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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 187 164 177
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 28 43 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.87% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.91% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 17 31 15
Average salary £48,750 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
5200 4712 4592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.48% 94.98% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4614 3983 4031
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Warwickshire +2 7 £55,000 +22.22%
Staffordshire -16 5 £55,000 -8.33%
Birmingham -19 5 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Worcestershire - 5 £40,250 -
Shropshire - 3 - -
Coventry - 2 £42,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 £40,000 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 24 (32.88%) Finance
2 21 (28.77%) ISEB
3 19 (26.03%) QA
3 19 (26.03%) Test Strategy
4 17 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (21.92%) Degree
6 15 (20.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (19.18%) PRINCE2
7 14 (19.18%) Banking
8 13 (17.81%) Security Cleared
8 13 (17.81%) Performance Testing
8 13 (17.81%) Test Management
9 12 (16.44%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (16.44%) Coaching
9 12 (16.44%) ITIL
9 12 (16.44%) Software Testing
9 12 (16.44%) Resource Management
9 12 (16.44%) Retail
10 11 (15.07%) Telecoms
10 11 (15.07%) TETRA
10 11 (15.07%) 4G
10 11 (15.07%) Test Automation
11 10 (13.70%) SQL
11 10 (13.70%) Manual Testing
11 10 (13.70%) HP
12 9 (12.33%) Oracle
13 8 (10.96%) Test Scripting
14 6 (8.22%) System Testing
14 6 (8.22%) Cisco
15 5 (6.85%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (2.74%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.07%) TETRA
1 11 (15.07%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database
1 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.11%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (6.85%) JIRA
1 5 (6.85%) Selenium
2 4 (5.48%) Cucumber
2 4 (5.48%) Toad
3 3 (4.11%) FitNesse
4 2 (2.74%) NeoLoad
4 2 (2.74%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.74%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.37%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.37%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.37%) TestLink
General
1 24 (32.88%) Finance
2 14 (19.18%) Banking
3 12 (16.44%) Retail
4 11 (15.07%) Telecoms
5 5 (6.85%) Investment Banking
6 4 (5.48%) Automotive
7 3 (4.11%) Games
7 3 (4.11%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (2.74%) Back Office
8 2 (2.74%) Aerospace
8 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.37%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) .NET
2 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.74%) SCADA
1 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.37%) iPhone
2 1 (1.37%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.85%) UNIX
2 3 (4.11%) Windows
3 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.03%) Test Strategy
2 17 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (20.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (19.18%) PRINCE2
5 13 (17.81%) Performance Testing
5 13 (17.81%) Test Management
6 12 (16.44%) Software Testing
6 12 (16.44%) Resource Management
6 12 (16.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (16.44%) ITIL
6 12 (16.44%) Coaching
7 11 (15.07%) Test Automation
8 10 (13.70%) Manual Testing
9 8 (10.96%) Test Scripting
10 6 (8.22%) System Testing
11 5 (6.85%) People Management
11 5 (6.85%) Stress Testing
11 5 (6.85%) Scrum
11 5 (6.85%) Workflow
11 5 (6.85%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.70%) SQL
2 4 (5.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (28.77%) ISEB
2 16 (21.92%) Degree
3 13 (17.81%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (6.85%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (26.03%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 5 (6.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (13.70%) HP
2 9 (12.33%) Oracle
3 6 (8.22%) Cisco
4 4 (5.48%) SAP
5 2 (2.74%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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