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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 186 162 171
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 28 37 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.53% 0.76% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.79% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 19 34 27
Average salary £42,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £65,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
5008 4676 4843
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.25% 95.45% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4270 3907 4065
Average salary £38,750 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.12% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,800 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -10 15 £47,500 -2.56% 3
Solihull - 6 £40,000 -
Staffordshire - 6 £50,000 - 1
Warwickshire -7 1 - -
Coventry -20 1 £40,000 -23.80%
Dudley - 1 £40,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £35,000 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 30 (46.15%) ISEB
2 26 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 24 (36.92%) Software Testing
4 21 (32.31%) Banking
5 19 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (29.23%) Degree
6 16 (24.62%) QA
6 16 (24.62%) Retail
6 16 (24.62%) Coaching
7 15 (23.08%) Finance
8 13 (20.00%) Resource Management
9 12 (18.46%) Test Scripting
9 12 (18.46%) Mentoring
10 10 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (13.85%) PRINCE2
11 9 (13.85%) FATCA
12 8 (12.31%) JIRA
12 8 (12.31%) SQL
13 7 (10.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (10.77%) People Management
14 6 (9.23%) Automation Testing
14 6 (9.23%) Games
14 6 (9.23%) Telecoms
15 5 (7.69%) TETRA
15 5 (7.69%) Asset Management
15 5 (7.69%) Subversion
15 5 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
15 5 (7.69%) Security Testing
15 5 (7.69%) Web Testing

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) TETRA
1 5 (7.69%) 4G
2 2 (3.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 8 (12.31%) JIRA
2 5 (7.69%) Subversion
3 4 (6.15%) Toad
4 2 (3.08%) TestDirector
4 2 (3.08%) Selenium
4 2 (3.08%) TestComplete
4 2 (3.08%) AccuRev
4 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (32.31%) Banking
2 16 (24.62%) Retail
3 15 (23.08%) Finance
4 6 (9.23%) Telecoms
4 6 (9.23%) Games
5 4 (6.15%) Aerospace
6 2 (3.08%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.54%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) .NET
2 2 (3.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.15%) UNIX
2 1 (1.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.92%) Software Testing
2 19 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (24.62%) Coaching
4 13 (20.00%) Resource Management
5 12 (18.46%) Test Scripting
5 12 (18.46%) Mentoring
6 10 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (13.85%) PRINCE2
8 7 (10.77%) People Management
9 6 (9.23%) Automation Testing
10 5 (7.69%) Information Assurance
10 5 (7.69%) Time Management
10 5 (7.69%) Test Strategy
10 5 (7.69%) Asset Management
10 5 (7.69%) Security Testing
10 5 (7.69%) Web Testing
11 4 (6.15%) Test Management
11 4 (6.15%) ITIL
11 4 (6.15%) Performance Testing
11 4 (6.15%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.31%) SQL
2 4 (6.15%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (46.15%) ISEB
2 26 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 19 (29.23%) Degree
4 7 (10.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 5 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (3.08%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (24.62%) QA
2 9 (13.85%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.08%) SAP
1 2 (3.08%) HP
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
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