Period
to 24 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £54,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 328 294 356
Rank change year-on-year -34 +62 -63
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 29 61 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.24% 0.50% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.52% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 29 53 16
East of England median annual salary £54,500 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.17% -4.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £42,250 £46,500 £44,375
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £75,625
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%

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 11,878 11,835 13,655
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 96.81% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9,208 9,568 11,289
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +7 12 £56,500 +88.33% 1
Hertfordshire -25 10 £57,500 -4.17%
Essex +25 2 £45,750 -3.68%
Cambridgeshire -40 2 £60,000 +9.09%
Norfolk - 2 £54,500 -
Bedfordshire +9 1 £50,000 -18.70%
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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%) Test Strategy
2 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (55.17%) Test Automation
4 12 (41.38%) Test Management
4 12 (41.38%) SQL
5 11 (37.93%) QA
6 10 (34.48%) JIRA
7 9 (31.03%) Selenium
7 9 (31.03%) Mentoring
8 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
9 7 (24.14%) Regression Testing
9 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
9 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
10 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (20.69%) JMeter
10 6 (20.69%) PL/SQL
10 6 (20.69%) SOAP
10 6 (20.69%) Test Planning
10 6 (20.69%) SoapUI
10 6 (20.69%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (20.69%) LoadUI
10 6 (20.69%) Technical Analysis
11 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
11 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
11 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
11 5 (17.24%) Retail
12 4 (13.79%) TDD
12 4 (13.79%) Time Management
12 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
12 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) JIRA
2 9 (31.03%) Selenium
3 6 (20.69%) JMeter
3 6 (20.69%) LoadUI
3 6 (20.69%) SoapUI
3 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (13.79%) Zephyr
5 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
5 3 (10.34%) MSTest
5 3 (10.34%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (17.24%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Electronics
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) SOAP
2 3 (10.34%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Public Cloud
1 2 (6.90%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) AIX
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) Test Strategy
2 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (55.17%) Test Automation
4 12 (41.38%) Test Management
5 9 (31.03%) Mentoring
6 7 (24.14%) Regression Testing
6 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
7 6 (20.69%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (20.69%) Technical Analysis
7 6 (20.69%) Test Planning
8 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
8 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
9 4 (13.79%) BDD
9 4 (13.79%) Coaching
9 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
9 4 (13.79%) Data Modelling
9 4 (13.79%) Migration
9 4 (13.79%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 4 (13.79%) TDD
9 4 (13.79%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) PL/SQL
3 3 (10.34%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
2 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) ISEB
4 2 (6.90%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (37.93%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle