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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 353 377 344
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 840 663 855
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.62% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.66% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 614 496 655
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £51,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,733 £40,000 £41,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +15 762 £55,000 +4.76% 68
London +4 276 £62,500 -3.84% 23
South East +1 131 £55,000 +10.00% 14
East of England +7 83 £51,500 +5.64% 9
North West +21 79 £50,000 +19.04% 12
Scotland +43 70 £48,500 +21.25% 8
City of London -8 54 £67,500 +17.39% 12
Yorkshire -18 54 £50,000 +17.64% 5
South West +18 52 £45,000 -1.63% 1
Berkshire +5 49 £48,250 -3.50% 3
West Midlands -12 48 £55,000 +10.00% 1
East Midlands -14 43 £50,000 +11.11% 2
West Yorkshire -14 41 £50,000 +14.94% 4
Essex +22 39 £75,000 +42.85% 2
Reading -3 33 £48,250 -3.50% 1
Manchester +9 30 £50,000 - 10
Stirling - 30 £48,375 - 1
Cheshire -6 29 £47,000 +11.90% 1
West Sussex - 29 £60,000 - 3
Horsham - 29 £60,000 - 3
Edinburgh +12 28 £50,000 - 6
Birmingham +8 23 £55,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +1 22 £45,000 -35.71% 5
Nottingham +6 20 £55,000 -8.33%
Bristol +5 20 £43,638 -9.08%
Nottinghamshire 0 20 £55,000 -8.33%
Leeds -16 19 £44,000 +4.76% 2
Swindon +5 18 £48,750 +12.06%
Wiltshire +3 18 £48,750 +12.06%
Coventry +4 13 £55,750 +6.19%

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 612 (36.89%) Finance
2 553 (33.33%) Test Management
3 546 (32.91%) Test Strategy
4 518 (31.22%) QA
5 422 (25.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 393 (23.69%) ISEB
7 365 (22.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 351 (21.16%) Software Testing
9 328 (19.77%) ISTQB
10 227 (13.68%) HP Quality Center
11 226 (13.62%) Banking
12 222 (13.38%) Performance Testing
13 209 (12.60%) HP
14 203 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
15 196 (11.81%) SQL
16 195 (11.75%) Selenium
17 191 (11.51%) Security Cleared
18 187 (11.27%) QuickTest Pro
19 178 (10.73%) Project Management
20 165 (9.95%) Test Automation
21 156 (9.40%) Scrum
22 146 (8.80%) Retail
23 138 (8.32%) Automated Testing
24 132 (7.96%) Waterfall
25 126 (7.59%) Degree
26 122 (7.35%) SC Cleared
27 113 (6.81%) Oracle
28 111 (6.69%) Java
28 111 (6.69%) Risk Management
28 111 (6.69%) Test Scripting

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 44 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 11 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (0.48%) IIS
3 8 (0.48%) Confluence
3 8 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.30%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.30%) CICS
6 4 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.18%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.18%) CMS
7 3 (0.18%) LiveLink
8 2 (0.12%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPEL
8 2 (0.12%) Node.js
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.12%) Lync
9 1 (0.060%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.060%) SAS
9 1 (0.060%) Tomcat
Applications
1 43 (2.59%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.57%) MS Office
3 20 (1.21%) MS Project
4 11 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.66%) VisionPLUS
2 9 (0.54%) Oracle CRM
2 9 (0.54%) Magento
3 7 (0.42%) Temenos T24
4 5 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.24%) JDE OneWorld
6 3 (0.18%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.18%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.18%) SAP Retail
7 2 (0.12%) Exchequer
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.12%) Summit
8 1 (0.060%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.060%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.060%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.060%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.78%) SaaS
2 10 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.060%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.060%) PaaS
4 1 (0.060%) Heroku
4 1 (0.060%) GitHub
4 1 (0.060%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.15%) Internet
2 12 (0.72%) LTE
3 11 (0.66%) 3G
4 10 (0.60%) GGSN
4 10 (0.60%) SGSN
5 9 (0.54%) Broadband
6 8 (0.48%) 4G
6 8 (0.48%) MVNO
7 6 (0.36%) TETRA
7 6 (0.36%) LAN
7 6 (0.36%) SMS
7 6 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.24%) WAN
8 4 (0.24%) NFC
9 3 (0.18%) SAN
9 3 (0.18%) Wireless
9 3 (0.18%) UMTS
10 2 (0.12%) GSM
10 2 (0.12%) 2G
10 2 (0.12%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (5.24%) SQL Server
2 46 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (2.41%) DB2
4 27 (1.63%) Relational Database
5 24 (1.45%) Oracle Database
5 24 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 24 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 23 (1.39%) DataStage
6 23 (1.39%) SQLPlus
6 23 (1.39%) Oracle ODI
6 23 (1.39%) Oracle Exadata
7 19 (1.15%) RDBMS
8 9 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (0.48%) Big Data
10 7 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
11 6 (0.36%) MySQL
12 5 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.18%) Informix
13 3 (0.18%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 195 (11.75%) Selenium
2 187 (11.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 104 (6.27%) LoadRunner
4 85 (5.12%) JIRA
5 49 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 45 (2.71%) Visual Studio
7 37 (2.23%) Cucumber
8 32 (1.93%) WebDriver
9 29 (1.75%) JMeter
10 28 (1.69%) Toad
11 25 (1.51%) TestDirector
11 25 (1.51%) Jenkins
12 22 (1.33%) Bugzilla
13 18 (1.08%) JUnit
14 17 (1.02%) Subversion
15 14 (0.84%) SoapUI
15 14 (0.84%) NeoLoad
16 12 (0.72%) SilkPerformer
17 11 (0.66%) Capybara
17 11 (0.66%) Git (software)
General
1 612 (36.89%) Finance
2 226 (13.62%) Banking
3 146 (8.80%) Retail
4 96 (5.79%) Telecoms
5 65 (3.92%) Investment Banking
6 41 (2.47%) Advertising
7 34 (2.05%) Back Office
8 21 (1.27%) Marketing
9 19 (1.15%) Retail Banking
9 19 (1.15%) Games
10 17 (1.02%) Local Government
11 14 (0.84%) Publishing
12 13 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 13 (0.78%) Front Office
12 13 (0.78%) Billing
13 10 (0.60%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.54%) Multimedia
15 7 (0.42%) Legal
16 6 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
17 5 (0.30%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (4.64%) .NET
2 36 (2.17%) Web Services
2 36 (2.17%) HTML
3 30 (1.81%) ASP.NET
4 24 (1.45%) Middleware
5 23 (1.39%) CSS
6 19 (1.15%) jQuery
7 18 (1.08%) WCF
8 17 (1.02%) LINQ
8 17 (1.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 17 (1.02%) CSS3
8 17 (1.02%) .NET Framework
9 16 (0.96%) XML
9 16 (0.96%) RESTful
10 9 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (0.54%) SOAP
11 6 (0.36%) LAMP
12 4 (0.24%) HTML5
12 4 (0.24%) REST
12 4 (0.24%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 55 (3.32%) Computer Science
2 43 (2.59%) Mobile App
3 30 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
4 29 (1.75%) Mainframe
4 29 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 26 (1.57%) Open Source
6 22 (1.33%) Statistics
7 14 (0.84%) Derivative
8 10 (0.60%) Fixed Income
8 10 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (0.60%) Smart Meter
9 8 (0.48%) Mobile Banking
9 8 (0.48%) Equities
10 7 (0.42%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.36%) Online Games
12 5 (0.30%) iPad
12 5 (0.30%) Mobile Payment
12 5 (0.30%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.30%) EMV
12 5 (0.30%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 94 (5.67%) UNIX
2 82 (4.94%) Windows
3 48 (2.89%) Linux
4 18 (1.08%) Apple iOS
5 17 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (0.78%) Windows 7
8 11 (0.66%) Windows XP
9 9 (0.54%) Android
10 8 (0.48%) Solaris
11 7 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.30%) Windows NT
13 3 (0.18%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.060%) AIX
15 1 (0.060%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 553 (33.33%) Test Management
2 546 (32.91%) Test Strategy
3 422 (25.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 365 (22.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 351 (21.16%) Software Testing
6 222 (13.38%) Performance Testing
7 203 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
8 178 (10.73%) Project Management
9 165 (9.95%) Test Automation
10 156 (9.40%) Scrum
11 138 (8.32%) Automated Testing
12 132 (7.96%) Waterfall
13 111 (6.69%) Test Scripting
13 111 (6.69%) Risk Management
14 104 (6.27%) TDD
14 104 (6.27%) ITIL
14 104 (6.27%) Automation Testing
15 102 (6.15%) PRINCE2
16 90 (5.42%) Integration Testing
17 83 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 196 (11.81%) SQL
2 111 (6.69%) Java
3 55 (3.32%) C#
4 29 (1.75%) Python
5 24 (1.45%) PL/SQL
6 23 (1.39%) VB
7 22 (1.33%) JavaScript
8 21 (1.27%) VBA
9 18 (1.08%) C++
10 17 (1.02%) PHP
11 16 (0.96%) VBScript
12 15 (0.90%) Perl
13 12 (0.72%) C
14 6 (0.36%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.36%) Ruby
15 5 (0.30%) R
16 4 (0.24%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.12%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.12%) VC++
17 2 (0.12%) Korn
Qualifications
1 393 (23.69%) ISEB
2 328 (19.77%) ISTQB
3 191 (11.51%) Security Cleared
4 126 (7.59%) Degree
5 122 (7.35%) SC Cleared
6 71 (4.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 52 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 28 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
9 25 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 19 (1.15%) DV Cleared
11 10 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
12 9 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.54%) CCNP
12 9 (0.54%) CCNA
13 4 (0.24%) HND
14 3 (0.18%) CISSP
15 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.12%) AAT
16 1 (0.060%) ITIL Certification
16 1 (0.060%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 518 (31.22%) QA
2 26 (1.57%) SLA
3 8 (0.48%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.18%) COBIT
5 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.060%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.060%) Basel II
6 1 (0.060%) TickIT
6 1 (0.060%) FATCA
6 1 (0.060%) AIFMD
System Software
1 9 (0.54%) VMware ESX
2 8 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.42%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.060%) vCloud
6 1 (0.060%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 227 (13.68%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.12%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.060%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.060%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.060%) Foglight
Vendors
1 209 (12.60%) HP
2 113 (6.81%) Oracle
3 72 (4.34%) Microsoft
4 54 (3.25%) SAP
5 33 (1.99%) Business Objects
6 32 (1.93%) Cognos
7 25 (1.51%) Capita
8 20 (1.21%) VMware
9 16 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (0.84%) IBM
11 12 (0.72%) SOASTA, Inc
12 10 (0.60%) JD Edwards
13 9 (0.54%) Informatica
14 8 (0.48%) Citrix
14 8 (0.48%) Software AG
14 8 (0.48%) Fujitsu
15 7 (0.42%) Temenos
15 7 (0.42%) Cisco
15 7 (0.42%) Red Hat
16 6 (0.36%) Cognizant
Horsham, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Salary: £50000 - £72000 per annum + Travel + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
JM
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + medical insurance,pension,Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Connectus
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Connectus
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £52500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £50000 per annum + Incredible Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benifits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Big Picture Staffing
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + generous benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000+ per annum depending on experien
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago