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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 178 182 154
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 49 30 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.88% 0.61% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.63% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 27 18 24
Average salary £56,500 £51,250 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.24% -
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £34,250 £43,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
5371 4794 4071
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.10% 96.99% 96.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4487 4180 3357
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
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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 -1 23 £47,500 - 3
Warwickshire -12 12 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Coventry - 7 £58,000 - 1
Shropshire +6 2 £52,500 - 2
Staffordshire -7 1 £42,500 -22.72%
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 55 (65.48%) Test Strategy
2 44 (52.38%) Test Management
3 36 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 35 (41.67%) QA
5 32 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (30.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 25 (29.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (29.76%) ISEB
8 24 (28.57%) Mentoring
9 22 (26.19%) Software Testing
9 22 (26.19%) Finance
10 17 (20.24%) Microsoft
11 15 (17.86%) Test Scripting
11 15 (17.86%) Test Planning
11 15 (17.86%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (17.86%) SDLC
12 14 (16.67%) Defect Management
13 13 (15.48%) Non-Functional Testing
14 11 (13.10%) Functional Testing
14 11 (13.10%) HP Quality Center
14 11 (13.10%) Performance Testing
14 11 (13.10%) Retail
15 10 (11.90%) Project Management
16 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
17 8 (9.52%) Data Centre
17 8 (9.52%) Project Planning
17 8 (9.52%) Six Sigma
17 8 (9.52%) Strategic Management
17 8 (9.52%) Management Information System
17 8 (9.52%) Military

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.38%) SAS
2 1 (1.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (7.14%) MS Office
2 4 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.38%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (8.33%) JIRA
2 4 (4.76%) HP UFT
2 4 (4.76%) Selenium
3 3 (3.57%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.19%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.19%) JMeter
4 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (26.19%) Finance
2 11 (13.10%) Retail
3 8 (9.52%) Military
4 7 (8.33%) Marketing
5 5 (5.95%) Banking
6 4 (4.76%) Games
6 4 (4.76%) Manufacturing
6 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.38%) Local Government
8 1 (1.19%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.19%) Legal
8 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.19%) .NET
1 1 (1.19%) Gherkin
1 1 (1.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.86%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 8 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.76%) Life Science
5 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.19%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (65.48%) Test Strategy
2 44 (52.38%) Test Management
3 32 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (30.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (29.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (28.57%) Mentoring
7 22 (26.19%) Software Testing
8 15 (17.86%) SDLC
8 15 (17.86%) Test Planning
8 15 (17.86%) Test Scripting
9 14 (16.67%) Defect Management
10 13 (15.48%) Non-Functional Testing
11 11 (13.10%) Functional Testing
11 11 (13.10%) Performance Testing
12 10 (11.90%) Project Management
13 8 (9.52%) Project Planning
13 8 (9.52%) Six Sigma
13 8 (9.52%) Strategic Management
14 7 (8.33%) Security Testing
14 7 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.14%) Java
1 6 (7.14%) SQL
2 4 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 25 (29.76%) ISEB
3 6 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (41.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (13.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (20.24%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.95%) SAP
3 2 (2.38%) HP
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle
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