The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Test Manager
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 118 115
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 11 27 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.56% 1.15% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 1.20% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 13
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,200 £42,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. 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
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1905 2259 1962
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.70% 96.05% 97.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1594 1678 1613
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £62,500
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 Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Birmingham

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Test Manager in Birmingham

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in Birmingham over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Manager in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Birmingham region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 16 (64.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (56.00%) Test Strategy
3 13 (52.00%) Selenium
3 13 (52.00%) Finance
4 12 (48.00%) HP UFT
5 11 (44.00%) Test Management
6 8 (32.00%) Unit Testing
6 8 (32.00%) Integration Testing
6 8 (32.00%) System Testing
6 8 (32.00%) Scala
6 8 (32.00%) Java
6 8 (32.00%) VBScript
7 7 (28.00%) Matrix Management
7 7 (28.00%) SDLC
8 6 (24.00%) QA
8 6 (24.00%) Software Testing
8 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
8 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
8 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (20.00%) HP
9 5 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (20.00%) Line Management
9 5 (20.00%) Mentoring
9 5 (20.00%) Coaching
10 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (12.00%) ISEB
11 3 (12.00%) SAP Certification
11 3 (12.00%) LoadRunner
11 3 (12.00%) SQL
11 3 (12.00%) SAP

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

Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP ERP
Development Applications
1 13 (52.00%) Selenium
2 12 (48.00%) HP UFT
3 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (12.00%) eCATT
3 3 (12.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (8.00%) MSTest
4 2 (8.00%) TestComplete
5 1 (4.00%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (52.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (8.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (8.00%) iPad
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (56.00%) Test Strategy
3 11 (44.00%) Test Management
4 8 (32.00%) Integration Testing
4 8 (32.00%) System Testing
4 8 (32.00%) Unit Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Matrix Management
5 7 (28.00%) SDLC
6 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (24.00%) Software Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (20.00%) Coaching
7 5 (20.00%) Line Management
7 5 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
9 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
10 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
10 2 (8.00%) Time Management
10 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Java
1 8 (32.00%) Scala
1 8 (32.00%) VBScript
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) VB
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (12.00%) ISEB
2 3 (12.00%) SAP Certification
3 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) PMO
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) HP
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) Serena