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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 172 159 176
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 46 52 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.94% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.99% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 38 47 14
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £39,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £66,500 £55,000
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
5285 5270 4524
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.47% 94.78% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4384 4466 3887
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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 +9 22 £55,000 - 1
Coventry +2 14 £55,000 +4.76%
Warwickshire +19 8 £55,000 +29.41%
Worcestershire -3 1 £42,500 -
Solihull -14 1 £40,000 -20.00%
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 44 (47.83%) Finance
2 36 (39.13%) Test Strategy
3 33 (35.87%) Oracle
4 25 (27.17%) ISEB
5 24 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 21 (22.83%) Performance Testing
7 20 (21.74%) QA
7 20 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (20.65%) Security Cleared
9 18 (19.57%) Test Management
9 18 (19.57%) Manual Testing
9 18 (19.57%) HP
10 17 (18.48%) LoadRunner
10 17 (18.48%) Retail
11 16 (17.39%) UNIX
11 16 (17.39%) ITIL
12 13 (14.13%) Back Office
12 13 (14.13%) Banking
12 13 (14.13%) System Testing
12 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
13 11 (11.96%) Windows
13 11 (11.96%) SQL Server
13 11 (11.96%) SQL
13 11 (11.96%) QuickTest Pro
14 10 (10.87%) Business Development
14 10 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (10.87%) Selenium
14 10 (10.87%) NeoLoad
14 10 (10.87%) SOASTA, Inc
15 9 (9.78%) Resource Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.26%) MS Project
1 3 (3.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.52%) 4G
1 6 (6.52%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.96%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.70%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (18.48%) LoadRunner
2 11 (11.96%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (10.87%) Selenium
3 10 (10.87%) NeoLoad
4 5 (5.43%) JIRA
5 1 (1.09%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.09%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.09%) Cucumber
General
1 44 (47.83%) Finance
2 17 (18.48%) Retail
3 13 (14.13%) Back Office
3 13 (14.13%) Banking
4 4 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.09%) Games
7 1 (1.09%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.70%) HTML
2 2 (2.17%) .NET
3 1 (1.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.09%) SCADA
1 1 (1.09%) Statistics
1 1 (1.09%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.39%) UNIX
2 11 (11.96%) Windows
3 5 (5.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (39.13%) Test Strategy
2 24 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (22.83%) Performance Testing
4 20 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (19.57%) Test Management
5 18 (19.57%) Manual Testing
6 16 (17.39%) ITIL
7 13 (14.13%) System Testing
8 10 (10.87%) Business Development
8 10 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (9.78%) Resource Management
9 9 (9.78%) Test Automation
9 9 (9.78%) Data Migration
9 9 (9.78%) Software Testing
9 9 (9.78%) Migration
10 7 (7.61%) Automated Testing
11 6 (6.52%) Automation Testing
11 6 (6.52%) PRINCE2
12 5 (5.43%) Test Scripting
13 4 (4.35%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.96%) SQL
2 9 (9.78%) VB
3 1 (1.09%) C#
3 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (27.17%) ISEB
2 19 (20.65%) Security Cleared
3 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
4 8 (8.70%) ISTQB
5 6 (6.52%) Degree
6 5 (5.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (3.26%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (3.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (1.09%) CIMA
8 1 (1.09%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (21.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (35.87%) Oracle
2 18 (19.57%) HP
3 10 (10.87%) SOASTA, Inc
4 6 (6.52%) Cisco
5 3 (3.26%) SAP