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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 173 163 158
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 50 55 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.86% 1.02% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.08% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 36 47 49
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £44,000 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.01%
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
5416 5115 5276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.12% 94.83% 94.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4446 4277 4429
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -14 18 £54,500 -0.90% 2
Coventry -22 8 £56,250 +4.65% 1
Wolverhampton - 7 £42,500 -
Shropshire - 6 £37,438 -
Warwickshire -22 5 £32,500 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 27 (34.18%) Test Strategy
2 25 (31.65%) ISEB
3 24 (30.38%) Finance
3 24 (30.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (27.85%) QA
4 22 (27.85%) ISTQB
5 20 (25.32%) Software Testing
6 18 (22.78%) Selenium
7 14 (17.72%) Test Management
7 14 (17.72%) Java
8 13 (16.46%) Banking
9 12 (15.19%) Performance Testing
9 12 (15.19%) Coaching
10 11 (13.92%) People Management
10 11 (13.92%) Test Scripting
10 11 (13.92%) Degree
11 10 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (12.66%) Automation Testing
11 10 (12.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 9 (11.39%) Mentoring
13 8 (10.13%) Games
14 7 (8.86%) HTML
14 7 (8.86%) SQL
14 7 (8.86%) Data Protection
14 7 (8.86%) SDLC
15 6 (7.59%) HP Quality Center
15 6 (7.59%) JavaScript
15 6 (7.59%) Internet
15 6 (7.59%) Project Management
15 6 (7.59%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 4 (5.06%) MS Office
2 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.80%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (22.78%) Selenium
2 6 (7.59%) JIRA
3 3 (3.80%) TestDirector
3 3 (3.80%) TestComplete
3 3 (3.80%) AccuRev
3 3 (3.80%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.27%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 24 (30.38%) Finance
2 13 (16.46%) Banking
3 8 (10.13%) Games
4 5 (6.33%) Military
5 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.06%) Retail
6 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.86%) HTML
2 5 (6.33%) .NET
3 3 (3.80%) CSS
4 2 (2.53%) XML
5 1 (1.27%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.06%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.53%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.53%) Windows
2 1 (1.27%) Linux
2 1 (1.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (34.18%) Test Strategy
2 24 (30.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (25.32%) Software Testing
4 14 (17.72%) Test Management
5 12 (15.19%) Performance Testing
5 12 (15.19%) Coaching
6 11 (13.92%) People Management
6 11 (13.92%) Test Scripting
7 10 (12.66%) Automation Testing
7 10 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (11.39%) Mentoring
9 7 (8.86%) SDLC
9 7 (8.86%) Data Protection
10 6 (7.59%) Project Management
11 5 (6.33%) Change Management
11 5 (6.33%) Project Planning
11 5 (6.33%) Test Automation
12 4 (5.06%) Product Management
12 4 (5.06%) Software Delivery
12 4 (5.06%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.72%) Java
2 7 (8.86%) SQL
3 6 (7.59%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.06%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (31.65%) ISEB
2 22 (27.85%) ISTQB
3 11 (13.92%) Degree
4 10 (12.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.53%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.27%) HND
6 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (27.85%) QA
2 5 (6.33%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 6 (7.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (6.33%) Oracle
1 5 (6.33%) HP
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.27%) Atlassian
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