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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 488 432 400
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 477 699 801
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.64% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.66% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 387 537 571
Median salary £56,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.81% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £44,500 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,861 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.72% -

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% -

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 28 September 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 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 -53 457 £56,000 +1.81% 50
London -11 144 £72,500 +11.53% 18
South East +73 143 £55,000 +1.38% 11
Yorkshire -28 47 £56,000 +12.00% 2
Berkshire +40 45 £57,000 +3.63% 1
Hampshire +24 35 £55,000 +8.91% 5
South West -28 32 £50,000 -9.09% 4
Kent +38 29 £45,000 -14.28%
North West -32 29 £50,000 +5.26% 6
West Yorkshire -16 28 £50,000 -0.99% 1
West Midlands -21 27 £52,500 +10.52% 6
City of London +22 23 £68,750 -1.78% 9
East of England +9 23 £47,000 -20.33% 1
Birmingham -20 22 £52,500 +10.52% 2
Buckinghamshire +20 21 £60,000 +13.20%
Manchester -22 21 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Leeds +3 16 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Fareham +15 15 £55,000 -25.42% 1
Gloucestershire -23 13 £45,000 -25.00% 3
High Wycombe +4 12 £60,000 +12.14%
North Yorkshire - 11 £56,000 - 1
Maidenhead -1 10 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Chatham - 10 £50,000 -
East Midlands +9 9 £62,500 +38.88% 1
Bristol +1 9 £56,250 +25.00% 1
Milton Keynes +23 7 £62,500 +16.82%
Cambridgeshire +10 7 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Essex +10 7 £55,000 -12.69%
South Yorkshire -8 7 £37,500 -15.73%
Bedfordshire +19 6 £40,000 -

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 399 (41.43%) Agile Software Development
2 367 (38.11%) Test Strategy
3 342 (35.51%) Finance
4 340 (35.31%) Test Management
5 296 (30.74%) QA
6 207 (21.50%) ISTQB
7 180 (18.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 180 (18.69%) ISEB
8 168 (17.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 161 (16.72%) Software Testing
10 156 (16.20%) Selenium
11 142 (14.75%) HP
12 139 (14.43%) SDLC
13 138 (14.33%) Test Automation
14 135 (14.02%) HP Quality Center
15 132 (13.71%) Project Management
16 129 (13.40%) Mentoring
17 120 (12.46%) Waterfall
18 119 (12.36%) Test Scripting
19 118 (12.25%) Degree
19 118 (12.25%) Banking
20 115 (11.94%) Performance Testing
21 114 (11.84%) Functional Testing
22 112 (11.63%) Automated Testing
23 110 (11.42%) Non-Functional Testing
24 109 (11.32%) Test Planning
25 100 (10.38%) Regression Testing
26 93 (9.66%) Java
27 92 (9.55%) Automation Testing
28 85 (8.83%) Defect Management

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 24 (2.49%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.77%) Confluence
3 7 (0.73%) Tomcat
4 6 (0.62%) CICS
5 4 (0.42%) CMS
6 3 (0.31%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.10%) Apache
7 1 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.10%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 49 (5.09%) MS Excel
2 40 (4.15%) MS Office
3 23 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (1.77%) MS Project
5 9 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.21%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 11 (1.14%) SAP CO
1 11 (1.14%) SAP FI
1 11 (1.14%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.21%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.21%) Maximo
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.21%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.21%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.10%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.10%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.83%) SaaS
2 5 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.21%) Sage Pay
5 1 (0.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.56%) Internet
2 11 (1.14%) Firewall
3 5 (0.52%) Ethernet
3 5 (0.52%) LAN
3 5 (0.52%) WAN
4 4 (0.42%) SAN
5 3 (0.31%) ATM
6 2 (0.21%) Intranet
7 1 (0.10%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (0.10%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.10%) CTI
7 1 (0.10%) GPRS
7 1 (0.10%) GSM
7 1 (0.10%) HTTP
7 1 (0.10%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.10%) LTE
7 1 (0.10%) UMTS
7 1 (0.10%) VLAN
7 1 (0.10%) WCDMA
7 1 (0.10%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (3.74%) Data Mining
2 19 (1.97%) Big Data
3 17 (1.77%) SQL Server
4 8 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (0.83%) DB2
4 8 (0.83%) EDRMS
5 7 (0.73%) DataStage
6 4 (0.42%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.31%) MySQL
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.10%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.10%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 156 (16.20%) Selenium
2 81 (8.41%) HP UFT
3 75 (7.79%) JIRA
4 63 (6.54%) LoadRunner
5 52 (5.40%) Cucumber
6 40 (4.15%) Jenkins
7 27 (2.80%) WebDriver
8 18 (1.87%) JUnit
9 17 (1.77%) Ranorex
10 15 (1.56%) Testopia
11 14 (1.45%) TestNG
12 13 (1.35%) Bugzilla
12 13 (1.35%) SpecFlow
13 11 (1.14%) FitNesse
13 11 (1.14%) SoapUI
13 11 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (1.04%) JMeter
14 10 (1.04%) Robot Framework
15 9 (0.93%) Git (software)
16 6 (0.62%) Maven
General
1 342 (35.51%) Finance
2 118 (12.25%) Banking
3 35 (3.63%) Retail
4 32 (3.32%) Investment Banking
5 31 (3.22%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.39%) Back Office
7 14 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.25%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.25%) Games
8 12 (1.25%) Legal
9 10 (1.04%) Military
10 8 (0.83%) Marketing
11 6 (0.62%) Front Office
12 5 (0.52%) Advertising
12 5 (0.52%) Law
12 5 (0.52%) Local Government
13 4 (0.42%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.42%) Electronics
14 3 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.05%) .NET
2 31 (3.22%) HTML
3 22 (2.28%) Gherkin
4 17 (1.77%) Middleware
5 16 (1.66%) SOAP
6 15 (1.56%) Web Services
7 14 (1.45%) XML
8 11 (1.14%) HTML5
8 11 (1.14%) XBRL
9 10 (1.04%) Apache CXF
10 8 (0.83%) CSS
11 7 (0.73%) RESTful
12 6 (0.62%) Ajax
13 5 (0.52%) ASP.NET
13 5 (0.52%) CGI
13 5 (0.52%) Spring
14 4 (0.42%) ASP.NET 2.0
15 3 (0.31%) .NET Framework
15 3 (0.31%) Drools
15 3 (0.31%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 20 (2.08%) Mainframe
4 14 (1.45%) Social Media
5 12 (1.25%) User Experience
6 11 (1.14%) Mathematics
7 10 (1.04%) Data Centre
7 10 (1.04%) Internet of Things
7 10 (1.04%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.04%) Virtual Team
8 9 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 9 (0.93%) Derivative
8 9 (0.93%) Driving Licence
9 8 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (0.83%) Fixed Income
10 7 (0.73%) iPad
10 7 (0.73%) Life Science
11 6 (0.62%) Reinsurance
11 6 (0.62%) VSAM
12 4 (0.42%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 51 (5.30%) Windows
2 41 (4.26%) Unix
3 30 (3.12%) Linux
4 10 (1.04%) AIX
5 3 (0.31%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.21%) Android
6 2 (0.21%) HPUX
6 2 (0.21%) Solaris
6 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (41.43%) Agile Software Development
2 367 (38.11%) Test Strategy
3 340 (35.31%) Test Management
4 180 (18.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 168 (17.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 161 (16.72%) Software Testing
7 139 (14.43%) SDLC
8 138 (14.33%) Test Automation
9 132 (13.71%) Project Management
10 129 (13.40%) Mentoring
11 120 (12.46%) Waterfall
12 119 (12.36%) Test Scripting
13 115 (11.94%) Performance Testing
14 114 (11.84%) Functional Testing
15 112 (11.63%) Automated Testing
16 110 (11.42%) Non-Functional Testing
17 109 (11.32%) Test Planning
18 100 (10.38%) Regression Testing
19 92 (9.55%) Automation Testing
20 85 (8.83%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (9.66%) Java
2 69 (7.17%) SQL
3 47 (4.88%) C#
4 20 (2.08%) Ruby
5 18 (1.87%) C
6 12 (1.25%) Shell Script
7 11 (1.14%) VB.NET
8 10 (1.04%) JavaScript
9 9 (0.93%) T-SQL
10 7 (0.73%) PL/SQL
10 7 (0.73%) VB
11 6 (0.62%) COBOL
11 6 (0.62%) JCL
11 6 (0.62%) Python
12 5 (0.52%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.52%) Perl
13 3 (0.31%) C++
13 3 (0.31%) Groovy
14 1 (0.10%) Erlang
14 1 (0.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 207 (21.50%) ISTQB
2 180 (18.69%) ISEB
3 118 (12.25%) Degree
4 75 (7.79%) Security Cleared
5 54 (5.61%) SC Cleared
6 51 (5.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 42 (4.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 41 (4.26%) ISEB Practitioner
9 40 (4.15%) DV Cleared
10 13 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.62%) CCNA
11 6 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.62%) HND
12 4 (0.42%) CCNP
12 4 (0.42%) PMP
13 3 (0.31%) CSQA
13 3 (0.31%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.21%) CIPD
14 2 (0.21%) Network+ Certification
15 1 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 296 (30.74%) QA
2 22 (2.28%) SLA
3 3 (0.31%) COSO
3 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.21%) GAMP
4 2 (0.21%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.21%) SDET
4 2 (0.21%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.10%) BS25999
5 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.10%) GMP
5 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.10%) ISO22301
System Software
1 8 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 135 (14.02%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.62%) SCOrch
3 4 (0.42%) Endace
4 2 (0.21%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (0.21%) Puppet
5 1 (0.10%) Ansible
5 1 (0.10%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.10%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.10%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.10%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.10%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.10%) Control-M
5 1 (0.10%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.10%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.10%) vRealize
Vendors
1 142 (14.75%) HP
2 64 (6.65%) SAP
3 62 (6.44%) Microsoft
4 39 (4.05%) Oracle
5 17 (1.77%) Cognizant
6 13 (1.35%) Murex
7 10 (1.04%) Citrix
7 10 (1.04%) IBM
8 9 (0.93%) Capita
9 8 (0.83%) Atlassian
9 8 (0.83%) OpenText
9 8 (0.83%) Siebel
10 7 (0.73%) Informatica
11 6 (0.62%) Dell
12 5 (0.52%) Guidewire
12 5 (0.52%) Riverbed
13 4 (0.42%) ServiceNow
13 4 (0.42%) SOASTA, Inc
13 4 (0.42%) VMware
14 3 (0.31%) Cadence
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
PMC retail
Salary: Competitive + Pension + Healthcare & Other Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £80,000 - £90,000, plus a very attractive bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £90,000 - £110,000, plus a very attractive bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 70,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + travel + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Free Parking, Pension, Career Develo
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 5 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Premier Engineering
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-90,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £90,000-110,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + possible remote work
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Plus Car or Car Allowance + bonus (Circa £65,0
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 22 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary benefits
Posted: 22 days ago