Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 682 511 481
Rank change year-on-year -171 -30 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 530 911 1231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.51% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.53% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 425 749 934
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £41,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £79,200 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 161572 172869 197438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130677 145836 165635
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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 -62 230 £67,500 - 11
North of England -46 97 £53,750 -2.27% 7
Midlands +8 64 £52,500 +5.00% 1
South East -152 60 £58,500 +6.36% 4
North West -29 53 £55,000 +10.00% 6
South West +9 51 £43,375 -17.38% 4
West Midlands +11 46 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Yorkshire -13 43 £52,000 -7.14% 1
East of England -19 30 £50,000 -4.76% 2
East Midlands +21 18 £53,500 +12.63%
North East +8 1 £55,000 +37.50%
Test Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 264 (49.81%) Test Automation
2 244 (46.04%) Test Strategy
3 199 (37.55%) Agile Software Development
4 183 (34.53%) Test Management
5 178 (33.58%) Finance
6 175 (33.02%) QA
7 123 (23.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 108 (20.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 104 (19.62%) JIRA
10 86 (16.23%) ISTQB
11 81 (15.28%) Selenium
12 77 (14.53%) ISEB
13 72 (13.58%) Software Testing
14 71 (13.40%) HP Quality Center
15 70 (13.21%) SDLC
16 67 (12.64%) Defect Management
17 65 (12.26%) Java
18 63 (11.89%) BDD
19 62 (11.70%) SQL
20 61 (11.51%) Banking
20 61 (11.51%) Test Scripting
21 60 (11.32%) HP
22 57 (10.75%) Test Planning
23 55 (10.38%) Integration Testing
24 53 (10.00%) Performance Testing
24 53 (10.00%) Mentoring
25 51 (9.62%) TDD
26 50 (9.43%) Waterfall
27 48 (9.06%) Degree
28 47 (8.87%) Functional Testing

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 22 (4.15%) IIS
2 13 (2.45%) Tomcat
3 12 (2.26%) Confluence
4 11 (2.08%) Apache
5 6 (1.13%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.94%) SAS
7 3 (0.57%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (4.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.64%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.32%) Markit EDM
1 7 (1.32%) thinkFolio
2 6 (1.13%) VisionPLUS
3 5 (0.94%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.75%) Hyperion Planning
4 4 (0.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.57%) HFM
5 3 (0.57%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 3 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.57%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.38%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
2 5 (0.94%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.57%) GitHub
5 2 (0.38%) SaaS
5 2 (0.38%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.19%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.45%) HTTP
2 11 (2.08%) 4G
3 10 (1.89%) LTE
4 9 (1.70%) Internet
5 8 (1.51%) VSAT
6 7 (1.32%) Wireless
7 3 (0.57%) SMS
7 3 (0.57%) VoIP
8 1 (0.19%) 3G
8 1 (0.19%) Firewall
8 1 (0.19%) Network Security
8 1 (0.19%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.89%) Big Data
3 5 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.94%) GIS
4 3 (0.57%) Power BI
5 2 (0.38%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.19%) DB2
6 1 (0.19%) Essbase
6 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 104 (19.62%) JIRA
2 81 (15.28%) Selenium
3 40 (7.55%) Cucumber
4 36 (6.79%) HP UFT
5 34 (6.42%) Jenkins
6 27 (5.09%) LoadRunner
7 26 (4.91%) JUnit
8 23 (4.34%) Visual Studio
8 23 (4.34%) Zephyr
9 21 (3.96%) Maven
9 21 (3.96%) WebDriver
10 17 (3.21%) SoapUI
11 16 (3.02%) JMeter
11 16 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (2.83%) SpecFlow
13 13 (2.45%) Ant
13 13 (2.45%) Eclipse
13 13 (2.45%) TestNG
14 12 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (2.26%) FitNesse
General
1 178 (33.58%) Finance
2 61 (11.51%) Banking
3 31 (5.85%) Retail
4 29 (5.47%) Investment Banking
4 29 (5.47%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.96%) Retail Banking
6 14 (2.64%) Back Office
7 11 (2.08%) Military
8 9 (1.70%) Billing
9 8 (1.51%) Electronics
10 6 (1.13%) Games
10 6 (1.13%) Marketing
11 5 (0.94%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.75%) Digital Economy
12 4 (0.75%) Publishing
13 3 (0.57%) Legal
14 2 (0.38%) Russian Language
15 1 (0.19%) Front Office
15 1 (0.19%) Law
15 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (8.30%) .NET
2 27 (5.09%) SOAP
3 23 (4.34%) REST
4 21 (3.96%) XML
5 19 (3.58%) Gherkin
6 17 (3.21%) HTML
7 16 (3.02%) CSS
7 16 (3.02%) RESTful
7 16 (3.02%) Web Services
8 13 (2.45%) jQuery
9 12 (2.26%) J2EE
10 7 (1.32%) Hibernate
10 7 (1.32%) Spring
11 5 (0.94%) Middleware
11 5 (0.94%) WCF
12 3 (0.57%) JSON
13 2 (0.38%) AngularJS
13 2 (0.38%) Apache CXF
13 2 (0.38%) CGI
14 1 (0.19%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (7.17%) Virtual Team
3 22 (4.15%) Computer Science
4 21 (3.96%) Reference Data
5 20 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 19 (3.58%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.26%) Fintech
8 9 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.13%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.13%) User Experience
11 4 (0.75%) Market Risk
11 4 (0.75%) Mobile Games
11 4 (0.75%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.57%) iPad
13 2 (0.38%) Credit Risk
13 2 (0.38%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.38%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.38%) NHS
13 2 (0.38%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 45 (8.49%) Windows
2 33 (6.23%) Linux
2 33 (6.23%) Unix
3 22 (4.15%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (1.32%) Android
5 7 (1.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (49.81%) Test Automation
2 244 (46.04%) Test Strategy
3 199 (37.55%) Agile Software Development
4 183 (34.53%) Test Management
5 123 (23.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 108 (20.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 72 (13.58%) Software Testing
8 70 (13.21%) SDLC
9 67 (12.64%) Defect Management
10 63 (11.89%) BDD
11 61 (11.51%) Test Scripting
12 57 (10.75%) Test Planning
13 55 (10.38%) Integration Testing
14 53 (10.00%) Mentoring
14 53 (10.00%) Performance Testing
15 51 (9.62%) TDD
16 50 (9.43%) Waterfall
17 47 (8.87%) Functional Testing
18 45 (8.49%) Continuous Improvement
19 44 (8.30%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (12.26%) Java
2 62 (11.70%) SQL
3 40 (7.55%) C#
4 24 (4.53%) JavaScript
5 22 (4.15%) Ruby
6 20 (3.77%) Groovy
7 18 (3.40%) Python
8 16 (3.02%) VBScript
9 14 (2.64%) C++
10 13 (2.45%) Jython
11 7 (1.32%) C
12 3 (0.57%) Perl
12 3 (0.57%) Scala
13 2 (0.38%) PHP
14 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (16.23%) ISTQB
2 77 (14.53%) ISEB
3 48 (9.06%) Degree
4 31 (5.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 31 (5.85%) SC Cleared
4 31 (5.85%) Security Cleared
5 10 (1.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (1.13%) Master's Degree
7 6 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (1.13%) SAP Certification
8 5 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.75%) ACCA
9 4 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.38%) MBCS
12 1 (0.19%) CREST Certified
12 1 (0.19%) PMP
12 1 (0.19%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (33.02%) QA
2 12 (2.26%) PMO
3 4 (0.75%) SLA
4 3 (0.57%) MiFID
5 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) EMIR
5 1 (0.19%) GDPR
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 71 (13.40%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (2.64%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (0.38%) Core Impact
3 2 (0.38%) Nessus
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 60 (11.32%) HP
2 28 (5.28%) Microsoft
3 20 (3.77%) Oracle
4 14 (2.64%) SAP
5 13 (2.45%) CA
5 13 (2.45%) VMware
6 12 (2.26%) Citrix
7 11 (2.08%) Xerox
8 8 (1.51%) Cisco
9 7 (1.32%) Hyperion
10 6 (1.13%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.94%) Ariba
11 5 (0.94%) Concur
11 5 (0.94%) New Relic
12 4 (0.75%) Charles River
12 4 (0.75%) hybris
13 3 (0.57%) CA Agile Central
13 3 (0.57%) CheckPoint
13 3 (0.57%) Tableau
14 2 (0.38%) Cognizant