The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 95 99
Rank change year-on-year -15 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 14 42 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.76% 1.77% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 1.85% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 12
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +2.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £43,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,600 £59,500
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 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 1787 2266 1693
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.91% 95.53% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1446 1751 1432
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 28 March 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 28 March 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 (53.33%) Test Management
2 15 (50.00%) Selenium
3 14 (46.67%) Test Strategy
4 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (40.00%) QA
4 12 (40.00%) Finance
5 11 (36.67%) ISTQB
6 10 (33.33%) ISEB
6 10 (33.33%) Line Management
7 9 (30.00%) HP UFT
8 8 (26.67%) SQL
8 8 (26.67%) Automated Testing
9 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
10 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 6 (20.00%) SDLC
10 6 (20.00%) Integration Testing
11 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
11 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (16.67%) Java
12 4 (13.33%) VBScript
12 4 (13.33%) CSS
12 4 (13.33%) HTML
12 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (13.33%) Games
12 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
12 4 (13.33%) Scala
12 4 (13.33%) System Testing
12 4 (13.33%) Matrix Management
12 4 (13.33%) Coaching
13 3 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing

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 (6.67%) MS Office
1 2 (6.67%) MS Project
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (50.00%) Selenium
2 9 (30.00%) HP UFT
3 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.67%) JIRA
4 2 (6.67%) MSTest
4 2 (6.67%) SilkPerformer
4 2 (6.67%) SpecFlow
4 2 (6.67%) TestComplete
4 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Games
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) CSS
1 4 (13.33%) HTML
2 3 (10.00%) .NET
3 2 (6.67%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.67%) Driving Licence
1 2 (6.67%) iPad
1 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Test Management
2 14 (46.67%) Test Strategy
3 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (33.33%) Line Management
5 8 (26.67%) Automated Testing
6 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
7 6 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 6 (20.00%) SDLC
7 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (13.33%) Coaching
9 4 (13.33%) Matrix Management
9 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (13.33%) System Testing
9 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Automation Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
10 3 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) Java
3 4 (13.33%) Scala
3 4 (13.33%) VBScript
4 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) ISTQB
2 10 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (6.67%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Serena
3 1 (3.33%) HP
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