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

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 390 400 391
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 751 665 699
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.61% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.64% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 545 508 550
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 £50,750 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+1.50% +5.26%

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
107647 103692 109532
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.73% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 89339 85136 94063
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

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 27 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 27 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
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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 -8 688 £57,500 +4.54% 69
London -13 245 £62,500 -3.84% 31
South East +35 152 £53,000 +6.00% 12
City of London +36 72 £62,500 -16.66% 22
Berkshire +52 64 £57,500 -1.28% 5
North West -12 64 £57,500 +27.77% 3
East of England -22 57 £50,000 - 2
South West +26 53 £54,500 +27.48% 14
East Midlands +39 51 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Reading +33 50 £60,000 +3.00% 3
Scotland +20 46 £50,000 +5.26% 7
Manchester -16 46 £60,000 +33.33% 3
Yorkshire -38 44 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Hampshire -8 32 £52,500 +10.52% 1
West Yorkshire -25 31 £50,000 - 3
Edinburgh +9 29 £52,500 +16.66% 3
Leeds -7 29 £50,000 +5.26% 3
West Midlands -16 28 £52,500 -
Northamptonshire +1 25 £48,000 -26.15% 1
Wiltshire - 24 £50,000 - 6
Northampton +3 23 £48,000 -25.29%
Buckinghamshire +19 22 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Swindon - 21 £50,000 - 6
Essex -2 20 £72,500 +20.83%
West Sussex - 20 £60,000 -
Hertfordshire -10 18 £65,000 +21.49%
Horsham - 16 £60,000 -
Southampton -5 15 £62,500 +31.57%
Watford - 13 £65,000 -
Gloucestershire -5 12 £55,000 +26.43% 4

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 648 (40.93%) Finance
2 608 (38.41%) Test Management
3 545 (34.43%) Test Strategy
4 464 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
5 445 (28.11%) ISEB
6 428 (27.04%) QA
7 403 (25.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 366 (23.12%) ISTQB
9 322 (20.34%) Software Testing
10 308 (19.46%) User Acceptance Testing
11 255 (16.11%) HP
12 234 (14.78%) Banking
13 228 (14.40%) HP Quality Center
14 222 (14.02%) SQL
15 195 (12.32%) Performance Testing
16 165 (10.42%) Selenium
16 165 (10.42%) Project Management
17 161 (10.17%) QuickTest Pro
17 161 (10.17%) Retail
18 157 (9.92%) Test Automation
18 157 (9.92%) Line Management
19 142 (8.97%) Scrum
20 140 (8.84%) Degree
21 135 (8.53%) Security Cleared
22 134 (8.46%) Test Scripting
23 133 (8.40%) Waterfall
24 131 (8.28%) Test Planning
25 121 (7.64%) Telecoms
26 119 (7.52%) Mentoring
27 112 (7.08%) Automated Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 22 (1.39%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (0.32%) WebSphere
3 4 (0.25%) Lync
3 4 (0.25%) Adobe CQ
3 4 (0.25%) SAS
4 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (0.19%) IIS
4 3 (0.19%) MTS
5 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.13%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.13%) Confluence
5 2 (0.13%) Node.js
6 1 (0.063%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.063%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 50 (3.16%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.64%) MS Office
3 15 (0.95%) MS Project
4 9 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.57%) Summit
4 8 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.19%) 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 ERP
7 1 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
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%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.32%) SaaS
3 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.063%) PaaS
4 1 (0.063%) Heroku
4 1 (0.063%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.07%) Internet
2 12 (0.76%) MVNO
3 11 (0.69%) 4G
3 11 (0.69%) TETRA
4 10 (0.63%) LTE
5 9 (0.57%) 3G
5 9 (0.57%) Broadband
5 9 (0.57%) GGSN
5 9 (0.57%) SGSN
6 7 (0.44%) Wireless
7 5 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.32%) SMS
8 4 (0.25%) NFC
9 2 (0.13%) Network Security
9 2 (0.13%) HTTP
9 2 (0.13%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.13%) DVB
9 2 (0.13%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.063%) SSH
10 1 (0.063%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 61 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 44 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 41 (2.59%) SQLPlus
4 41 (2.59%) DB2
4 41 (2.59%) Relational Database
5 40 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 39 (2.46%) DataStage
6 39 (2.46%) Oracle Exadata
7 38 (2.40%) Oracle ODI
8 33 (2.08%) RDBMS
9 10 (0.63%) MySQL
10 9 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (0.57%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.32%) Big Data
13 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.19%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 165 (10.42%) Selenium
2 161 (10.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 99 (6.25%) JIRA
4 73 (4.61%) LoadRunner
5 45 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 43 (2.72%) Toad
7 38 (2.40%) Cucumber
8 30 (1.90%) Jenkins
9 29 (1.83%) WebDriver
10 28 (1.77%) JMeter
11 20 (1.26%) TestDirector
12 18 (1.14%) Bugzilla
13 16 (1.01%) SilkPerformer
14 14 (0.88%) SoapUI
15 13 (0.82%) Visual Studio
16 12 (0.76%) FitNesse
17 11 (0.69%) JUnit
18 9 (0.57%) NeoLoad
19 7 (0.44%) Hudson
19 7 (0.44%) JBehave
General
1 648 (40.93%) Finance
2 234 (14.78%) Banking
3 161 (10.17%) Retail
4 121 (7.64%) Telecoms
5 48 (3.03%) Investment Banking
6 34 (2.15%) Advertising
7 27 (1.71%) Retail Banking
8 24 (1.52%) Billing
9 23 (1.45%) Manufacturing
10 21 (1.33%) Local Government
11 17 (1.07%) Aerospace
12 16 (1.01%) Publishing
13 15 (0.95%) Back Office
14 14 (0.88%) Games
15 13 (0.82%) Marketing
16 12 (0.76%) Legal
16 12 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.63%) Financial Institution
18 9 (0.57%) Automotive
18 9 (0.57%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (2.65%) Web Services
2 27 (1.71%) .NET
3 15 (0.95%) XML
4 14 (0.88%) RESTful
5 13 (0.82%) HTML
6 11 (0.69%) SOAP
7 9 (0.57%) Middleware
8 8 (0.51%) ASP.NET
9 6 (0.38%) LAMP
9 6 (0.38%) REST
10 5 (0.32%) CSS
11 4 (0.25%) HTML5
11 4 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (0.25%) jQuery
11 4 (0.25%) Django
12 3 (0.19%) WCF
12 3 (0.19%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.19%) WinForms
13 2 (0.13%) XMPP
13 2 (0.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 109 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (2.84%) Mainframe
3 35 (2.21%) Statistics
3 35 (2.21%) Computer Science
4 31 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
5 30 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 30 (1.90%) Derivative
6 24 (1.52%) Open Source
7 19 (1.20%) User Experience
8 18 (1.14%) Management Information System
9 13 (0.82%) Client/Server
10 11 (0.69%) Visualisation
11 10 (0.63%) Smart Meter
11 10 (0.63%) Fixed Income
12 8 (0.51%) Equities
13 7 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
14 6 (0.38%) E-Learning
14 6 (0.38%) GIS
14 6 (0.38%) EPoS
14 6 (0.38%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 95 (6.00%) UNIX
2 69 (4.36%) Linux
3 64 (4.04%) Windows
4 22 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (1.26%) Windows 7
6 19 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (0.95%) Windows XP
8 8 (0.51%) Android
9 7 (0.44%) Solaris
10 6 (0.38%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.19%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.063%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 608 (38.41%) Test Management
2 545 (34.43%) Test Strategy
3 464 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
4 403 (25.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 322 (20.34%) Software Testing
6 308 (19.46%) User Acceptance Testing
7 195 (12.32%) Performance Testing
8 165 (10.42%) Project Management
9 157 (9.92%) Test Automation
9 157 (9.92%) Line Management
10 142 (8.97%) Scrum
11 134 (8.46%) Test Scripting
12 133 (8.40%) Waterfall
13 131 (8.28%) Test Planning
14 119 (7.52%) Mentoring
15 112 (7.08%) Automated Testing
16 109 (6.89%) Risk Management
17 98 (6.19%) PRINCE2
18 89 (5.62%) Migration
19 87 (5.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 222 (14.02%) SQL
2 72 (4.55%) Java
3 44 (2.78%) PL/SQL
4 33 (2.08%) C#
5 24 (1.52%) Python
6 15 (0.95%) VBScript
7 14 (0.88%) Shell Script
7 14 (0.88%) C
7 14 (0.88%) R
8 13 (0.82%) VBA
8 13 (0.82%) JavaScript
8 13 (0.82%) Ruby
9 11 (0.69%) Perl
10 10 (0.63%) PHP
11 6 (0.38%) C++
11 6 (0.38%) VB
11 6 (0.38%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.32%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.25%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.19%) Korn
Qualifications
1 445 (28.11%) ISEB
2 366 (23.12%) ISTQB
3 140 (8.84%) Degree
4 135 (8.53%) Security Cleared
5 98 (6.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 74 (4.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 72 (4.55%) SC Cleared
8 38 (2.40%) ISEB Practitioner
9 24 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 21 (1.33%) DV Cleared
11 9 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.57%) CCNP
11 9 (0.57%) CCNA
12 4 (0.25%) CISSP
13 2 (0.13%) CEH
13 2 (0.13%) PMP
13 2 (0.13%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.13%) CISA
13 2 (0.13%) CISM
14 1 (0.063%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 428 (27.04%) QA
2 26 (1.64%) SLA
3 10 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.32%) JSP 440
4 5 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.32%) Basel III
4 5 (0.32%) EMIR
4 5 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (0.32%) 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 (0.95%) VMware ESX
2 10 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.63%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.063%) vSphere
4 1 (0.063%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 228 (14.40%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.13%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.063%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.063%) Foglight
3 1 (0.063%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 255 (16.11%) HP
2 99 (6.25%) Oracle
3 59 (3.73%) Microsoft
4 51 (3.22%) Business Objects
5 50 (3.16%) SAP
6 42 (2.65%) Cognos
7 39 (2.46%) VMware
8 33 (2.08%) Capita
9 21 (1.33%) IBM
10 15 (0.95%) Murex
11 13 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.51%) Calypso
12 8 (0.51%) Informatica
13 6 (0.38%) Cisco
13 6 (0.38%) Fujitsu
13 6 (0.38%) SOASTA, Inc
14 5 (0.32%) Remedy
14 5 (0.32%) Charles River
14 5 (0.32%) NetApp
15 3 (0.19%) Cognizant
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 51 minutes ago
Stirlingshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £44000 - £54000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £42500 - £54000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 4 hours ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 4 hours ago
Brecon, Powys
Bluetownonline
Salary: £30k - 36k per year
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £49000 - £63000 per annum + enhanced pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Capita
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £450.00 - £480.00 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £50000 - £59000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago