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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 375 406 379
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 769 665 716
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.60% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.63% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 556 502 555
Average salary £56,000 £54,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% -1.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £41,500 £41,250
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £78,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

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
107809 104785 105042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.70% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 89260 86303 89863
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +17 706 £57,500 +4.54% 63
London -19 251 £62,500 -3.84% 34
South East +45 158 £53,000 +6.00% 5
City of London +38 72 £63,750 -15.00% 19
Berkshire +56 67 £57,500 +2.22% 2
East of England -11 64 £55,000 +10.00% 2
North West -24 63 £57,500 +27.77% 3
South West +24 55 £52,500 +22.09% 9
Reading +33 50 £60,000 +4.34%
East Midlands +29 49 £50,000 - 3
Scotland +27 47 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Manchester -17 45 £60,000 +33.33% 3
Yorkshire -34 44 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Hampshire -3 33 £52,500 +10.52% 1
West Yorkshire -26 30 £47,500 -5.00% 4
West Midlands -12 29 £52,500 - 1
Edinburgh +10 28 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Leeds -7 28 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Wiltshire - 26 £50,000 - 2
Essex +1 24 £72,500 +45.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +27 23 £50,000 +33.33%
Swindon - 23 £50,000 - 2
West Sussex - 23 £60,000 -
Northamptonshire - 23 £47,500 - 1
Northampton - 21 £47,500 -
Hertfordshire +1 20 £65,000 +21.49%
Horsham - 19 £60,000 -
Southampton 0 15 £62,500 +31.57%
Watford - 14 £65,000 -
Gloucestershire -6 13 £55,000 +26.43% 3

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 649 (40.61%) Finance
2 613 (38.36%) Test Management
3 551 (34.48%) Test Strategy
4 470 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 444 (27.78%) ISEB
6 441 (27.60%) QA
7 399 (24.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 365 (22.84%) ISTQB
9 325 (20.34%) Software Testing
10 315 (19.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 248 (15.52%) HP
12 239 (14.96%) Banking
13 229 (14.33%) HP Quality Center
14 223 (13.95%) SQL
15 193 (12.08%) Performance Testing
16 167 (10.45%) Project Management
17 161 (10.08%) Selenium
18 159 (9.95%) QuickTest Pro
19 158 (9.89%) Line Management
20 157 (9.82%) Retail
21 153 (9.57%) Test Automation
22 146 (9.14%) Scrum
23 145 (9.07%) Degree
24 141 (8.82%) Security Cleared
25 134 (8.39%) Test Planning
26 130 (8.14%) Test Scripting
27 129 (8.07%) Waterfall
28 121 (7.57%) Telecoms
29 118 (7.38%) Mentoring
30 116 (7.26%) Automated Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 28 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 8 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (0.31%) WebSphere
3 5 (0.31%) IIS
4 4 (0.25%) Lync
4 4 (0.25%) SAS
4 4 (0.25%) Adobe CQ
5 3 (0.19%) MTS
5 3 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.13%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.13%) Confluence
6 2 (0.13%) Node.js
7 1 (0.063%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.063%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 50 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.63%) MS Office
3 16 (1.00%) MS Project
4 9 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.56%) Summit
2 9 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.25%) VisionPLUS
5 3 (0.19%) SAP Retail
5 3 (0.19%) JDE OneWorld
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.13%) BASE24
6 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.063%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.063%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.063%) Magento
7 1 (0.063%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.063%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.063%) Exchequer
7 1 (0.063%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.31%) SaaS
1 5 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.063%) PaaS
3 1 (0.063%) Heroku
3 1 (0.063%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.19%) Internet
2 12 (0.75%) MVNO
3 11 (0.69%) LTE
3 11 (0.69%) 4G
3 11 (0.69%) TETRA
4 10 (0.63%) GGSN
4 10 (0.63%) SGSN
5 9 (0.56%) 3G
5 9 (0.56%) Broadband
6 7 (0.44%) Wireless
7 6 (0.38%) SMS
8 5 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.25%) NFC
10 2 (0.13%) Network Security
10 2 (0.13%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.13%) DVB
11 1 (0.063%) SS7
11 1 (0.063%) SCCP
11 1 (0.063%) SSH
11 1 (0.063%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 62 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
3 44 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 41 (2.57%) SQLPlus
4 41 (2.57%) DB2
4 41 (2.57%) Relational Database
5 40 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 39 (2.44%) DataStage
6 39 (2.44%) Oracle Exadata
7 38 (2.38%) Oracle ODI
8 33 (2.07%) RDBMS
9 9 (0.56%) MySQL
9 9 (0.56%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.38%) Big Data
13 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
15 3 (0.19%) MongoDB
15 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 161 (10.08%) Selenium
2 159 (9.95%) QuickTest Pro
3 99 (6.20%) JIRA
4 72 (4.51%) LoadRunner
5 48 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 43 (2.69%) Toad
7 35 (2.19%) Cucumber
8 31 (1.94%) Jenkins
9 30 (1.88%) WebDriver
10 28 (1.75%) JMeter
11 21 (1.31%) TestDirector
12 18 (1.13%) Bugzilla
12 18 (1.13%) Visual Studio
13 16 (1.00%) SilkPerformer
14 13 (0.81%) SoapUI
15 12 (0.75%) FitNesse
16 11 (0.69%) JUnit
17 9 (0.56%) NeoLoad
18 8 (0.50%) TeamCity
19 7 (0.44%) Capybara
General
1 649 (40.61%) Finance
2 239 (14.96%) Banking
3 157 (9.82%) Retail
4 121 (7.57%) Telecoms
5 51 (3.19%) Investment Banking
6 36 (2.25%) Advertising
7 26 (1.63%) Retail Banking
8 25 (1.56%) Billing
9 22 (1.38%) Manufacturing
10 21 (1.31%) Local Government
11 16 (1.00%) Aerospace
12 15 (0.94%) Publishing
13 14 (0.88%) Back Office
13 14 (0.88%) Marketing
14 12 (0.75%) Games
15 11 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.63%) Legal
17 9 (0.56%) Multimedia
17 9 (0.56%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.44%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (2.50%) Web Services
2 29 (1.81%) .NET
3 16 (1.00%) XML
4 15 (0.94%) HTML
5 13 (0.81%) RESTful
6 11 (0.69%) SOAP
7 10 (0.63%) Middleware
7 10 (0.63%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.38%) CSS
8 6 (0.38%) LAMP
8 6 (0.38%) REST
9 5 (0.31%) jQuery
10 4 (0.25%) Django
10 4 (0.25%) WCF
10 4 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (0.25%) HTML5
11 3 (0.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (0.19%) CSS3
11 3 (0.19%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 108 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (2.82%) Mainframe
3 37 (2.32%) Computer Science
4 35 (2.19%) Statistics
5 31 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (1.88%) Derivative
7 29 (1.81%) Mobile App
8 26 (1.63%) Open Source
9 21 (1.31%) User Experience
10 18 (1.13%) Management Information System
11 13 (0.81%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.69%) Fixed Income
12 11 (0.69%) Visualisation
13 10 (0.63%) Smart Meter
14 8 (0.50%) Mobile Banking
14 8 (0.50%) Equities
15 7 (0.44%) EPoS
16 6 (0.38%) E-Learning
16 6 (0.38%) GIS
16 6 (0.38%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 98 (6.13%) UNIX
2 68 (4.26%) Linux
3 66 (4.13%) Windows
4 22 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (1.25%) Windows 7
5 20 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (0.94%) Windows XP
7 8 (0.50%) Android
8 7 (0.44%) Solaris
8 7 (0.44%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.19%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.063%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 613 (38.36%) Test Management
2 551 (34.48%) Test Strategy
3 470 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 399 (24.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 325 (20.34%) Software Testing
6 315 (19.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 193 (12.08%) Performance Testing
8 167 (10.45%) Project Management
9 158 (9.89%) Line Management
10 153 (9.57%) Test Automation
11 146 (9.14%) Scrum
12 134 (8.39%) Test Planning
13 130 (8.14%) Test Scripting
14 129 (8.07%) Waterfall
15 118 (7.38%) Mentoring
16 116 (7.26%) Automated Testing
17 112 (7.01%) Risk Management
18 98 (6.13%) PRINCE2
19 93 (5.82%) Migration
20 87 (5.44%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 223 (13.95%) SQL
2 73 (4.57%) Java
3 44 (2.75%) PL/SQL
4 33 (2.07%) C#
5 27 (1.69%) Python
6 15 (0.94%) C
7 14 (0.88%) Shell Script
7 14 (0.88%) VBScript
7 14 (0.88%) R
8 13 (0.81%) VBA
8 13 (0.81%) Ruby
8 13 (0.81%) JavaScript
9 12 (0.75%) Perl
10 10 (0.63%) PHP
11 7 (0.44%) C++
11 7 (0.44%) VB
12 6 (0.38%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.31%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.25%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.19%) Korn
Qualifications
1 444 (27.78%) ISEB
2 365 (22.84%) ISTQB
3 145 (9.07%) Degree
4 141 (8.82%) Security Cleared
5 95 (5.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 74 (4.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 74 (4.63%) SC Cleared
7 36 (2.25%) ISEB Practitioner
8 25 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 22 (1.38%) DV Cleared
10 9 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.56%) CCNP
10 9 (0.56%) CCNA
11 4 (0.25%) CISSP
12 2 (0.13%) CEH
12 2 (0.13%) PMP
12 2 (0.13%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.13%) CISA
12 2 (0.13%) CISM
13 1 (0.063%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 441 (27.60%) QA
2 26 (1.63%) SLA
3 10 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.31%) JSP 440
4 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.31%) Basel III
4 5 (0.31%) EMIR
4 5 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (0.31%) MiFID
5 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.19%) COBIT
6 2 (0.13%) Basel II
6 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.063%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.063%) FATCA
System Software
1 15 (0.94%) VMware ESX
2 11 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.063%) vSphere
5 1 (0.063%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 229 (14.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.13%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.063%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.063%) Foglight
Vendors
1 248 (15.52%) HP
2 99 (6.20%) Oracle
3 62 (3.88%) Microsoft
4 51 (3.19%) Business Objects
5 47 (2.94%) SAP
6 42 (2.63%) Cognos
7 39 (2.44%) VMware
8 33 (2.07%) Capita
9 18 (1.13%) IBM
10 15 (0.94%) Murex
11 13 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.50%) Calypso
12 8 (0.50%) Informatica
13 6 (0.38%) Cisco
13 6 (0.38%) Fujitsu
14 5 (0.31%) Charles River
14 5 (0.31%) NetApp
14 5 (0.31%) SOASTA, Inc
15 4 (0.25%) Remedy
16 3 (0.19%) Apple
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Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
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Staffordshire
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Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
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Salary: £49000 - £63000 per annum + enhanced pension
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South West
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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South West London
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + + Benefits
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