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

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 364 372 393
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 756 726 642
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.68% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.72% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 575 522 466
Average salary £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.69% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
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
99934 100679 103565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.48% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 82413 80836 87730
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +15 682 £53,500 -6.95% 68
London -61 242 £60,000 - 22
South East +5 141 £55,000 +10.00% 20
City of London +24 87 £57,500 -11.53% 8
East of England +48 76 £52,000 +8.33% 4
South West +48 68 £45,000 -14.28% 6
Scotland +48 63 £52,000 +4.00% 8
Berkshire +43 63 £57,500 +21.05% 7
North West +4 60 £46,000 - 4
Bristol +28 38 £45,000 - 3
Manchester +17 36 £46,000 +11.51% 4
Yorkshire +6 36 £46,000 -14.81% 5
Reading +25 33 £52,000 +9.47% 2
Essex +10 29 £75,000 +17.64%
Edinburgh +14 28 £52,500 +26.50% 4
Hertfordshire +21 27 £36,000 -58.85% 2
Surrey +18 27 £50,000 -16.66% 6
West Midlands -32 27 £47,500 -5.00% 4
West Yorkshire -8 25 £50,000 -7.40% 4
Glasgow +30 24 £52,250 -0.47% 4
East Midlands +12 23 £43,337 -31.21% 3
Leeds +11 21 £50,000 +2.56% 4
Cheshire 0 20 £45,000 -6.25%
Hampshire -8 20 £57,500 +35.29% 5
Birmingham -18 19 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Cambridgeshire +10 17 £50,750 +6.28% 2
Stirling -2 13 £49,500 -5.71%
Maidenhead - 13 £60,000 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 13 £36,000 -
Buckinghamshire +9 12 £51,250 +2.50% 1

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 631 (41.43%) Finance
2 603 (39.59%) Test Management
3 527 (34.60%) Test Strategy
4 482 (31.65%) ISEB
5 455 (29.88%) Agile Software Development
6 452 (29.68%) ISTQB
7 384 (25.21%) QA
8 319 (20.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 309 (20.29%) Software Testing
10 294 (19.30%) Stakeholder Management
11 267 (17.53%) Banking
12 245 (16.09%) HP
13 222 (14.58%) HP Quality Center
14 202 (13.26%) Retail
15 176 (11.56%) Performance Testing
16 162 (10.64%) Selenium
17 159 (10.44%) Mentoring
18 158 (10.37%) SQL
19 148 (9.72%) Project Management
20 147 (9.65%) Degree
21 140 (9.19%) QuickTest Pro
22 138 (9.06%) Line Management
23 135 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
24 131 (8.60%) Test Planning
25 129 (8.47%) Test Automation
26 125 (8.21%) Waterfall
26 125 (8.21%) Test Scripting
26 125 (8.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
27 121 (7.94%) System Testing
27 121 (7.94%) Scrum

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 9 (0.59%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.39%) Adobe CQ
3 5 (0.33%) SAS
4 4 (0.26%) Lync
5 3 (0.20%) Apache
5 3 (0.20%) MTS
6 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.13%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.13%) Drupal
7 1 (0.066%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.066%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 50 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.18%) MS Office
3 10 (0.66%) MS Project
4 6 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.79%) Oracle Retail
4 7 (0.46%) Summit
5 4 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
8 1 (0.066%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.066%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.066%) BASE24
8 1 (0.066%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.066%) VisionPLUS
8 1 (0.066%) Magento
8 1 (0.066%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.66%) MVNO
2 7 (0.46%) Internet
3 5 (0.33%) Wireless
3 5 (0.33%) TETRA
3 5 (0.33%) 4G
4 3 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.20%) Network Security
5 2 (0.13%) SS7
5 2 (0.13%) HTTP
5 2 (0.13%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.13%) ATM
5 2 (0.13%) LAN
5 2 (0.13%) WAN
6 1 (0.066%) WCDMA
6 1 (0.066%) DHCP
6 1 (0.066%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.066%) RTP
6 1 (0.066%) SMPP
6 1 (0.066%) TCAP
6 1 (0.066%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (4.01%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (1.44%) Relational Database
5 21 (1.38%) SQLPlus
6 20 (1.31%) RDBMS
7 19 (1.25%) DataStage
7 19 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (1.25%) Oracle Exadata
8 18 (1.18%) DB2
8 18 (1.18%) Oracle ODI
9 12 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (0.59%) MySQL
11 6 (0.39%) Big Data
11 6 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.20%) MS Access
14 2 (0.13%) QlikView
15 1 (0.066%) Oracle Database 11g
15 1 (0.066%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 162 (10.64%) Selenium
2 140 (9.19%) QuickTest Pro
3 112 (7.35%) LoadRunner
4 110 (7.22%) JIRA
5 50 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 48 (3.15%) Cucumber
7 42 (2.76%) JMeter
8 33 (2.17%) Jenkins
9 27 (1.77%) Rational Performance Tester
10 22 (1.44%) Visual Studio
10 22 (1.44%) Toad
10 22 (1.44%) FitNesse
11 20 (1.31%) WebDriver
12 19 (1.25%) SoapUI
13 12 (0.79%) MSTest
13 12 (0.79%) TestDirector
13 12 (0.79%) Bugzilla
14 11 (0.72%) JUnit
15 10 (0.66%) SpecFlow
16 9 (0.59%) LoadUI
General
1 631 (41.43%) Finance
2 267 (17.53%) Banking
3 202 (13.26%) Retail
4 87 (5.71%) Telecoms
5 41 (2.69%) Investment Banking
6 39 (2.56%) Aerospace
7 27 (1.77%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.58%) Billing
8 24 (1.58%) Financial Institution
8 24 (1.58%) Retail Banking
9 18 (1.18%) Legal
10 14 (0.92%) Games
10 14 (0.92%) Advertising
11 13 (0.85%) Marketing
12 12 (0.79%) Automotive
13 10 (0.66%) General Ledger
14 9 (0.59%) Local Government
14 9 (0.59%) Publishing
15 8 (0.53%) Law
15 8 (0.53%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (2.63%) Web Services
2 37 (2.43%) .NET
3 20 (1.31%) Middleware
4 14 (0.92%) HTML
5 12 (0.79%) SOAP
6 10 (0.66%) Apache Flex
7 8 (0.53%) XML
8 7 (0.46%) REST
9 6 (0.39%) RESTful
10 4 (0.26%) CSS
11 3 (0.20%) Flash
11 3 (0.20%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.20%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.13%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.13%) XMPP
13 1 (0.066%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 1 (0.066%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 135 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (3.09%) Statistics
3 32 (2.10%) Computer Science
3 32 (2.10%) Mobile App
4 25 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 24 (1.58%) Mainframe
5 24 (1.58%) Open Source
6 21 (1.38%) Derivative
7 19 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (0.98%) User Experience
9 12 (0.79%) Client/Server
10 10 (0.66%) Visualisation
11 9 (0.59%) Mobile Banking
11 9 (0.59%) SWIFT
11 9 (0.59%) E-Learning
12 7 (0.46%) EPoS
13 6 (0.39%) Fixed Income
13 6 (0.39%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 5 (0.33%) PMI
14 5 (0.33%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 56 (3.68%) UNIX
2 53 (3.48%) Linux
3 37 (2.43%) Windows
4 10 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (0.66%) Windows 7
5 7 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (0.39%) Windows XP
7 5 (0.33%) Android
8 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.13%) VMS
10 1 (0.066%) Solaris
10 1 (0.066%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 603 (39.59%) Test Management
2 527 (34.60%) Test Strategy
3 455 (29.88%) Agile Software Development
4 319 (20.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 309 (20.29%) Software Testing
6 294 (19.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 176 (11.56%) Performance Testing
8 159 (10.44%) Mentoring
9 148 (9.72%) Project Management
10 138 (9.06%) Line Management
11 131 (8.60%) Test Planning
12 129 (8.47%) Test Automation
13 125 (8.21%) Waterfall
13 125 (8.21%) Test Scripting
14 121 (7.94%) System Testing
14 121 (7.94%) Scrum
15 117 (7.68%) PRINCE2
16 112 (7.35%) Automated Testing
17 90 (5.91%) Integration Testing
18 84 (5.52%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 158 (10.37%) SQL
2 67 (4.40%) Java
3 36 (2.36%) C#
4 24 (1.58%) PL/SQL
5 22 (1.44%) Python
6 20 (1.31%) C
6 20 (1.31%) Ruby
7 14 (0.92%) JavaScript
8 12 (0.79%) Shell Script
9 11 (0.72%) VBScript
10 10 (0.66%) C++
10 10 (0.66%) PHP
10 10 (0.66%) R
11 8 (0.53%) Perl
12 6 (0.39%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.33%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.26%) Korn
14 4 (0.26%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.20%) RPG
15 3 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 482 (31.65%) ISEB
2 452 (29.68%) ISTQB
3 147 (9.65%) Degree
4 125 (8.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 65 (4.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 62 (4.07%) Security Cleared
7 54 (3.55%) ISEB Practitioner
8 36 (2.36%) SC Cleared
9 21 (1.38%) DV Cleared
10 20 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 15 (0.98%) PMI Certification
12 11 (0.72%) PMP
13 8 (0.53%) VCP4
14 4 (0.26%) CSQA
15 3 (0.20%) CISSP
15 3 (0.20%) CISA
15 3 (0.20%) CISM
15 3 (0.20%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 384 (25.21%) QA
2 15 (0.98%) FATCA
3 14 (0.92%) SLA
4 10 (0.66%) MiFID
4 10 (0.66%) EMIR
4 10 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
4 10 (0.66%) Basel III
5 9 (0.59%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.26%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.13%) WAI
9 2 (0.13%) Basel II
10 1 (0.066%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 7 (0.46%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.39%) VMware ESX
3 4 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.066%) vSphere
4 1 (0.066%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 222 (14.58%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.20%) cPanel
3 1 (0.066%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 245 (16.09%) HP
2 82 (5.38%) Oracle
3 76 (4.99%) Microsoft
4 48 (3.15%) SAP
5 45 (2.95%) IBM
6 30 (1.97%) Business Objects
7 23 (1.51%) VMware
8 20 (1.31%) Cognos
9 19 (1.25%) Capita
10 14 (0.92%) Murex
11 12 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.53%) Green Hat
13 7 (0.46%) TIBCO
14 6 (0.39%) Calypso
15 5 (0.33%) Informatica
15 5 (0.33%) ATG
15 5 (0.33%) Atlassian
16 4 (0.26%) hybris
16 4 (0.26%) Adobe
17 3 (0.20%) Huawei
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