Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 189 150
Rank change year-on-year +6 -39 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 17 31 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.44% 0.66% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.69% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 19 27 32
Birmingham median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% -11.36%
10th Percentile £42,700 £39,300 £41,375
90th Percentile £66,000 £59,500 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -13.64%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3700 4515 3845
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 96.37% 97.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2958 3377 3211
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 20 November 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 12 (70.59%) Test Strategy
2 8 (47.06%) Mentoring
2 8 (47.06%) Coaching
2 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
3 7 (41.18%) Finance
4 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) ISTQB
4 6 (35.29%) HP
4 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (35.29%) QA
5 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
5 5 (29.41%) HP UFT
6 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
6 4 (23.53%) SAP Certification
6 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
6 4 (23.53%) CRM
6 4 (23.53%) SAP
6 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
6 4 (23.53%) People Management
6 4 (23.53%) Driving Licence
6 4 (23.53%) Test Management
6 4 (23.53%) Line Management
6 4 (23.53%) eCATT
6 4 (23.53%) Programme Delivery
7 3 (17.65%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
7 3 (17.65%) ISEB
7 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2 Certification

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP ERP
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) HP UFT
2 4 (23.53%) eCATT
2 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
3 2 (11.76%) Selenium
4 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
4 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.88%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) JUnit
4 1 (5.88%) Protractor
4 1 (5.88%) Ranorex
4 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Test Strategy
2 8 (47.06%) Coaching
2 8 (47.06%) Mentoring
2 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
5 4 (23.53%) CRM
5 4 (23.53%) Line Management
5 4 (23.53%) People Management
5 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
5 4 (23.53%) Programme Delivery
5 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Test Management
6 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.76%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) Groovy
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) ISTQB
2 4 (23.53%) SAP Certification
3 3 (17.65%) ISEB
3 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
4 1 (5.88%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) HP
2 4 (23.53%) SAP