Period
to 26 July 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Test Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

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

Quality Assurance Test Manager
UK > England
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1084 1105 1136
Rank change year-on-year +21 +31 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Manager 79 125 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.047% 0.066% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.068% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 72 104 147
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +14.29% -4.55%
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,375 £41,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £81,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.17% +14.29% -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 160394 183462 200536
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.98% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 131344 155892 166148
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

QA Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Test Manager in England

QA Test Manager
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for QA Test Manager in England

QA Test Manager
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Test Manager in England over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Test Manager in England

QA Test Manager
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Test Manager within the England region over the 6 months to 26 July 2017. 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
London +46 44 £72,500 +11.54%
East of England +24 11 £55,000 +10.00%
North of England +7 11 £48,500 -3.00%
Yorkshire +14 7 £48,500 -3.00%
South West +13 6 £42,500 -19.05%
South East +49 4 £55,000 -4.35%
Midlands +23 3 £50,000 +5.26%
West Midlands +24 2 £50,000 +5.26%
North East +21 2 £35,000 -
North West -28 2 £40,000 -27.27%
East Midlands +32 1 - -
QA Test Manager
UK

QA Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, QA 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 England region featuring QA Test Manager in the job title.

1 79 (100.00%) QA
2 59 (74.68%) Test Automation
3 49 (62.03%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (46.84%) Test Strategy
5 23 (29.11%) Selenium
5 23 (29.11%) Finance
6 22 (27.85%) Performance Testing
7 21 (26.58%) BDD
8 20 (25.32%) ISEB
9 18 (22.78%) TDD
10 17 (21.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (20.25%) Software Testing
12 15 (18.99%) Fintech
13 14 (17.72%) Test Management
13 14 (17.72%) Manual Testing
14 13 (16.46%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (16.46%) ISTQB
14 13 (16.46%) Regression Testing
15 12 (15.19%) IT Strategy
16 11 (13.92%) Banking
17 10 (12.66%) NUnit
17 10 (12.66%) C#
18 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
19 8 (10.13%) Continuous Delivery
19 8 (10.13%) System Integration Testing
19 8 (10.13%) Open Source
19 8 (10.13%) Oracle
19 8 (10.13%) PRINCE2
19 8 (10.13%) JIRA
19 8 (10.13%) Test Scripting

QA Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.59%) Confluence
2 4 (5.06%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.27%) Apache
3 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.27%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) IntelliMatch
2 3 (3.80%) HFM
2 3 (3.80%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 1 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.27%) GitHub
2 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.27%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.27%) Internet
2 1 (1.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.80%) Big Data
1 3 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (3.80%) Power BI
1 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 23 (29.11%) Selenium
2 10 (12.66%) NUnit
3 8 (10.13%) JIRA
4 7 (8.86%) WebDriver
5 5 (6.33%) HP UFT
6 4 (5.06%) Appium
6 4 (5.06%) Calabash
6 4 (5.06%) Cucumber
6 4 (5.06%) eggPlant
6 4 (5.06%) JUnit
6 4 (5.06%) TestNG
7 2 (2.53%) JBehave
7 2 (2.53%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.53%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.27%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.27%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (1.27%) SilkTest
8 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (29.11%) Finance
2 11 (13.92%) Banking
3 7 (8.86%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.06%) Retail
5 2 (2.53%) Automotive
5 2 (2.53%) Publishing
6 1 (1.27%) Back Office
6 1 (1.27%) Front Office
6 1 (1.27%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) Middleware
2 2 (2.53%) Web Services
3 1 (1.27%) .NET
3 1 (1.27%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.27%) CSS
3 1 (1.27%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.27%) HTML
3 1 (1.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.99%) Fintech
2 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.33%) Derivative
3 5 (6.33%) Equities
3 5 (6.33%) Fixed Income
3 5 (6.33%) OTC Derivatives
4 4 (5.06%) Reference Data
5 3 (3.80%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.80%) User Experience
6 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.27%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.27%) FMCG
7 1 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.27%) iPad
7 1 (1.27%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (74.68%) Test Automation
2 49 (62.03%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (46.84%) Test Strategy
4 22 (27.85%) Performance Testing
5 21 (26.58%) BDD
6 18 (22.78%) TDD
7 17 (21.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (20.25%) Software Testing
9 14 (17.72%) Manual Testing
9 14 (17.72%) Test Management
10 13 (16.46%) Regression Testing
10 13 (16.46%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (15.19%) IT Strategy
12 8 (10.13%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (10.13%) Open Source
12 8 (10.13%) PRINCE2
12 8 (10.13%) System Integration Testing
12 8 (10.13%) Test Scripting
13 7 (8.86%) Scrum
13 7 (8.86%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.66%) C#
2 7 (8.86%) Java
3 5 (6.33%) SQL
4 3 (3.80%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.27%) ActionScript
5 1 (1.27%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (1.27%) PHP
5 1 (1.27%) Python
5 1 (1.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (25.32%) ISEB
2 13 (16.46%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.59%) Degree
3 6 (7.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.06%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (5.06%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 3 (3.80%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (5.06%) ISO 9001
2 4 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.27%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.27%) PMO
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (10.13%) Oracle
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.06%) Capita
3 4 (5.06%) Murex
3 4 (5.06%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (5.06%) Serena
4 3 (3.80%) Hyperion
4 3 (3.80%) Tableau
5 1 (1.27%) HP