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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 177 152 171
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 27 28 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.68% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.72% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 13 22 17
Average salary £47,500 £51,250 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.31% -2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,600 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +1.50%
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
4651 3877 4387
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.03% 94.75% 94.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4011 3153 3749
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,500
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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 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
Birmingham -6 21 £47,500 -7.31% 3
Shropshire - 4 - -
Staffordshire -7 1 £55,000 +15.78%
Wolverhampton - 1 £35,000 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 25 (44.64%) ISEB
2 22 (39.29%) ISTQB
3 19 (33.93%) Software Testing
3 19 (33.93%) Banking
4 17 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (28.57%) Retail
5 16 (28.57%) QA
5 16 (28.57%) Coaching
6 14 (25.00%) Degree
6 14 (25.00%) Finance
7 13 (23.21%) Resource Management
8 12 (21.43%) Mentoring
9 9 (16.07%) FATCA
10 8 (14.29%) SQL
10 8 (14.29%) PRINCE2
11 7 (12.50%) Test Scripting
11 7 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (10.71%) Test Management
12 6 (10.71%) Security Testing
12 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
12 6 (10.71%) Scrum
13 5 (8.93%) TETRA
13 5 (8.93%) Asset Management
13 5 (8.93%) Subversion
13 5 (8.93%) Games
13 5 (8.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (8.93%) JIRA
13 5 (8.93%) Time Management
13 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
13 5 (8.93%) Information Assurance

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 1 (1.79%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) TETRA
1 5 (8.93%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Subversion
1 5 (8.93%) JIRA
2 4 (7.14%) Toad
3 2 (3.57%) Selenium
3 2 (3.57%) FitNesse
3 2 (3.57%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.79%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 19 (33.93%) Banking
2 16 (28.57%) Retail
3 14 (25.00%) Finance
4 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
5 5 (8.93%) Games
6 4 (7.14%) Aerospace
7 3 (5.36%) Automotive
8 2 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.57%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.79%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.14%) UNIX
2 1 (1.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) Software Testing
2 17 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (28.57%) Coaching
4 13 (23.21%) Resource Management
5 12 (21.43%) Mentoring
6 8 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 7 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 6 (10.71%) Security Testing
8 6 (10.71%) Test Management
8 6 (10.71%) Scrum
9 5 (8.93%) Asset Management
9 5 (8.93%) Time Management
9 5 (8.93%) Information Assurance
9 5 (8.93%) Test Automation
10 4 (7.14%) Waterfall
10 4 (7.14%) Automated Testing
10 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (7.14%) ITIL
10 4 (7.14%) People Management
11 3 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.29%) SQL
2 4 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (44.64%) ISEB
2 22 (39.29%) ISTQB
3 14 (25.00%) Degree
4 7 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
5 5 (8.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (28.57%) QA
2 9 (16.07%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.36%) SAP
1 3 (5.36%) HP
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
IT Connections
Salary: Up to £40,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £52500 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago