Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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

Test Manager
England > East of England
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 310 325 323
Rank change year-on-year +15 -2 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 29 44 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.26% 0.38% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.39% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 31 36 28
East of England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +3.60% +0.91%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Permanent vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 10,757 11,391 12,558
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 97.17% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 8,124 9,331 10,540
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in the East of England

Test Manager
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for Test Manager in the East of England

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Manager in the East of England

Test Manager
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the East of England region over the 6 months to 25 September 2018. 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
Suffolk +17 14 £46,250 +54.17%
Hertfordshire -3 9 £62,500 -10.71%
Norfolk - 3 £54,500 -
Essex +17 1 £44,000 -7.37%
Bedfordshire -7 1 £60,000 +22.45%
Cambridgeshire -10 1 £70,000 +27.27% 2
Test Manager
England

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, Test Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East of England region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 24 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (58.62%) Test Strategy
3 16 (55.17%) Test Automation
4 13 (44.83%) Selenium
5 12 (41.38%) QA
6 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
7 10 (34.48%) Test Management
7 10 (34.48%) Mentoring
8 8 (27.59%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (27.59%) Software Testing
8 8 (27.59%) SQL
9 7 (24.14%) .NET
9 7 (24.14%) C#
9 7 (24.14%) Regression Testing
9 7 (24.14%) JIRA
9 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
9 7 (24.14%) MSTest
9 7 (24.14%) Cucumber
9 7 (24.14%) SpecFlow
10 6 (20.69%) SoapUI
10 6 (20.69%) LoadUI
10 6 (20.69%) Technical Analysis
10 6 (20.69%) Test Planning
10 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (20.69%) JMeter
10 6 (20.69%) Scrum
10 6 (20.69%) PL/SQL
10 6 (20.69%) SOAP
11 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
11 5 (17.24%) Retail

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (44.83%) Selenium
2 7 (24.14%) Cucumber
2 7 (24.14%) JIRA
2 7 (24.14%) MSTest
2 7 (24.14%) SpecFlow
3 6 (20.69%) JMeter
3 6 (20.69%) LoadUI
3 6 (20.69%) SoapUI
3 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.45%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (17.24%) Retail
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) .NET
2 6 (20.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Public Cloud
1 2 (6.90%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) AIX
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (58.62%) Test Strategy
3 16 (55.17%) Test Automation
4 10 (34.48%) Mentoring
4 10 (34.48%) Test Management
5 8 (27.59%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (27.59%) Software Testing
6 7 (24.14%) Regression Testing
6 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
7 6 (20.69%) Scrum
7 6 (20.69%) Technical Analysis
7 6 (20.69%) Test Planning
8 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
9 4 (13.79%) Decision-Making
9 4 (13.79%) Time Management
10 3 (10.34%) Agile Testing
10 3 (10.34%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 3 (10.34%) Coaching
10 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (10.34%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) C#
3 6 (20.69%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.45%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (41.38%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle