The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 30 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
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 211 232 263
Rank change year-on-year +21 +31  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 17 31 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.33% 0.43% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.45% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 16 27 51
Median salary £75,000 £70,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +21.73%  
90% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £86,000 £70,000
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 the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4963 6888 9927
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.88% 95.67% 95.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4556 6155 8450
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in the City of London

Test Manager
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Test Manager in the City of London

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in the City of London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Manager in the City of London

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 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 City of London region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) Test Strategy
3 15 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 12 (48.00%) Selenium
4 12 (48.00%) SQL
4 12 (48.00%) .NET
5 11 (44.00%) Scrum
5 11 (44.00%) SDLC
6 10 (40.00%) QA
6 10 (40.00%) Finance
6 10 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (36.00%) Java
8 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
8 8 (32.00%) C#
8 8 (32.00%) JUnit
8 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (32.00%) TestNG
9 7 (28.00%) Jasmine
9 7 (28.00%) Protractor
9 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 7 (28.00%) HTML
9 7 (28.00%) CSS
10 6 (24.00%) Line Management
10 6 (24.00%) Mentoring
10 6 (24.00%) Test Management
11 5 (20.00%) Coaching
11 5 (20.00%) Context-Driven Testing
12 4 (16.00%) TDD
12 4 (16.00%) Banking
12 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.00%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (12.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (48.00%) Selenium
2 8 (32.00%) JUnit
2 8 (32.00%) TestNG
3 7 (28.00%) Jasmine
3 7 (28.00%) Protractor
4 1 (4.00%) Ant
4 1 (4.00%) Appium
4 1 (4.00%) Calabash
4 1 (4.00%) JMeter
4 1 (4.00%) Maven
4 1 (4.00%) NUnit
4 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 3 (12.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Front Office
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) .NET
2 7 (28.00%) CSS
2 7 (28.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) JMS
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Fintech
2 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Derivative
3 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.00%) Equities
3 1 (4.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.00%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (4.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
1 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) Test Strategy
3 15 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 11 (44.00%) Scrum
4 11 (44.00%) SDLC
5 10 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 6 (24.00%) Line Management
8 6 (24.00%) Mentoring
8 6 (24.00%) Test Management
9 5 (20.00%) Coaching
9 5 (20.00%) Context-Driven Testing
10 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
10 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
10 4 (16.00%) TDD
11 3 (12.00%) CRM
11 3 (12.00%) Document Management
11 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
11 3 (12.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) Java
3 8 (32.00%) C#
3 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) ISEB
1 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) IFRS
2 1 (4.00%) IFRS 9
2 1 (4.00%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) Murex
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
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