The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 490 420 401
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 489 739 834
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.67% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.69% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 380 607 640
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,175 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.35%

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
94041 106882 116083
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.40% 96.46% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79248 88079 95023
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Manager
Salary Trend

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

Test Manager Salary Trend in the UK

Test Manager
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Manager over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 within the UK.

Test Manager Salary Histogram in the UK

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 Test Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 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 -63 452 £55,000 +4.76% 57
London +17 181 £67,500 +12.50% 18
South East -1 114 £55,000 +4.76% 9
West Midlands +2 46 £52,500 - 8
City of London +40 38 £67,500 +14.40% 12
Hampshire +21 38 £55,000 +19.24% 4
Scotland -11 29 £50,000 -9.09% 3
North West -18 28 £52,500 +20.68% 6
Yorkshire -57 25 £51,250 +2.50% 9
Birmingham -2 23 £51,250 -6.81% 3
South West -9 23 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Buckinghamshire +13 22 £47,000 -7.38% 1
Glasgow -6 20 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Manchester -24 19 £52,439 +22.15% 3
Berkshire -26 18 £57,500 -11.53%
West Yorkshire -36 16 £50,000 -1.96% 7
East Midlands -1 15 £51,250 +13.88%
Kent +18 14 £45,000 +12.50%
Gloucestershire -1 13 £45,000 - 1
Leeds -15 13 £50,000 - 3
Winchester - 13 £52,500 -
Cheltenham - 11 £45,000 -
Milton Keynes +26 10 £38,000 -19.14%
Surrey +20 10 £55,000 +29.41% 1
East of England +19 10 £55,000 - 1
Edinburgh -9 9 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Northamptonshire +7 8 £50,000 +5.26%
Southampton -1 8 £60,000 +50.00%
Fareham -5 8 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Oxfordshire -17 7 £47,500 +18.75%

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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 Test Manager in the job title.

1 374 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
2 358 (38.70%) Test Management
3 348 (37.62%) Finance
4 332 (35.89%) Test Strategy
5 303 (32.76%) QA
6 227 (24.54%) ISTQB
7 218 (23.57%) ISEB
8 198 (21.41%) User Acceptance Testing
9 182 (19.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 180 (19.46%) Test Automation
11 156 (16.86%) Selenium
12 149 (16.11%) Software Testing
13 137 (14.81%) Functional Testing
13 137 (14.81%) Mentoring
14 134 (14.49%) Test Planning
15 133 (14.38%) Non-Functional Testing
15 133 (14.38%) Automated Testing
16 126 (13.62%) SDLC
17 125 (13.51%) Project Management
18 119 (12.86%) Defect Management
19 117 (12.65%) Degree
19 117 (12.65%) Test Scripting
20 115 (12.43%) HP
21 103 (11.14%) Performance Testing
22 100 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
23 99 (10.70%) Java
24 98 (10.59%) Waterfall
25 96 (10.38%) Banking
26 88 (9.51%) Scrum
27 78 (8.43%) Coaching

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 13 (1.41%) Confluence
1 13 (1.41%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.54%) CMS
3 3 (0.32%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.11%) Apache
5 1 (0.11%) Drupal
5 1 (0.11%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 42 (4.54%) MS Office
2 41 (4.43%) MS Excel
3 23 (2.49%) MS Project
4 18 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 16 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.22%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.11%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (0.76%) SaaS
3 2 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.11%) IaaS
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.11%) Office 365
4 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.84%) Internet
2 7 (0.76%) Firewall
3 5 (0.54%) Ethernet
3 5 (0.54%) LAN
3 5 (0.54%) WAN
4 4 (0.43%) 2G
4 4 (0.43%) 3G
4 4 (0.43%) 4G
4 4 (0.43%) VoIP
5 3 (0.32%) ATM
5 3 (0.32%) HTTP
5 3 (0.32%) INAP
5 3 (0.32%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.22%) M3UA
6 2 (0.22%) SCCP
6 2 (0.22%) SCTP
6 2 (0.22%) SIGTRAN
6 2 (0.22%) SMPP
6 2 (0.22%) TCAP
6 2 (0.22%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (2.81%) Data Mining
2 25 (2.70%) Big Data
3 16 (1.73%) SQL Server
4 15 (1.62%) EDRMS
5 5 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.43%) DB2
7 3 (0.32%) DataStage
8 2 (0.22%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.22%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.11%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 156 (16.86%) Selenium
2 76 (8.22%) HP UFT
3 63 (6.81%) JIRA
4 55 (5.95%) Cucumber
5 46 (4.97%) WebDriver
6 41 (4.43%) LoadRunner
7 38 (4.11%) Jenkins
8 31 (3.35%) TestNG
9 28 (3.03%) JUnit
10 14 (1.51%) JMeter
11 13 (1.41%) SilkTest
11 13 (1.41%) SpecFlow
11 13 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (1.19%) Git (software)
13 10 (1.08%) Rational Functional Tester
13 10 (1.08%) Testopia
14 9 (0.97%) Bugzilla
15 8 (0.86%) Ranorex
15 8 (0.86%) RSpec
16 6 (0.65%) SoapUI
General
1 348 (37.62%) Finance
2 96 (10.38%) Banking
3 58 (6.27%) Retail
4 51 (5.51%) Telecoms
5 31 (3.35%) Marketing
6 24 (2.59%) Manufacturing
7 22 (2.38%) Games
8 15 (1.62%) Electronics
9 13 (1.41%) Back Office
10 12 (1.30%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.30%) Legal
11 11 (1.19%) Local Government
12 10 (1.08%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.97%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.54%) Law
15 4 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.32%) Advertising
16 3 (0.32%) Billing
16 3 (0.32%) Publishing
16 3 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (4.00%) .NET
2 25 (2.70%) Web Services
3 24 (2.59%) HTML
4 20 (2.16%) XML
5 18 (1.95%) SOAP
6 17 (1.84%) Gherkin
7 13 (1.41%) Middleware
8 10 (1.08%) XBRL
9 9 (0.97%) CSS
10 8 (0.86%) CGI
11 7 (0.76%) Ajax
12 6 (0.65%) Apache CXF
12 6 (0.65%) jQuery
13 5 (0.54%) ASP.NET
14 4 (0.43%) HTML5
14 4 (0.43%) REST
15 3 (0.32%) RESTful
16 2 (0.22%) AppFabric
16 2 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC
16 2 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 76 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 26 (2.81%) Social Media
4 25 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (1.84%) Mainframe
5 17 (1.84%) Mobile App
6 16 (1.73%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.62%) User Experience
8 13 (1.41%) Internet of Things
9 11 (1.19%) Mathematics
9 11 (1.19%) Virtual Team
10 10 (1.08%) Life Science
11 7 (0.76%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (0.65%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.65%) Smart Meter
13 5 (0.54%) Fintech
13 5 (0.54%) SWIFT
14 4 (0.43%) Market Risk
15 3 (0.32%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 55 (5.95%) Windows
2 45 (4.86%) Unix
3 30 (3.24%) Linux
4 4 (0.43%) AIX
5 3 (0.32%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.22%) Android
6 2 (0.22%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.11%) HPUX
7 1 (0.11%) Solaris
7 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
2 358 (38.70%) Test Management
3 332 (35.89%) Test Strategy
4 198 (21.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 182 (19.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 180 (19.46%) Test Automation
7 149 (16.11%) Software Testing
8 137 (14.81%) Functional Testing
8 137 (14.81%) Mentoring
9 134 (14.49%) Test Planning
10 133 (14.38%) Automated Testing
10 133 (14.38%) Non-Functional Testing
11 126 (13.62%) SDLC
12 125 (13.51%) Project Management
13 119 (12.86%) Defect Management
14 117 (12.65%) Test Scripting
15 103 (11.14%) Performance Testing
16 98 (10.59%) Waterfall
17 88 (9.51%) Scrum
18 78 (8.43%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 99 (10.70%) Java
2 64 (6.92%) SQL
3 53 (5.73%) C#
4 32 (3.46%) C
5 24 (2.59%) Python
6 23 (2.49%) JavaScript
7 22 (2.38%) Ruby
8 16 (1.73%) Shell Script
9 12 (1.30%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.08%) VB.NET
11 9 (0.97%) VB
12 6 (0.65%) C++
12 6 (0.65%) Groovy
13 5 (0.54%) Perl
14 4 (0.43%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.11%) PHP
15 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 227 (24.54%) ISTQB
2 218 (23.57%) ISEB
3 117 (12.65%) Degree
4 68 (7.35%) Security Cleared
5 55 (5.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 47 (5.08%) SC Cleared
7 39 (4.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 29 (3.14%) ISEB Practitioner
9 24 (2.59%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.43%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.43%) PMP
12 3 (0.32%) CSQA
13 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.11%) CISM
14 1 (0.11%) CISSP
14 1 (0.11%) CREST Certified
14 1 (0.11%) Network+ Certification
14 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 303 (32.76%) QA
2 15 (1.62%) SLA
3 14 (1.51%) GAMP
4 3 (0.32%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) FATCA
6 1 (0.11%) GMP
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 100 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.22%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (0.22%) Puppet
3 1 (0.11%) Ansible
3 1 (0.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 115 (12.43%) HP
2 73 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 44 (4.76%) SAP
4 32 (3.46%) Oracle
5 15 (1.62%) OpenText
5 15 (1.62%) Siebel
6 13 (1.41%) Cognizant
7 12 (1.30%) Capita
8 7 (0.76%) Atlassian
9 6 (0.65%) IBM
10 4 (0.43%) IBM Sterling
10 4 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.43%) VMware
11 3 (0.32%) EMC
11 3 (0.32%) Guidewire
11 3 (0.32%) Hitachi
11 3 (0.32%) Infor
11 3 (0.32%) Informatica
11 3 (0.32%) Rally
11 3 (0.32%) SOASTA, Inc
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000- £60,000 + strong benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £110,000+ plus unrivalled benefits package
Posted: 23 hours ago
North West
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Travel, Pension, Bonus and more
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Xchanging
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £ 95,000 + bonus (20-30%) + pension + healthcare + life insuranc
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £70,000- £85,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Sainsbury's
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + 20% bonus, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Free Parking, Pension, Career Develo
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £85,000
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £90,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £48,000 to £52,000 per annum Plus Car or Car Allowance + bonus (C
Posted: 3 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: from £62,673
Posted: 14 days ago