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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 375 360 380
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 782 832 664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.73% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.77% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 612 608 496
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,275 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 August 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 August 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 -3 713 £55,000 - 88
London -2 242 £65,000 +4.00% 42
South East +25 148 £55,000 - 14
Yorkshire +43 88 £50,000 - 7
North West -7 67 £45,000 -10.00% 9
City of London +35 64 £62,500 -7.40% 16
West Yorkshire +23 60 £51,000 +2.00% 6
Scotland -9 55 £50,000 +3.09% 4
South West -21 53 £52,500 +16.66% 4
Manchester +24 50 £45,000 -9.09% 4
Berkshire +10 48 £60,000 +24.35% 5
West Midlands -6 47 £47,500 -13.63% 7
Leeds +34 40 £51,750 +17.61% 3
Edinburgh +7 39 £50,000 - 4
Buckinghamshire +8 31 £52,500 +16.66%
Glasgow +26 30 £50,000 +4.16%
East of England -54 29 £59,500 +11.73% 2
Oxfordshire +28 28 £55,000 -
Gloucestershire +5 24 £45,000 -7.69%
East Midlands -20 24 £42,500 -15.00% 1
South Yorkshire +24 22 £44,500 -19.09% 1
Sheffield - 21 £44,500 - 1
Birmingham +7 19 £47,500 -13.63% 5
Hampshire +11 16 £52,500 +10.52% 4
High Wycombe +11 16 £53,500 +12.63%
Bristol -24 15 £45,000 +3.12% 3
Bradford 0 14 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Surrey +5 13 £42,500 -24.44% 2
Northamptonshire +16 12 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Swindon +6 12 £55,000 +12.82%

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 573 (37.90%) Finance
2 555 (36.71%) Test Management
3 531 (35.12%) Test Strategy
4 475 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
5 451 (29.83%) QA
6 347 (22.95%) ISTQB
7 329 (21.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 328 (21.69%) ISEB
9 285 (18.85%) User Acceptance Testing
10 254 (16.80%) Software Testing
11 225 (14.88%) Banking
12 181 (11.97%) Selenium
12 181 (11.97%) Test Automation
13 179 (11.84%) SDLC
14 175 (11.57%) Java
15 166 (10.98%) HP Quality Center
16 162 (10.71%) Performance Testing
17 158 (10.45%) Project Management
18 154 (10.19%) Degree
19 151 (9.99%) Test Scripting
20 148 (9.79%) Line Management
21 144 (9.52%) Microsoft
22 142 (9.39%) HP
23 138 (9.13%) SQL
24 131 (8.66%) JIRA
25 126 (8.33%) Retail
26 118 (7.80%) Security Cleared
27 115 (7.61%) Oracle
28 113 (7.47%) Mentoring
29 111 (7.34%) Regression Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 20 (1.32%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.12%) WebSphere
3 12 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (0.73%) WebLogic
5 10 (0.66%) Tomcat
5 10 (0.66%) WebSphere Portal
6 9 (0.60%) Apache
6 9 (0.60%) ArcGIS
7 7 (0.46%) Confluence
8 4 (0.26%) JBoss
9 3 (0.20%) Tuxedo
9 3 (0.20%) SAS
9 3 (0.20%) nginx
9 3 (0.20%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.13%) IIS
11 1 (0.066%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.066%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.066%) Lync
11 1 (0.066%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.066%) CMS
Applications
1 58 (3.84%) MS Office
2 57 (3.77%) MS Excel
3 21 (1.39%) MS Project
4 16 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (0.73%) Summit
2 6 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.33%) BASE24
3 5 (0.33%) Maximo
3 5 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.13%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.13%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.13%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (0.40%) SaaS
2 4 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.20%) IaaS
4 2 (0.13%) Sage Pay
4 2 (0.13%) Office 365
5 1 (0.066%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.066%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.06%) Internet
2 13 (0.86%) Firewall
3 10 (0.66%) HTTP
4 8 (0.53%) DMZ
4 8 (0.53%) LDAP
5 7 (0.46%) Network Security
6 5 (0.33%) Wireless
6 5 (0.33%) MPLS
6 5 (0.33%) WAN
6 5 (0.33%) ATM
6 5 (0.33%) SAN
6 5 (0.33%) VPN
6 5 (0.33%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.13%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.13%) Wireless Security
7 2 (0.13%) RTP
8 1 (0.066%) xDSL
8 1 (0.066%) ADSL2
8 1 (0.066%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.066%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (3.44%) SQL Server
2 29 (1.92%) Oracle Database
3 22 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (0.73%) Relational Database
5 9 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.40%) MongoDB
6 6 (0.40%) MySQL
6 6 (0.40%) Big Data
7 3 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.20%) MS Access
7 3 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.20%) SAP BW
7 3 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.066%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.066%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.066%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 181 (11.97%) Selenium
2 131 (8.66%) JIRA
3 98 (6.48%) HP UFT
4 69 (4.56%) LoadRunner
5 52 (3.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 40 (2.65%) WebDriver
7 36 (2.38%) Cucumber
8 28 (1.85%) Visual Studio
9 26 (1.72%) Jenkins
10 21 (1.39%) TestDirector
11 16 (1.06%) JMeter
11 16 (1.06%) Bugzilla
12 14 (0.93%) Subversion
13 13 (0.86%) SoapUI
14 12 (0.79%) JUnit
15 11 (0.73%) Git (software)
16 10 (0.66%) TestLink
17 9 (0.60%) FitNesse
18 8 (0.53%) Maven
18 8 (0.53%) MSTest
General
1 573 (37.90%) Finance
2 225 (14.88%) Banking
3 126 (8.33%) Retail
4 81 (5.36%) Telecoms
5 48 (3.17%) Investment Banking
6 20 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.26%) Local Government
8 18 (1.19%) Legal
9 15 (0.99%) Retail Banking
10 14 (0.93%) Back Office
11 13 (0.86%) Marketing
12 12 (0.79%) Games
12 12 (0.79%) Law
13 10 (0.66%) Front Office
14 9 (0.60%) Publishing
15 8 (0.53%) Advertising
15 8 (0.53%) Electronics
16 6 (0.40%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.33%) Military
18 4 (0.26%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (4.30%) .NET
2 49 (3.24%) HTML
3 38 (2.51%) SOAP
4 37 (2.45%) Web Services
5 24 (1.59%) REST
6 22 (1.46%) XML
7 16 (1.06%) CSS
8 14 (0.93%) Middleware
9 13 (0.86%) FIX Protocol
10 12 (0.79%) HTML5
10 12 (0.79%) RESTful
11 10 (0.66%) Gherkin
12 9 (0.60%) J2EE
13 8 (0.53%) ASP.NET
13 8 (0.53%) ODBC
14 7 (0.46%) JMS
15 6 (0.40%) JSP
16 5 (0.33%) JMX
17 4 (0.26%) WPF
17 4 (0.26%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 89 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (2.91%) Computer Science
3 35 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
4 34 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 28 (1.85%) Mobile App
6 25 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 20 (1.32%) Derivative
8 19 (1.26%) Fixed Income
9 17 (1.12%) Equities
10 11 (0.73%) Client/Server
10 11 (0.73%) Credit Risk
11 10 (0.66%) Mainframe
12 9 (0.60%) Data Conversion
13 8 (0.53%) NHS
14 7 (0.46%) Statistics
15 6 (0.40%) DTV
15 6 (0.40%) User Experience
16 5 (0.33%) Data Centre
16 5 (0.33%) Digital Media
16 5 (0.33%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 72 (4.76%) Windows
2 52 (3.44%) UNIX
3 48 (3.17%) Linux
4 14 (0.93%) Apple iOS
5 12 (0.79%) Android
6 11 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 7 (0.46%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.33%) AIX
11 1 (0.066%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.066%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.066%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.066%) VME
11 1 (0.066%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 555 (36.71%) Test Management
2 531 (35.12%) Test Strategy
3 475 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
4 329 (21.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 285 (18.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 254 (16.80%) Software Testing
7 181 (11.97%) Test Automation
8 179 (11.84%) SDLC
9 162 (10.71%) Performance Testing
10 158 (10.45%) Project Management
11 151 (9.99%) Test Scripting
12 148 (9.79%) Line Management
13 113 (7.47%) Mentoring
14 111 (7.34%) Regression Testing
15 109 (7.21%) PRINCE2
16 108 (7.14%) Waterfall
17 105 (6.94%) Automated Testing
18 101 (6.68%) System Testing
19 99 (6.55%) Scrum
20 94 (6.22%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 175 (11.57%) Java
2 138 (9.13%) SQL
3 68 (4.50%) C#
4 38 (2.51%) C
5 26 (1.72%) JavaScript
6 17 (1.12%) Shell Script
7 16 (1.06%) C++
8 15 (0.99%) Ruby
9 13 (0.86%) VB
9 13 (0.86%) PHP
10 9 (0.60%) PL/SQL
11 8 (0.53%) Python
12 7 (0.46%) VBScript
13 6 (0.40%) Perl
14 5 (0.33%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.26%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.20%) Groovy
17 2 (0.13%) VBA
17 2 (0.13%) RPG
18 1 (0.066%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 347 (22.95%) ISTQB
2 328 (21.69%) ISEB
3 154 (10.19%) Degree
4 118 (7.80%) Security Cleared
5 75 (4.96%) SC Cleared
6 65 (4.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 48 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 38 (2.51%) ISEB Practitioner
9 37 (2.45%) DV Cleared
10 20 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (0.66%) IBM Certification
12 8 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.33%) HND
14 4 (0.26%) CCNA
14 4 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.26%) Network+ Certification
14 4 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.20%) CEH
15 3 (0.20%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 451 (29.83%) QA
2 17 (1.12%) SLA
3 11 (0.73%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.40%) Basel III
4 6 (0.40%) FATCA
4 6 (0.40%) EMIR
4 6 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
4 6 (0.40%) MiFID
5 5 (0.33%) TickIT
5 5 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.26%) WCAG
7 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.13%) GxP
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 8583
8 2 (0.13%) COREP
8 2 (0.13%) FINREP
8 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.066%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.066%) WAI
System Software
1 11 (0.73%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.066%) XenApp
3 1 (0.066%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.066%) zsh
3 1 (0.066%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 166 (10.98%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (1.26%) Nessus
2 19 (1.26%) Nmap
3 12 (0.79%) SCCM
4 8 (0.53%) Puppet
5 6 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.40%) Nagios
6 5 (0.33%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.066%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.066%) Netcool
7 1 (0.066%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 144 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 142 (9.39%) HP
3 115 (7.61%) Oracle
4 55 (3.64%) SAP
5 42 (2.78%) IBM
6 26 (1.72%) Capita
7 19 (1.26%) Coverity
8 18 (1.19%) BEA
9 14 (0.93%) VMware
10 13 (0.86%) Atlassian
11 10 (0.66%) WorldPay
12 9 (0.60%) Fujitsu
12 9 (0.60%) ESRI
13 6 (0.40%) Remedy
13 6 (0.40%) Informatica
13 6 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.33%) BMC
14 5 (0.33%) Cognizant
14 5 (0.33%) webMethods
14 5 (0.33%) Adobe
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Bet
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £47000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Quindell Resourcing
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75k - £90k + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60k to 120k
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Cognizant
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70-90K
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £33300 - £38850 per week
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £30267 - £35313 per week
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus car allowance, bonus scheme etc
Posted: 4 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: up to 100K + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
The Resourcing Hub
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago