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 31 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 498 427 406
Rank change year-on-year
-71 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 484 705 820
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.66% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.69% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 356 572 633
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 £69,200 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £51,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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
94677 102911 115314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.45% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 79602 84497 94476
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -101 431 £55,000 +4.76% 55
London -38 155 £65,000 +10.16% 18
South East -31 93 £55,000 +4.76% 10
West Midlands +27 72 £52,750 +11.05% 5
Birmingham +7 43 £46,500 -15.45% 3
Scotland -4 43 £50,000 -4.76% 3
Hampshire +12 36 £55,000 +19.24% 4
Glasgow 0 33 £50,000 +6.38% 1
City of London +28 32 £67,500 +14.40% 7
Yorkshire -49 29 £50,000 - 4
North West -7 27 £52,500 +23.52% 3
Manchester -16 21 £53,000 +32.50% 3
South West -5 19 £45,000 -14.69% 9
Buckinghamshire +22 18 £38,500 -23.00% 2
West Yorkshire -62 17 £46,414 -8.99% 3
Berkshire -31 16 £58,750 -9.61% 1
East Midlands -3 15 £53,246 +11.50%
Leeds -18 15 £46,207 -7.58% 1
Winchester - 13 £52,500 - 1
Milton Keynes +23 10 £38,000 -17.39% 1
Gloucestershire 0 10 £45,000 -2.17% 2
Surrey -6 10 £60,000 +41.17% 2
North Yorkshire +9 9 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Edinburgh -13 9 £50,000 -9.09% 2
North East - 8 £70,000 -
Cheltenham - 8 £45,000 - 1
Northamptonshire +6 7 £50,000 -
Southampton +2 7 £60,000 +50.00%
Wimbledon - 7 £36,000 -
Wales - 7 £45,000 - 1

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 387 (42.16%) Agile Software Development
2 352 (38.34%) Finance
3 340 (37.04%) Test Management
4 327 (35.62%) Test Strategy
5 309 (33.66%) QA
6 244 (26.58%) ISTQB
7 207 (22.55%) ISEB
8 206 (22.44%) User Acceptance Testing
9 188 (20.48%) Test Automation
10 174 (18.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 162 (17.65%) Selenium
12 142 (15.47%) Software Testing
13 140 (15.25%) SDLC
14 136 (14.81%) Defect Management
14 136 (14.81%) Test Planning
15 129 (14.05%) Non-Functional Testing
16 126 (13.73%) Mentoring
17 125 (13.62%) Automated Testing
18 122 (13.29%) Functional Testing
19 115 (12.53%) Test Scripting
20 112 (12.20%) HP
21 110 (11.98%) Project Management
22 108 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
22 108 (11.76%) Waterfall
23 106 (11.55%) Java
24 104 (11.33%) Degree
25 102 (11.11%) Performance Testing
25 102 (11.11%) Banking
26 88 (9.59%) Scrum
27 79 (8.61%) Analytical Skills

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 10 (1.09%) SharePoint
2 8 (0.87%) Confluence
3 5 (0.54%) CMS
4 3 (0.33%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.22%) Node.js
5 2 (0.22%) SAS
5 2 (0.22%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.11%) Apache
6 1 (0.11%) Drupal
6 1 (0.11%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 42 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 36 (3.92%) MS Office
3 22 (2.40%) MS Project
4 11 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.65%) SaaS
3 3 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.22%) Office 365
4 2 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.31%) Internet
2 4 (0.44%) 2G
2 4 (0.44%) 3G
2 4 (0.44%) 4G
2 4 (0.44%) Firewall
2 4 (0.44%) HTTP
2 4 (0.44%) VoIP
3 3 (0.33%) ATM
3 3 (0.33%) INAP
3 3 (0.33%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.22%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.22%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.22%) LAN
4 2 (0.22%) RANAP
4 2 (0.22%) SCCP
4 2 (0.22%) SCTP
4 2 (0.22%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (0.22%) SMPP
4 2 (0.22%) TCAP
4 2 (0.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.40%) Big Data
2 18 (1.96%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.53%) EDRMS
4 13 (1.42%) Data Mining
5 7 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.44%) DB2
7 3 (0.33%) DataStage
7 3 (0.33%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.22%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.11%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.11%) MySQL
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 162 (17.65%) Selenium
2 78 (8.50%) HP UFT
3 68 (7.41%) JIRA
4 50 (5.45%) WebDriver
5 41 (4.47%) Cucumber
6 37 (4.03%) LoadRunner
7 31 (3.38%) TestNG
8 30 (3.27%) Jenkins
9 28 (3.05%) JUnit
10 17 (1.85%) Git (software)
10 17 (1.85%) Testopia
11 16 (1.74%) Bugzilla
11 16 (1.74%) JMeter
11 16 (1.74%) Ranorex
11 16 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (1.42%) SilkTest
12 13 (1.42%) SpecFlow
13 10 (1.09%) Rational Functional Tester
14 8 (0.87%) RSpec
15 7 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 352 (38.34%) Finance
2 102 (11.11%) Banking
3 58 (6.32%) Retail
4 53 (5.77%) Telecoms
5 34 (3.70%) Marketing
6 25 (2.72%) Manufacturing
7 22 (2.40%) Games
8 14 (1.53%) Electronics
9 13 (1.42%) Back Office
9 13 (1.42%) Legal
10 12 (1.31%) Local Government
11 10 (1.09%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.98%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.76%) Advertising
13 7 (0.76%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.54%) Private Banking
15 4 (0.44%) Law
15 4 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.33%) Front Office
16 3 (0.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.49%) .NET
2 26 (2.83%) Web Services
3 19 (2.07%) HTML
4 16 (1.74%) SOAP
5 15 (1.63%) XML
6 11 (1.20%) Gherkin
6 11 (1.20%) Middleware
7 9 (0.98%) CSS
8 8 (0.87%) Ajax
8 8 (0.87%) CGI
9 7 (0.76%) REST
10 6 (0.65%) Apache CXF
10 6 (0.65%) ASP.NET
10 6 (0.65%) jQuery
10 6 (0.65%) XBRL
11 4 (0.44%) HTML5
12 3 (0.33%) RESTful
13 2 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (0.22%) Qt
13 2 (0.22%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 79 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 29 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
4 26 (2.83%) Social Media
5 20 (2.18%) Mobile App
6 18 (1.96%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.53%) Mainframe
7 14 (1.53%) User Experience
8 11 (1.20%) Internet of Things
9 10 (1.09%) Life Science
10 8 (0.87%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.87%) Mathematics
11 7 (0.76%) Driving Licence
11 7 (0.76%) Fintech
12 5 (0.54%) NHS
12 5 (0.54%) Smart Meter
12 5 (0.54%) SWIFT
13 4 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.44%) Market Risk
14 2 (0.22%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 51 (5.56%) Windows
2 38 (4.14%) Unix
3 25 (2.72%) Linux
4 3 (0.33%) AIX
5 2 (0.22%) Android
5 2 (0.22%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.22%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (42.16%) Agile Software Development
2 340 (37.04%) Test Management
3 327 (35.62%) Test Strategy
4 206 (22.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 188 (20.48%) Test Automation
6 174 (18.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 142 (15.47%) Software Testing
8 140 (15.25%) SDLC
9 136 (14.81%) Defect Management
9 136 (14.81%) Test Planning
10 129 (14.05%) Non-Functional Testing
11 126 (13.73%) Mentoring
12 125 (13.62%) Automated Testing
13 122 (13.29%) Functional Testing
14 115 (12.53%) Test Scripting
15 110 (11.98%) Project Management
16 108 (11.76%) Waterfall
17 102 (11.11%) Performance Testing
18 88 (9.59%) Scrum
19 77 (8.39%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (11.55%) Java
2 69 (7.52%) C#
3 67 (7.30%) SQL
4 35 (3.81%) C
5 25 (2.72%) Python
6 23 (2.51%) JavaScript
7 22 (2.40%) Ruby
8 15 (1.63%) Shell Script
9 11 (1.20%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.09%) C++
11 7 (0.76%) VB
11 7 (0.76%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.65%) Groovy
13 4 (0.44%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.33%) PHP
15 2 (0.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 244 (26.58%) ISTQB
2 207 (22.55%) ISEB
3 104 (11.33%) Degree
4 69 (7.52%) Security Cleared
5 55 (5.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 45 (4.90%) SC Cleared
7 40 (4.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 24 (2.61%) ISEB Practitioner
9 20 (2.18%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.22%) CSQA
13 2 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.22%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.22%) PMP
14 1 (0.11%) CCNA
14 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.11%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 309 (33.66%) QA
2 15 (1.63%) GAMP
2 15 (1.63%) SLA
3 5 (0.54%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
5 3 (0.33%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.22%) GMP
6 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) FATCA
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
1 1 (0.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 108 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.22%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (0.22%) Puppet
2 2 (0.22%) SCCM
3 1 (0.11%) Ansible
3 1 (0.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 112 (12.20%) HP
2 78 (8.50%) Microsoft
3 41 (4.47%) SAP
4 30 (3.27%) Oracle
5 16 (1.74%) Capita
6 14 (1.53%) OpenText
6 14 (1.53%) Siebel
7 11 (1.20%) Cognizant
8 7 (0.76%) Atlassian
9 6 (0.65%) IBM
10 5 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.44%) Citrix
11 4 (0.44%) Hitachi
11 4 (0.44%) IBM Sterling
11 4 (0.44%) VMware
12 3 (0.33%) Informatica
12 3 (0.33%) Rally
12 3 (0.33%) SOASTA, Inc
13 2 (0.22%) Agilent
13 2 (0.22%) Guidewire
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
South West
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £47500 - £57500 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Stott & May
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Essex
ComputAppoint
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Pension + Medical
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wiltshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £68,000 to £70,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 38-40k
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + £5k Car Allowance + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: from £62,673
Posted: 12 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Xchanging
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £48,000 to £52,000 per annum Up to £52,000 + Car or Car Allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 20 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 21 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 25 days ago
City, London
Acutest
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago