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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 384 367 383
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 728 830 692
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.71% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.75% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 588 643 493
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+3.00% -

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -7 669 £52,500 -4.54% 69
London -17 218 £59,000 -9.23% 26
South East +11 161 £52,500 - 6
Yorkshire +45 89 £50,500 +9.78% 8
West Yorkshire +47 77 £51,000 +12.08% 6
Berkshire +38 58 £65,000 +23.80%
City of London +26 52 £59,000 -15.71% 8
North West +15 52 £46,000 +15.00% 10
East of England -19 50 £55,000 -12.00% 4
Leeds +18 41 £50,000 +21.95% 4
Manchester +40 39 £40,000 -15.78% 6
Scotland +14 39 £52,500 +5.00% 7
West Midlands -15 38 £45,000 -14.28% 7
East Midlands -19 30 £47,750 +10.53%
South West -11 28 £52,500 +16.66% 3
Surrey +10 27 £42,500 -19.04% 1
Hampshire -2 27 £46,000 -5.15% 2
Cambridgeshire +25 23 £55,000 +10.00%
Edinburgh +18 23 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Buckinghamshire +4 21 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Bradford -2 20 £52,500 +10.52% 1
Northamptonshire +9 19 £48,500 +24.35%
Maidenhead +14 18 £65,000 +23.80%
Birmingham -21 18 £55,000 +0.91% 3
Glasgow +12 17 £47,000 -16.07% 2
Reading -12 16 £55,000 -
Wigan - 15 £40,000 - 4
Egham - 15 £50,000 -
Northampton +9 14 £50,000 +28.20%
Kent +12 12 £40,000 -11.11%

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 558 (37.32%) Finance
2 537 (35.92%) Test Management
3 512 (34.25%) Test Strategy
4 445 (29.77%) ISEB
5 444 (29.70%) Agile Software Development
6 428 (28.63%) ISTQB
7 398 (26.62%) QA
8 327 (21.87%) User Acceptance Testing
9 302 (20.20%) Software Testing
10 292 (19.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 244 (16.32%) Banking
12 209 (13.98%) HP
13 189 (12.64%) HP Quality Center
14 186 (12.44%) Retail
15 179 (11.97%) Selenium
16 173 (11.57%) Performance Testing
16 173 (11.57%) Project Management
17 152 (10.17%) Mentoring
18 149 (9.97%) PRINCE2
19 140 (9.36%) LoadRunner
20 138 (9.23%) Degree
21 136 (9.10%) Test Automation
22 135 (9.03%) Line Management
23 133 (8.90%) System Testing
24 122 (8.16%) SQL
25 115 (7.69%) Java
25 115 (7.69%) Test Scripting
26 107 (7.16%) QuickTest Pro
27 106 (7.09%) Automated Testing
28 105 (7.02%) Scrum

