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

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 167 164 175
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 45 43 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.82% 0.79% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.83% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 33 35 9
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £51,700 £45,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £63,000 £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
5234 5199 4650
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.46% 95.06% 94.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4363 4432 3970
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,175 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 17 September 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 17 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 19 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Warwickshire +24 12 £53,750 +19.44%
Coventry -4 12 £55,000 -
Solihull -12 1 £40,000 -20.00%
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (48.89%) Finance
2 33 (36.67%) Test Strategy
3 31 (34.44%) Oracle
4 26 (28.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (28.89%) Performance Testing
5 25 (27.78%) ISEB
6 23 (25.56%) QA
7 20 (22.22%) HP
7 20 (22.22%) Retail
7 20 (22.22%) Test Management
8 19 (21.11%) Security Cleared
9 18 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (18.89%) LoadRunner
11 16 (17.78%) ITIL
11 16 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (17.78%) Manual Testing
12 14 (15.56%) UNIX
12 14 (15.56%) System Testing
13 13 (14.44%) Back Office
13 13 (14.44%) Selenium
13 13 (14.44%) SC Cleared
13 13 (14.44%) Line Management
14 12 (13.33%) Test Automation
15 11 (12.22%) QuickTest Pro
15 11 (12.22%) Banking
16 10 (11.11%) SQL
16 10 (11.11%) Business Development
16 10 (11.11%) NeoLoad
16 10 (11.11%) SOASTA, Inc
17 9 (10.00%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (3.33%) MS Project
1 3 (3.33%) MS Office
1 3 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.11%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.67%) TETRA
1 6 (6.67%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.89%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 17 (18.89%) LoadRunner
2 13 (14.44%) Selenium
3 11 (12.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (11.11%) NeoLoad
5 5 (5.56%) JIRA
6 4 (4.44%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.33%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.11%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.11%) Bugzilla
General
1 44 (48.89%) Finance
2 20 (22.22%) Retail
3 13 (14.44%) Back Office
4 11 (12.22%) Banking
5 6 (6.67%) Telecoms
6 5 (5.56%) Investment Banking
7 3 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (2.22%) Automotive
8 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.11%) Games
9 1 (1.11%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.89%) HTML
2 1 (1.11%) .NET
2 1 (1.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.22%) SCADA
2 1 (1.11%) iPhone
2 1 (1.11%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.56%) UNIX
2 9 (10.00%) Windows
3 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.33%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (36.67%) Test Strategy
2 26 (28.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 26 (28.89%) Performance Testing
3 20 (22.22%) Test Management
4 18 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (17.78%) ITIL
5 16 (17.78%) Manual Testing
5 16 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (15.56%) System Testing
7 13 (14.44%) Line Management
8 12 (13.33%) Test Automation
9 10 (11.11%) Business Development
10 9 (10.00%) Resource Management
10 9 (10.00%) Migration
10 9 (10.00%) Software Testing
10 9 (10.00%) Data Migration
10 9 (10.00%) Mentoring
11 7 (7.78%) Coaching
11 7 (7.78%) Test Scripting
11 7 (7.78%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.11%) SQL
2 8 (8.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (27.78%) ISEB
2 19 (21.11%) Security Cleared
3 13 (14.44%) SC Cleared
4 8 (8.89%) ISTQB
4 8 (8.89%) Degree
5 5 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.11%) ACCA
7 1 (1.11%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (25.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (34.44%) Oracle
2 20 (22.22%) HP
3 10 (11.11%) SOASTA, Inc
4 6 (6.67%) Cisco
5 4 (4.44%) SAP
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Pension + Life Assurance
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Steria
Salary: £65,000 per annum Plus Bonuses
Posted: 5 days ago