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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 530 397 407
Rank change year-on-year
-133 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 464 736 706
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.69% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.72% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 360 552 518
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £40,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016 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 10 February 2016. 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 -102 425 £57,500 +4.54% 60
London -88 149 £66,750 +11.25% 20
South East -11 109 £54,000 -1.81% 13
West Midlands +5 49 £59,750 +16.58% 8
Berkshire -37 36 £60,000 +4.34% 3
Hampshire +38 35 £52,500 -10.63% 2
City of London -12 34 £72,500 +26.08% 5
North West -4 31 £50,000 +8.69% 4
East of England -31 27 £70,000 +40.00% 4
South West -54 24 £52,500 +16.66% 6
Yorkshire +6 23 £45,000 +0.55% 2
Manchester +6 23 £47,800 +1.70% 3
Birmingham +2 22 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Scotland -33 22 £47,500 -5.00% 4
West Yorkshire -1 21 £45,000 +7.14% 2
Leeds +9 20 £45,000 +7.14% 1
Gloucestershire +9 17 £52,500 +5.00%
Reading -14 16 £50,000 -3.84% 1
Edinburgh -11 14 £47,500 -9.52% 2
Kent - 14 £45,000 -
Warwickshire -10 11 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Winchester - 11 £52,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire -3 10 £52,500 +5.00% 2
East Midlands -6 10 £48,000 - 1
Gloucester +4 9 £65,000 +30.00%
Oxfordshire +2 9 £51,500 +21.17%
Hertfordshire -7 9 £75,000 +108.33%
Aldershot +11 8 £62,500 +4.16%
Bedfordshire +4 8 £70,000 +16.66% 2
Glasgow -29 8 £47,500 -6.86% 2

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 518 (48.91%) Agile Software Development
2 395 (37.30%) Finance
3 394 (37.20%) Test Management
4 381 (35.98%) Test Strategy
5 343 (32.39%) QA
6 258 (24.36%) ISTQB
7 229 (21.62%) ISEB
8 220 (20.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 204 (19.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 183 (17.28%) Test Automation
11 172 (16.24%) Defect Management
12 169 (15.96%) SDLC
13 168 (15.86%) Selenium
14 161 (15.20%) Banking
15 156 (14.73%) Software Testing
16 138 (13.03%) Waterfall
17 129 (12.18%) Mentoring
18 128 (12.09%) Java
19 126 (11.90%) Non-Functional Testing
20 125 (11.80%) HP Quality Center
21 122 (11.52%) HP
22 120 (11.33%) Test Planning
23 115 (10.86%) Project Management
24 114 (10.76%) Degree
25 104 (9.82%) Functional Testing
26 103 (9.73%) Automated Testing
27 102 (9.63%) SQL
28 101 (9.54%) Scrum
28 101 (9.54%) Security Cleared
29 100 (9.44%) Line Management

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 19 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.47%) Node.js
3 4 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (0.38%) Skype for Business
3 4 (0.38%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.28%) CMS
4 3 (0.28%) SAS
4 3 (0.28%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.19%) Confluence
5 2 (0.19%) MTS
5 2 (0.19%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.094%) Apache
6 1 (0.094%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.094%) IIS
6 1 (0.094%) JBoss
6 1 (0.094%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.094%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 66 (6.23%) MS Excel
2 31 (2.93%) MS Office
3 15 (1.42%) MS Project
4 7 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.47%) Fireworks
5 5 (0.47%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.094%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 17 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.94%) WebTrends
3 9 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.66%) Maximo
4 7 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.19%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.094%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.094%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.42%) SaaS
2 8 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.47%) Office 365
5 4 (0.38%) Yammer
6 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.094%) IaaS
7 1 (0.094%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.94%) Internet
2 7 (0.66%) SAN
3 5 (0.47%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.19%) HTTP
4 2 (0.19%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.094%) DHCP
5 1 (0.094%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.094%) Firewall
5 1 (0.094%) Intranet
5 1 (0.094%) MPLS
5 1 (0.094%) Network Security
5 1 (0.094%) SDH
5 1 (0.094%) SSL
5 1 (0.094%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
2 33 (3.12%) SQL Server
3 18 (1.70%) Big Data
4 7 (0.66%) MySQL
5 5 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.28%) Informix
7 3 (0.28%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.19%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.19%) GIS
8 2 (0.19%) SAP BI
8 2 (0.19%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.094%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.094%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.094%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.094%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.094%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 1 (0.094%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 168 (15.86%) Selenium
2 96 (9.07%) JIRA
3 80 (7.55%) HP UFT
4 50 (4.72%) WebDriver
5 42 (3.97%) Cucumber
6 37 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 33 (3.12%) LoadRunner
8 23 (2.17%) Git (software)
9 22 (2.08%) Visual Studio
10 21 (1.98%) Jenkins
11 20 (1.89%) JMeter
12 19 (1.79%) JUnit
13 17 (1.61%) TestNG
14 14 (1.32%) Bugzilla
15 12 (1.13%) Ranorex
15 12 (1.13%) WinRunner
16 11 (1.04%) SpecFlow
17 10 (0.94%) JBehave
17 10 (0.94%) Testopia
18 8 (0.76%) TestDirector
General
1 395 (37.30%) Finance
2 161 (15.20%) Banking
3 99 (9.35%) Retail
4 65 (6.14%) Telecoms
5 35 (3.31%) Manufacturing
6 32 (3.02%) Marketing
7 27 (2.55%) Legal
8 23 (2.17%) Investment Banking
9 22 (2.08%) Law
10 20 (1.89%) Electronics
11 17 (1.61%) Local Government
12 14 (1.32%) Games
13 11 (1.04%) Military
14 10 (0.94%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.76%) Front Office
16 6 (0.57%) Advertising
17 5 (0.47%) Private Banking
18 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.38%) Publishing
19 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.06%) .NET
2 28 (2.64%) Web Services
3 27 (2.55%) HTML
4 21 (1.98%) SOAP
5 19 (1.79%) Middleware
6 17 (1.61%) CSS
7 16 (1.51%) REST
8 12 (1.13%) XML
9 10 (0.94%) jQuery
10 9 (0.85%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.57%) Gherkin
12 5 (0.47%) Ajax
13 4 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (0.38%) COM
13 4 (0.38%) Django
13 4 (0.38%) XBRL
14 3 (0.28%) CGI
14 3 (0.28%) HTML5
14 3 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
15 2 (0.19%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 100 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (4.72%) Computer Science
3 28 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (1.61%) Driving Licence
5 15 (1.42%) Data Centre
5 15 (1.42%) Fintech
5 15 (1.42%) Mathematics
5 15 (1.42%) Mobile App
6 13 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.13%) Social Media
7 12 (1.13%) User Experience
8 11 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (1.04%) Mobile Banking
9 10 (0.94%) Credit Risk
10 9 (0.85%) Statistics
11 8 (0.76%) NHS
12 7 (0.66%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.66%) SCADA
13 6 (0.57%) Derivative
13 6 (0.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 45 (4.25%) Windows
2 38 (3.59%) Linux
3 33 (3.12%) Unix
4 9 (0.85%) Android
5 8 (0.76%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.66%) AIX
6 7 (0.66%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.19%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.094%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.094%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 518 (48.91%) Agile Software Development
2 394 (37.20%) Test Management
3 381 (35.98%) Test Strategy
4 220 (20.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 204 (19.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 183 (17.28%) Test Automation
7 172 (16.24%) Defect Management
8 169 (15.96%) SDLC
9 156 (14.73%) Software Testing
10 138 (13.03%) Waterfall
11 129 (12.18%) Mentoring
12 126 (11.90%) Non-Functional Testing
13 120 (11.33%) Test Planning
14 115 (10.86%) Project Management
15 104 (9.82%) Functional Testing
16 103 (9.73%) Automated Testing
17 101 (9.54%) Scrum
18 100 (9.44%) Line Management
19 98 (9.25%) Performance Testing
20 94 (8.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 128 (12.09%) Java
2 102 (9.63%) SQL
3 83 (7.84%) C#
4 35 (3.31%) C
5 32 (3.02%) Ruby
6 30 (2.83%) JavaScript
7 27 (2.55%) C++
8 26 (2.46%) Python
9 12 (1.13%) PHP
10 10 (0.94%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.66%) Groovy
12 5 (0.47%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.47%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.47%) VB
12 5 (0.47%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.19%) Perl
13 2 (0.19%) VBScript
14 1 (0.094%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.094%) XPath
Qualifications
1 258 (24.36%) ISTQB
2 229 (21.62%) ISEB
3 114 (10.76%) Degree
4 101 (9.54%) Security Cleared
5 56 (5.29%) SC Cleared
6 51 (4.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 48 (4.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 42 (3.97%) ISEB Practitioner
9 26 (2.46%) DV Cleared
10 11 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.38%) CCNA
12 4 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.38%) HND
12 4 (0.38%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.094%) CISSP
15 1 (0.094%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 343 (32.39%) QA
2 21 (1.98%) SLA
3 18 (1.70%) ISO 9001
4 12 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
5 10 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.66%) GAMP
6 7 (0.66%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.28%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.19%) COREP
8 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.19%) FATCA
8 2 (0.19%) FINREP
8 2 (0.19%) GMP
8 2 (0.19%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.094%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.094%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (0.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.094%) DFS Replication
2 1 (0.094%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 125 (11.80%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.85%) SCCM
3 5 (0.47%) Nessus
3 5 (0.47%) Nmap
4 3 (0.28%) Puppet
5 1 (0.094%) Netcool
Vendors
1 122 (11.52%) HP
2 90 (8.50%) Microsoft
3 61 (5.76%) SAP
4 49 (4.63%) Oracle
5 25 (2.36%) Capita
6 16 (1.51%) IBM
7 10 (0.94%) Citrix
8 7 (0.66%) Syclo
8 7 (0.66%) webMethods
9 6 (0.57%) Cognizant
10 5 (0.47%) Coverity
10 5 (0.47%) Fujitsu
10 5 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.38%) Adobe
11 4 (0.38%) Hitachi
11 4 (0.38%) Infor
11 4 (0.38%) Informatica
11 4 (0.38%) Pega
11 4 (0.38%) Remedy
12 3 (0.28%) BMC
England
Capita Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £56000 per annum + 10% allowance
Posted: Yesterday
England
Capita Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + car
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30k - 37k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Cognizant
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 Per Annum Car allowance + benefits + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Acutest
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-90,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000- £60,000 + strong benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £110,000+ plus unrivalled benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
V2
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + uncapped bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + full suite of benefits, bonus scheme
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Twickenham
Talent Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EE
Posted: 13 days ago
Winchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits & Pension
Posted: 14 days ago