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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Testing Manager
Rank 882 910 863
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Testing Manager 33 22 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.019% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.020% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 22 20 14
Average salary £57,000 £51,500 £72,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.67% -28.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,100 £35,000 £51,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,450 £102,500 £83,500
UK excluding London average salary £53,750 £45,000 £69,500
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -35.25%

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
103370 110694 102634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.33% 94.52% 94.35%
Number of salaries quoted 85496 90365 85012
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +46 33 £57,000 +10.67% 6
South East - 15 £62,500 - 2
London +32 13 £62,500 -32.43% 4
Oxfordshire - 7 £62,500 -
East of England +7 6 £53,500 +18.88%
Cambridgeshire +13 4 £53,500 +18.88%
Surrey - 4 - -
Egham - 4 - -
Peterborough - 3 - -
Berkshire - 2 £51,250 -
Essex - 2 £60,750 -
City of London +32 1 £50,000 -51.21% 1
West Midlands +3 1 £54,000 +4.85%
Birmingham -3 1 £54,000 +4.85%
Brighton - 1 £45,000 - 1
Chelmsford - 1 £70,500 -
Leicester - 1 £33,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £62,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £62,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £33,500 -
Leicestershire - 1 £33,500 -
East Sussex - 1 £45,000 - 1
Chiswick - 1 £70,000 -

Testing Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 27 (39.13%) QA
2 23 (33.33%) Test Management
2 23 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 23 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (26.09%) Finance
4 17 (24.64%) Software Testing
5 15 (21.74%) Degree
5 15 (21.74%) Microsoft
6 14 (20.29%) C#
6 14 (20.29%) Scrum
6 14 (20.29%) Automated Testing
6 14 (20.29%) Test Scripting
6 14 (20.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (18.84%) Migration
7 13 (18.84%) .NET
7 13 (18.84%) ISEB
8 12 (17.39%) Line Management
9 11 (15.94%) Security Cleared
9 11 (15.94%) E-Commerce
10 10 (14.49%) Visual Studio
10 10 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (14.49%) MSTest
11 9 (13.04%) Security Testing
12 8 (11.59%) Validation
12 8 (11.59%) Banking
13 7 (10.14%) Nessus
13 7 (10.14%) Nmap
13 7 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (10.14%) Performance Management
13 7 (10.14%) Coverity

Testing Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.45%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.90%) MS Project
3 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) Wireless
1 2 (2.90%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) MS Access
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (20.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (14.49%) MSTest
2 10 (14.49%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.80%) JIRA
4 3 (4.35%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.90%) Selenium
5 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (2.90%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.90%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.45%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.45%) JMeter
General
1 18 (26.09%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) Banking
3 5 (7.25%) Retail
3 5 (7.25%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.80%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.80%) Marketing
5 3 (4.35%) Legal
6 1 (1.45%) Electronics
6 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.84%) .NET
2 2 (2.90%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) Blog
2 3 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.90%) Data Conversion
3 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.90%) Derivative
4 1 (1.45%) DTV
4 1 (1.45%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.45%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.90%) UNIX
2 1 (1.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (33.33%) Test Management
1 23 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 17 (24.64%) Software Testing
3 14 (20.29%) Automated Testing
3 14 (20.29%) Scrum
3 14 (20.29%) Test Scripting
4 13 (18.84%) Migration
5 12 (17.39%) Line Management
6 11 (15.94%) E-Commerce
7 10 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (13.04%) Security Testing
9 8 (11.59%) Validation
10 7 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (10.14%) Performance Management
10 7 (10.14%) SDLC
11 6 (8.70%) Manual Testing
11 6 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (8.70%) Project Management
12 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.29%) C#
2 4 (5.80%) Java
2 4 (5.80%) PHP
2 4 (5.80%) C
3 2 (2.90%) SQL
3 2 (2.90%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) Degree
2 13 (18.84%) ISEB
3 11 (15.94%) Security Cleared
4 7 (10.14%) DV Cleared
5 5 (7.25%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.90%) CISSP
6 2 (2.90%) PMP
6 2 (2.90%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.90%) CISA
6 2 (2.90%) CISM
6 2 (2.90%) CEH
6 2 (2.90%) GPEN
7 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (39.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) Nessus
1 7 (10.14%) Nmap
2 6 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.14%) Coverity
3 3 (4.35%) HP
4 2 (2.90%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle
5 1 (1.45%) SAP
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