The table below looks at the statistics for the Testing Manager role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Testing Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Testing Manager
Rank 857 863 852
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Testing Manager 24 29 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.028% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.029% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 20 22 11
Average salary £51,250 £60,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.58% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £38,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,750 £79,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £56,250 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -13.46%

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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Testing Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Testing Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Testing Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Testing Manager
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Testing Manager within the UK.

Testing Manager Salary Trend in the UK

Testing Manager
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Testing Manager over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 within the UK.

Testing Manager Salary Histogram in the UK

Testing Manager
Top 23 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Testing Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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 -13 21 £52,500 -12.50% 1
South East -17 7 £45,000 -30.76%
London +11 5 £65,000 +8.33% 1
East of England 0 5 £75,000 -
Essex -8 5 £75,000 -
Buckinghamshire +9 4 £27,500 -67.64%
Milton Keynes - 4 £27,500 -
Brentwood -13 3 - -
Brighton - 3 £45,000 -
East Sussex - 3 £45,000 -
Scotland +10 2 £52,500 -
South West - 2 £39,000 -
Somerset - 2 £39,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £53,750 -
Yorkshire - 2 £53,750 -
Glasgow - 2 £52,500 -
Leeds - 2 £53,750 -
City of London +1 1 £57,500 +12.19%
North Wales - 1 £50,000 -
Wales - 1 £50,000 -
Colchester - 1 £72,500 -
Taunton - 1 £38,000 -
Wrexham - 1 £50,000 -

Testing Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Testing 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 Testing Manager in their job title.

1 21 (46.67%) QA
2 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (33.33%) HP
4 14 (31.11%) ISEB
4 14 (31.11%) Finance
4 14 (31.11%) Software Testing
5 12 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (24.44%) Automated Testing
6 11 (24.44%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 10 (22.22%) Business Transformation
8 9 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 9 (20.00%) Scrum
9 8 (17.78%) Integration Testing
9 8 (17.78%) Logistics
9 8 (17.78%) ISTQB
9 8 (17.78%) Degree
9 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
10 7 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
10 7 (15.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (15.56%) E-Commerce
10 7 (15.56%) SOA
10 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
11 6 (13.33%) Test Strategy
11 6 (13.33%) JIRA
12 5 (11.11%) Data Protection
12 5 (11.11%) Release Management
12 5 (11.11%) Atlassian
12 5 (11.11%) Line Management

Testing Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Testing 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 Testing Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Project
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (13.33%) JIRA
3 4 (8.89%) MSTest
3 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio
4 3 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (4.44%) TestDirector
6 1 (2.22%) JUnit
6 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.22%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.22%) RequisitePro
6 1 (2.22%) Rational Robot
6 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.22%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (2.22%) AccuRev
General
1 14 (31.11%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Retail
3 3 (6.67%) Marketing
3 3 (6.67%) Automotive
3 3 (6.67%) Law
3 3 (6.67%) Legal
4 2 (4.44%) Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Games
5 1 (2.22%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) SOAP
2 1 (2.22%) XML
2 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.67%) Learning Management System
2 3 (6.67%) Open Source
2 3 (6.67%) E-Learning
3 1 (2.22%) Social Media
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Blog
3 1 (2.22%) W3C
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.11%) Software Testing
3 11 (24.44%) Automated Testing
3 11 (24.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 10 (22.22%) Business Transformation
5 9 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 9 (20.00%) Scrum
6 8 (17.78%) Logistics
6 8 (17.78%) Integration Testing
7 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
7 7 (15.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (15.56%) E-Commerce
7 7 (15.56%) SOA
8 6 (13.33%) Test Strategy
9 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 5 (11.11%) Release Management
9 5 (11.11%) Data Protection
9 5 (11.11%) Line Management
9 5 (11.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) C#
2 1 (2.22%) Java
2 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
2 1 (2.22%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) Ruby
2 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (31.11%) ISEB
2 8 (17.78%) ISTQB
2 8 (17.78%) Degree
2 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) PMP
4 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (46.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) HP
2 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.11%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.22%) Verint
4 1 (2.22%) IBM
4 1 (2.22%) Avaya