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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 369 381 403
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 796 801 651
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.69% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.73% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 616 592 456
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £56,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% -3.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,500 £41,250
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £71,900
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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
104868 109684 105271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.59% 94.79%
Number of salaries quoted 85928 88706 87993
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 £27,450 £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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +18 719 £55,000 - 58
London -82 242 £60,000 - 23
South East +32 175 £55,000 +10.00% 11
East of England +38 85 £55,000 -12.00% 2
City of London +6 69 £57,500 +4.54% 8
Berkshire +39 68 £60,000 +14.28% 1
Scotland +33 64 £52,000 -0.95% 7
Yorkshire +31 58 £50,000 +5.26% 7
South West +6 48 £45,000 -12.19% 6
West Yorkshire +11 47 £50,000 +5.26% 7
North West +16 45 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Edinburgh +17 34 £52,500 +16.66% 6
West Midlands -14 32 £40,000 -20.00% 3
East Midlands +22 31 £47,000 -10.47% 1
Leeds +17 30 £50,000 +14.28% 6
Manchester +11 30 £47,500 +11.76% 4
Surrey +28 28 £60,000 +4.34% 3
Bristol +19 28 £45,000 -9.09% 2
Hampshire +6 28 £55,000 +20.87% 2
Essex -15 28 £80,000 +14.28%
Cambridgeshire +30 27 £51,500 +7.29%
Glasgow +24 27 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Hertfordshire +24 25 £39,250 -55.14% 1
Reading -4 23 £55,000 -7.56%
Birmingham -10 23 £43,750 -7.89% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 22 £50,750 +4.10% 2
Maidenhead +19 20 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Northamptonshire +7 15 £48,500 -25.38% 1
Windsor - 13 £69,000 -
Cheshire +8 12 £46,250 - 1

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 567 (38.26%) Finance
2 543 (36.64%) Test Management
3 500 (33.74%) Test Strategy
4 476 (32.12%) ISEB
5 448 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
6 442 (29.82%) ISTQB
7 368 (24.83%) QA
8 311 (20.99%) Software Testing
9 310 (20.92%) User Acceptance Testing
10 283 (19.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 273 (18.42%) Banking
12 223 (15.05%) HP
13 207 (13.97%) HP Quality Center
14 194 (13.09%) Retail
15 170 (11.47%) Mentoring
16 161 (10.86%) Performance Testing
17 155 (10.46%) Selenium
18 151 (10.19%) Project Management
19 143 (9.65%) Degree
20 141 (9.51%) SQL
21 139 (9.38%) Line Management
22 130 (8.77%) PRINCE2
22 130 (8.77%) System Testing
23 129 (8.70%) Test Automation
24 125 (8.43%) Test Planning
25 124 (8.37%) LoadRunner
26 120 (8.10%) QuickTest Pro
27 117 (7.89%) JIRA
28 115 (7.76%) Test Scripting
29 113 (7.62%) Analytical Skills

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 6 (0.40%) SharePoint
1 6 (0.40%) WebSphere
2 4 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (0.27%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (0.20%) ArcGIS
3 3 (0.20%) WebLogic
3 3 (0.20%) Apache
3 3 (0.20%) Tomcat
3 3 (0.20%) SAS
4 2 (0.13%) Drupal
4 2 (0.13%) Lync
4 2 (0.13%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.067%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.067%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 40 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.21%) MS Office
3 9 (0.61%) MS Project
4 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.67%) Summit
3 10 (0.67%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.067%) Magento
7 1 (0.067%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.067%) BASE24
7 1 (0.067%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (0.067%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.61%) HTTP
2 6 (0.40%) Internet
2 6 (0.40%) MVNO
3 5 (0.34%) 4G
3 5 (0.34%) TETRA
4 4 (0.27%) Wireless
4 4 (0.27%) ATM
5 3 (0.20%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.20%) Network Security
6 2 (0.13%) Wireless Security
6 2 (0.13%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.13%) LAN
6 2 (0.13%) WAN
7 1 (0.067%) WCDMA
7 1 (0.067%) DHCP
7 1 (0.067%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.067%) DVB
7 1 (0.067%) RTP
7 1 (0.067%) SS7
7 1 (0.067%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (4.39%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (0.81%) SQLPlus
5 11 (0.74%) Relational Database
6 10 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (0.67%) RDBMS
6 10 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (0.61%) DB2
7 9 (0.61%) DataStage
7 9 (0.61%) Oracle Exadata
7 9 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (0.61%) Oracle ODI
8 6 (0.40%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.34%) MySQL
10 4 (0.27%) Big Data
10 4 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.20%) MS Access
12 2 (0.13%) QlikView
13 1 (0.067%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 155 (10.46%) Selenium
2 124 (8.37%) LoadRunner
3 120 (8.10%) QuickTest Pro
4 117 (7.89%) JIRA
5 51 (3.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 51 (3.44%) Cucumber
6 41 (2.77%) JMeter
7 32 (2.16%) Jenkins
8 29 (1.96%) Visual Studio
9 27 (1.82%) Rational Performance Tester
10 21 (1.42%) SoapUI
11 18 (1.21%) WebDriver
12 16 (1.08%) MSTest
12 16 (1.08%) FitNesse
13 13 (0.88%) Toad
13 13 (0.88%) Bugzilla
14 11 (0.74%) SpecFlow
15 9 (0.61%) LoadUI
16 8 (0.54%) Subversion
16 8 (0.54%) JUnit
General
1 567 (38.26%) Finance
2 273 (18.42%) Banking
3 194 (13.09%) Retail
4 69 (4.66%) Telecoms
5 47 (3.17%) Investment Banking
6 34 (2.29%) Aerospace
7 24 (1.62%) Financial Institution
8 20 (1.35%) Retail Banking
9 19 (1.28%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.21%) Billing
11 17 (1.15%) Legal
12 15 (1.01%) Marketing
13 13 (0.88%) General Ledger
13 13 (0.88%) Games
14 10 (0.67%) Advertising
15 9 (0.61%) Publishing
15 9 (0.61%) Automotive
15 9 (0.61%) Law
16 7 (0.47%) Back Office
17 5 (0.34%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (3.37%) .NET
2 33 (2.23%) Web Services
3 20 (1.35%) Middleware
4 18 (1.21%) HTML
5 13 (0.88%) SOAP
6 11 (0.74%) Apache Flex
7 7 (0.47%) J2EE
7 7 (0.47%) ODBC
7 7 (0.47%) REST
8 5 (0.34%) XML
9 4 (0.27%) CSS
9 4 (0.27%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.20%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.20%) Flash
10 3 (0.20%) RESTful
11 2 (0.13%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.13%) XMPP
11 2 (0.13%) WPF
12 1 (0.067%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 1 (0.067%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 113 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (2.70%) Statistics
3 35 (2.36%) Mobile App
4 33 (2.23%) Computer Science
5 28 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 24 (1.62%) Open Source
7 23 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (1.48%) Derivative
9 21 (1.42%) Mainframe
10 9 (0.61%) Client/Server
10 9 (0.61%) EPoS
10 9 (0.61%) SWIFT
11 8 (0.54%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 8 (0.54%) E-Learning
12 7 (0.47%) User Experience
13 6 (0.40%) Mobile Banking
13 6 (0.40%) Fixed Income
14 4 (0.27%) EMV
14 4 (0.27%) PMI
14 4 (0.27%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 39 (2.63%) UNIX
2 34 (2.29%) Windows
2 34 (2.29%) Linux
3 8 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (0.34%) Android
5 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.20%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.13%) VMS
8 1 (0.067%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.067%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 543 (36.64%) Test Management
2 500 (33.74%) Test Strategy
3 448 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
4 311 (20.99%) Software Testing
5 310 (20.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 283 (19.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 170 (11.47%) Mentoring
8 161 (10.86%) Performance Testing
9 151 (10.19%) Project Management
10 139 (9.38%) Line Management
11 130 (8.77%) PRINCE2
11 130 (8.77%) System Testing
12 129 (8.70%) Test Automation
13 125 (8.43%) Test Planning
14 115 (7.76%) Test Scripting
15 111 (7.49%) Waterfall
16 102 (6.88%) Automated Testing
17 100 (6.75%) Scrum
18 86 (5.80%) Integration Testing
19 85 (5.74%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 141 (9.51%) SQL
2 76 (5.13%) Java
3 42 (2.83%) C#
4 25 (1.69%) C
5 20 (1.35%) Python
6 19 (1.28%) PL/SQL
7 18 (1.21%) Ruby
8 17 (1.15%) JavaScript
9 13 (0.88%) C++
9 13 (0.88%) Shell Script
10 10 (0.67%) PHP
11 9 (0.61%) Perl
12 8 (0.54%) VBScript
12 8 (0.54%) VB
13 6 (0.40%) R
14 5 (0.34%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.34%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.27%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.27%) RPG
16 3 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 476 (32.12%) ISEB
2 442 (29.82%) ISTQB
3 143 (9.65%) Degree
4 108 (7.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 63 (4.25%) ISEB Practitioner
6 50 (3.37%) Security Cleared
7 46 (3.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 24 (1.62%) SC Cleared
9 20 (1.35%) DV Cleared
9 20 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 15 (1.01%) PMI Certification
11 11 (0.74%) PMP
12 7 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.34%) CISSP
13 5 (0.34%) CEH
13 5 (0.34%) CISA
13 5 (0.34%) CISM
14 4 (0.27%) CSQA
14 4 (0.27%) IBM Certification
15 2 (0.13%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 368 (24.83%) QA
2 18 (1.21%) FATCA
3 12 (0.81%) EMIR
3 12 (0.81%) Dodd-Frank
3 12 (0.81%) MiFID
3 12 (0.81%) Basel III
3 12 (0.81%) SLA
4 11 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.20%) WAI
7 3 (0.20%) ISO 8583
7 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.067%) TickIT
System Software
1 6 (0.40%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.067%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 207 (13.97%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.20%) cPanel
3 2 (0.13%) SCCM
4 1 (0.067%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 223 (15.05%) HP
2 85 (5.74%) Oracle
3 79 (5.33%) Microsoft
4 50 (3.37%) IBM
5 42 (2.83%) SAP
6 17 (1.15%) VMware
7 16 (1.08%) Business Objects
7 16 (1.08%) Murex
8 12 (0.81%) Capita
8 12 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (0.74%) Cognos
10 10 (0.67%) Calypso
11 8 (0.54%) Atlassian
12 7 (0.47%) TIBCO
12 7 (0.47%) Green Hat
13 5 (0.34%) ATG
14 4 (0.27%) Adobe
14 4 (0.27%) hybris
15 3 (0.20%) VocaLink
15 3 (0.20%) Fujitsu
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Northamptonshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
London
X4 Group
Salary: £37k - 47k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Life Insurance, 25 days hols
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Networking People
Salary: bonus + excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £86000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
IT Connections
Salary: Up to £40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Met Office
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Capita IT Professional Services
Salary: Depending upon experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Open University
Salary: From £38,511 to £45,954 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 44 - 50k
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Pesaro
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 per annum + including benefits
Posted: 9 days ago