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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 180 162 158
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 46 48 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.81% 0.89% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.94% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 38 39 44
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,706 £50,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,500 £65,750
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
5337 5127 5166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.86% 95.42% 94.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4439 4248 4386
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -1 18 £47,500 -13.63% 4
Coventry -13 8 £56,250 +0.89%
Wolverhampton - 7 £42,500 -
Shropshire - 6 £37,438 -
Warwickshire -9 5 £33,750 -37.20% 1
Walsall - 1 £47,500 -
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 33 (38.37%) Test Strategy
2 30 (34.88%) QA
3 29 (33.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (32.56%) Finance
5 23 (26.74%) ISEB
5 23 (26.74%) ISTQB
6 21 (24.42%) Selenium
6 21 (24.42%) Software Testing
7 20 (23.26%) Test Management
8 16 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (18.60%) Java
9 14 (16.28%) People Management
10 13 (15.12%) Degree
10 13 (15.12%) Performance Testing
11 12 (13.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (12.79%) Automation Testing
12 11 (12.79%) SDLC
12 11 (12.79%) Test Scripting
13 10 (11.63%) Coaching
14 9 (10.47%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (10.47%) Mentoring
14 9 (10.47%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (10.47%) Data Protection
14 9 (10.47%) Banking
15 8 (9.30%) Games
15 8 (9.30%) Project Management
16 7 (8.14%) MS Excel
16 7 (8.14%) HTML
16 7 (8.14%) SQL
16 7 (8.14%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Applications
1 7 (8.14%) MS Office
1 7 (8.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.49%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (24.42%) Selenium
2 6 (6.98%) JIRA
3 3 (3.49%) TestDirector
3 3 (3.49%) HP UFT
3 3 (3.49%) LoadRunner
3 3 (3.49%) TestComplete
3 3 (3.49%) AccuRev
3 3 (3.49%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (32.56%) Finance
2 9 (10.47%) Banking
3 8 (9.30%) Games
4 5 (5.81%) Military
5 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.65%) Retail
6 2 (2.33%) Local Government
7 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.14%) HTML
2 5 (5.81%) .NET
3 3 (3.49%) CSS
4 2 (2.33%) XML
5 1 (1.16%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.65%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.33%) Windows
2 1 (1.16%) Linux
2 1 (1.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (38.37%) Test Strategy
2 29 (33.72%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (24.42%) Software Testing
4 20 (23.26%) Test Management
5 16 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (16.28%) People Management
7 13 (15.12%) Performance Testing
8 11 (12.79%) Test Scripting
8 11 (12.79%) Automation Testing
8 11 (12.79%) SDLC
9 10 (11.63%) Coaching
10 9 (10.47%) Mentoring
10 9 (10.47%) Data Protection
10 9 (10.47%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (9.30%) Project Management
12 5 (5.81%) Change Management
12 5 (5.81%) Project Planning
12 5 (5.81%) Test Automation
13 4 (4.65%) Product Management
13 4 (4.65%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.60%) Java
2 7 (8.14%) SQL
3 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.65%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (26.74%) ISEB
1 23 (26.74%) ISTQB
2 13 (15.12%) Degree
3 12 (13.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.16%) HND
5 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (34.88%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 9 (10.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (6.98%) Oracle
2 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.81%) HP
3 2 (2.33%) SAP
4 1 (1.16%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.16%) Atlassian
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Car / Allowance
Posted: 7 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago