Period
to 15 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 643 686 520
Rank change year-on-year +43 -166 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 522 536 936
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.32% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.33% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 434 426 769
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £38,950
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £79,200
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +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 145,583 162,315 174,205
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 95.90% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 118,340 131,194 147,115
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 15 November 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 15 November 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 -1 185 £67,500 - 11
South East +119 158 £57,500 -1.71% 13
North of England +8 74 £52,500 - 9
Midlands +17 57 £57,750 +10.00% 14
West Midlands +36 45 £52,500 +5.00% 12
North West +31 45 £52,500 -4.55% 5
South West -10 33 £55,000 +23.25% 8
Yorkshire +13 29 £52,500 +0.96% 4
East of England +17 22 £60,000 +12.89% 7
East Midlands 0 12 £60,000 +13.21% 2
Test Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 338 (64.75%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (54.79%) Test Automation
3 251 (48.08%) Test Strategy
4 169 (32.38%) Test Management
5 162 (31.03%) QA
6 161 (30.84%) Finance
7 116 (22.22%) ISTQB
8 110 (21.07%) Waterfall
9 104 (19.92%) Scrum
10 89 (17.05%) Selenium
11 85 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 72 (13.79%) ISEB
13 66 (12.64%) Software Testing
14 61 (11.69%) Java
15 60 (11.49%) Cucumber
16 58 (11.11%) BDD
17 57 (10.92%) JIRA
18 54 (10.34%) TDD
18 54 (10.34%) Banking
19 51 (9.77%) SQL
19 51 (9.77%) .NET
20 49 (9.39%) Line Management
21 48 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
22 47 (9.00%) DevOps
22 47 (9.00%) SAP
23 46 (8.81%) Performance Testing
24 43 (8.24%) HP
25 42 (8.05%) Microsoft
25 42 (8.05%) Retail
25 42 (8.05%) Non-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 15 (2.87%) Confluence
2 7 (1.34%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (0.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.38%) CICS
6 1 (0.19%) GeoServer
6 1 (0.19%) IIS
6 1 (0.19%) Mendix
6 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.34%) SAP HR
2 5 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.57%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.19%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.07%) SuccessFactors
4 7 (1.34%) CloudBees
4 7 (1.34%) SaaS
5 4 (0.77%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (0.77%) PaaS
6 3 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.38%) BlazeMeter
7 2 (0.38%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.38%) GitHub
7 2 (0.38%) Office 365
8 1 (0.19%) G Suite
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.77%) Internet
2 3 (0.57%) HTTP
3 2 (0.38%) DWDM
3 2 (0.38%) MPLS
3 2 (0.38%) SMS
3 2 (0.38%) SNMP
4 1 (0.19%) DNS
4 1 (0.19%) Firewall
4 1 (0.19%) VPN
4 1 (0.19%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.57%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.38%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.38%) DB2
4 2 (0.38%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.19%) Big Data
5 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.19%) MySQL
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.19%) QGIS
5 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.19%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.19%) Spatial Data
5 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 89 (17.05%) Selenium
2 60 (11.49%) Cucumber
3 57 (10.92%) JIRA
4 30 (5.75%) WebDriver
5 27 (5.17%) Jenkins
6 19 (3.64%) SoapUI
7 17 (3.26%) LoadRunner
8 16 (3.07%) HP UFT
8 16 (3.07%) SpecFlow
9 14 (2.68%) Visual Studio
10 13 (2.49%) JMeter
10 13 (2.49%) JUnit
11 12 (2.30%) Git (software)
12 10 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
13 8 (1.53%) Protractor
13 8 (1.53%) TeamCity
14 7 (1.34%) Robot Framework
14 7 (1.34%) TestNG
14 7 (1.34%) Zephyr
General
1 161 (30.84%) Finance
2 54 (10.34%) Banking
3 42 (8.05%) Retail
4 13 (2.49%) Marketing
4 13 (2.49%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.30%) Legal
6 11 (2.11%) Electronics
7 9 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.15%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.15%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.96%) Front Office
10 4 (0.77%) Back Office
10 4 (0.77%) Law
11 3 (0.57%) Games
12 2 (0.38%) Automotive
12 2 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.38%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.38%) Publishing
13 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (9.77%) .NET
2 20 (3.83%) HTML
3 19 (3.64%) SOAP
4 17 (3.26%) CSS
5 16 (3.07%) Web Services
6 14 (2.68%) XML
7 12 (2.30%) JSON
8 6 (1.15%) Gherkin
9 4 (0.77%) J2EE
9 4 (0.77%) REST
9 4 (0.77%) RESTful
10 3 (0.57%) jQuery
10 3 (0.57%) Regular Expression
10 3 (0.57%) SAP Fiori
10 3 (0.57%) SAPUI5
10 3 (0.57%) WebdriverIO
11 2 (0.38%) Middleware
11 2 (0.38%) Nightwatchjs
11 2 (0.38%) Node.js
11 2 (0.38%) Taurus
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (2.68%) Fintech
2 14 (2.68%) Virtual Team
3 11 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (1.34%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.15%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.15%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.15%) Smart Meter
7 4 (0.77%) User Experience
8 3 (0.57%) Life Science
8 3 (0.57%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.57%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.38%) CCTV
9 2 (0.38%) Derivative
9 2 (0.38%) Equities
9 2 (0.38%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.38%) Robotics
9 2 (0.38%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 13 (2.49%) Windows
2 9 (1.72%) Unix
3 5 (0.96%) Linux
4 3 (0.57%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.38%) Android
5 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (64.75%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (54.79%) Test Automation
3 251 (48.08%) Test Strategy
4 169 (32.38%) Test Management
5 110 (21.07%) Waterfall
6 104 (19.92%) Scrum
7 85 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 66 (12.64%) Software Testing
9 58 (11.11%) BDD
10 54 (10.34%) TDD
11 49 (9.39%) Line Management
12 48 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
13 47 (9.00%) DevOps
14 46 (8.81%) Performance Testing
15 42 (8.05%) Non-Functional Testing
16 41 (7.85%) Functional Testing
16 41 (7.85%) SDLC
17 38 (7.28%) Test Scripting
18 37 (7.09%) Manual Testing
19 35 (6.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 61 (11.69%) Java
2 51 (9.77%) SQL
3 39 (7.47%) C#
4 24 (4.60%) JavaScript
5 16 (3.07%) Ruby
6 14 (2.68%) C++
6 14 (2.68%) Python
7 5 (0.96%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.77%) Perl
9 3 (0.57%) Groovy
9 3 (0.57%) Jython
9 3 (0.57%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.57%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.57%) VBScript
10 2 (0.38%) C
10 2 (0.38%) COBOL
10 2 (0.38%) JCL
10 2 (0.38%) REXX
10 2 (0.38%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 116 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 72 (13.79%) ISEB
3 40 (7.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 25 (4.79%) Degree
5 23 (4.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 23 (4.41%) Security Cleared
6 18 (3.45%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.38%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.38%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.38%) MBA
9 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (31.03%) QA
2 2 (0.38%) DO-160
2 2 (0.38%) MiFID
3 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.19%) EMIR
3 1 (0.19%) GDPR
3 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (2.30%) Docker
2 4 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (6.13%) HP ALM
2 27 (5.17%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.57%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.19%) SCCM
4 1 (0.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 47 (9.00%) SAP
2 43 (8.24%) HP
3 42 (8.05%) Microsoft
4 29 (5.56%) Oracle
5 9 (1.72%) TIBCO
6 8 (1.53%) AppDynamics
6 8 (1.53%) New Relic
7 6 (1.15%) Google
7 6 (1.15%) Micro Focus
7 6 (1.15%) Remedy
7 6 (1.15%) Splunk
8 5 (0.96%) Adobe
8 5 (0.96%) CA
9 3 (0.57%) Ariba
9 3 (0.57%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.38%) Dynatrace
10 2 (0.38%) hybris
10 2 (0.38%) Informatica
10 2 (0.38%) SOASTA, Inc
10 2 (0.38%) Xamarin