11 2 (0.13%) Django
11 2 (0.13%) XMPP
11 2 (0.13%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.13%) HTML5
12 1 (0.065%) D-Bus
12 1 (0.065%) Gherkin
12 1 (0.065%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 136 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (3.21%) Statistics
3 34 (2.23%) Mobile App
4 31 (2.03%) Computer Science
5 28 (1.83%) Mainframe
6 25 (1.64%) Derivative
6 25 (1.64%) Open Source
7 20 (1.31%) Management Information System
8 19 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.11%) User Experience
10 11 (0.72%) Client/Server
11 10 (0.65%) Visualisation
12 9 (0.59%) Mobile Banking
12 9 (0.59%) E-Learning
13 8 (0.52%) Fixed Income
14 7 (0.46%) Equities
14 7 (0.46%) SWIFT
15 6 (0.39%) GIS
15 6 (0.39%) EPoS
15 6 (0.39%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 67 (4.39%) Linux
2 63 (4.13%) UNIX
3 45 (2.95%) Windows
4 16 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (0.98%) Windows 7
6 12 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (0.72%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.33%) Android
9 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.20%) Solaris
11 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.13%) VMS
12 1 (0.065%) AIX
12 1 (0.065%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 614 (40.21%) Test Management
2 514 (33.66%) Test Strategy
3 459 (30.06%) Agile Software Development
4 319 (20.89%) Software Testing
5 308 (20.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 289 (18.93%) User Acceptance Testing
7 180 (11.79%) Performance Testing
8 153 (10.02%) Test Automation
9 151 (9.89%) Mentoring
10 150 (9.82%) Line Management
11 146 (9.56%) Test Planning
12 139 (9.10%) Project Management
13 138 (9.04%) Test Scripting
14 134 (8.78%) Scrum
15 133 (8.71%) Waterfall
16 121 (7.92%) PRINCE2
17 112 (7.33%) Automated Testing
18 92 (6.02%) System Testing
19 89 (5.83%) ITIL
20 83 (5.44%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 180 (11.79%) SQL
2 73 (4.78%) Java
3 32 (2.10%) C#
4 27 (1.77%) PL/SQL
5 21 (1.38%) Python
6 20 (1.31%) C
7 18 (1.18%) Ruby
8 13 (0.85%) Shell Script
8 13 (0.85%) VBScript
9 12 (0.79%) PHP
9 12 (0.79%) JavaScript
10 11 (0.72%) R
11 10 (0.65%) C++
12 6 (0.39%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.39%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.33%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.33%) Perl
14 4 (0.26%) VBA
14 4 (0.26%) Korn
15 3 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 499 (32.68%) ISEB
2 465 (30.45%) ISTQB
3 149 (9.76%) Degree
4 131 (8.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 89 (5.83%) Security Cleared
6 81 (5.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 60 (3.93%) ISEB Practitioner
8 49 (3.21%) SC Cleared
9 22 (1.44%) DV Cleared
9 22 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.26%) PMP
10 4 (0.26%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.13%) CISA
11 2 (0.13%) CISM
11 2 (0.13%) CEH
11 2 (0.13%) CISSP
12 1 (0.065%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 385 (25.21%) QA
2 19 (1.24%) SLA
3 11 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.65%) Basel III
4 10 (0.65%) EMIR
4 10 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
4 10 (0.65%) MiFID
5 5 (0.33%) FATCA
5 5 (0.33%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.20%) COBIT
8 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.13%) Basel II
8 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.065%) WAI
System Software
1 11 (0.72%) VMware ESX
2 8 (0.52%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.065%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 236 (15.46%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.20%) cPanel
3 1 (0.065%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.065%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.065%) Foglight
3 1 (0.065%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 254 (16.63%) HP
2 84 (5.50%) Oracle
3 58 (3.80%) Microsoft
4 43 (2.82%) SAP
5 37 (2.42%) IBM
6 34 (2.23%) Business Objects
7 33 (2.16%) VMware
8 24 (1.57%) Cognos
9 23 (1.51%) Capita
10 16 (1.05%) Murex
11 13 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.52%) Calypso
12 8 (0.52%) Informatica
13 7 (0.46%) Green Hat
14 6 (0.39%) TIBCO
15 5 (0.33%) ATG
15 5 (0.33%) Atlassian
16 4 (0.26%) Adobe
16 4 (0.26%) hybris
17 3 (0.20%) NetApp
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