Period
to 19 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 685 627 557
Rank change year-on-year -58 -70 -110
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 494 603 898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.36% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.38% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 390 426 688
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% +2.80%
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.27%

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 151,894 159,942 179,537
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.06% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 123,182 130,116 152,588
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 £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -27 197 £65,000 -7.14% 16
South East +47 124 £60,000 +9.09% 7
North of England -26 63 £52,500 +0.96% 3
South West +8 41 £55,000 +10.00% 5
North West +4 39 £55,000 +4.76%
Midlands +20 38 £52,500 +2.44% 1
East of England -2 30 £56,000 +1.82% 3
West Midlands +15 25 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Yorkshire +9 23 £51,750 -0.48% 2
East Midlands +11 13 £52,500 -
North East -24 1 - - 1
Test Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 286 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (51.21%) Test Automation
3 235 (47.57%) Test Strategy
4 162 (32.79%) Test Management
5 160 (32.39%) QA
6 153 (30.97%) Finance
7 96 (19.43%) Selenium
8 95 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
9 86 (17.41%) ISTQB
9 86 (17.41%) SQL
10 84 (17.00%) Software Testing
11 75 (15.18%) JIRA
11 75 (15.18%) Stakeholder Management
12 74 (14.98%) Scrum
13 73 (14.78%) Waterfall
14 69 (13.97%) Functional Testing
15 65 (13.16%) Test Scripting
16 60 (12.15%) ISEB
17 57 (11.54%) Non-Functional Testing
18 54 (10.93%) Regression Testing
19 53 (10.73%) Java
20 52 (10.53%) .NET
20 52 (10.53%) Banking
21 49 (9.92%) Test Planning
22 47 (9.51%) Retail
23 46 (9.31%) Line Management
23 46 (9.31%) Performance Testing
24 44 (8.91%) SAP
25 43 (8.70%) SDLC
26 38 (7.69%) 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 15 (3.04%) Confluence
2 4 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (0.81%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.40%) CICS
4 2 (0.40%) CMS
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.20%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.20%) IIS
5 1 (0.20%) Mendix
5 1 (0.20%) Mule
5 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.82%) SAP HR
2 5 (1.01%) SAP HCM
3 4 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.44%) SuccessFactors
3 9 (1.82%) BrowserStack
4 7 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.01%) GitHub
5 5 (1.01%) SaaS
6 3 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.61%) BlazeMeter
6 3 (0.61%) CloudBees
6 3 (0.61%) IaaS
7 1 (0.20%) G Suite
7 1 (0.20%) Office 365
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 1 (0.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.23%) Internet
2 3 (0.61%) HTTP
2 3 (0.61%) SMS
3 2 (0.40%) DWDM
3 2 (0.40%) MPLS
3 2 (0.40%) SNMP
4 1 (0.20%) Firewall
4 1 (0.20%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.01%) Data Mining
3 5 (1.01%) DataStage
3 5 (1.01%) DB2
4 3 (0.61%) Big Data
5 2 (0.40%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.40%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.40%) Power BI
5 2 (0.40%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.40%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.20%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.20%) QGIS
6 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.20%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.20%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 96 (19.43%) Selenium
2 75 (15.18%) JIRA
3 31 (6.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (5.47%) SoapUI
5 26 (5.26%) HP UFT
5 26 (5.26%) LoadRunner
6 25 (5.06%) Cucumber
7 18 (3.64%) JMeter
8 15 (3.04%) WebDriver
9 14 (2.83%) Git (software)
10 12 (2.43%) Jenkins
10 12 (2.43%) SpecFlow
10 12 (2.43%) TeamCity
11 11 (2.23%) JUnit
12 10 (2.02%) Protractor
12 10 (2.02%) Visual Studio
13 9 (1.82%) Gatling
13 9 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
14 8 (1.62%) Zephyr
15 7 (1.42%) MSTest
General
1 153 (30.97%) Finance
2 52 (10.53%) Banking
3 47 (9.51%) Retail
4 16 (3.24%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.43%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.23%) Law
6 11 (2.23%) Marketing
7 9 (1.82%) Electronics
8 8 (1.62%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.42%) Advertising
10 6 (1.21%) Front Office
10 6 (1.21%) Legal
11 5 (1.01%) Billing
11 5 (1.01%) Publishing
12 4 (0.81%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.61%) Games
14 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.20%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (10.53%) .NET
2 13 (2.63%) CSS
2 13 (2.63%) HTML
2 13 (2.63%) Web Services
3 11 (2.23%) SOAP
3 11 (2.23%) XML
4 6 (1.21%) JSON
5 5 (1.01%) Mason
6 4 (0.81%) Gherkin
6 4 (0.81%) J2EE
6 4 (0.81%) REST
6 4 (0.81%) SAP Fiori
7 3 (0.61%) jQuery
7 3 (0.61%) RESTful
7 3 (0.61%) Taurus
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.40%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.20%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.20%) SAPUI5
9 1 (0.20%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.47%) Fintech
3 17 (3.44%) Virtual Team
4 13 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (1.82%) User Experience
7 8 (1.62%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.01%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.01%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.81%) PMI
11 3 (0.61%) Derivative
11 3 (0.61%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.61%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.61%) Reinsurance
12 2 (0.40%) FMCG
12 2 (0.40%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.40%) Robotics
12 2 (0.40%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.06%) Unix
2 10 (2.02%) Windows
3 5 (1.01%) Linux
4 1 (0.20%) AIX
4 1 (0.20%) Android
4 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (51.21%) Test Automation
3 235 (47.57%) Test Strategy
4 162 (32.79%) Test Management
5 95 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
6 84 (17.00%) Software Testing
7 75 (15.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 74 (14.98%) Scrum
9 73 (14.78%) Waterfall
10 69 (13.97%) Functional Testing
11 65 (13.16%) Test Scripting
12 57 (11.54%) Non-Functional Testing
13 54 (10.93%) Regression Testing
14 49 (9.92%) Test Planning
15 46 (9.31%) Line Management
15 46 (9.31%) Performance Testing
16 43 (8.70%) SDLC
17 36 (7.29%) TDD
18 35 (7.09%) BDD
18 35 (7.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 86 (17.41%) SQL
2 53 (10.73%) Java
3 37 (7.49%) C#
4 14 (2.83%) JavaScript
5 11 (2.23%) Python
5 11 (2.23%) Shell Script
6 9 (1.82%) T-SQL
7 8 (1.62%) C++
7 8 (1.62%) PL/SQL
7 8 (1.62%) Ruby
8 4 (0.81%) Perl
9 3 (0.61%) Groovy
9 3 (0.61%) Jython
9 3 (0.61%) VBScript
10 2 (0.40%) COBOL
10 2 (0.40%) JCL
10 2 (0.40%) REXX
10 2 (0.40%) VB
11 1 (0.20%) C
11 1 (0.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 86 (17.41%) ISTQB
2 60 (12.15%) ISEB
3 26 (5.26%) Degree
4 24 (4.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (4.25%) Security Cleared
6 17 (3.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 11 (2.23%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.01%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.81%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 4 (0.81%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.81%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 4 (0.81%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 4 (0.81%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 3 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.61%) CSQA
10 3 (0.61%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.20%) HND
12 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (32.39%) QA
2 9 (1.82%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.61%) PMO
5 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.20%) GDPR
5 1 (0.20%) MiFID
5 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.01%) Firmware
2 3 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 30 (6.07%) HP ALM
2 25 (5.06%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.61%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (8.91%) SAP
2 38 (7.69%) HP
3 37 (7.49%) Microsoft
4 28 (5.67%) Oracle
5 12 (2.43%) TIBCO
6 9 (1.82%) AppDynamics
6 9 (1.82%) New Relic
6 9 (1.82%) WorldPay
6 9 (1.82%) Xamarin
7 7 (1.42%) Capita
8 6 (1.21%) Micro Focus
8 6 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.21%) Splunk
9 5 (1.01%) EMC
10 4 (0.81%) CA
10 4 (0.81%) IBM
11 3 (0.61%) Dynatrace
11 3 (0.61%) Informatica
11 3 (0.61%) Remedy
12 2 (0.40%) Ab Initio