The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the West Midlands region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 158 197 173
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 81 28 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.30% 0.52% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 0.53% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 41 19 35
Median salary £54,750 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £43,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £64,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.00%
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
5995 5236 4829
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.31% 96.95% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4758 4438 4037
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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 2 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +11 46 £45,000 -18.18% 4
Coventry +13 8 £53,000 +32.50% 1
Warwickshire +1 8 £60,000 - 1
Shropshire - 7 £55,000 - 1
Staffordshire -1 1 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Worcestershire - 1 £62,500 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, Test Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 68 (52.71%) Test Strategy
2 66 (51.16%) Test Management
3 50 (38.76%) ISEB
4 39 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (28.68%) QA
6 35 (27.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 35 (27.13%) Test Planning
7 34 (26.36%) Functional Testing
7 34 (26.36%) ISTQB
8 33 (25.58%) Non-Functional Testing
9 31 (24.03%) Data Centre
9 31 (24.03%) Software Testing
9 31 (24.03%) Test Automation
10 30 (23.26%) Security Testing
10 30 (23.26%) Finance
11 28 (21.71%) Microsoft
11 28 (21.71%) Enterprise Software
12 27 (20.93%) Mentoring
13 25 (19.38%) Performance Testing
14 23 (17.83%) Test Scripting
15 22 (17.05%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (16.28%) System Testing
16 21 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
17 19 (14.73%) Time Management
18 18 (13.95%) Integration Testing
19 17 (13.18%) Defect Management
20 16 (12.40%) Unit Testing
20 16 (12.40%) Dynamics AX
20 16 (12.40%) Regression Testing
20 16 (12.40%) Validation

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.55%) SAS
2 1 (0.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) MS Office
1 1 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (12.40%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.78%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (6.20%) Selenium
2 6 (4.65%) HP UFT
2 6 (4.65%) JIRA
2 6 (4.65%) JMeter
3 4 (3.10%) LoadRunner
3 4 (3.10%) TestNG
3 4 (3.10%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.78%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.78%) SilkPerformer
4 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (23.26%) Finance
2 10 (7.75%) Banking
2 10 (7.75%) Manufacturing
2 10 (7.75%) Marketing
3 8 (6.20%) Games
3 8 (6.20%) Retail
4 6 (4.65%) Aerospace
5 5 (3.88%) Military
6 4 (3.10%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.78%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.10%) Ajax
1 4 (3.10%) CSS
1 4 (3.10%) HTML
1 4 (3.10%) jQuery
2 1 (0.78%) Gherkin
2 1 (0.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (24.03%) Data Centre
2 28 (21.71%) Enterprise Software
3 22 (17.05%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.98%) Life Science
5 7 (5.43%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.55%) Unix
2 1 (0.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (52.71%) Test Strategy
2 66 (51.16%) Test Management
3 39 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (27.13%) Test Planning
4 35 (27.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 34 (26.36%) Functional Testing
6 33 (25.58%) Non-Functional Testing
7 31 (24.03%) Software Testing
7 31 (24.03%) Test Automation
8 30 (23.26%) Security Testing
9 27 (20.93%) Mentoring
10 25 (19.38%) Performance Testing
11 23 (17.83%) Test Scripting
12 21 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 21 (16.28%) System Testing
13 19 (14.73%) Time Management
14 18 (13.95%) Integration Testing
15 17 (13.18%) Defect Management
16 16 (12.40%) Unit Testing
16 16 (12.40%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.63%) C
2 8 (6.20%) SQL
3 5 (3.88%) Java
4 4 (3.10%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.10%) Python
Qualifications
1 50 (38.76%) ISEB
2 34 (26.36%) ISTQB
3 10 (7.75%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.20%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.10%) Degree
5 4 (3.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.55%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.78%) CISM
7 1 (0.78%) CISSP
7 1 (0.78%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (28.68%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 14 (10.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (21.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.20%) HP
3 4 (3.10%) SAP
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle
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