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (0.74%) Apache
2 10 (0.67%) WebSphere
3 8 (0.54%) WebSphere Portal
3 8 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (0.47%) ArcGIS
5 5 (0.33%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.27%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.27%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.13%) Drupal
7 2 (0.13%) SAS
8 1 (0.067%) CMS
8 1 (0.067%) IIS
8 1 (0.067%) JBoss
8 1 (0.067%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.067%) Confluence
Applications
1 37 (2.47%) MS Excel
2 31 (2.07%) MS Office
3 9 (0.60%) MS Project
4 5 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.60%) Summit
2 7 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.20%) BASE24
5 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.067%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.067%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.067%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.13%) Sage Pay
4 1 (0.067%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.067%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.74%) Internet
2 9 (0.60%) Firewall
2 9 (0.60%) HTTP
3 8 (0.54%) DMZ
3 8 (0.54%) LDAP
4 7 (0.47%) ATM
5 5 (0.33%) Network Security
6 3 (0.20%) LAN
6 3 (0.20%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.20%) WAN
7 2 (0.13%) Wireless Security
7 2 (0.13%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.13%) Wireless
8 1 (0.067%) DVB
8 1 (0.067%) RTP
8 1 (0.067%) SS7
8 1 (0.067%) SMPP
8 1 (0.067%) TCAP
8 1 (0.067%) ISUP
8 1 (0.067%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (3.34%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.47%) Oracle Database
3 9 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.33%) MS Access
5 5 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (0.33%) MySQL
6 4 (0.27%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.20%) Big Data
8 2 (0.13%) QlikView
8 2 (0.13%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.13%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.067%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.067%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 179 (11.97%) Selenium
2 140 (9.36%) LoadRunner
3 107 (7.16%) QuickTest Pro
4 102 (6.82%) JIRA
5 45 (3.01%) Cucumber
5 45 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 39 (2.61%) JMeter
7 31 (2.07%) Visual Studio
8 29 (1.94%) Jenkins
9 27 (1.81%) Rational Performance Tester
10 23 (1.54%) WebDriver
11 18 (1.20%) SoapUI
12 17 (1.14%) MSTest
13 14 (0.94%) Bugzilla
14 12 (0.80%) Subversion
15 11 (0.74%) FitNesse
16 10 (0.67%) SpecFlow
17 9 (0.60%) TestDirector
17 9 (0.60%) Hudson
18 8 (0.54%) LoadUI
General
1 558 (37.32%) Finance
2 244 (16.32%) Banking
3 186 (12.44%) Retail
4 47 (3.14%) Telecoms
5 35 (2.34%) Investment Banking
6 26 (1.74%) Financial Institution
7 23 (1.54%) Aerospace
8 19 (1.27%) Retail Banking
9 15 (1.00%) Legal
10 14 (0.94%) General Ledger
11 12 (0.80%) Back Office
12 11 (0.74%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.74%) Local Government
12 11 (0.74%) Marketing
13 8 (0.54%) Automotive
13 8 (0.54%) Games
14 7 (0.47%) Billing
15 5 (0.33%) Publishing
16 4 (0.27%) Law
16 4 (0.27%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (4.08%) .NET
2 33 (2.21%) Web Services
3 27 (1.81%) HTML
4 25 (1.67%) Middleware
5 17 (1.14%) SOAP
6 11 (0.74%) Apache Flex
6 11 (0.74%) RESTful
6 11 (0.74%) REST
7 10 (0.67%) XML
8 9 (0.60%) J2EE
9 8 (0.54%) ODBC
9 8 (0.54%) CSS
10 5 (0.33%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.33%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.27%) WPF
12 3 (0.20%) Gherkin
12 3 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
13 2 (0.13%) WCF
13 2 (0.13%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 86 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (2.68%) Management Information System
3 38 (2.54%) Computer Science
4 33 (2.21%) Statistics
5 32 (2.14%) Mobile App
6 25 (1.67%) Open Source
7 24 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (0.60%) Derivative
8 9 (0.60%) SWIFT
9 8 (0.54%) Mainframe
9 8 (0.54%) Fixed Income
10 6 (0.40%) Mobile Banking
10 6 (0.40%) Data Conversion
10 6 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (0.40%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.33%) Equities
11 5 (0.33%) Blog
12 4 (0.27%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.27%) iSeries
12 4 (0.27%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 45 (3.01%) Windows
2 37 (2.47%) UNIX
3 27 (1.81%) Linux
4 8 (0.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 8 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (0.47%) Android
5 7 (0.47%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.13%) VMS
7 1 (0.067%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 537 (35.92%) Test Management
2 512 (34.25%) Test Strategy
3 444 (29.70%) Agile Software Development
4 327 (21.87%) User Acceptance Testing
5 302 (20.20%) Software Testing
6 292 (19.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 173 (11.57%) Performance Testing
7 173 (11.57%) Project Management
8 152 (10.17%) Mentoring
9 149 (9.97%) PRINCE2
10 136 (9.10%) Test Automation
11 135 (9.03%) Line Management
12 133 (8.90%) System Testing
13 115 (7.69%) Test Scripting
14 106 (7.09%) Automated Testing
15 105 (7.02%) Scrum
15 105 (7.02%) Test Planning
16 104 (6.96%) Integration Testing
17 101 (6.76%) Waterfall
18 96 (6.42%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 122 (8.16%) SQL
2 115 (7.69%) Java
3 60 (4.01%) C#
4 26 (1.74%) C
5 23 (1.54%) JavaScript
6 20 (1.34%) Shell Script
7 17 (1.14%) Python
7 17 (1.14%) Ruby
8 15 (1.00%) C++
9 14 (0.94%) PHP
10 11 (0.74%) VB
11 9 (0.60%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.47%) VBScript
12 7 (0.47%) Perl
13 5 (0.33%) RPG
13 5 (0.33%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.20%) Scala
15 2 (0.13%) Korn
15 2 (0.13%) VBA
16 1 (0.067%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 445 (29.77%) ISEB
2 428 (28.63%) ISTQB
3 138 (9.23%) Degree
4 84 (5.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 61 (4.08%) Security Cleared
6 59 (3.95%) ISEB Practitioner
7 41 (2.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 39 (2.61%) SC Cleared
9 20 (1.34%) DV Cleared
10 14 (0.94%) PMI Certification
11 13 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 11 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.67%) PMP
14 8 (0.54%) IBM Certification
15 5 (0.33%) CISA
15 5 (0.33%) CISM
15 5 (0.33%) CISSP
15 5 (0.33%) CEH
16 3 (0.20%) CSQA
17 2 (0.13%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 398 (26.62%) QA
2 18 (1.20%) FATCA
3 12 (0.80%) ISO 9001
4 11 (0.74%) EMIR
4 11 (0.74%) Dodd-Frank
4 11 (0.74%) MiFID
4 11 (0.74%) Basel III
5 9 (0.60%) SLA
6 7 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.33%) TickIT
8 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.20%) ISO 8583
9 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.20%) WAI
10 1 (0.067%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (0.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 189 (12.64%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.47%) SCCM
3 3 (0.20%) cPanel
4 2 (0.13%) Nmap
4 2 (0.13%) Nessus
5 1 (0.067%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 209 (13.98%) HP
2 103 (6.89%) Microsoft
3 98 (6.56%) Oracle
4 56 (3.75%) IBM
5 43 (2.88%) SAP
6 15 (1.00%) BEA
6 15 (1.00%) Capita
7 12 (0.80%) Atlassian
8 9 (0.60%) VMware
8 9 (0.60%) WorldPay
9 8 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.47%) ESRI
10 7 (0.47%) TIBCO
10 7 (0.47%) Fujitsu
10 7 (0.47%) Green Hat
11 6 (0.40%) Murex
11 6 (0.40%) Business Objects
11 6 (0.40%) ATG
12 5 (0.33%) Calypso
12 5 (0.33%) Cognizant
United Kingdom
Ciber UK
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Life Insurance, 25 days hols
Posted: 19 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
IFDS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
IFDS
Salary: Competitve
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Technology
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Annapurna
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
CPS Group UK
Salary: £55k - 65k per year + corporate benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Head Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + very good benefits
Posted: 3 days ago