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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 488 491 427
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -64
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 443 567 738
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.54% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.55% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 361 400 542
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £41,650
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +5.00%

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
86446 102226 109753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.57% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 71817 85217 90858
Median salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 0 426 £55,000 -0.90% 42
London -26 124 £65,500 +0.76% 14
South East +70 116 £54,500 +2.83% 6
Yorkshire +21 47 £55,000 +22.22% 4
North West -17 42 £50,000 -9.09% 4
Hampshire +19 38 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Manchester -1 36 £50,000 -9.09% 1
East of England +22 30 £57,500 -8.00% 1
Berkshire +24 24 £57,000 +3.63% 1
Leeds +24 24 £56,250 +25.00% 2
East Midlands +22 24 £42,500 -5.55% 1
West Yorkshire +11 24 £56,250 +25.00% 2
West Midlands -28 23 £50,000 - 9
Kent +19 19 £47,500 +8.57%
Northamptonshire +18 19 £42,500 - 1
South West -10 18 £60,000 +2.12% 3
Buckinghamshire +26 17 £58,750 +11.90% 1
Winchester +21 17 £55,000 +4.76%
Birmingham -15 14 £54,250 +3.33% 3
North Yorkshire - 13 £56,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +8 12 £55,000 -8.33%
Bedfordshire +12 11 £65,000 -7.14%
South Yorkshire +11 10 £37,500 -18.47% 1
Luton -9 10 £65,000 +18.18%
High Wycombe +16 9 £58,750 +11.90%
East Sussex +30 8 £50,000 +13.63%
Gloucestershire -40 8 £60,000 -7.69%
Surrey +34 7 £52,500 -12.50% 1
Milton Keynes +16 7 £57,500 +12.74% 1
Bristol +9 7 £61,250 +18.93% 2

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 425 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
2 328 (35.73%) Test Strategy
3 319 (34.75%) Test Management
4 290 (31.59%) Finance
5 267 (29.08%) QA
6 237 (25.82%) ISTQB
7 214 (23.31%) ISEB
8 188 (20.48%) Software Testing
9 176 (19.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 171 (18.63%) SDLC
11 158 (17.21%) User Acceptance Testing
12 156 (16.99%) Selenium
13 138 (15.03%) HP
14 131 (14.27%) Test Automation
15 126 (13.73%) HP Quality Center
15 126 (13.73%) Waterfall
16 123 (13.40%) Degree
16 123 (13.40%) Project Management
17 119 (12.96%) Banking
18 110 (11.98%) Mentoring
19 107 (11.66%) Test Scripting
20 106 (11.55%) Process Improvement
20 106 (11.55%) Automation Testing
21 105 (11.44%) SQL
22 100 (10.89%) Coaching
23 95 (10.35%) Performance Testing
23 95 (10.35%) Automated Testing
24 91 (9.91%) Functional Testing
25 89 (9.69%) Regression Testing
26 88 (9.59%) Test Planning

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 40 (4.36%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.07%) Confluence
2 19 (2.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (0.65%) CICS
4 5 (0.54%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (0.44%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.33%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 57 (6.21%) MS Excel
2 36 (3.92%) MS Office
3 30 (3.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (2.18%) MS Project
5 7 (0.76%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.33%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 11 (1.20%) SAP CO
1 11 (1.20%) SAP FI
1 11 (1.20%) SAP FI/CO
2 6 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.22%) Maximo
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.22%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.22%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.31%) SaaS
2 6 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.22%) Sage Pay
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.11%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.42%) Firewall
2 6 (0.65%) Internet
3 4 (0.44%) Ethernet
3 4 (0.44%) LAN
3 4 (0.44%) SAN
3 4 (0.44%) WAN
4 2 (0.22%) ATM
5 1 (0.11%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (0.11%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.11%) CTI
5 1 (0.11%) FTP
5 1 (0.11%) Intranet
5 1 (0.11%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (1.20%) Relational Database
4 9 (0.98%) RDBMS
5 8 (0.87%) Big Data
5 8 (0.87%) DB2
6 6 (0.65%) Data Mining
6 6 (0.65%) DataStage
7 5 (0.54%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.33%) MySQL
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle OWB
11 1 (0.11%) EDRMS
11 1 (0.11%) Endeca
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.11%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 156 (16.99%) Selenium
2 74 (8.06%) JIRA
3 73 (7.95%) LoadRunner
4 56 (6.10%) Cucumber
4 56 (6.10%) HP UFT
5 35 (3.81%) Jenkins
6 33 (3.59%) WebDriver
7 26 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 24 (2.61%) JMeter
9 20 (2.18%) SpecFlow
10 17 (1.85%) SoapUI
11 15 (1.63%) Robot Framework
12 12 (1.31%) Ranorex
13 11 (1.20%) Visual Studio
14 10 (1.09%) Bugzilla
14 10 (1.09%) Git (software)
15 9 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (0.98%) Testopia
16 8 (0.87%) JUnit
16 8 (0.87%) Maven
General
1 290 (31.59%) Finance
2 119 (12.96%) Banking
3 38 (4.14%) Investment Banking
4 25 (2.72%) Retail
5 20 (2.18%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.96%) Back Office
7 15 (1.63%) Legal
8 13 (1.42%) Games
9 12 (1.31%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.09%) Electronics
11 8 (0.87%) Military
12 7 (0.76%) Front Office
12 7 (0.76%) Law
13 6 (0.65%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.54%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.44%) Marketing
16 3 (0.33%) Advertising
17 2 (0.22%) German Language
17 2 (0.22%) Private Banking
18 1 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (6.43%) .NET
2 40 (4.36%) HTML
3 25 (2.72%) XML
4 23 (2.51%) Gherkin
5 22 (2.40%) Web Services
6 21 (2.29%) SOAP
7 15 (1.63%) XBRL
8 12 (1.31%) Middleware
9 11 (1.20%) CSS
10 9 (0.98%) HTML5
11 8 (0.87%) ASP.NET
12 7 (0.76%) .NET Framework
12 7 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
12 7 (0.76%) RESTful
13 6 (0.65%) Ajax
13 6 (0.65%) Spring
14 4 (0.44%) Apache CXF
14 4 (0.44%) ASP.NET 2.0
14 4 (0.44%) Node.js
15 3 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 48 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.05%) Mobile App
3 20 (2.18%) Management Information System
4 17 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 15 (1.63%) Driving Licence
5 15 (1.63%) Mathematics
6 13 (1.42%) Derivative
7 12 (1.31%) Reinsurance
8 11 (1.20%) Fixed Income
8 11 (1.20%) Mainframe
9 10 (1.09%) iPad
10 9 (0.98%) Data Centre
11 8 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.65%) Fintech
12 6 (0.65%) VSAM
13 5 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.54%) OTC Derivatives
14 4 (0.44%) Embedded Systems
14 4 (0.44%) EPoS
14 4 (0.44%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 45 (4.90%) Windows
2 38 (4.14%) Unix
3 24 (2.61%) Linux
4 7 (0.76%) AIX
4 7 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.33%) Solaris
6 2 (0.22%) Android
6 2 (0.22%) HPUX
6 2 (0.22%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.11%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
2 328 (35.73%) Test Strategy
3 319 (34.75%) Test Management
4 188 (20.48%) Software Testing
5 176 (19.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 171 (18.63%) SDLC
7 158 (17.21%) User Acceptance Testing
8 131 (14.27%) Test Automation
9 126 (13.73%) Waterfall
10 123 (13.40%) Project Management
11 110 (11.98%) Mentoring
12 107 (11.66%) Test Scripting
13 106 (11.55%) Automation Testing
13 106 (11.55%) Process Improvement
14 100 (10.89%) Coaching
15 95 (10.35%) Automated Testing
15 95 (10.35%) Performance Testing
16 91 (9.91%) Functional Testing
17 89 (9.69%) Regression Testing
18 88 (9.59%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 105 (11.44%) SQL
2 80 (8.71%) Java
3 34 (3.70%) C#
4 19 (2.07%) C
5 15 (1.63%) VB.NET
6 13 (1.42%) Ruby
7 12 (1.31%) T-SQL
8 10 (1.09%) JavaScript
9 9 (0.98%) PowerShell
10 8 (0.87%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.76%) C++
11 7 (0.76%) PL/SQL
11 7 (0.76%) Python
12 6 (0.65%) COBOL
12 6 (0.65%) JCL
13 5 (0.54%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.54%) Perl
14 3 (0.33%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.22%) Groovy
15 2 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 237 (25.82%) ISTQB
2 214 (23.31%) ISEB
3 123 (13.40%) Degree
4 70 (7.63%) Security Cleared
5 59 (6.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 58 (6.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 51 (5.56%) DV Cleared
8 50 (5.45%) ISEB Practitioner
9 42 (4.58%) SC Cleared
10 18 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.87%) CCNA
11 8 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.87%) HND
12 4 (0.44%) CCNP
12 4 (0.44%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (0.22%) CIPD
13 2 (0.22%) MBCS
13 2 (0.22%) PMP
14 1 (0.11%) CSQA
14 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 267 (29.08%) QA
2 28 (3.05%) SLA
3 3 (0.33%) COSO
3 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.33%) SDET
4 2 (0.22%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.22%) MiFID
5 1 (0.11%) BS25999
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 6 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (0.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 126 (13.73%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.65%) SCOrch
3 4 (0.44%) Endace
4 3 (0.33%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (0.33%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.11%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.11%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.11%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.11%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.11%) Control-M
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 138 (15.03%) HP
2 75 (8.17%) SAP
3 63 (6.86%) Microsoft
4 59 (6.43%) Oracle
5 28 (3.05%) IBM
6 14 (1.53%) Murex
7 11 (1.20%) Cognizant
8 10 (1.09%) Remedy
9 9 (0.98%) Citrix
9 9 (0.98%) EMC
10 7 (0.76%) Capita
11 6 (0.65%) Ariba
11 6 (0.65%) Dell
11 6 (0.65%) Informatica
11 6 (0.65%) Riverbed
12 5 (0.54%) Cadence
12 5 (0.54%) ServiceNow
13 4 (0.44%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.44%) SOASTA, Inc
13 4 (0.44%) webMethods
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Resource Group
Salary: £60-80K + Bonus & 20% Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Car + Additional Bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Plus Car or Car Allowance + bonus (Circa £65,0
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Plus Full Benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + 27.5 days hol + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: From £51,296
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £70000 - £78000 per annum + Bonus + Car + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: From £31,424 to £42,570 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
South East London
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum inc Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: From £42,570 to £51,296 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Edge Testing Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Accenture
Posted: 25 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: from £51,296
Posted: 12 days ago