The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had QA Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Test Manager
Rank 839 869 902
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Manager 71 97 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.089% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.092% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 65 85 51
Median salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,700 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
91699 105420 108853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.25% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76674 87821 88006
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured QA Test Manager in the job title.

QA Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QA Test Manager
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Test Manager within the UK.

QA Test Manager Salary Trend in the UK

QA Test Manager
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Test Manager over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 within the UK.

QA Test Manager Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Test Manager
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Test Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 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
England +31 71 £60,000 +9.09% 6
London +53 34 £65,000 - 3
South East +48 17 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Hampshire - 12 £55,000 -
City of London +53 9 £62,500 -10.71% 1
Fareham - 9 £55,000 -
West Midlands -5 8 £47,500 +1.06% 2
Birmingham - 8 £47,500 - 1
East of England +17 5 £40,000 -38.46%
Berkshire +27 4 £65,000 -10.34%
Bedfordshire +17 4 £40,000 -
Luton +2 4 £40,000 -
South West -10 3 £40,000 -2.43%
Southampton - 3 £35,500 -
Yorkshire +1 2 £37,500 -25.00%
Poole - 2 £37,500 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £37,500 -
Dorset - 2 £37,500 -
East Midlands +17 1 - -
Reading +15 1 £70,000 -12.50%
Cambridgeshire +13 1 £47,500 -34.48%
Newbury +2 1 £65,000 +18.18%
Cambridge - 1 £47,500 -
Dover - 1 £50,000 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £40,000 -
Kent - 1 £50,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £40,000 -
North East - 1 £40,000 -

QA Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, QA 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 featuring QA Test Manager in the job title.

1 123 (100.00%) QA
2 69 (56.10%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (43.09%) Test Strategy
4 28 (22.76%) Selenium
5 26 (21.14%) Test Management
6 23 (18.70%) Finance
7 22 (17.89%) Software Testing
8 21 (17.07%) ISTQB
9 20 (16.26%) Functional Testing
10 19 (15.45%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (14.63%) JIRA
11 18 (14.63%) Regression Testing
11 18 (14.63%) BDD
11 18 (14.63%) Test Scripting
12 17 (13.82%) Agile Testing
12 17 (13.82%) Java
13 16 (13.01%) SQL
13 16 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (13.01%) People Management
14 15 (12.20%) Defect Management
14 15 (12.20%) ISEB
14 15 (12.20%) Integration Testing
15 14 (11.38%) Performance Testing
15 14 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (11.38%) Automated Testing
15 14 (11.38%) Mentoring
15 14 (11.38%) Cucumber
15 14 (11.38%) Automation Testing
16 13 (10.57%) Scrum
16 13 (10.57%) TDD

QA Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 2 (1.63%) CMS
2 1 (0.81%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.69%) Internet
2 3 (2.44%) Firewall
3 1 (0.81%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.81%) DataStage
4 1 (0.81%) DB2
Development Applications
1 28 (22.76%) Selenium
2 18 (14.63%) JIRA
3 14 (11.38%) Cucumber
4 9 (7.32%) Jenkins
5 6 (4.88%) SpecFlow
6 5 (4.07%) HP UFT
6 5 (4.07%) SoapUI
7 4 (3.25%) FitNesse
7 4 (3.25%) LoadRunner
7 4 (3.25%) Robot Framework
7 4 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.25%) WATIR
8 2 (1.63%) JMeter
8 2 (1.63%) Jtest
8 2 (1.63%) YouTrack
9 1 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.81%) Zephyr
General
1 23 (18.70%) Finance
2 9 (7.32%) Back Office
3 8 (6.50%) Retail
4 7 (5.69%) Banking
4 7 (5.69%) Games
4 7 (5.69%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.63%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.63%) Legal
5 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.63%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Electronics
6 1 (0.81%) Law
6 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.32%) HTML
2 8 (6.50%) .NET
3 7 (5.69%) CSS
4 6 (4.88%) Gherkin
5 4 (3.25%) Ajax
5 4 (3.25%) Apache CXF
5 4 (3.25%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.25%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 3 (2.44%) Entity Framework
6 3 (2.44%) Lambda Expressions
6 3 (2.44%) LINQ
6 3 (2.44%) RESTful
7 2 (1.63%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (1.63%) Flash
7 2 (1.63%) HTML5
7 2 (1.63%) Silverlight
7 2 (1.63%) Web Services
7 2 (1.63%) XML
8 1 (0.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (7.32%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.88%) Reinsurance
2 6 (4.88%) User Experience
3 5 (4.07%) Internet of Things
4 4 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.25%) iPad
5 3 (2.44%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.63%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.81%) Derivative
7 1 (0.81%) Fintech
7 1 (0.81%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.44%) Windows
2 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (56.10%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (43.09%) Test Strategy
3 26 (21.14%) Test Management
4 22 (17.89%) Software Testing
5 20 (16.26%) Functional Testing
6 19 (15.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (14.63%) BDD
7 18 (14.63%) Regression Testing
7 18 (14.63%) Test Scripting
8 17 (13.82%) Agile Testing
9 16 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (13.01%) People Management
10 15 (12.20%) Defect Management
10 15 (12.20%) Integration Testing
11 14 (11.38%) Automated Testing
11 14 (11.38%) Automation Testing
11 14 (11.38%) Mentoring
11 14 (11.38%) Performance Testing
11 14 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (10.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.82%) Java
2 16 (13.01%) SQL
3 10 (8.13%) C#
4 8 (6.50%) T-SQL
5 7 (5.69%) Ruby
6 4 (3.25%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.44%) C
7 3 (2.44%) Groovy
8 2 (1.63%) C++
9 1 (0.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (17.07%) ISTQB
2 15 (12.20%) ISEB
3 7 (5.69%) Degree
4 5 (4.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.81%) ACCA
5 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) GAMP
2 1 (0.81%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (3.25%) HP
2 3 (2.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.44%) Oracle
3 2 (1.63%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (0.81%) AppDynamics
4 1 (0.81%) Cognizant
4 1 (0.81%) IBM
4 1 (0.81%) IBM Sterling
4 1 (0.81%) Informatica
4 1 (0.81%) New Relic
4 1 (0.81%) SAP
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