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 24 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
UK
Rank 482 541 405
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -136
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 420 443 756
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.43% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.45% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 323 337 573
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,750 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £53,500 £53,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+0.94% +6.00%

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
81156 98559 103265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.34% 96.44% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67379 82685 85216
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 24 February 2017 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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +74 396 £55,000 -4.34% 49
South East +57 112 £52,500 -4.54% 8
London +25 94 £70,000 +3.70% 24
South West +37 51 £55,000 +4.76% 3
Yorkshire +40 40 £55,000 +22.22% 2
East of England +25 29 £60,000 -7.69% 3
Kent +31 26 £47,500 +8.57% 2
Bristol +21 26 £67,500 +31.06% 2
West Midlands -1 25 £47,500 -20.16% 6
West Yorkshire +23 24 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Hampshire +15 24 £55,000 +1.38% 1
North West -19 23 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Leeds +26 21 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Surrey +61 20 £52,500 -12.50% 1
Hertfordshire +20 19 £60,000 -4.00% 1
Birmingham +3 18 £45,000 - 3
Manchester -25 17 £55,000 +24.85% 2
East Midlands +22 16 £47,500 -1.04%
Berkshire +17 14 £77,000 +31.06% 1
City of London +15 14 £80,000 +6.66% 7
Reigate - 14 £52,500 - 1
Wiltshire - 13 £55,000 -
North Yorkshire - 11 £55,000 -
Watford +8 10 £60,000 +14.28% 1
East Sussex - 10 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire +22 9 £65,000 +33.33% 1
Oxford - 9 £65,000 - 1
Portsmouth - 9 £75,000 -
Bedfordshire +20 8 £61,500 -12.14%
Basingstoke +8 8 £55,000 +4.76%

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 420 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (31.91%) Finance
3 271 (31.22%) Test Strategy
4 267 (30.76%) Test Management
5 245 (28.23%) QA
6 244 (28.11%) ISTQB
7 215 (24.77%) ISEB
8 181 (20.85%) User Acceptance Testing
9 168 (19.35%) Software Testing
10 166 (19.12%) Test Automation
11 160 (18.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 144 (16.59%) SDLC
13 140 (16.13%) Selenium
14 117 (13.48%) HP
15 115 (13.25%) Waterfall
16 113 (13.02%) Test Scripting
17 111 (12.79%) Mentoring
18 110 (12.67%) Project Management
19 103 (11.87%) SQL
19 103 (11.87%) Degree
20 101 (11.64%) Performance Testing
20 101 (11.64%) Automation Testing
21 100 (11.52%) Functional Testing
22 97 (11.18%) Coaching
23 96 (11.06%) Automated Testing
24 94 (10.83%) Regression Testing
24 94 (10.83%) HP Quality Center
25 88 (10.14%) Non-Functional Testing
26 85 (9.79%) Banking
27 82 (9.45%) Continuous Integration

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 29 (3.34%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.42%) Confluence
3 14 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (0.92%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.58%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (0.35%) CICS
7 3 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.35%) IIS
8 2 (0.23%) Apache
8 2 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.12%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 46 (5.30%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.46%) MS Office
3 21 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (2.30%) MS Project
5 12 (1.38%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.46%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.35%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.35%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.35%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.35%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.23%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.23%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.76%) SuccessFactors
2 11 (1.27%) SaaS
3 4 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.12%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.12%) Office 365
4 1 (0.12%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.04%) Firewall
2 2 (0.23%) Ethernet
2 2 (0.23%) LAN
2 2 (0.23%) WAN
3 1 (0.12%) FTP
3 1 (0.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.61%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (1.15%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.04%) RDBMS
5 5 (0.58%) Big Data
5 5 (0.58%) DB2
5 5 (0.58%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.46%) Oracle OWB
7 3 (0.35%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.35%) DataStage
7 3 (0.35%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.23%) MySQL
9 1 (0.12%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.12%) Endeca
9 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 140 (16.13%) Selenium
2 77 (8.87%) JIRA
3 56 (6.45%) LoadRunner
4 49 (5.65%) Cucumber
5 38 (4.38%) HP UFT
5 38 (4.38%) Jenkins
6 34 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 33 (3.80%) WebDriver
8 21 (2.42%) JMeter
9 20 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 17 (1.96%) Appium
11 15 (1.73%) Robot Framework
11 15 (1.73%) SoapUI
11 15 (1.73%) SpecFlow
12 14 (1.61%) Calabash
12 14 (1.61%) JUnit
13 13 (1.50%) Gatling
13 13 (1.50%) The Grinder
14 12 (1.38%) Bugzilla
14 12 (1.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 277 (31.91%) Finance
2 85 (9.79%) Banking
3 26 (3.00%) Retail
4 22 (2.53%) Investment Banking
5 15 (1.73%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.50%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.27%) Games
7 11 (1.27%) Legal
7 11 (1.27%) Marketing
8 10 (1.15%) Electronics
9 9 (1.04%) Military
10 7 (0.81%) Automotive
11 6 (0.69%) Front Office
11 6 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.35%) Advertising
12 3 (0.35%) Law
12 3 (0.35%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.23%) Billing
13 2 (0.23%) Publishing
14 1 (0.12%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (6.91%) .NET
2 28 (3.23%) HTML
3 22 (2.53%) XML
4 18 (2.07%) Gherkin
5 17 (1.96%) Web Services
6 15 (1.73%) CSS
6 15 (1.73%) SOAP
7 9 (1.04%) XBRL
8 8 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
9 7 (0.81%) Middleware
10 6 (0.69%) .NET Framework
10 6 (0.69%) RESTful
10 6 (0.69%) Spring
11 5 (0.58%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.58%) Hibernate
12 4 (0.46%) Node.js
13 3 (0.35%) AngularJS
13 3 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
13 3 (0.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 34 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 27 (3.11%) Mobile App
4 20 (2.30%) Computer Science
5 15 (1.73%) Fintech
6 12 (1.38%) Data Centre
7 9 (1.04%) Fixed Income
8 8 (0.92%) Driving Licence
8 8 (0.92%) iPad
8 8 (0.92%) Virtual Team
9 7 (0.81%) Reinsurance
10 6 (0.69%) Derivative
10 6 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.58%) Equities
12 4 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.46%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.46%) Market Risk
13 3 (0.35%) Credit Risk
13 3 (0.35%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 40 (4.61%) Windows
2 26 (3.00%) Unix
3 17 (1.96%) Linux
4 7 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.12%) AIX
6 1 (0.12%) Android
6 1 (0.12%) Solaris
6 1 (0.12%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (31.22%) Test Strategy
3 267 (30.76%) Test Management
4 181 (20.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 168 (19.35%) Software Testing
6 166 (19.12%) Test Automation
7 160 (18.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 144 (16.59%) SDLC
9 115 (13.25%) Waterfall
10 113 (13.02%) Test Scripting
11 111 (12.79%) Mentoring
12 110 (12.67%) Project Management
13 101 (11.64%) Automation Testing
13 101 (11.64%) Performance Testing
14 100 (11.52%) Functional Testing
15 97 (11.18%) Coaching
16 96 (11.06%) Automated Testing
17 94 (10.83%) Regression Testing
18 88 (10.14%) Non-Functional Testing
19 82 (9.45%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 103 (11.87%) SQL
2 78 (8.99%) Java
3 37 (4.26%) C#
4 18 (2.07%) C
5 17 (1.96%) JavaScript
6 12 (1.38%) PowerShell
7 11 (1.27%) VB.NET
8 8 (0.92%) C++
9 7 (0.81%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.69%) PL/SQL
10 6 (0.69%) Python
10 6 (0.69%) Ruby
11 5 (0.58%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.58%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.46%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.35%) COBOL
13 3 (0.35%) JCL
13 3 (0.35%) Perl
13 3 (0.35%) VB
13 3 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 244 (28.11%) ISTQB
2 215 (24.77%) ISEB
3 103 (11.87%) Degree
4 54 (6.22%) Security Cleared
5 47 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 36 (4.15%) DV Cleared
6 36 (4.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 36 (4.15%) SC Cleared
7 33 (3.80%) ISEB Practitioner
8 15 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (1.61%) CCNA
9 14 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (1.61%) HND
10 8 (0.92%) CCNP
11 6 (0.69%) Network+ Certification
12 5 (0.58%) MBCS
13 4 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.23%) MBA
14 2 (0.23%) SAP Certification
15 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (28.23%) QA
2 21 (2.42%) SLA
3 7 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (0.81%) SDET
4 2 (0.23%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.23%) MiFID
5 1 (0.12%) COSO
5 1 (0.12%) IFRS
5 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 3 (0.35%) Docker
2 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 94 (10.83%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.92%) Endace
3 3 (0.35%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.35%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.12%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.12%) Control-M
4 1 (0.12%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 117 (13.48%) HP
2 74 (8.53%) SAP
3 66 (7.60%) Microsoft
4 59 (6.80%) Oracle
5 24 (2.76%) IBM
6 20 (2.30%) Ariba
7 10 (1.15%) Cadence
7 10 (1.15%) Remedy
7 10 (1.15%) Riverbed
8 8 (0.92%) Atlassian
9 7 (0.81%) EMC
9 7 (0.81%) Murex
10 5 (0.58%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.46%) Cognizant
11 4 (0.46%) Informatica
11 4 (0.46%) SOASTA, Inc
11 4 (0.46%) webMethods
12 3 (0.35%) Capita
12 3 (0.35%) Dynatrace
12 3 (0.35%) Google
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
MA Associates Worldwide
Salary: Unspecified Competitive salary and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £70,000 to £86,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £80,000 DOE plus an attractive pension, bonus and monetary benef
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car and excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Salary: pension, flexible working
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus & Others
Posted: 4 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham
Specsavers
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Sapiens (UK) Insurance Software Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: £51,296 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: From £31,424 to £42,570 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
South West
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £52000 - £62239 per annum + up to £9,950
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
itecopeople
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £28000 per annum + Exceptional Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
UBS
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stott & May
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: £51,296 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary + Car + Bonus
Posted: 24 days ago
Southend-On-Sea
Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Service
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
UBS
Posted: 10 days ago