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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 175 160 169
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 38 46 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.72% 0.90% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.94% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 26 44 30
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £65,250 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+3.00% -
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
5025 4883 4828
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.26% 95.15% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 4220 4119 4018
Average salary £39,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(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 -21 18 £55,000 +0.91% 4
Staffordshire +13 7 £45,000 -
Solihull - 6 £40,000 -
Warwickshire -8 3 £33,750 -39.73% 1
Coventry -18 2 £48,000 -8.57%
Dudley - 1 £40,000 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 28 (42.42%) ISTQB
2 26 (39.39%) ISEB
3 25 (37.88%) QA
4 22 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 22 (33.33%) Banking
5 20 (30.30%) Finance
6 19 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (24.24%) Retail
7 16 (24.24%) Mentoring
8 14 (21.21%) Coaching
8 14 (21.21%) Test Strategy
8 14 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (18.18%) Test Scripting
10 10 (15.15%) Degree
11 9 (13.64%) JIRA
11 9 (13.64%) Selenium
11 9 (13.64%) FATCA
12 8 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (12.12%) Resource Management
12 8 (12.12%) Test Management
13 7 (10.61%) Performance Testing
13 7 (10.61%) Games
13 7 (10.61%) Automation Testing
14 6 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (9.09%) People Management
15 5 (7.58%) Scrum
15 5 (7.58%) Asset Management
15 5 (7.58%) Subversion
15 5 (7.58%) HP
15 5 (7.58%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Office
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (13.64%) JIRA
1 9 (13.64%) Selenium
2 5 (7.58%) Subversion
3 3 (4.55%) TestDirector
3 3 (4.55%) AccuRev
3 3 (4.55%) TestComplete
3 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (33.33%) Banking
2 20 (30.30%) Finance
3 16 (24.24%) Retail
4 7 (10.61%) Games
5 4 (6.06%) Military
5 4 (6.06%) Aerospace
6 2 (3.03%) Retail Banking
6 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) .NET
2 4 (6.06%) HTML
3 2 (3.03%) XML
4 1 (1.52%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.03%) SWIFT
3 2 (3.03%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.06%) UNIX
2 2 (3.03%) Windows
3 1 (1.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 19 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (24.24%) Mentoring
4 14 (21.21%) Coaching
4 14 (21.21%) Test Strategy
4 14 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 8 (12.12%) Resource Management
6 8 (12.12%) Test Management
7 7 (10.61%) Performance Testing
7 7 (10.61%) Automation Testing
8 6 (9.09%) People Management
9 5 (7.58%) Scrum
9 5 (7.58%) Asset Management
9 5 (7.58%) Security Testing
9 5 (7.58%) Web Testing
9 5 (7.58%) Time Management
9 5 (7.58%) Information Assurance
10 4 (6.06%) Project Planning
10 4 (6.06%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.58%) SQL
2 4 (6.06%) Java
2 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (42.42%) ISTQB
2 26 (39.39%) ISEB
3 10 (15.15%) Degree
4 8 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (37.88%) QA
2 9 (13.64%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.58%) HP
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
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