The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
UK / England
Rank 491 563 433
Rank change year-on-year +72 -130  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 367 385 657
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.40% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.42% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 268 277 514
Median salary £57,500 £56,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.76% +7.61%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00%  

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 75739 92695 95199
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.28% 96.42% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 63358 78403 78502
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in England

Test Manager
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Test Manager in England

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Manager in England

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 Test Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +38 105 £70,000 +3.70% 29
South East +76 94 £52,500 -4.54% 14
South West +51 45 £55,000 +4.76% 7
Yorkshire +41 38 £52,500 +5.00% 4
East of England +48 26 £60,000 -7.69%
West Midlands -16 20 £47,500 -15.55% 3
North West -22 18 £50,750 +1.50% 5
East Midlands +9 12 £52,500 -2.76%
North East - 8 £36,250 -
Test Manager
UK

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 Test Manager in the job title.

1 397 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 397 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 240 (30.23%) Finance
3 236 (29.72%) Test Management
4 228 (28.72%) ISTQB
5 225 (28.34%) QA
6 201 (25.31%) ISEB
7 183 (23.05%) Test Automation
8 178 (22.42%) User Acceptance Testing
9 156 (19.65%) Software Testing
9 156 (19.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 151 (19.02%) Selenium
11 132 (16.62%) SDLC
12 101 (12.72%) Automated Testing
13 99 (12.47%) Mentoring
14 98 (12.34%) SQL
15 97 (12.22%) Performance Testing
16 96 (12.09%) Test Scripting
17 94 (11.84%) Functional Testing
17 94 (11.84%) Automation Testing
17 94 (11.84%) Project Management
18 91 (11.46%) Waterfall
19 90 (11.34%) HP
20 86 (10.83%) Degree
20 86 (10.83%) Coaching
21 84 (10.58%) Non-Functional Testing
22 82 (10.33%) Continuous Integration
22 82 (10.33%) Java
22 82 (10.33%) Regression Testing
23 74 (9.32%) Line Management

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 24 (3.02%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.64%) Confluence
3 12 (1.51%) WebLogic
4 9 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (0.63%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.38%) IIS
8 2 (0.25%) Apache
9 1 (0.13%) CICS
9 1 (0.13%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (4.66%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.52%) MS Office
3 18 (2.27%) MS Project
4 17 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.50%) SAP HR
3 4 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.38%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.38%) SAP HCM
4 3 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.25%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.25%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.90%) SuccessFactors
2 12 (1.51%) SaaS
3 5 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.13%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.13%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.88%) Firewall
2 2 (0.25%) Internet
3 1 (0.13%) FTP
3 1 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.13%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (1.76%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.26%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.13%) RDBMS
5 8 (1.01%) Big Data
6 5 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle OWB
8 3 (0.38%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 3 (0.38%) DB2
8 3 (0.38%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.25%) MySQL
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.13%) DataStage
10 1 (0.13%) Endeca
10 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 151 (19.02%) Selenium
2 73 (9.19%) JIRA
3 55 (6.93%) Cucumber
4 47 (5.92%) LoadRunner
5 40 (5.04%) HP UFT
6 39 (4.91%) Jenkins
7 36 (4.53%) WebDriver
8 34 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (3.02%) JMeter
10 21 (2.64%) Appium
11 20 (2.52%) SpecFlow
12 19 (2.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 19 (2.39%) Calabash
13 16 (2.02%) JUnit
14 15 (1.89%) SoapUI
15 14 (1.76%) Robot Framework
15 14 (1.76%) TestNG
16 13 (1.64%) Gatling
16 13 (1.64%) The Grinder
16 13 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 240 (30.23%) Finance
2 63 (7.93%) Banking
3 30 (3.78%) Retail
4 16 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.76%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.39%) Games
7 10 (1.26%) Electronics
7 10 (1.26%) Legal
7 10 (1.26%) Marketing
8 9 (1.13%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.88%) Automotive
10 5 (0.63%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.38%) Advertising
11 3 (0.38%) Front Office
11 3 (0.38%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.25%) Billing
12 2 (0.25%) Law
12 2 (0.25%) Publishing
13 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (7.81%) .NET
2 28 (3.53%) HTML
3 25 (3.15%) XML
4 20 (2.52%) Gherkin
5 18 (2.27%) Web Services
6 17 (2.14%) CSS
7 12 (1.51%) SOAP
8 8 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
9 7 (0.88%) XBRL
10 6 (0.76%) .NET Framework
10 6 (0.76%) RESTful
10 6 (0.76%) Spring
11 5 (0.63%) Hibernate
12 4 (0.50%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.50%) Node.js
13 3 (0.38%) AngularJS
13 3 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
13 3 (0.38%) Swagger
13 3 (0.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 29 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.27%) Mobile App
3 20 (2.52%) Computer Science
4 19 (2.39%) Management Information System
5 15 (1.89%) Fintech
6 10 (1.26%) Data Centre
7 9 (1.13%) Virtual Team
8 8 (1.01%) Driving Licence
9 7 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (0.88%) iPad
9 7 (0.88%) Reinsurance
10 6 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.63%) Derivative
11 5 (0.63%) Equities
11 5 (0.63%) Fixed Income
11 5 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.38%) Cyberthreat
13 2 (0.25%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.25%) FMCG
13 2 (0.25%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 36 (4.53%) Windows
2 26 (3.27%) Unix
3 16 (2.02%) Linux
4 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.38%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.25%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.13%) Android
7 1 (0.13%) Solaris
7 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 397 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 236 (29.72%) Test Management
3 183 (23.05%) Test Automation
4 178 (22.42%) User Acceptance Testing
5 156 (19.65%) Software Testing
5 156 (19.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 132 (16.62%) SDLC
7 101 (12.72%) Automated Testing
8 99 (12.47%) Mentoring
9 97 (12.22%) Performance Testing
10 96 (12.09%) Test Scripting
11 94 (11.84%) Automation Testing
11 94 (11.84%) Functional Testing
11 94 (11.84%) Project Management
12 91 (11.46%) Waterfall
13 86 (10.83%) Coaching
14 84 (10.58%) Non-Functional Testing
15 82 (10.33%) Continuous Integration
15 82 (10.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 98 (12.34%) SQL
2 82 (10.33%) Java
3 41 (5.16%) C#
4 22 (2.77%) JavaScript
5 17 (2.14%) C
6 12 (1.51%) PowerShell
7 10 (1.26%) C++
8 9 (1.13%) VB.NET
9 8 (1.01%) Python
10 7 (0.88%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.50%) MATLAB
11 4 (0.50%) Scala
11 4 (0.50%) VBScript
12 3 (0.38%) Perl
12 3 (0.38%) Ruby
12 3 (0.38%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.25%) PHP
13 2 (0.25%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.25%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 228 (28.72%) ISTQB
2 201 (25.31%) ISEB
3 86 (10.83%) Degree
4 46 (5.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 35 (4.41%) Security Cleared
6 26 (3.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 24 (3.02%) ISEB Practitioner
8 19 (2.39%) DV Cleared
9 18 (2.27%) SC Cleared
10 9 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.63%) CCNA
11 5 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.63%) HND
11 5 (0.63%) MBCS
11 5 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.25%) CEH
12 2 (0.25%) GIAC
12 2 (0.25%) MBA
12 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.25%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (28.34%) QA
2 12 (1.51%) SLA
3 8 (1.01%) SDET
4 5 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.38%) PMO
6 2 (0.25%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.25%) MiFID
7 1 (0.13%) FATCA
7 1 (0.13%) IFRS
7 1 (0.13%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (0.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 67 (8.44%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (0.38%) Perfmon
3 2 (0.25%) Nessus
3 2 (0.25%) Nmap
3 2 (0.25%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 90 (11.34%) HP
2 63 (7.93%) SAP
3 61 (7.68%) Microsoft
4 55 (6.93%) Oracle
5 22 (2.77%) IBM
6 18 (2.27%) Ariba
7 9 (1.13%) Remedy
8 7 (0.88%) Atlassian
8 7 (0.88%) Cadence
8 7 (0.88%) EMC
9 4 (0.50%) Capita
9 4 (0.50%) SOASTA, Inc
9 4 (0.50%) webMethods
10 3 (0.38%) Dynatrace
11 2 (0.25%) Coverity
11 2 (0.25%) Murex
11 2 (0.25%) PayPal
11 2 (0.25%) Qualys
11 2 (0.25%) Riverbed
11 2 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
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