Period
to 27 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £61,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 119 131
Rank change year-on-year +14 +12 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 6 6 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.46% 0.35% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.37% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 10
Bedfordshire median annual salary £61,500 £70,000 £86,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.14% -18.60% +77.32%
East of England median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% -4.35%

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 1270 1637 2133
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 97.24% 94.19% 97.49%
Number of salaries quoted 953 1400 1744
Bedfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £67,125
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +4.94%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings that featured Test Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

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
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Manager in Bedfordshire

Test Manager
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 27 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +10 4 £49,000 +22.50%
Test Manager
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Retail
2 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 4 (66.67%) SDLC
2 4 (66.67%) Test Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Line Management
3 2 (33.33%) People Management
3 2 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 2 (33.33%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (33.33%) Testopia
3 2 (33.33%) Presales
3 2 (33.33%) Virtual Team
3 2 (33.33%) Contract Management
3 2 (33.33%) Scorecard
3 2 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Data Transformation
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) Process 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 (66.67%) JIRA
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Bugzilla
2 2 (33.33%) JMeter
2 2 (33.33%) Testopia
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (100.00%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (33.33%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (66.67%) SDLC
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) Contract Management
3 2 (33.33%) Data Transformation
3 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Line Management
3 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) People Management
3 2 (33.33%) Presales
3 2 (33.33%) Scorecard
3 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) CA Agile Central