The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 352 376 336
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 836 676 862
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.62% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.66% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 621 494 674
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,275 £40,000 £41,250
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £72,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £49,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109888 102187 111746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.37% 94.26% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 89595 84579 95723
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 1 August 2014 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 1 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
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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 +17 785 £55,000 +4.76% 87
London -13 289 £65,000 - 38
South East +11 140 £55,000 +10.00% 12
East of England +7 76 £52,500 +2.43% 3
North West +30 69 £47,250 +13.85% 7
Yorkshire +2 62 £50,000 +17.64% 13
City of London -20 56 £67,500 +8.00% 17
West Midlands +8 55 £55,000 +10.00% 4
West Yorkshire -10 55 £48,750 +16.07% 7
South West +15 47 £45,000 +4.65% 5
East Midlands -9 44 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Scotland +23 41 £50,000 +2.56% 6
Essex +20 35 £75,000 +39.53%
Berkshire +2 33 £53,750 +7.50% 3
Horsham - 33 £60,000 -
West Sussex - 33 £60,000 -
Leeds -22 28 £45,000 +7.14% 6
Birmingham +24 27 £55,000 - 1
Surrey +3 27 £52,500 - 2
Bristol +17 26 £45,000 -6.25%
Reading 0 25 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Cheshire -1 25 £47,000 +12.27% 1
Nottinghamshire +14 24 £50,000 -13.04%
Nottingham +8 24 £50,000 -13.04%
Edinburgh +5 23 £49,250 -1.50% 2
Cambridgeshire +15 20 £45,000 -35.71% 2
Manchester +6 19 £42,250 +1.80% 3
Coventry +5 17 £53,750 +2.38% 2
Hampshire -26 14 £50,500 +1.00% 2
Wiltshire +6 13 £47,500 +9.19% 1

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

1 594 (36.11%) Finance
2 544 (33.07%) Test Management
3 527 (32.04%) Test Strategy
4 507 (30.82%) QA
5 415 (25.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 369 (22.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 356 (21.64%) ISEB
8 320 (19.45%) Software Testing
9 293 (17.81%) ISTQB
10 229 (13.92%) Banking
11 225 (13.68%) Performance Testing
12 213 (12.95%) HP Quality Center
13 196 (11.91%) Selenium
14 190 (11.55%) HP
15 186 (11.31%) Agile Software Development
16 185 (11.25%) Security Cleared
17 179 (10.88%) SQL
18 177 (10.76%) Project Management
19 170 (10.33%) QuickTest Pro
20 156 (9.48%) Test Automation
21 153 (9.30%) Retail
22 143 (8.69%) Scrum
23 138 (8.39%) Automated Testing
24 133 (8.09%) Waterfall
25 126 (7.66%) SC Cleared
26 123 (7.48%) Degree
27 116 (7.05%) Oracle
28 113 (6.87%) TDD
29 112 (6.81%) Risk Management
29 112 (6.81%) Automation Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 46 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 11 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (0.49%) Confluence
3 8 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (0.43%) IIS
4 7 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.30%) CICS
5 5 (0.30%) CMS
5 5 (0.30%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.24%) LiveLink
6 4 (0.24%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPEL
8 2 (0.12%) Node.js
8 2 (0.12%) Lync
9 1 (0.061%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.061%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.061%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.061%) Tomcat
Applications
1 38 (2.31%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.52%) MS Office
3 23 (1.40%) MS Project
4 13 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (0.67%) VisionPLUS
2 9 (0.55%) Oracle CRM
2 9 (0.55%) Magento
3 8 (0.49%) Temenos T24
4 6 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.24%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.18%) JDE OneWorld
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.18%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.12%) SAP Retail
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
7 2 (0.12%) Exchequer
8 1 (0.061%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.061%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.061%) BASE24
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.061%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.061%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.67%) SaaS
2 9 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.061%) PaaS
5 1 (0.061%) Heroku
5 1 (0.061%) IaaS
5 1 (0.061%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.97%) Internet
2 13 (0.79%) LTE
3 11 (0.67%) 3G
4 10 (0.61%) GGSN
4 10 (0.61%) SGSN
5 9 (0.55%) Broadband
6 8 (0.49%) LAN
6 8 (0.49%) 4G
7 6 (0.36%) TETRA
7 6 (0.36%) SMS
7 6 (0.36%) WAN
7 6 (0.36%) MVNO
8 5 (0.30%) RFID
9 4 (0.24%) UMTS
10 3 (0.18%) GSM
10 3 (0.18%) SAN
10 3 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.18%) NFC
11 2 (0.12%) Network Security
11 2 (0.12%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (4.98%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.19%) DB2
3 35 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (1.76%) Oracle Database
5 19 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (1.03%) SQLPlus
6 17 (1.03%) DataStage
6 17 (1.03%) Relational Database
6 17 (1.03%) Oracle Exadata
6 17 (1.03%) Oracle ODI
7 12 (0.73%) RDBMS
8 10 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (0.61%) Big Data
9 8 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (0.24%) MySQL
10 4 (0.24%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.18%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.18%) Informix
Development Applications
1 196 (11.91%) Selenium
2 170 (10.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 96 (5.84%) LoadRunner
4 83 (5.05%) JIRA
5 47 (2.86%) Visual Studio
6 46 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 39 (2.37%) Cucumber
8 29 (1.76%) WebDriver
9 26 (1.58%) TestDirector
10 23 (1.40%) JMeter
11 22 (1.34%) Toad
11 22 (1.34%) Jenkins
12 21 (1.28%) JUnit
13 19 (1.16%) Bugzilla
13 19 (1.16%) Subversion
13 19 (1.16%) SoapUI
14 18 (1.09%) NeoLoad
15 12 (0.73%) SilkPerformer
15 12 (0.73%) Git (software)
16 11 (0.67%) JBehave
General
1 594 (36.11%) Finance
2 229 (13.92%) Banking
3 153 (9.30%) Retail
4 84 (5.11%) Telecoms
5 64 (3.89%) Investment Banking
6 41 (2.49%) Back Office
7 39 (2.37%) Advertising
8 25 (1.52%) Games
9 21 (1.28%) Retail Banking
9 21 (1.28%) Marketing
10 14 (0.85%) Local Government
10 14 (0.85%) Front Office
11 13 (0.79%) Publishing
11 13 (0.79%) Legal
12 11 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.55%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.49%) Billing
14 8 (0.49%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.43%) Electronics
16 6 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (4.86%) .NET
2 35 (2.13%) Web Services
3 34 (2.07%) HTML
4 29 (1.76%) ASP.NET
5 25 (1.52%) Middleware
6 23 (1.40%) CSS
7 19 (1.16%) jQuery
8 18 (1.09%) WCF
8 18 (1.09%) XML
9 17 (1.03%) .NET Framework
9 17 (1.03%) LINQ
9 17 (1.03%) CSS3
9 17 (1.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 16 (0.97%) RESTful
11 15 (0.91%) SOAP
12 9 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (0.49%) Gherkin
14 7 (0.43%) REST
15 4 (0.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 3 (0.18%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (3.65%) Computer Science
2 42 (2.55%) Mobile App
3 29 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
4 26 (1.58%) Mainframe
4 26 (1.58%) Management Information System
5 22 (1.34%) Statistics
6 21 (1.28%) Open Source
7 14 (0.85%) Derivative
8 11 (0.67%) Fixed Income
8 11 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (0.61%) Smart Meter
9 10 (0.61%) Equities
9 10 (0.61%) Client/Server
10 9 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
11 8 (0.49%) Online Games
11 8 (0.49%) iPad
12 7 (0.43%) iPhone
13 6 (0.36%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.36%) Digital Media
14 5 (0.30%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 90 (5.47%) Windows
2 84 (5.11%) UNIX
3 41 (2.49%) Linux
4 22 (1.34%) Apple iOS
5 14 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (0.79%) Android
7 9 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.49%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.43%) Solaris
10 6 (0.36%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.30%) Windows NT
11 5 (0.30%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.18%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.061%) VMS
13 1 (0.061%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (33.07%) Test Management
2 527 (32.04%) Test Strategy
3 415 (25.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 369 (22.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 320 (19.45%) Software Testing
6 225 (13.68%) Performance Testing
7 186 (11.31%) Agile Software Development
8 177 (10.76%) Project Management
9 156 (9.48%) Test Automation
10 143 (8.69%) Scrum
11 138 (8.39%) Automated Testing
12 133 (8.09%) Waterfall
13 113 (6.87%) TDD
14 112 (6.81%) Risk Management
14 112 (6.81%) Automation Testing
15 102 (6.20%) Integration Testing
16 99 (6.02%) Test Scripting
17 93 (5.65%) ITIL
18 88 (5.35%) PRINCE2
19 83 (5.05%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 179 (10.88%) SQL
2 110 (6.69%) Java
3 56 (3.40%) C#
4 27 (1.64%) Python
5 23 (1.40%) VB
6 22 (1.34%) VBA
7 20 (1.22%) C++
7 20 (1.22%) JavaScript
8 18 (1.09%) PL/SQL
9 15 (0.91%) Perl
10 14 (0.85%) PHP
10 14 (0.85%) VBScript
11 12 (0.73%) C
12 6 (0.36%) Ruby
13 4 (0.24%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.18%) R
14 3 (0.18%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.12%) Groovy
15 2 (0.12%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.12%) Scala
Qualifications
1 356 (21.64%) ISEB
2 293 (17.81%) ISTQB
3 185 (11.25%) Security Cleared
4 126 (7.66%) SC Cleared
5 123 (7.48%) Degree
6 67 (4.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 45 (2.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 27 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
9 22 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 17 (1.03%) DV Cleared
11 10 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
12 9 (0.55%) CCNP
12 9 (0.55%) CCNA
12 9 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.24%) HND
14 3 (0.18%) CISSP
15 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.12%) AAT
16 1 (0.061%) ITIL Certification
16 1 (0.061%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 507 (30.82%) QA
2 17 (1.03%) SLA
3 15 (0.91%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.12%) TickIT
4 2 (0.12%) Basel III
4 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.061%) AIFMD
5 1 (0.061%) FATCA
System Software
1 7 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.36%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.24%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.18%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.061%) HDFS
6 1 (0.061%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 213 (12.95%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.061%) CA Wily
2 1 (0.061%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 190 (11.55%) HP
2 116 (7.05%) Oracle
3 78 (4.74%) Microsoft
4 56 (3.40%) SAP
5 28 (1.70%) Cognos
6 20 (1.22%) Business Objects
7 18 (1.09%) Capita
8 16 (0.97%) IBM
9 14 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (0.73%) SOASTA, Inc
11 11 (0.67%) JD Edwards
12 9 (0.55%) Citrix
12 9 (0.55%) VMware
12 9 (0.55%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.49%) Software AG
13 8 (0.49%) Cognizant
14 7 (0.43%) Temenos
14 7 (0.43%) Cisco
15 6 (0.36%) Fujitsu
16 5 (0.30%) PeopleSoft
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 18 hours ago
Stirlingshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum + Bonus, Car Allowance, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum + Bonus, Car Allowance, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum 10% Annual Bonus + leading Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + 5% Bonus and other benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £39000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + decent benefits.
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum Bonus, 75% off train travel, final s
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum 16% Pension + generous holidays
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: + Gd benefits 25 days holiday and excellent pensipon scheme
Posted: 2 days ago