The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £61,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Manager
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 87 86
Rank change year-on-year +19 -1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 2 5 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.30% 0.55% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.59% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 9
Median salary £61,500 £71,250 £86,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.68% -17.15%  
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 636 850 1112
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 96.36% 93.10% 97.20%
Number of salaries quoted 471 703 844
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +13.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Bedfordshire

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Manager in Bedfordshire.

Salary trend for Test Manager in Bedfordshire

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 across the Bedfordshire region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Test Strategy
3 6 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (50.00%) QA
4 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Selenium
6 3 (25.00%) Retail
6 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (16.67%) API Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Line Management
7 2 (16.67%) Robot Framework
7 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
7 2 (16.67%) Open Source
7 2 (16.67%) iPad
7 2 (16.67%) Web Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 2 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
7 2 (16.67%) JIRA
8 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
8 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
8 1 (8.33%) Degree
8 1 (8.33%) ISEB
8 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
8 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
8 1 (8.33%) SDLC
8 1 (8.33%) Performance Improvement

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) Robot Framework
2 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) iPad
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Test Strategy
3 6 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (16.67%) API Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Line Management
6 2 (16.67%) Open Source
6 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 2 (16.67%) Web Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Performance Improvement
7 1 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
1 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA