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 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 191 182 183
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 38 49 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.84% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.87% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 31 36 46
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £33,750 £41,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £65,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +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
5773 5608 5187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.83% 95.70% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4568 4599 4333
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -9 21 £48,000 -12.72% 3
Coventry -4 3 £52,500 -6.25% 1
Herefordshire - 3 £47,500 -
Staffordshire - 3 £42,500 -
Worcestershire - 2 £62,500 -
Solihull - 1 £55,000 -
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 63 (53.39%) Test Management
2 45 (38.14%) ISEB
3 43 (36.44%) Test Strategy
4 38 (32.20%) Non-Functional Testing
5 35 (29.66%) User Acceptance Testing
6 33 (27.97%) QA
6 33 (27.97%) Test Planning
7 32 (27.12%) Security Testing
7 32 (27.12%) Test Automation
8 29 (24.58%) Functional Testing
9 28 (23.73%) ISTQB
9 28 (23.73%) Finance
10 27 (22.88%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (22.03%) Performance Testing
12 25 (21.19%) Data Centre
13 23 (19.49%) Exploratory Testing
14 22 (18.64%) Software Testing
14 22 (18.64%) Microsoft
15 19 (16.10%) Integration Testing
16 18 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
17 17 (14.41%) Regression Testing
17 17 (14.41%) System Testing
18 16 (13.56%) Time Management
18 16 (13.56%) Enterprise Software
18 16 (13.56%) Validation
19 15 (12.71%) Mentoring
20 14 (11.86%) Selenium
21 13 (11.02%) Unit Testing
21 13 (11.02%) Defect Management
22 12 (10.17%) C

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 3 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.69%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.69%) MS Office
1 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (10.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.85%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.85%) SAP CRM
Development Applications
1 14 (11.86%) Selenium
2 9 (7.63%) JIRA
3 8 (6.78%) HP UFT
4 5 (4.24%) JMeter
5 4 (3.39%) TestNG
5 4 (3.39%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.54%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.69%) NUnit
7 2 (1.69%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.85%) SilkPerformer
8 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.85%) Testopia
General
1 28 (23.73%) Finance
2 11 (9.32%) Manufacturing
3 9 (7.63%) Games
4 6 (5.08%) Aerospace
4 6 (5.08%) Banking
5 4 (3.39%) Marketing
6 3 (2.54%) Back Office
7 2 (1.69%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.85%) Automotive
8 1 (0.85%) Military
8 1 (0.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.63%) CSS
1 9 (7.63%) HTML
2 6 (5.08%) Ajax
2 6 (5.08%) jQuery
3 1 (0.85%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.85%) Lambda Expressions
3 1 (0.85%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.19%) Data Centre
2 18 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (13.56%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (8.47%) Life Science
5 5 (4.24%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.39%) Windows
2 2 (1.69%) Linux
2 2 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (53.39%) Test Management
2 43 (36.44%) Test Strategy
3 38 (32.20%) Non-Functional Testing
4 35 (29.66%) User Acceptance Testing
5 33 (27.97%) Test Planning
6 32 (27.12%) Security Testing
6 32 (27.12%) Test Automation
7 29 (24.58%) Functional Testing
8 27 (22.88%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (22.03%) Performance Testing
10 23 (19.49%) Exploratory Testing
11 22 (18.64%) Software Testing
12 19 (16.10%) Integration Testing
13 17 (14.41%) Regression Testing
13 17 (14.41%) System Testing
14 16 (13.56%) Time Management
14 16 (13.56%) Validation
15 15 (12.71%) Mentoring
16 13 (11.02%) Defect Management
16 13 (11.02%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.17%) C
2 11 (9.32%) SQL
3 6 (5.08%) Java
4 4 (3.39%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.39%) Python
5 1 (0.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 45 (38.14%) ISEB
2 28 (23.73%) ISTQB
3 12 (10.17%) SC Cleared
3 12 (10.17%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.39%) Degree
5 3 (2.54%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.85%) CISM
6 1 (0.85%) CISSP
6 1 (0.85%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (27.97%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (6.78%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.54%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 22 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.78%) HP
3 3 (2.54%) Dell
4 1 (0.85%) Infor
4 1 (0.85%) SAP
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