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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 355 383 338
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -45
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 835 674 835
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.62% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.66% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 627 491 651
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,650 £40,000 £41,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,750
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £49,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+0.50% -0.50%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109819 102628 112165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.44% 94.27% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 89750 85116 96213
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 £26,500 £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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +31 789 £55,000 +4.76% 79
London -29 275 £65,000 - 34
South East +24 154 £55,000 +10.00% 16
East of England +7 77 £54,000 +2.85% 1
North West +39 71 £47,000 +13.25% 5
Yorkshire +1 64 £48,750 +16.07% 7
West Yorkshire +11 61 £47,500 +13.09% 6
City of London -16 56 £70,000 +12.00% 14
West Midlands +4 54 £52,500 +5.00% 6
East Midlands +10 47 £46,000 -16.36% 2
South West +20 43 £45,000 -0.55% 5
Surrey +19 37 £52,500 -2.32% 2
Scotland +15 35 £50,000 +2.56% 11
Leeds -12 35 £45,000 +7.14% 4
West Sussex +31 34 £60,000 +33.33% 2
Essex +13 34 £75,000 +36.36% 1
Horsham - 34 £60,000 - 2
Berkshire +8 30 £40,500 -19.00% 3
Nottinghamshire +19 28 £45,150 -21.47% 1
Nottingham +13 28 £45,150 -21.47% 1
Birmingham +21 26 £55,000 - 1
Bristol +8 24 £45,000 -7.21% 1
Reading +3 24 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Cheshire -2 24 £47,000 +12.27%
Edinburgh +9 22 £49,250 -1.50% 3
Manchester +8 21 £42,250 +1.80% 3
Hampshire -9 20 £49,500 +1.53% 2
Coventry +6 19 £52,500 - 3
Cambridgeshire +10 18 £45,000 -35.71%
Bedfordshire -9 15 £49,250 +12.57%

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 622 (37.13%) Finance
2 560 (33.43%) Test Management
3 529 (31.58%) Test Strategy
4 520 (31.04%) QA
5 421 (25.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 388 (23.16%) User Acceptance Testing
7 361 (21.55%) ISEB
8 332 (19.82%) Software Testing
9 291 (17.37%) ISTQB
10 240 (14.33%) Banking
11 226 (13.49%) Performance Testing
12 223 (13.31%) HP Quality Center
13 202 (12.06%) Selenium
14 198 (11.82%) HP
15 181 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
16 179 (10.69%) Project Management
17 178 (10.63%) Security Cleared
18 177 (10.57%) SQL
19 171 (10.21%) QuickTest Pro
20 160 (9.55%) Test Automation
21 154 (9.19%) Retail
22 150 (8.96%) Automated Testing
23 141 (8.42%) Scrum
24 135 (8.06%) Waterfall
25 130 (7.76%) Degree
26 124 (7.40%) SC Cleared
27 121 (7.22%) Oracle
28 120 (7.16%) TDD
29 113 (6.75%) Automation Testing
30 112 (6.69%) Test Scripting

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 52 (3.10%) SharePoint
2 11 (0.66%) LiveLink
2 11 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (0.54%) Confluence
4 8 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (0.42%) IIS
6 5 (0.30%) CMS
6 5 (0.30%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.30%) CICS
7 4 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (0.24%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.18%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPEL
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.12%) Node.js
9 2 (0.12%) Lync
9 2 (0.12%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.060%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.060%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 44 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.49%) MS Office
3 24 (1.43%) MS Project
4 17 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (0.66%) VisionPLUS
2 10 (0.60%) Temenos T24
3 9 (0.54%) Magento
3 9 (0.54%) Oracle CRM
4 6 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
5 4 (0.24%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.18%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.18%) JDE OneWorld
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.12%) Exchequer
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.060%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.060%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 1 (0.060%) SAP Retail
8 1 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.060%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.060%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.060%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.66%) SaaS
2 9 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.060%) PaaS
5 1 (0.060%) Heroku
5 1 (0.060%) GitHub
5 1 (0.060%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.96%) Internet
2 13 (0.78%) LTE
3 11 (0.66%) 3G
4 10 (0.60%) GGSN
4 10 (0.60%) SGSN
5 9 (0.54%) Broadband
6 8 (0.48%) LAN
7 6 (0.36%) SMS
7 6 (0.36%) WAN
7 6 (0.36%) 4G
7 6 (0.36%) MVNO
8 5 (0.30%) RFID
9 4 (0.24%) TETRA
9 4 (0.24%) UMTS
10 3 (0.18%) GSM
10 3 (0.18%) Firewall
10 3 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.18%) SAN
11 2 (0.12%) SCCP
11 2 (0.12%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (4.54%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.09%) DB2
2 35 (2.09%) Oracle Database
3 34 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (0.96%) DataStage
5 16 (0.96%) SQLPlus
5 16 (0.96%) Relational Database
5 16 (0.96%) Oracle ODI
5 16 (0.96%) Oracle Exadata
6 12 (0.72%) RDBMS
7 10 (0.60%) Big Data
8 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (0.24%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.18%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.18%) MySQL
11 3 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 202 (12.06%) Selenium
2 171 (10.21%) QuickTest Pro
3 97 (5.79%) LoadRunner
4 80 (4.78%) JIRA
5 48 (2.87%) Visual Studio
6 47 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 42 (2.51%) Cucumber
8 28 (1.67%) WebDriver
8 28 (1.67%) TestDirector
9 24 (1.43%) Toad
10 23 (1.37%) SoapUI
11 22 (1.31%) Jenkins
11 22 (1.31%) JUnit
12 20 (1.19%) JMeter
12 20 (1.19%) Subversion
13 17 (1.01%) Bugzilla
13 17 (1.01%) NeoLoad
14 13 (0.78%) Git (software)
15 11 (0.66%) JBehave
15 11 (0.66%) WinRunner
General
1 622 (37.13%) Finance
2 240 (14.33%) Banking
3 154 (9.19%) Retail
4 83 (4.96%) Telecoms
5 64 (3.82%) Investment Banking
6 42 (2.51%) Back Office
7 38 (2.27%) Advertising
8 25 (1.49%) Games
9 23 (1.37%) Retail Banking
10 20 (1.19%) Marketing
11 15 (0.90%) Legal
12 14 (0.84%) Front Office
12 14 (0.84%) Local Government
13 12 (0.72%) Publishing
14 11 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.54%) Multimedia
15 9 (0.54%) Billing
16 8 (0.48%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.42%) Electronics
18 6 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (5.13%) .NET
2 38 (2.27%) Web Services
3 34 (2.03%) HTML
4 30 (1.79%) ASP.NET
5 24 (1.43%) CSS
6 22 (1.31%) Middleware
7 20 (1.19%) SOAP
7 20 (1.19%) jQuery
8 19 (1.13%) WCF
8 19 (1.13%) XML
9 18 (1.07%) .NET Framework
9 18 (1.07%) LINQ
9 18 (1.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 17 (1.01%) CSS3
11 12 (0.72%) RESTful
12 10 (0.60%) Gherkin
13 9 (0.54%) REST
13 9 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (0.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 3 (0.18%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 62 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 45 (2.69%) Mobile App
3 34 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
4 31 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 26 (1.55%) Mainframe
6 25 (1.49%) Statistics
7 22 (1.31%) Open Source
8 16 (0.96%) Derivative
9 13 (0.78%) Fixed Income
9 13 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (0.72%) Equities
11 11 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
12 10 (0.60%) Smart Meter
12 10 (0.60%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.48%) Blackberry
13 8 (0.48%) iPad
14 7 (0.42%) Online Games
14 7 (0.42%) iPhone
15 6 (0.36%) Digital Media
16 5 (0.30%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 84 (5.01%) Windows
2 79 (4.72%) UNIX
3 39 (2.33%) Linux
4 24 (1.43%) Apple iOS
5 15 (0.90%) Android
6 11 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.30%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.30%) Windows NT
8 5 (0.30%) Solaris
9 4 (0.24%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.18%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.060%) VMS
12 1 (0.060%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 560 (33.43%) Test Management
2 529 (31.58%) Test Strategy
3 421 (25.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 388 (23.16%) User Acceptance Testing
5 332 (19.82%) Software Testing
6 226 (13.49%) Performance Testing
7 181 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
8 179 (10.69%) Project Management
9 160 (9.55%) Test Automation
10 150 (8.96%) Automated Testing
11 141 (8.42%) Scrum
12 135 (8.06%) Waterfall
13 120 (7.16%) TDD
14 113 (6.75%) Automation Testing
15 112 (6.69%) Test Scripting
16 111 (6.63%) Risk Management
17 104 (6.21%) Integration Testing
18 98 (5.85%) ITIL
19 89 (5.31%) PRINCE2
20 85 (5.07%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 177 (10.57%) SQL
2 110 (6.57%) Java
3 57 (3.40%) C#
4 27 (1.61%) Python
5 21 (1.25%) VBA
6 20 (1.19%) VB
6 20 (1.19%) C++
7 19 (1.13%) JavaScript
8 18 (1.07%) PL/SQL
9 14 (0.84%) C
10 13 (0.78%) Perl
10 13 (0.78%) PHP
10 13 (0.78%) VBScript
11 6 (0.36%) Ruby
12 5 (0.30%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.24%) Groovy
14 3 (0.18%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.18%) R
15 2 (0.12%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.12%) Scala
Qualifications
1 361 (21.55%) ISEB
2 291 (17.37%) ISTQB
3 178 (10.63%) Security Cleared
4 130 (7.76%) Degree
5 124 (7.40%) SC Cleared
6 71 (4.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 54 (3.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 32 (1.91%) ISEB Practitioner
9 21 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 19 (1.13%) DV Cleared
11 10 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
12 9 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.54%) CCNP
12 9 (0.54%) CCNA
13 4 (0.24%) HND
14 2 (0.12%) CISSP
14 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.12%) AAT
15 1 (0.060%) CEH
15 1 (0.060%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 520 (31.04%) QA
2 17 (1.01%) SLA
3 16 (0.96%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.18%) Basel III
5 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.12%) TickIT
5 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.060%) FATCA
6 1 (0.060%) AIFMD
System Software
1 6 (0.36%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.060%) vCloud
4 1 (0.060%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 223 (13.31%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.060%) CA Wily
2 1 (0.060%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 198 (11.82%) HP
2 121 (7.22%) Oracle
3 84 (5.01%) Microsoft
4 59 (3.52%) SAP
5 31 (1.85%) Cognos
6 22 (1.31%) Capita
7 19 (1.13%) IBM
8 18 (1.07%) Business Objects
9 13 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (0.66%) JD Edwards
10 11 (0.66%) SOASTA, Inc
11 9 (0.54%) Red Hat
11 9 (0.54%) Citrix
11 9 (0.54%) Cognizant
12 8 (0.48%) Software AG
13 7 (0.42%) Temenos
13 7 (0.42%) Siebel
14 6 (0.36%) VMware
15 5 (0.30%) Fujitsu
15 5 (0.30%) Cisco
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £44000 - £60000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum + pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum + Bonus, Car Allowance, Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Stirlingshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum + Bonus, Car Allowance, Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Midlands
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
North West
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £39000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Kent
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Candidate Source
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £62000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum 16% Pension + generous holidays
Posted: 20 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday