The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 183 167 177
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 39 44 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.69% 0.82% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.86% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 26 37 10
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £46,500 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £67,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Test Manager
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5402 5122 4626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.46% 95.29% 94.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4538 4344 3941
Average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Test Manager
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Manager across the West Midlands region.

Test Manager Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Manager across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Test Manager
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(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
Birmingham -6 16 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Warwickshire +15 12 £53,750 +19.44%
Coventry -9 9 £55,750 +1.36% 1
Solihull -8 1 £40,000 -20.00%
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 40 (48.19%) Finance
2 28 (33.73%) Test Strategy
3 26 (31.33%) Oracle
4 22 (26.51%) Performance Testing
5 21 (25.30%) ISEB
6 20 (24.10%) QA
6 20 (24.10%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (19.28%) Manual Testing
7 16 (19.28%) HP
7 16 (19.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (19.28%) Retail
8 15 (18.07%) Security Cleared
9 14 (16.87%) System Testing
9 14 (16.87%) Test Management
10 13 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (15.66%) ITIL
10 13 (15.66%) UNIX
11 12 (14.46%) LoadRunner
11 12 (14.46%) Test Automation
12 11 (13.25%) Selenium
12 11 (13.25%) Line Management
12 11 (13.25%) Banking
13 9 (10.84%) SC Cleared
13 9 (10.84%) Back Office
13 9 (10.84%) Windows
13 9 (10.84%) SQL
13 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
14 8 (9.64%) VB
14 8 (9.64%) HTML
14 8 (9.64%) QuickTest Pro

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) TETRA
1 6 (7.23%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.64%) Oracle Database
3 5 (6.02%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.02%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (14.46%) LoadRunner
2 11 (13.25%) Selenium
3 8 (9.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (9.64%) NeoLoad
4 5 (6.02%) JIRA
5 4 (4.82%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.61%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.20%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.20%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.20%) TestLink
General
1 40 (48.19%) Finance
2 16 (19.28%) Retail
3 11 (13.25%) Banking
4 9 (10.84%) Back Office
5 6 (7.23%) Telecoms
6 5 (6.02%) Investment Banking
7 3 (3.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (3.61%) Automotive
8 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.20%) Games
9 1 (1.20%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.64%) HTML
2 1 (1.20%) .NET
2 1 (1.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.41%) SCADA
2 1 (1.20%) iPhone
2 1 (1.20%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.20%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.66%) UNIX
2 9 (10.84%) Windows
3 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.61%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (33.73%) Test Strategy
2 22 (26.51%) Performance Testing
3 20 (24.10%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (19.28%) Manual Testing
4 16 (19.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (16.87%) System Testing
5 14 (16.87%) Test Management
6 13 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (15.66%) ITIL
7 12 (14.46%) Test Automation
8 11 (13.25%) Line Management
9 8 (9.64%) Business Development
10 7 (8.43%) Automated Testing
10 7 (8.43%) Coaching
11 6 (7.23%) Mentoring
11 6 (7.23%) Automation Testing
11 6 (7.23%) PRINCE2
11 6 (7.23%) Resource Management
11 6 (7.23%) Migration
11 6 (7.23%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.84%) SQL
2 8 (9.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (25.30%) ISEB
2 15 (18.07%) Security Cleared
3 9 (10.84%) SC Cleared
4 8 (9.64%) Degree
5 3 (3.61%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.20%) ACCA
7 1 (1.20%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (24.10%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (8.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (31.33%) Oracle
2 16 (19.28%) HP
3 8 (9.64%) SOASTA, Inc
4 6 (7.23%) Cisco
5 2 (2.41%) SAP
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