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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 386 394 385
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 715 671 732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.62% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.66% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 537 503 592
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £42,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £77,500 £76,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
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 £26,750 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -5 654 £56,000 +1.81% 50
London -29 257 £62,500 -3.84% 20
South East +20 126 £52,500 +5.00% 6
City of London +28 89 £62,500 -16.66% 11
North West -4 68 £46,000 - 7
Berkshire +60 64 £55,000 -6.77% 3
South West +48 64 £52,500 +22.09% 5
Reading +50 55 £53,500 -8.15% 2
Scotland +43 49 £50,000 +2.56% 3
Manchester -11 45 £50,000 +11.11% 4
East of England -26 39 £50,000 - 5
Yorkshire -33 35 £45,000 -16.66% 3
East Midlands +14 34 £50,000 -13.41% 1
West Midlands -25 30 £53,750 +2.38% 1
Edinburgh +15 25 £52,500 +16.66% 2
West Yorkshire -11 24 £47,500 -12.03% 2
Leeds +3 22 £50,000 -
Wiltshire +11 18 £50,000 -
Bristol +14 17 £45,000 - 2
Surrey +9 17 £47,500 -20.83% 1
Northamptonshire -9 17 £48,000 -26.15%
Northampton +2 16 £48,500 -25.38%
Gloucestershire -1 16 £55,000 +27.90%
Swindon - 16 £50,000 -
Cheshire +4 15 £46,000 - 2
Hertfordshire -3 14 £65,000 +21.49%
Essex -12 14 £72,500 +16.00% 4
Hampshire -27 14 £50,000 +5.26%
Stirling - 13 £48,250 -
Buckinghamshire +12 12 £50,000 +33.33% 1

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 653 (42.46%) Finance
2 605 (39.34%) Test Management
3 525 (34.14%) Test Strategy
4 484 (31.47%) ISEB
5 451 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
6 412 (26.79%) ISTQB
7 394 (25.62%) QA
8 366 (23.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 310 (20.16%) Software Testing
10 293 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
11 252 (16.38%) HP
12 239 (15.54%) Banking
13 231 (15.02%) HP Quality Center
14 207 (13.46%) SQL
15 186 (12.09%) Retail
16 170 (11.05%) Performance Testing
17 167 (10.86%) Selenium
18 161 (10.47%) QuickTest Pro
19 153 (9.95%) Project Management
19 153 (9.95%) Test Automation
20 148 (9.62%) Line Management
21 142 (9.23%) Degree
22 140 (9.10%) Test Planning
23 138 (8.97%) Test Scripting
23 138 (8.97%) Mentoring
24 134 (8.71%) Scrum
25 128 (8.32%) Waterfall
26 120 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
27 119 (7.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
28 117 (7.61%) Telecoms

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 16 (1.04%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.39%) Adobe CQ
3 4 (0.26%) Lync
3 4 (0.26%) SAS
4 3 (0.20%) Apache
4 3 (0.20%) MTS
4 3 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.13%) Confluence
5 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.13%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.13%) IIS
6 1 (0.065%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.065%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.065%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.065%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 46 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.69%) MS Office
3 11 (0.72%) MS Project
4 7 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.78%) Oracle Retail
4 9 (0.59%) Summit
5 3 (0.20%) JDE OneWorld
5 3 (0.20%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.065%) BASE24
7 1 (0.065%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.065%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.065%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.065%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.33%) SaaS
3 3 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.065%) PaaS
5 1 (0.065%) Heroku
5 1 (0.065%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.78%) MVNO
2 11 (0.72%) 4G
2 11 (0.72%) Internet
2 11 (0.72%) TETRA
3 7 (0.46%) Wireless
4 6 (0.39%) LTE
5 5 (0.33%) GGSN
5 5 (0.33%) SGSN
5 5 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (0.33%) 3G
5 5 (0.33%) Broadband
6 4 (0.26%) NFC
7 3 (0.20%) Network Security
8 2 (0.13%) DVB
8 2 (0.13%) HTTP
8 2 (0.13%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.13%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.065%) SSH
9 1 (0.065%) IMAP
9 1 (0.065%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (4.68%) SQL Server
2 55 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 37 (2.41%) Relational Database
5 36 (2.34%) SQLPlus
6 35 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 34 (2.21%) Oracle Exadata
7 34 (2.21%) DB2
7 34 (2.21%) DataStage
8 33 (2.15%) Oracle ODI
9 30 (1.95%) RDBMS
10 12 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
10 12 (0.78%) MySQL
11 6 (0.39%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.33%) Big Data
13 4 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (0.13%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 167 (10.86%) Selenium
2 161 (10.47%) QuickTest Pro
3 107 (6.96%) JIRA
4 76 (4.94%) LoadRunner
5 44 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 41 (2.67%) Cucumber
7 38 (2.47%) Toad
8 32 (2.08%) JMeter
8 32 (2.08%) Jenkins
9 29 (1.89%) WebDriver
10 19 (1.24%) TestDirector
11 17 (1.11%) Bugzilla
11 17 (1.11%) SoapUI
12 16 (1.04%) SilkPerformer
13 15 (0.98%) FitNesse
14 12 (0.78%) JUnit
15 11 (0.72%) Visual Studio
16 8 (0.52%) Hudson
17 7 (0.46%) NUnit
17 7 (0.46%) JBehave
General
1 653 (42.46%) Finance
2 239 (15.54%) Banking
3 186 (12.09%) Retail
4 117 (7.61%) Telecoms
5 49 (3.19%) Investment Banking
6 28 (1.82%) Aerospace
7 26 (1.69%) Advertising
7 26 (1.69%) Retail Banking
8 25 (1.63%) Billing
8 25 (1.63%) Manufacturing
9 21 (1.37%) Financial Institution
10 19 (1.24%) Publishing
11 18 (1.17%) Local Government
12 15 (0.98%) Games
13 14 (0.91%) Legal
14 12 (0.78%) Automotive
15 11 (0.72%) Marketing
16 10 (0.65%) Back Office
16 10 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.46%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (2.99%) Web Services
2 26 (1.69%) .NET
3 15 (0.98%) HTML
4 12 (0.78%) SOAP
4 12 (0.78%) RESTful
5 11 (0.72%) XML
6 10 (0.65%) Middleware
7 8 (0.52%) REST
8 5 (0.33%) LAMP
9 4 (0.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (0.26%) HTML5
9 4 (0.26%) Django
10 3 (0.20%) WinForms
10 3 (0.20%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.13%) CSS
11 2 (0.13%) Flash
11 2 (0.13%) JMS
11 2 (0.13%) XMPP
11 2 (0.13%) D-Bus
12 1 (0.065%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 120 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (3.19%) Statistics
3 40 (2.60%) Mainframe
4 33 (2.15%) Mobile App
5 32 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 27 (1.76%) Derivative
7 26 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 21 (1.37%) Open Source
8 21 (1.37%) Management Information System
9 18 (1.17%) User Experience
10 12 (0.78%) Client/Server
11 11 (0.72%) Visualisation
12 9 (0.59%) Fixed Income
13 8 (0.52%) Equities
13 8 (0.52%) Mobile Banking
14 7 (0.46%) E-Learning
15 6 (0.39%) GIS
15 6 (0.39%) EPoS
15 6 (0.39%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 6 (0.39%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 85 (5.53%) UNIX
2 71 (4.62%) Linux
3 58 (3.77%) Windows
4 21 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (1.30%) Windows 7
6 19 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (0.98%) Windows XP
8 8 (0.52%) Android
9 5 (0.33%) Solaris
10 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.26%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.065%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 605 (39.34%) Test Management
2 525 (34.14%) Test Strategy
3 451 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
4 366 (23.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 310 (20.16%) Software Testing
6 293 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 170 (11.05%) Performance Testing
8 153 (9.95%) Test Automation
8 153 (9.95%) Project Management
9 148 (9.62%) Line Management
10 140 (9.10%) Test Planning
11 138 (8.97%) Mentoring
11 138 (8.97%) Test Scripting
12 134 (8.71%) Scrum
13 128 (8.32%) Waterfall
14 114 (7.41%) PRINCE2
15 111 (7.22%) Automated Testing
16 93 (6.05%) ITIL
17 85 (5.53%) Risk Management
17 85 (5.53%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 207 (13.46%) SQL
2 76 (4.94%) Java
3 39 (2.54%) PL/SQL
4 36 (2.34%) C#
5 21 (1.37%) Python
6 16 (1.04%) Ruby
6 16 (1.04%) C
7 13 (0.85%) PHP
7 13 (0.85%) JavaScript
7 13 (0.85%) VBScript
7 13 (0.85%) Shell Script
7 13 (0.85%) R
8 9 (0.59%) VBA
9 8 (0.52%) C++
10 7 (0.46%) Perl
10 7 (0.46%) T-SQL
11 6 (0.39%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.33%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.33%) VB
13 4 (0.26%) Korn
Qualifications
1 484 (31.47%) ISEB
2 412 (26.79%) ISTQB
3 142 (9.23%) Degree
4 119 (7.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 113 (7.35%) Security Cleared
6 79 (5.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 62 (4.03%) SC Cleared
8 54 (3.51%) ISEB Practitioner
9 24 (1.56%) DV Cleared
10 23 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.33%) CCNP
11 5 (0.33%) CCNA
11 5 (0.33%) CISSP
11 5 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.20%) CEH
12 3 (0.20%) CISA
12 3 (0.20%) CISM
13 2 (0.13%) PMP
13 2 (0.13%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.065%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 394 (25.62%) QA
2 24 (1.56%) SLA
3 10 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.52%) MiFID
4 8 (0.52%) Basel III
4 8 (0.52%) EMIR
4 8 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.33%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.26%) FATCA
7 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.20%) COBIT
8 2 (0.13%) Basel II
9 1 (0.065%) AIFMD
System Software
1 15 (0.98%) VMware ESX
2 10 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.59%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.065%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 231 (15.02%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.20%) cPanel
3 2 (0.13%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.065%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.065%) Foglight
4 1 (0.065%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 252 (16.38%) HP
2 99 (6.44%) Oracle
3 53 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 50 (3.25%) SAP
5 46 (2.99%) Business Objects
6 39 (2.54%) VMware
7 37 (2.41%) Cognos
8 30 (1.95%) Capita
9 25 (1.63%) IBM
10 15 (0.98%) Murex
11 12 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.52%) Calypso
12 8 (0.52%) Informatica
13 6 (0.39%) Cisco
13 6 (0.39%) Fujitsu
14 5 (0.33%) NetApp
15 4 (0.26%) Adobe
15 4 (0.26%) Atlassian
15 4 (0.26%) Remedy
15 4 (0.26%) Charles River
Cambridge
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Healthcare, Holiday, Flexi
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70k - 75k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Isle of Man
Capita IT Professional Services
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
X4 Group
Salary: Flexible Dependent On Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £49000 - £63000 per annum + enhanced pension
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £37000.00 - £41000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, Sussex
Picture More Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Roc Search
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £72000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
South West
Brimstone Consulting
Posted: 9 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Fixed Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago