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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 382 387 371
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 758 809 707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.67% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.71% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 618 617 501
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,175 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+0.35% -

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
104512 113471 104451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85520 92371 86950
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +19 685 £52,500 -4.54% 60
London -40 216 £59,000 -9.23% 23
South East +28 162 £55,000 +8.91% 11
Yorkshire +53 83 £50,000 +11.11% 7
West Yorkshire +49 70 £51,000 +13.33% 6
East of England -2 66 £55,000 -12.00% 3
Berkshire +33 61 £65,000 +26.82% 1
Scotland +23 55 £52,500 +2.43% 4
City of London +19 54 £59,000 -9.23% 4
North West 0 46 £47,000 +17.50% 9
Leeds +9 39 £50,000 +23.45% 4
East Midlands -3 39 £47,000 +8.79% 1
South West +6 38 £47,500 -2.06%
Manchester +21 34 £46,125 +8.52% 4
Cambridgeshire +33 30 £52,000 +6.12%
West Midlands -23 30 £45,000 -14.28% 3
Glasgow +23 27 £49,000 -6.66% 2
Surrey +15 27 £45,000 -17.43% 3
Edinburgh +14 27 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Northamptonshire +9 24 £48,500 +24.35% 1
Buckinghamshire +7 23 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Hampshire -3 22 £45,500 -3.19% 3
Maidenhead +21 20 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Bristol +9 20 £45,000 -7.21%
Bradford +1 19 £52,500 +10.52%
Reading -10 17 £55,000 +15.78%
Northampton +8 16 £49,250 +26.28%
Hertfordshire +4 16 £46,000 -16.36% 2
Birmingham -21 15 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Milton Keynes -9 13 £45,000 +1.12% 1

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 550 (36.81%) Finance
2 528 (35.34%) Test Management
3 508 (34.00%) Test Strategy
4 458 (30.66%) ISEB
5 438 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
6 433 (28.98%) ISTQB
7 395 (26.44%) QA
8 327 (21.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 309 (20.68%) Software Testing
10 290 (19.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 251 (16.80%) Banking
12 215 (14.39%) HP
13 198 (13.25%) HP Quality Center
14 191 (12.78%) Retail
15 172 (11.51%) Performance Testing
16 170 (11.38%) Selenium
17 168 (11.24%) Project Management
18 164 (10.98%) Mentoring
19 148 (9.91%) PRINCE2
20 140 (9.37%) LoadRunner
20 140 (9.37%) Degree
21 139 (9.30%) Line Management
22 135 (9.04%) System Testing
23 130 (8.70%) Test Automation
24 126 (8.43%) SQL
25 118 (7.90%) Test Scripting
26 117 (7.83%) Test Planning
27 112 (7.50%) QuickTest Pro
28 110 (7.36%) JIRA
29 102 (6.83%) Automated Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (0.60%) WebSphere
1 9 (0.60%) Apache
2 7 (0.47%) WebSphere Portal
2 7 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (0.40%) ArcGIS
4 5 (0.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.20%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.20%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.20%) SAS
6 2 (0.13%) Drupal
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.067%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.067%) CMS
7 1 (0.067%) JBoss
7 1 (0.067%) IIS
Applications
1 35 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 29 (1.94%) MS Office
3 6 (0.40%) MS Project
4 3 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
4 6 (0.40%) Summit
5 4 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.27%) BASE24
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.067%) Magento
8 1 (0.067%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.067%) VisionPLUS
8 1 (0.067%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.13%) Sage Pay
4 1 (0.067%) SaaS
4 1 (0.067%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.60%) Internet
1 9 (0.60%) HTTP
2 7 (0.47%) Firewall
2 7 (0.47%) ATM
3 6 (0.40%) DMZ
3 6 (0.40%) LDAP
4 4 (0.27%) Network Security
5 3 (0.20%) 4G
5 3 (0.20%) TETRA
5 3 (0.20%) LAN
5 3 (0.20%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.20%) WAN
6 2 (0.13%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.13%) Wireless
6 2 (0.13%) Wireless Security
7 1 (0.067%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.067%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (0.067%) SMPP
7 1 (0.067%) TCAP
7 1 (0.067%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.34%) Oracle Database
3 11 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (0.40%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.33%) MySQL
8 4 (0.27%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.20%) Big Data
9 3 (0.20%) MS Access
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.13%) DataStage
10 2 (0.13%) DB2
10 2 (0.13%) SQLPlus
10 2 (0.13%) QlikView
10 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Exadata
11 1 (0.067%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 170 (11.38%) Selenium
2 140 (9.37%) LoadRunner
3 112 (7.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 110 (7.36%) JIRA
5 53 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 52 (3.48%) Cucumber
7 40 (2.68%) JMeter
8 31 (2.07%) Visual Studio
9 27 (1.81%) Rational Performance Tester
9 27 (1.81%) Jenkins
10 23 (1.54%) WebDriver
11 20 (1.34%) SoapUI
12 18 (1.20%) MSTest
13 16 (1.07%) Bugzilla
14 13 (0.87%) FitNesse
15 12 (0.80%) Subversion
16 10 (0.67%) TestDirector
16 10 (0.67%) Hudson
16 10 (0.67%) SpecFlow
17 8 (0.54%) LoadUI
General
1 550 (36.81%) Finance
2 251 (16.80%) Banking
3 191 (12.78%) Retail
4 55 (3.68%) Telecoms
5 34 (2.28%) Investment Banking
6 27 (1.81%) Financial Institution
7 25 (1.67%) Aerospace
8 20 (1.34%) Retail Banking
9 14 (0.94%) Legal
9 14 (0.94%) General Ledger
9 14 (0.94%) Marketing
10 12 (0.80%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.74%) Back Office
12 9 (0.60%) Billing
12 9 (0.60%) Local Government
12 9 (0.60%) Games
13 8 (0.54%) Advertising
14 7 (0.47%) Automotive
15 6 (0.40%) Law
15 6 (0.40%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (3.95%) .NET
2 35 (2.34%) Web Services
3 25 (1.67%) Middleware
4 23 (1.54%) HTML
5 17 (1.14%) SOAP
6 11 (0.74%) REST
6 11 (0.74%) Apache Flex
7 9 (0.60%) RESTful
7 9 (0.60%) J2EE
8 8 (0.54%) ODBC
9 6 (0.40%) XML
10 5 (0.33%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.33%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.33%) CSS
11 4 (0.27%) WPF
12 3 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.20%) Gherkin
13 2 (0.13%) Flash
13 2 (0.13%) WCF
14 1 (0.067%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 99 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (2.61%) Computer Science
3 37 (2.48%) Management Information System
4 35 (2.34%) Mobile App
5 33 (2.21%) Statistics
6 25 (1.67%) Open Source
7 22 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (0.87%) Mainframe
9 12 (0.80%) Derivative
10 9 (0.60%) SWIFT
11 7 (0.47%) Fixed Income
12 6 (0.40%) User Experience
12 6 (0.40%) Mobile Banking
12 6 (0.40%) EPoS
12 6 (0.40%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 5 (0.33%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 4 (0.27%) PMI
14 4 (0.27%) EMV
14 4 (0.27%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 41 (2.74%) Windows
2 36 (2.41%) UNIX
3 24 (1.61%) Linux
4 9 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (0.54%) Android
5 8 (0.54%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.13%) VMS
8 1 (0.067%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (35.34%) Test Management
2 508 (34.00%) Test Strategy
3 438 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
4 327 (21.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 309 (20.68%) Software Testing
6 290 (19.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 172 (11.51%) Performance Testing
8 168 (11.24%) Project Management
9 164 (10.98%) Mentoring
10 148 (9.91%) PRINCE2
11 139 (9.30%) Line Management
12 135 (9.04%) System Testing
13 130 (8.70%) Test Automation
14 118 (7.90%) Test Scripting
15 117 (7.83%) Test Planning
16 102 (6.83%) Automated Testing
16 102 (6.83%) Integration Testing
16 102 (6.83%) Scrum
17 100 (6.69%) Waterfall
18 92 (6.16%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 126 (8.43%) SQL
2 97 (6.49%) Java
3 54 (3.61%) C#
4 28 (1.87%) C
5 20 (1.34%) JavaScript
6 18 (1.20%) Shell Script
7 17 (1.14%) Python
8 15 (1.00%) Ruby
9 14 (0.94%) C++
10 12 (0.80%) PHP
11 11 (0.74%) PL/SQL
12 10 (0.67%) VB
13 7 (0.47%) VBScript
13 7 (0.47%) Perl
14 5 (0.33%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.27%) RPG
16 3 (0.20%) Scala
17 2 (0.13%) VBA
17 2 (0.13%) Korn
17 2 (0.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 458 (30.66%) ISEB
2 433 (28.98%) ISTQB
3 140 (9.37%) Degree
4 89 (5.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 63 (4.22%) ISEB Practitioner
6 52 (3.48%) Security Cleared
7 43 (2.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 28 (1.87%) SC Cleared
9 21 (1.41%) DV Cleared
10 16 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 15 (1.00%) PMI Certification
12 11 (0.74%) PMP
13 10 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.47%) IBM Certification
15 5 (0.33%) CEH
15 5 (0.33%) CISA
15 5 (0.33%) CISM
15 5 (0.33%) CISSP
16 3 (0.20%) CSQA
17 2 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 395 (26.44%) QA
2 18 (1.20%) FATCA
3 14 (0.94%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.60%) Basel III
4 9 (0.60%) MiFID
4 9 (0.60%) EMIR
4 9 (0.60%) Dodd-Frank
5 7 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.33%) TickIT
6 5 (0.33%) SLA
7 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.20%) WAI
8 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.20%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.067%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (0.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 198 (13.25%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.27%) SCCM
3 3 (0.20%) cPanel
4 1 (0.067%) Nessus
4 1 (0.067%) Nmap
4 1 (0.067%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 215 (14.39%) HP
2 98 (6.56%) Microsoft
2 98 (6.56%) Oracle
3 55 (3.68%) IBM
4 41 (2.74%) SAP
5 12 (0.80%) Capita
6 11 (0.74%) Murex
7 10 (0.67%) BEA
7 10 (0.67%) VMware
8 9 (0.60%) Atlassian
8 9 (0.60%) Business Objects
8 9 (0.60%) Calypso
9 8 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.47%) TIBCO
10 7 (0.47%) Green Hat
10 7 (0.47%) WorldPay
11 6 (0.40%) ESRI
11 6 (0.40%) Fujitsu
12 5 (0.33%) ATG
12 5 (0.33%) Cognizant
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: flexible benefits scheme
Posted: 1 hour ago
North London
Pesaro
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
PMC retail
Salary: Competitive + Pension + Healthcare & Other Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Life Insurance, 25 days hols
Posted: 7 hours ago
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Pension,Private Medical, Life Cove
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
London
networx
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benifits
Posted: 5 days ago
North East
Harvey Nash RPO
Salary: £50000
Posted: 5 days ago
North East
Harvey Nash RPO
Salary: £47500
Posted: 5 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Car + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Annapurna
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Posted: 6 days ago