Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Test Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Management over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Management
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 524 488 438
Rank change year-on-year -36 -50 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Management 861 990 1407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.55% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.62% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 656 795 1116
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.70% -3.16%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £79,500 £71,875
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +3.26% -2.13%

Test Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 150826 160156 182795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.93% 89.37% 88.72%
Number of salaries quoted 119888 134356 152138
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Test Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in England

Test Management
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Test Management in England

Test Management
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Management in England

Test Management
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 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 -25 324 £60,000 - 8
South East -25 177 £40,000 -11.11% 2
North of England -27 132 £40,000 - 12
South West -11 101 £40,000 - 6
Midlands +38 95 £42,500 +5.92% 3
Yorkshire +10 78 £40,000 - 5
East Midlands +74 54 £45,000 +12.50% 2
North West -39 43 £42,500 -1.16% 4
West Midlands -4 41 £35,000 -24.32% 1
East of England +3 31 £45,000 - 6
North East +20 11 £40,000 - 3
Test Management
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 543 (63.07%) Test Automation
2 408 (47.39%) Agile Software Development
3 305 (35.42%) Test Strategy
4 278 (32.29%) QA
5 274 (31.82%) Finance
6 259 (30.08%) Selenium
7 248 (28.80%) JIRA
8 239 (27.76%) ISTQB
9 214 (24.85%) Test Scripting
10 202 (23.46%) Java
11 197 (22.88%) HP Quality Center
12 183 (21.25%) User Acceptance Testing
13 161 (18.70%) ISEB
14 157 (18.23%) SDLC
15 148 (17.19%) Software Testing
16 147 (17.07%) HP
17 145 (16.84%) SQL
18 143 (16.61%) Functional Testing
19 142 (16.49%) Analytical Skills
20 136 (15.80%) Defect Management
21 131 (15.21%) Manual Testing
22 129 (14.98%) Degree
23 127 (14.75%) JMeter
23 127 (14.75%) SoapUI
24 126 (14.63%) Performance Testing
25 120 (13.94%) C#
25 120 (13.94%) BDD
26 119 (13.82%) Microsoft
27 114 (13.24%) Cucumber
28 112 (13.01%) Banking

Test Management
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 36 (4.18%) Confluence
2 25 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.74%) IIS
4 7 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (0.58%) SAS
5 5 (0.58%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.23%) CMS
8 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.12%) JBoss
8 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 56 (6.50%) Microsoft Project
2 55 (6.39%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.63%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (1.05%) SAP ERP
4 7 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.81%) SAP PLM
4 7 (0.81%) SAP VC
5 4 (0.46%) Hyperion Planning
5 4 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.23%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.23%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.23%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.23%) SAP QM
6 2 (0.23%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.63%) BrowserStack
3 13 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.39%) BlazeMeter
4 12 (1.39%) GitHub
5 7 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
6 6 (0.70%) SaaS
7 5 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.46%) Slack
8 4 (0.46%) Yammer
9 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.16%) Firewall
1 10 (1.16%) Network Security
1 10 (1.16%) VPN
2 8 (0.93%) DHCP
2 8 (0.93%) DNS
2 8 (0.93%) Internet
2 8 (0.93%) SSH
3 7 (0.81%) LAN
3 7 (0.81%) Software-Defined Networking
3 7 (0.81%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.81%) WAN
4 4 (0.46%) Ethernet
4 4 (0.46%) SAN
4 4 (0.46%) WebEx
5 2 (0.23%) LTE
6 1 (0.12%) 3G
6 1 (0.12%) Extranet
6 1 (0.12%) ICMP
6 1 (0.12%) VoLTE
6 1 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.32%) Relational Database
3 18 (2.09%) MySQL
4 12 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (1.05%) Big Data
5 9 (1.05%) SQLPlus
6 8 (0.93%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.58%) GIS
8 4 (0.46%) Blockchain
9 3 (0.35%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.23%) DB2
10 2 (0.23%) OLTP
11 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.12%) Informix
11 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 259 (30.08%) Selenium
2 248 (28.80%) JIRA
3 127 (14.75%) JMeter
3 127 (14.75%) SoapUI
4 114 (13.24%) Cucumber
5 100 (11.61%) WebDriver
6 87 (10.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 83 (9.64%) HP UFT
8 77 (8.94%) LoadRunner
9 58 (6.74%) SpecFlow
10 55 (6.39%) Jenkins
11 48 (5.57%) Zephyr
12 43 (4.99%) Git (software)
13 34 (3.95%) Visual Studio
14 28 (3.25%) JUnit
15 24 (2.79%) TestNG
16 22 (2.56%) Appium
17 20 (2.32%) eggPlant
18 19 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 18 (2.09%) Maven
General
1 274 (31.82%) Finance
2 112 (13.01%) Banking
3 38 (4.41%) Retail
4 33 (3.83%) Investment Banking
5 31 (3.60%) Telecoms
6 29 (3.37%) Digital Economy
7 28 (3.25%) Back Office
8 20 (2.32%) Retail Banking
9 16 (1.86%) Law
10 14 (1.63%) Military
11 12 (1.39%) Legal
12 11 (1.28%) Front Office
13 9 (1.05%) Publishing
14 7 (0.81%) Electronics
14 7 (0.81%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.81%) Marketing
15 5 (0.58%) Russian Language
16 4 (0.46%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.46%) Games
16 4 (0.46%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 263 (30.55%) Analyst
2 206 (23.93%) Test Analyst
3 177 (20.56%) Test Manager
4 132 (15.33%) Tester
5 73 (8.48%) Test Engineer
6 48 (5.57%) Test Leader
7 44 (5.11%) Automation Test Analyst
8 42 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
9 41 (4.76%) Consultant
10 40 (4.65%) QA Engineer
11 39 (4.53%) Business Analyst
11 39 (4.53%) Senior Test Analyst
12 37 (4.30%) Test Automation Engineer
13 34 (3.95%) Automation Tester
13 34 (3.95%) Software Tester
14 32 (3.72%) Associate Director
15 29 (3.37%) Test Consultant
16 27 (3.14%) QA Leader
17 25 (2.90%) QA Analyst
17 25 (2.90%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (10.57%) .NET
2 82 (9.52%) SOAP
3 65 (7.55%) Web Services
4 51 (5.92%) XML
5 41 (4.76%) Gherkin
6 37 (4.30%) HTML
7 25 (2.90%) REST
8 20 (2.32%) JSON
9 14 (1.63%) CSS
10 13 (1.51%) RESTful
11 7 (0.81%) Apache Flex
11 7 (0.81%) XML Schema
12 6 (0.70%) ASP.NET
12 6 (0.70%) WSDL
12 6 (0.70%) XBRL
12 6 (0.70%) XSD
13 5 (0.58%) WCF
14 4 (0.46%) Nightwatchjs
14 4 (0.46%) WPF
15 3 (0.35%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 142 (16.49%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (7.78%) Computer Science
3 44 (5.11%) Virtual Team
4 42 (4.88%) Fintech
5 39 (4.53%) Management Information System
6 34 (3.95%) Client/Server
7 27 (3.14%) Smart Meter
8 24 (2.79%) Mobile App
9 20 (2.32%) Reference Data
10 18 (2.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 17 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (1.86%) Derivative
12 16 (1.86%) OTC Derivatives
13 14 (1.63%) User Experience
14 8 (0.93%) Fixed Income
14 8 (0.93%) PKI
15 6 (0.70%) N-Tier
15 6 (0.70%) SWIFT
16 4 (0.46%) Clustering
16 4 (0.46%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 72 (8.36%) Linux
2 69 (8.01%) Windows
3 55 (6.39%) Unix
4 22 (2.56%) Windows Server
5 18 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (1.86%) Android
7 15 (1.74%) Apple iOS
8 14 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.46%) AIX
10 4 (0.46%) Solaris
11 3 (0.35%) Kali Linux
11 3 (0.35%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 543 (63.07%) Test Automation
2 408 (47.39%) Agile Software Development
3 305 (35.42%) Test Strategy
4 214 (24.85%) Test Scripting
5 183 (21.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 157 (18.23%) SDLC
7 148 (17.19%) Software Testing
8 143 (16.61%) Functional Testing
9 136 (15.80%) Defect Management
10 131 (15.21%) Manual Testing
11 126 (14.63%) Performance Testing
12 120 (13.94%) BDD
13 104 (12.08%) Regression Testing
14 101 (11.73%) Stakeholder Management
15 98 (11.38%) Scenario Testing
15 98 (11.38%) Scrum
16 96 (11.15%) Mentoring
17 82 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
18 81 (9.41%) Integration Testing
19 73 (8.48%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 202 (23.46%) Java
2 145 (16.84%) SQL
3 120 (13.94%) C#
4 45 (5.23%) JavaScript
5 37 (4.30%) Shell Script
6 32 (3.72%) Ruby
7 31 (3.60%) Python
8 25 (2.90%) C
9 23 (2.67%) C++
10 20 (2.32%) Perl
10 20 (2.32%) PL/SQL
11 19 (2.21%) VB.NET
12 12 (1.39%) VBScript
13 9 (1.05%) Groovy
13 9 (1.05%) VB
14 7 (0.81%) ABAP
15 5 (0.58%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.46%) PHP
16 4 (0.46%) XPath
17 3 (0.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 239 (27.76%) ISTQB
2 161 (18.70%) ISEB
3 129 (14.98%) Degree
4 108 (12.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 65 (7.55%) Security Cleared
6 60 (6.97%) Computer Science Degree
7 41 (4.76%) SC Cleared
8 21 (2.44%) DV Cleared
9 19 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (2.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 12 (1.39%) CCNA
11 12 (1.39%) CCNP
11 12 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (1.39%) Network+ Certification
12 10 (1.16%) CISSP
12 10 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
12 10 (1.16%) SSCP
13 9 (1.05%) Master's Degree
14 7 (0.81%) Novell Certification
14 7 (0.81%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 278 (32.29%) QA
2 16 (1.86%) PMO
3 11 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.58%) SLA
5 4 (0.46%) MiFID
6 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.12%) TickIT
System Software
1 23 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (1.97%) Docker
3 11 (1.28%) Active Directory
4 10 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.81%) vSphere
6 3 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 197 (22.88%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.05%) Puppet
4 4 (0.46%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.23%) SCCM
5 2 (0.23%) SCOM
5 2 (0.23%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.23%) WSUS
6 1 (0.12%) Ansible
6 1 (0.12%) Kibana
6 1 (0.12%) logstash
6 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 147 (17.07%) HP
2 119 (13.82%) Microsoft
3 59 (6.85%) SAP
4 48 (5.57%) Oracle
5 23 (2.67%) VMware
6 16 (1.86%) Cognizant
6 16 (1.86%) Xerox
7 15 (1.74%) Remedy
8 14 (1.63%) CA Agile Central
8 14 (1.63%) Cisco
9 8 (0.93%) Atlassian
9 8 (0.93%) Citrix
10 7 (0.81%) Dell
10 7 (0.81%) IBM
10 7 (0.81%) SonicWALL
11 5 (0.58%) Ariba
11 5 (0.58%) Concur
11 5 (0.58%) Sophos
11 5 (0.58%) Sun
12 4 (0.46%) Micro Focus