Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Test Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1092 1062 1112
Rank change year-on-year -30 +50 +75
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Test Manager 52 90 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.032% 0.054% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.056% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 46 78 117
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -16.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £37,750 £35,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £72,500 £86,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +15.00% -13.04% +4.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 155,960 160,760 188,119
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 96.48% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 127,712 134,832 158,739
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 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
London +10 33 £57,500 -11.54% 2
South East +1 7 £62,500 +13.64%
Midlands +10 6 £55,000 +10.00%
East Midlands +21 3 £60,000 +23.08%
North of England +2 3 £55,000 +37.50% 1
West Midlands -3 3 £50,000 -
North West -7 3 £55,000 +37.50% 1
South West +17 2 £51,000 +27.50%
East of England -11 1 £47,500 +18.75%
QA Test Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 52 (100.00%) QA
2 33 (63.46%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (40.38%) Test Automation
5 19 (36.54%) Test Strategy
5 19 (36.54%) Finance
6 17 (32.69%) Functional Testing
6 17 (32.69%) Degree
7 16 (30.77%) Test Scripting
7 16 (30.77%) ISEB
8 14 (26.92%) Regression Testing
8 14 (26.92%) Scrum
9 13 (25.00%) SDLC
10 11 (21.15%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (21.15%) Validation
10 11 (21.15%) Test Management
10 11 (21.15%) Load Testing
10 11 (21.15%) Computer Science
11 10 (19.23%) Unit Testing
11 10 (19.23%) Product Management
11 10 (19.23%) System Testing
11 10 (19.23%) Black-Box Testing
11 10 (19.23%) ISTQB
12 9 (17.31%) Performance Testing
13 8 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (15.38%) Software Testing
14 7 (13.46%) SQL
14 7 (13.46%) Resource Management
15 6 (11.54%) Test Planning
15 6 (11.54%) Non-Functional Testing

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:

Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Markit EDM
1 5 (9.62%) SAP S/4HANA
1 5 (9.62%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) GIS
2 1 (1.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.92%) Big Data
2 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.92%) Power BI
2 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) LoadRunner
2 5 (9.62%) MSTest
2 5 (9.62%) Selenium
2 5 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.77%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.85%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.92%) Appium
5 1 (1.92%) AutoIt
5 1 (1.92%) Calabash
5 1 (1.92%) eggPlant
5 1 (1.92%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.92%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.92%) JMeter
5 1 (1.92%) JUnit
5 1 (1.92%) NUnit
5 1 (1.92%) Protractor
5 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.92%) TestNG
General
1 19 (36.54%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Digital Economy
3 2 (3.85%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.85%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Back Office
4 1 (1.92%) Front Office
4 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) RESTful
1 2 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (1.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.92%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.92%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.92%) Grails
2 1 (1.92%) JSON
2 1 (1.92%) Middleware
2 1 (1.92%) Spring
2 1 (1.92%) Spring Boot
2 1 (1.92%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.15%) Computer Science
2 5 (9.62%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.77%) Fintech
4 2 (3.85%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.92%) Derivative
5 1 (1.92%) Equities
5 1 (1.92%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.92%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (1.92%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Linux
2 5 (9.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (63.46%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (40.38%) Test Automation
4 19 (36.54%) Test Strategy
5 17 (32.69%) Functional Testing
6 16 (30.77%) Test Scripting
7 14 (26.92%) Regression Testing
7 14 (26.92%) Scrum
8 13 (25.00%) SDLC
9 11 (21.15%) Load Testing
9 11 (21.15%) Test Management
9 11 (21.15%) Validation
10 10 (19.23%) Black-Box Testing
10 10 (19.23%) Product Management
10 10 (19.23%) System Testing
10 10 (19.23%) Unit Testing
11 9 (17.31%) Performance Testing
12 8 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (15.38%) Software Testing
13 7 (13.46%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (1.92%) C#
3 1 (1.92%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 17 (32.69%) Degree
2 16 (30.77%) ISEB
3 11 (21.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (19.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) IEC 62304
2 1 (1.92%) ISO 13485
2 1 (1.92%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) Ariba
1 5 (9.62%) Concur
1 5 (9.62%) SAP
2 1 (1.92%) HP
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle
2 1 (1.92%) Tableau