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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 367 365 391
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 757 854 670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.73% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.77% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 588 640 489
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £76,750 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.01%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
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 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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
(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 -14 704 £55,000 - 74
London -10 241 £60,000 -7.69% 30
South East +1 153 £54,250 -1.36% 9
Yorkshire +31 93 £50,000 +2.56% 10
West Yorkshire +22 74 £52,500 +10.52% 7
North West -9 64 £45,000 -4.25% 7
City of London +29 61 £59,000 -12.59% 8
Berkshire +24 52 £60,000 +14.28% 3
Manchester +38 51 £45,000 +6.50% 4
West Midlands -14 51 £47,500 -9.52% 4
Leeds +28 45 £50,000 +11.11% 3
South West -15 42 £46,250 +2.77% 7
Scotland +7 34 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +27 33 £52,500 +16.66%
Edinburgh +10 31 £52,500 +6.59% 1
East of England -42 26 £54,200 +0.37% 3
Oxfordshire +24 21 £45,000 -16.27%
Surrey +4 21 £42,500 -19.04% 1
East Midlands -27 20 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Hampshire +4 18 £52,500 +3.96% 1
Gloucestershire -1 18 £42,500 +30.76%
Birmingham -17 18 £54,500 -0.90% 2
High Wycombe +13 17 £53,500 +12.63%
Glasgow +19 15 £47,500 -15.17% 2
South Yorkshire +13 14 £44,500 -17.20% 1
Sheffield +8 14 £44,500 - 1
Bradford -10 13 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Bristol -24 13 £45,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire +8 12 £52,000 +15.55%
Reading -7 11 £55,000 -8.33% 1

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 571 (37.25%) Finance
2 547 (35.68%) Test Strategy
3 540 (35.23%) Test Management
4 471 (30.72%) Agile Software Development
5 456 (29.75%) QA
6 374 (24.40%) ISTQB
7 361 (23.55%) ISEB
8 321 (20.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 301 (19.63%) User Acceptance Testing
10 274 (17.87%) Software Testing
11 236 (15.39%) Banking
12 183 (11.94%) Selenium
13 179 (11.68%) SDLC
14 165 (10.76%) Java
15 164 (10.70%) Project Management
16 162 (10.57%) Performance Testing
17 158 (10.31%) HP Quality Center
18 157 (10.24%) Degree
19 155 (10.11%) Test Automation
19 155 (10.11%) Microsoft
20 146 (9.52%) Line Management
21 145 (9.46%) HP
22 141 (9.20%) Test Scripting
23 138 (9.00%) SQL
24 131 (8.55%) JIRA
25 128 (8.35%) Retail
26 125 (8.15%) Regression Testing
27 122 (7.96%) System Testing
28 121 (7.89%) Mentoring
29 117 (7.63%) Automated Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (0.91%) WebSphere
2 13 (0.85%) SharePoint
3 10 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (0.65%) WebSphere Portal
4 9 (0.59%) Apache
4 9 (0.59%) Tomcat
4 9 (0.59%) ArcGIS
5 8 (0.52%) WebLogic
6 7 (0.46%) Confluence
7 3 (0.20%) nginx
7 3 (0.20%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.20%) Tuxedo
7 3 (0.20%) SAS
7 3 (0.20%) JBoss
8 1 (0.065%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.065%) CMS
8 1 (0.065%) IIS
8 1 (0.065%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.065%) Drupal
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 55 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 46 (3.00%) MS Office
3 17 (1.11%) MS Project
4 15 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (0.72%) Summit
2 5 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.20%) BASE24
5 2 (0.13%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.13%) Primavera
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.065%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.065%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.20%) SaaS
4 2 (0.13%) IaaS
4 2 (0.13%) Sage Pay
5 1 (0.065%) Yammer
5 1 (0.065%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.04%) Internet
2 12 (0.78%) Firewall
3 8 (0.52%) DMZ
3 8 (0.52%) HTTP
3 8 (0.52%) LDAP
4 7 (0.46%) Network Security
5 6 (0.39%) ATM
5 6 (0.39%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.33%) VPN
6 5 (0.33%) WAN
6 5 (0.33%) Wireless
7 4 (0.26%) MPLS
8 3 (0.20%) RTP
9 2 (0.13%) Wireless Security
9 2 (0.13%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.065%) IPv4
10 1 (0.065%) IPv6
10 1 (0.065%) DVB
10 1 (0.065%) FTP
10 1 (0.065%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (3.72%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.76%) Oracle Database
3 18 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (0.78%) Relational Database
5 11 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.39%) MongoDB
6 6 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (0.39%) MySQL
6 6 (0.39%) MS Access
7 5 (0.33%) Big Data
8 3 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.13%) QlikView
9 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.13%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.13%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.065%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 183 (11.94%) Selenium
2 131 (8.55%) JIRA
3 93 (6.07%) HP UFT
4 88 (5.74%) LoadRunner
5 62 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 37 (2.41%) WebDriver
7 34 (2.22%) Cucumber
8 33 (2.15%) Visual Studio
9 28 (1.83%) Jenkins
10 22 (1.44%) JMeter
11 16 (1.04%) TestDirector
12 14 (0.91%) Bugzilla
12 14 (0.91%) SpecFlow
13 12 (0.78%) SoapUI
13 12 (0.78%) MSTest
14 11 (0.72%) JUnit
14 11 (0.72%) Subversion
15 10 (0.65%) Git (software)
15 10 (0.65%) FitNesse
16 8 (0.52%) Maven
General
1 571 (37.25%) Finance
2 236 (15.39%) Banking
3 128 (8.35%) Retail
4 76 (4.96%) Telecoms
5 46 (3.00%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.04%) Local Government
7 14 (0.91%) Marketing
7 14 (0.91%) Back Office
7 14 (0.91%) Legal
8 12 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.72%) Games
9 11 (0.72%) Front Office
10 10 (0.65%) Retail Banking
10 10 (0.65%) General Ledger
11 9 (0.59%) Law
12 7 (0.46%) Advertising
13 6 (0.39%) Electronics
13 6 (0.39%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.33%) Military
15 4 (0.26%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (4.31%) .NET
2 45 (2.94%) HTML
3 34 (2.22%) SOAP
3 34 (2.22%) Web Services
4 22 (1.44%) REST
5 19 (1.24%) XML
6 17 (1.11%) CSS
7 13 (0.85%) Middleware
8 12 (0.78%) RESTful
9 11 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
10 10 (0.65%) HTML5
10 10 (0.65%) Gherkin
11 9 (0.59%) J2EE
12 8 (0.52%) ODBC
13 7 (0.46%) ASP.NET
13 7 (0.46%) Apache Flex
14 6 (0.39%) JSP
15 5 (0.33%) JMS
15 5 (0.33%) JMX
16 4 (0.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 80 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (2.80%) Computer Science
3 40 (2.61%) Management Information System
4 35 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
5 31 (2.02%) Mobile App
6 23 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 20 (1.30%) Derivative
8 18 (1.17%) Fixed Income
9 15 (0.98%) Equities
10 9 (0.59%) Mainframe
10 9 (0.59%) Client/Server
10 9 (0.59%) Data Conversion
11 6 (0.39%) User Experience
11 6 (0.39%) Statistics
12 5 (0.33%) Online Banking
12 5 (0.33%) EMV
12 5 (0.33%) NHS
12 5 (0.33%) Credit Risk
13 4 (0.26%) Blog
13 4 (0.26%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 58 (3.78%) Windows
2 45 (2.94%) UNIX
3 41 (2.67%) Linux
4 11 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (0.65%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 8 (0.52%) Android
8 1 (0.065%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.065%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.065%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.065%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.065%) VME
8 1 (0.065%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (35.68%) Test Strategy
2 540 (35.23%) Test Management
3 471 (30.72%) Agile Software Development
4 321 (20.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 301 (19.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 274 (17.87%) Software Testing
7 179 (11.68%) SDLC
8 164 (10.70%) Project Management
9 162 (10.57%) Performance Testing
10 155 (10.11%) Test Automation
11 146 (9.52%) Line Management
12 141 (9.20%) Test Scripting
13 125 (8.15%) Regression Testing
14 122 (7.96%) System Testing
15 121 (7.89%) Mentoring
16 117 (7.63%) PRINCE2
16 117 (7.63%) Automated Testing
17 101 (6.59%) Scrum
17 101 (6.59%) Waterfall
18 98 (6.39%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 165 (10.76%) Java
2 138 (9.00%) SQL
3 67 (4.37%) C#
4 36 (2.35%) C
5 29 (1.89%) JavaScript
6 18 (1.17%) Shell Script
7 16 (1.04%) Ruby
8 15 (0.98%) C++
8 15 (0.98%) PHP
9 12 (0.78%) VB
9 12 (0.78%) Python
10 9 (0.59%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.39%) Perl
12 5 (0.33%) VBScript
12 5 (0.33%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.20%) Groovy
13 3 (0.20%) RPG
14 2 (0.13%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.13%) VBA
15 1 (0.065%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 374 (24.40%) ISTQB
2 361 (23.55%) ISEB
3 157 (10.24%) Degree
4 97 (6.33%) Security Cleared
5 62 (4.04%) SC Cleared
6 59 (3.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 49 (3.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 35 (2.28%) ISEB Practitioner
9 29 (1.89%) DV Cleared
10 20 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (0.78%) PMI Certification
12 10 (0.65%) IBM Certification
13 9 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 8 (0.52%) PMP
15 5 (0.33%) HND
16 4 (0.26%) CCNA
16 4 (0.26%) CISSP
16 4 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
16 4 (0.26%) Network+ Certification
16 4 (0.26%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 456 (29.75%) QA
2 18 (1.17%) SLA
3 14 (0.91%) FATCA
4 11 (0.72%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.39%) EMIR
5 6 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.39%) MiFID
5 6 (0.39%) Basel III
6 5 (0.33%) TickIT
7 4 (0.26%) WCAG
7 4 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.20%) ISO 8583
8 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.13%) WAI
9 2 (0.13%) GxP
10 1 (0.065%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.065%) XenApp
3 1 (0.065%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.065%) zsh
Systems Management
1 158 (10.31%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.78%) Nessus
2 12 (0.78%) Nmap
2 12 (0.78%) SCCM
3 7 (0.46%) Puppet
4 6 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.39%) Nagios
5 5 (0.33%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.065%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.065%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 155 (10.11%) Microsoft
2 145 (9.46%) HP
3 104 (6.78%) Oracle
4 46 (3.00%) SAP
5 40 (2.61%) IBM
6 27 (1.76%) Capita
7 18 (1.17%) BEA
8 13 (0.85%) VMware
8 13 (0.85%) Atlassian
9 12 (0.78%) Coverity
10 10 (0.65%) WorldPay
11 9 (0.59%) Fujitsu
11 9 (0.59%) ESRI
12 7 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.33%) Remedy
13 5 (0.33%) BMC
13 5 (0.33%) Murex
13 5 (0.33%) Calypso
14 4 (0.26%) Cognizant
14 4 (0.26%) Informatica
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £51000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Arco
Salary: £33,950 - £39,842, on experience, + bonus & comprehensive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hull, Yorkshire
Arco
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £77000 per annum + Travel + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 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
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, Sussex
Picture More Ltd
Salary: benefits and bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £38551 - £47308 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago