Period
to 21 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

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

Test Manager
UK > England
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 666 567 596
Rank change year-on-year -99 +29 -140
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 535 717 845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.45% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.47% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 406 512 635
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +3.77%
10th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £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 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 154,981 153,453 182,740
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 96.48% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 127,055 127,934 155,096
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 £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 21 May 2018.

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 6 months to 21 May 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 -17 227 £66,500 -5.00% 20
North of England -34 89 £52,500 - 4
South East -93 81 £57,500 +9.52% 9
South West -37 67 £55,000 - 3
North West +5 57 £57,500 +9.52% 1
Midlands -7 39 £53,750 +13.16% 4
Yorkshire -14 29 £50,000 -4.76% 3
East of England -31 29 £52,500 -12.50% 2
West Midlands -8 24 £50,000 +2.56% 2
East Midlands 0 15 £55,000 +15.79% 1
North East -21 3 £43,750 +16.67%
Test Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 England region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 261 (48.79%) Test Strategy
2 260 (48.60%) Agile Software Development
3 256 (47.85%) Test Automation
4 207 (38.69%) Test Management
5 196 (36.64%) Finance
6 172 (32.15%) QA
7 123 (22.99%) User Acceptance Testing
8 111 (20.75%) ISTQB
9 110 (20.56%) SQL
10 108 (20.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 97 (18.13%) JIRA
12 93 (17.38%) Software Testing
13 91 (17.01%) Selenium
14 78 (14.58%) ISEB
15 77 (14.39%) Functional Testing
16 75 (14.02%) Test Scripting
17 72 (13.46%) Waterfall
18 67 (12.52%) Regression Testing
19 65 (12.15%) Test Planning
20 64 (11.96%) Banking
21 62 (11.59%) Non-Functional Testing
22 54 (10.09%) SDLC
23 48 (8.97%) Java
24 45 (8.41%) Retail
25 44 (8.22%) Line Management
26 43 (8.04%) Mentoring
27 40 (7.48%) Scrum
28 39 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
29 37 (6.92%) .NET
29 37 (6.92%) HP

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 8 (1.50%) Confluence
2 6 (1.12%) IIS
2 6 (1.12%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.75%) CMS
3 4 (0.75%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (0.56%) Apache
4 3 (0.56%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.56%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.19%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.19%) Mule
Applications
1 22 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.93%) SAP HCM
2 5 (0.93%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.19%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.19%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.68%) BrowserStack
3 7 (1.31%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.75%) SaaS
5 3 (0.56%) GitHub
5 3 (0.56%) IaaS
6 2 (0.37%) Office 365
6 2 (0.37%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.19%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.19%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.06%) Internet
2 4 (0.75%) HTTP
3 3 (0.56%) LAN
3 3 (0.56%) WAN
4 1 (0.19%) Firewall
4 1 (0.19%) SMS
4 1 (0.19%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.50%) Data Mining
4 7 (1.31%) DataStage
5 6 (1.12%) DB2
6 5 (0.93%) Big Data
7 4 (0.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.75%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.56%) Power BI
9 2 (0.37%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.37%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.19%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.19%) QGIS
10 1 (0.19%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 97 (18.13%) JIRA
2 91 (17.01%) Selenium
3 31 (5.79%) SoapUI
4 29 (5.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (4.67%) HP UFT
6 19 (3.55%) LoadRunner
7 17 (3.18%) Cucumber
8 15 (2.80%) JMeter
9 13 (2.43%) Visual Studio
10 11 (2.06%) TeamCity
11 10 (1.87%) Gatling
11 10 (1.87%) Git (software)
11 10 (1.87%) Jenkins
11 10 (1.87%) WebDriver
12 9 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (1.50%) Eclipse
13 8 (1.50%) JUnit
13 8 (1.50%) Zephyr
14 7 (1.31%) Maven
14 7 (1.31%) Protractor
General
1 196 (36.64%) Finance
2 64 (11.96%) Banking
3 45 (8.41%) Retail
4 22 (4.11%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.43%) Advertising
6 11 (2.06%) Automotive
6 11 (2.06%) Law
7 10 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.87%) Marketing
8 5 (0.93%) Billing
8 5 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.93%) Front Office
8 5 (0.93%) Legal
9 4 (0.75%) Publishing
10 3 (0.56%) Electronics
10 3 (0.56%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.56%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.37%) Back Office
12 1 (0.19%) Games
12 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.92%) .NET
2 21 (3.93%) Web Services
3 18 (3.36%) HTML
3 18 (3.36%) XML
4 16 (2.99%) SOAP
5 11 (2.06%) CSS
6 8 (1.50%) XML Messaging
7 7 (1.31%) J2EE
8 6 (1.12%) Gherkin
8 6 (1.12%) JSON
8 6 (1.12%) REST
8 6 (1.12%) RESTful
9 5 (0.93%) jQuery
9 5 (0.93%) Middleware
10 3 (0.56%) XSL
11 2 (0.37%) Mason
11 2 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
12 1 (0.19%) Nightwatchjs
12 1 (0.19%) Taurus
12 1 (0.19%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.79%) Fintech
3 23 (4.30%) Virtual Team
4 14 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (1.68%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.68%) PMI
5 9 (1.68%) Smart Meter
6 8 (1.50%) User Experience
7 7 (1.31%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.31%) Management Information System
8 5 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.56%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.56%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.37%) Derivative
10 2 (0.37%) FMCG
10 2 (0.37%) Market Risk
10 2 (0.37%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.37%) Reinsurance
11 1 (0.19%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 34 (6.36%) Unix
2 18 (3.36%) Windows
3 10 (1.87%) Linux
4 6 (1.12%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.37%) AIX
6 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (48.79%) Test Strategy
2 260 (48.60%) Agile Software Development
3 256 (47.85%) Test Automation
4 207 (38.69%) Test Management
5 123 (22.99%) User Acceptance Testing
6 108 (20.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 93 (17.38%) Software Testing
8 77 (14.39%) Functional Testing
9 75 (14.02%) Test Scripting
10 72 (13.46%) Waterfall
11 67 (12.52%) Regression Testing
12 65 (12.15%) Test Planning
13 62 (11.59%) Non-Functional Testing
14 54 (10.09%) SDLC
15 44 (8.22%) Line Management
16 43 (8.04%) Mentoring
17 40 (7.48%) Scrum
18 35 (6.54%) Project Management
19 34 (6.36%) Integration Testing
20 32 (5.98%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 110 (20.56%) SQL
2 48 (8.97%) Java
3 23 (4.30%) C#
4 16 (2.99%) Python
5 15 (2.80%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.06%) Shell Script
7 9 (1.68%) C++
7 9 (1.68%) Groovy
7 9 (1.68%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.12%) Jython
8 6 (1.12%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.12%) Ruby
9 5 (0.93%) VBScript
10 4 (0.75%) Perl
11 2 (0.37%) PHP
11 2 (0.37%) Tcl
11 2 (0.37%) VB
12 1 (0.19%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 111 (20.75%) ISTQB
2 78 (14.58%) ISEB
3 34 (6.36%) Degree
4 32 (5.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 24 (4.49%) Security Cleared
6 17 (3.18%) SC Cleared
7 16 (2.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 13 (2.43%) PMI Certification
9 8 (1.50%) CSQA
10 5 (0.93%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.75%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.75%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 4 (0.75%) PMP
11 4 (0.75%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 4 (0.75%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 4 (0.75%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 3 (0.56%) HND
12 3 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (32.15%) QA
2 11 (2.06%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.93%) SLA
4 4 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.75%) PMO
5 2 (0.37%) EMIR
5 2 (0.37%) MiFID
6 1 (0.19%) GDPR
6 1 (0.19%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.19%) SEPA
System Software
1 7 (1.31%) Firmware
2 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.19%) Docker
2 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (5.05%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (4.86%) HP ALM
3 5 (0.93%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (0.37%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.19%) Puppet
5 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (6.92%) HP
2 36 (6.73%) Oracle
3 34 (6.36%) Microsoft
4 26 (4.86%) SAP
5 11 (2.06%) WorldPay
6 10 (1.87%) Capita
6 10 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.68%) CA
7 9 (1.68%) Xamarin
8 7 (1.31%) White Clarke
9 6 (1.12%) EMC
9 6 (1.12%) IBM
10 4 (0.75%) CheckPoint
10 4 (0.75%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.56%) AppDynamics
11 3 (0.56%) Pega
11 3 (0.56%) Remedy
11 3 (0.56%) webMethods
12 2 (0.37%) CA Agile Central
12 2 (0.37%) SOASTA, Inc