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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Testing Manager
Rank 868 837 849
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Testing Manager 25 40 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.038% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.040% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 18 16 40
Average salary £45,000 £62,500 £59,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.00% +5.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £39,136
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £82,500 £90,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £56,250 £54,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%

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
108452 100082 111127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 87684 82974 94899
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%

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 28 August 2014 within the UK.

Testing Manager Salary Histogram in the UK

Testing Manager
Top 18 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 28 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 -38 25 £45,000 -28.00%
London -6 9 £72,500 -6.45%
South West -16 6 £39,500 -
Somerset -19 6 £39,500 -
East of England -16 5 £45,000 -35.25%
Cambridgeshire - 5 £45,000 -
City of London -4 3 £96,250 +37.50%
Yorkshire -31 2 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire -39 2 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £43,750 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £43,750 -
Nottingham - 2 £43,750 -
Leeds - 2 £40,500 -
Huddersfield -4 1 £35,000 -
West Midlands -4 1 £51,500 -17.59%
Birmingham - 1 £51,500 -
Bradford - 1 £35,000 -
Halifax - 1 £35,000 -

Testing Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 30 (51.72%) QA
2 22 (37.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (27.59%) Degree
4 15 (25.86%) Software Testing
4 15 (25.86%) Waterfall
4 15 (25.86%) Project Management
5 13 (22.41%) ISTQB
6 12 (20.69%) Finance
6 12 (20.69%) ISEB
7 11 (18.97%) Integration Testing
7 11 (18.97%) Test Automation
8 10 (17.24%) Computer Science
8 10 (17.24%) Release Management
8 10 (17.24%) Java
8 10 (17.24%) SQL
9 9 (15.52%) ITIL
9 9 (15.52%) Change Management
9 9 (15.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (15.52%) System Testing
9 9 (15.52%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (13.79%) Risk Management
10 8 (13.79%) LoadRunner
10 8 (13.79%) Banking
10 8 (13.79%) Scrum
10 8 (13.79%) HP
10 8 (13.79%) .NET
10 8 (13.79%) Windows
10 8 (13.79%) Linux
11 7 (12.07%) DB2
11 7 (12.07%) Web Services

Testing Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Office
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) DB2
2 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (1.72%) Redis
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.72%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.72%) JIRA
2 1 (1.72%) QADirector
2 1 (1.72%) Selenium
General
1 12 (20.69%) Finance
2 8 (13.79%) Banking
3 7 (12.07%) Retail
4 2 (3.45%) Publishing
5 1 (1.72%) Games
5 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) .NET
2 7 (12.07%) Web Services
2 7 (12.07%) Middleware
3 1 (1.72%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.62%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.72%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.79%) Windows
1 8 (13.79%) Linux
2 7 (12.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.93%) Stakeholder Management
2 15 (25.86%) Software Testing
2 15 (25.86%) Waterfall
2 15 (25.86%) Project Management
3 11 (18.97%) Integration Testing
3 11 (18.97%) Test Automation
4 10 (17.24%) Release Management
5 9 (15.52%) ITIL
5 9 (15.52%) Change Management
5 9 (15.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (15.52%) System Testing
6 8 (13.79%) Risk Management
6 8 (13.79%) Scrum
7 7 (12.07%) EAI
7 7 (12.07%) SOA
7 7 (12.07%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (12.07%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (10.34%) Migration
8 6 (10.34%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) Java
1 10 (17.24%) SQL
2 2 (3.45%) PHP
2 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.72%) Perl
3 1 (1.72%) C#
3 1 (1.72%) C++
3 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.72%) Python
3 1 (1.72%) Objective-C
3 1 (1.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (27.59%) Degree
2 13 (22.41%) ISTQB
3 12 (20.69%) ISEB
4 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (51.72%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (15.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) HP
2 7 (12.07%) Red Hat
3 6 (10.34%) SAP
4 2 (3.45%) TOWER Software
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle
4 2 (3.45%) Remedy
5 1 (1.72%) Citrix
5 1 (1.72%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.72%) VMware
5 1 (1.72%) ServiceNow