The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the Yorkshire 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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 215 192 148
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -44
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 48 35 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.63% 0.62% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.64% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 35 24 34
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,700 £44,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £60,000
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 Yorkshire 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
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7303 5430 5612
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.56% 95.46% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 5850 4327 4648
Average salary £37,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Yorkshire region.

Test Manager Salary Trend in Yorkshire

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Test Manager
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 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
West Yorkshire -21 29 £50,000 - 4
North Yorkshire +3 15 £50,000 +33.33% 2
South Yorkshire -24 4 £63,750 +50.00%
Test Manager
England

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Yorkshire 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 60 (54.05%) Finance
2 58 (52.25%) Test Strategy
3 55 (49.55%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (33.33%) ISEB
5 33 (29.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (25.23%) ISTQB
7 25 (22.52%) Waterfall
8 24 (21.62%) Test Management
9 22 (19.82%) Line Management
9 22 (19.82%) SQL
10 21 (18.92%) Regression Testing
11 20 (18.02%) Test Scripting
12 19 (17.12%) QA
13 17 (15.32%) Performance Testing
13 17 (15.32%) BDD
14 15 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
15 14 (12.61%) Test Automation
16 13 (11.71%) Test Planning
16 13 (11.71%) Selenium
16 13 (11.71%) Project Management
17 12 (10.81%) Microsoft
17 12 (10.81%) MS Excel
17 12 (10.81%) Software Testing
18 11 (9.91%) Mentoring
18 11 (9.91%) Cucumber
18 11 (9.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 10 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
19 10 (9.01%) Manual Testing
20 9 (8.11%) System Testing
21 8 (7.21%) Scrum

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Yorkshire 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 12 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.90%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.80%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (11.71%) Selenium
2 11 (9.91%) Cucumber
3 7 (6.31%) Capybara
3 7 (6.31%) Jenkins
3 7 (6.31%) Git (software)
3 7 (6.31%) Subversion
4 4 (3.60%) JBehave
4 4 (3.60%) JUnit
4 4 (3.60%) JMeter
4 4 (3.60%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.70%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (1.80%) JIRA
7 1 (0.90%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.90%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.90%) TestLink
General
1 60 (54.05%) Finance
2 6 (5.41%) Retail
3 5 (4.50%) Games
4 4 (3.60%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.80%) Publishing
5 2 (1.80%) Marketing
6 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.70%) NHS
3 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.80%) User Experience
4 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.31%) UNIX
2 1 (0.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (52.25%) Test Strategy
2 55 (49.55%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (29.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (22.52%) Waterfall
5 24 (21.62%) Test Management
6 22 (19.82%) Line Management
7 21 (18.92%) Regression Testing
8 20 (18.02%) Test Scripting
9 17 (15.32%) BDD
9 17 (15.32%) Performance Testing
10 15 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (12.61%) Test Automation
12 13 (11.71%) Project Management
12 13 (11.71%) Test Planning
13 12 (10.81%) Software Testing
14 11 (9.91%) Mentoring
15 10 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (9.01%) Manual Testing
16 9 (8.11%) System Testing
17 8 (7.21%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.82%) SQL
2 5 (4.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 37 (33.33%) ISEB
2 28 (25.23%) ISTQB
3 11 (9.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.90%) Degree
4 1 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.12%) QA
2 5 (4.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.90%) Citrix
2 1 (0.90%) VMware
2 1 (0.90%) ServiceNow
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle
2 1 (0.90%) SAP
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