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

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 529 422 420
Rank change year-on-year
-107 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 458 749 808
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.68% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.70% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 321 605 614
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 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.00%

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
99004 106428 116772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.24% 96.46% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 83229 86820 94728
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 3 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 3 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 -122 409 £55,000 +4.76% 48
London -59 143 £65,000 +10.16% 23
West Midlands +32 79 £54,750 +21.66% 6
South East -57 78 £55,000 - 6
Birmingham +10 44 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Scotland -5 40 £50,000 -4.76% 9
Yorkshire -38 32 £48,750 -2.50% 3
City of London +37 31 £68,500 +16.10% 10
Hampshire +13 28 £52,500 - 2
Glasgow -3 26 £50,000 +4.16% 5
North West +10 25 £51,689 +9.97% 4
West Yorkshire -26 23 £46,000 -9.80% 3
Leeds -17 21 £45,875 -8.25% 3
Manchester -3 19 £50,500 +9.48% 2
South West -15 19 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Berkshire -28 18 £57,500 -11.53% 3
Surrey -2 16 £60,000 +31.14%
Buckinghamshire +5 13 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Winchester - 13 £52,500 - 1
Wimbledon - 12 £36,000 -
Edinburgh -14 11 £46,250 -11.90% 4
East Midlands -16 11 £53,992 +14.87% 1
Gloucestershire +4 9 £45,000 -2.43% 1
Camberley - 9 £60,000 -
Coventry +9 8 £53,000 +32.50% 1
Warwickshire -5 8 £60,000 - 1
North East - 8 £70,000 - 1
Milton Keynes +16 7 £38,000 -15.55% 1
North Yorkshire +5 7 £50,000 +5.26%
Shropshire - 7 £55,000 - 1

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 417 (44.79%) Agile Software Development
2 358 (38.45%) Finance
3 346 (37.16%) Test Management
4 321 (34.48%) Test Strategy
5 312 (33.51%) QA
6 241 (25.89%) ISTQB
7 228 (24.49%) ISEB
8 198 (21.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 190 (20.41%) Test Automation
10 174 (18.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 161 (17.29%) Selenium
12 153 (16.43%) SDLC
13 144 (15.47%) Software Testing
14 138 (14.82%) Defect Management
15 130 (13.96%) Mentoring
16 125 (13.43%) Test Planning
17 119 (12.78%) Non-Functional Testing
18 117 (12.57%) Automated Testing
19 116 (12.46%) Banking
19 116 (12.46%) HP
20 111 (11.92%) Functional Testing
21 108 (11.60%) Test Scripting
22 107 (11.49%) Degree
22 107 (11.49%) Waterfall
23 106 (11.39%) HP Quality Center
24 102 (10.96%) Project Management
25 101 (10.85%) Java
26 93 (9.99%) Scrum
27 92 (9.88%) Performance Testing
28 90 (9.67%) Microsoft

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 11 (1.18%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.43%) Confluence
2 4 (0.43%) Node.js
3 3 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (0.32%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.21%) CMS
4 2 (0.21%) SAS
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%) Tomcat
Applications
1 51 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 38 (4.08%) MS Office
3 15 (1.61%) MS Project
4 13 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.07%) SaaS
2 9 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.32%) Office 365
4 3 (0.32%) Yammer
5 2 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.07%) Internet
2 4 (0.43%) 2G
2 4 (0.43%) 3G
2 4 (0.43%) 4G
2 4 (0.43%) HTTP
2 4 (0.43%) HTTPS
2 4 (0.43%) VoIP
3 3 (0.32%) ATM
4 2 (0.21%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.21%) INAP
4 2 (0.21%) LAN
4 2 (0.21%) M3UA
4 2 (0.21%) RANAP
4 2 (0.21%) SCCP
4 2 (0.21%) SCTP
4 2 (0.21%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (0.21%) SMPP
4 2 (0.21%) TCAP
4 2 (0.21%) WAN
4 2 (0.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.11%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.26%) Big Data
3 11 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.07%) EDRMS
5 6 (0.64%) Data Mining
6 5 (0.54%) MySQL
7 4 (0.43%) DB2
7 4 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.32%) DataStage
8 3 (0.32%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.21%) GIS
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.11%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 161 (17.29%) Selenium
2 77 (8.27%) JIRA
3 66 (7.09%) HP UFT
4 55 (5.91%) WebDriver
5 45 (4.83%) Cucumber
6 37 (3.97%) LoadRunner
7 31 (3.33%) TestNG
8 28 (3.01%) JUnit
9 24 (2.58%) Git (software)
10 23 (2.47%) Jenkins
11 22 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
12 18 (1.93%) SpecFlow
13 17 (1.83%) JMeter
14 13 (1.40%) SilkTest
14 13 (1.40%) Visual Studio
15 12 (1.29%) Bugzilla
15 12 (1.29%) Ranorex
15 12 (1.29%) Testopia
16 10 (1.07%) Rational Functional Tester
16 10 (1.07%) RSpec
General
1 358 (38.45%) Finance
2 116 (12.46%) Banking
3 60 (6.44%) Telecoms
4 57 (6.12%) Retail
5 38 (4.08%) Marketing
6 30 (3.22%) Manufacturing
7 26 (2.79%) Games
8 17 (1.83%) Electronics
9 14 (1.50%) Legal
10 11 (1.18%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.97%) Back Office
11 9 (0.97%) Local Government
12 8 (0.86%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.86%) Law
13 7 (0.75%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.64%) Military
15 5 (0.54%) Private Banking
16 4 (0.43%) Advertising
16 4 (0.43%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.32%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.65%) .NET
2 30 (3.22%) Web Services
3 21 (2.26%) HTML
4 20 (2.15%) SOAP
5 16 (1.72%) XML
6 14 (1.50%) Gherkin
7 10 (1.07%) CSS
7 10 (1.07%) REST
8 9 (0.97%) Ajax
9 8 (0.86%) Middleware
10 7 (0.75%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.64%) XBRL
12 5 (0.54%) CGI
13 4 (0.43%) jQuery
14 3 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
14 3 (0.32%) COM
14 3 (0.32%) Django
15 2 (0.21%) AppFabric
15 2 (0.21%) HTML5
15 2 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 88 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (3.87%) Data Centre
3 32 (3.44%) Enterprise Software
4 24 (2.58%) Computer Science
4 24 (2.58%) Social Media
5 17 (1.83%) Mobile App
6 13 (1.40%) User Experience
7 11 (1.18%) Mainframe
7 11 (1.18%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.07%) Mathematics
9 9 (0.97%) Internet of Things
9 9 (0.97%) Life Science
10 8 (0.86%) Fintech
11 6 (0.64%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (0.54%) NHS
13 4 (0.43%) Derivative
13 4 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.43%) Market Risk
13 4 (0.43%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 50 (5.37%) Windows
2 36 (3.87%) Unix
3 31 (3.33%) Linux
4 3 (0.32%) AIX
4 3 (0.32%) Android
4 3 (0.32%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.21%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (44.79%) Agile Software Development
2 346 (37.16%) Test Management
3 321 (34.48%) Test Strategy
4 198 (21.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 190 (20.41%) Test Automation
6 174 (18.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 153 (16.43%) SDLC
8 144 (15.47%) Software Testing
9 138 (14.82%) Defect Management
10 130 (13.96%) Mentoring
11 125 (13.43%) Test Planning
12 119 (12.78%) Non-Functional Testing
13 117 (12.57%) Automated Testing
14 111 (11.92%) Functional Testing
15 108 (11.60%) Test Scripting
16 107 (11.49%) Waterfall
17 102 (10.96%) Project Management
18 93 (9.99%) Scrum
19 92 (9.88%) Performance Testing
20 74 (7.95%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (10.85%) Java
2 82 (8.81%) SQL
3 76 (8.16%) C#
4 33 (3.54%) C
5 27 (2.90%) Python
6 24 (2.58%) JavaScript
7 22 (2.36%) Ruby
8 14 (1.50%) C++
8 14 (1.50%) Shell Script
9 11 (1.18%) Bash Shell
10 7 (0.75%) VB
10 7 (0.75%) VB.NET
11 6 (0.64%) Groovy
11 6 (0.64%) PHP
12 4 (0.43%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.21%) Perl
Qualifications
1 241 (25.89%) ISTQB
2 228 (24.49%) ISEB
3 107 (11.49%) Degree
4 71 (7.63%) Security Cleared
5 51 (5.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 45 (4.83%) SC Cleared
7 36 (3.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 25 (2.69%) ISEB Practitioner
9 19 (2.04%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.43%) CCNA
12 4 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.43%) HND
12 4 (0.43%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.21%) CSQA
14 2 (0.21%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 312 (33.51%) QA
2 20 (2.15%) SLA
3 15 (1.61%) GAMP
4 9 (0.97%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
6 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.32%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.21%) GMP
8 2 (0.21%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.11%) FATCA
9 1 (0.11%) ISO27002
System Software
1 4 (0.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 106 (11.39%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.86%) SCCM
3 2 (0.21%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.11%) Puppet
4 1 (0.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 116 (12.46%) HP
2 90 (9.67%) Microsoft
3 45 (4.83%) SAP
4 30 (3.22%) Oracle
5 16 (1.72%) Capita
6 13 (1.40%) Cognizant
7 10 (1.07%) OpenText
7 10 (1.07%) Siebel
8 9 (0.97%) Citrix
9 6 (0.64%) IBM
9 6 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.43%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.43%) Hitachi
10 4 (0.43%) Rally
10 4 (0.43%) VMware
11 3 (0.32%) Infor
11 3 (0.32%) Informatica
12 2 (0.21%) Agilent
12 2 (0.21%) Northgate
12 2 (0.21%) Remedy
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh
Sainsbury's Bank
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £47500.00 - £53000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £70k - 80k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + 10% allowance and bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension and Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Tria Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Salary: £38000 - £54000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Loyal Retainers Ltd
Salary: From £43,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £45000.00 - £53000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000- £60,000 + strong benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £110,000+ plus unrivalled benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Vodafone
Salary: Unspecified Excellent compensation package
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: from £62,673
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Accenture
Posted: 12 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mitie Group PlC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago