Period
to 23 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £56,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 654 519 548
Rank change year-on-year -135 +29 -92
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 554 827 948
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.50% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.52% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 439 666 711
England median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £56,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.82% -1.79% +1.82%
10th Percentile £43,950 £41,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £79,500 £81,250
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 158,727 159,819 192,190
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 96.51% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 131,371 133,687 162,322
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,367
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.44% +3.04%

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 February 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 23 February 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 -18 218 £67,500 -3.57% 11
North of England -49 102 £55,000 - 7
South West +19 78 £55,000 -4.35% 5
South East -136 75 £55,000 +3.29% 6
North West -11 66 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Midlands -12 57 £52,500 +10.53% 3
West Midlands -13 35 £50,000 - 3
Yorkshire -29 33 £52,000 -5.45% 3
East Midlands -6 22 £55,000 +29.41%
East of England -43 21 £50,000 -16.67% 8
North East -31 3 £47,500 +35.71%
Test Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 270 (48.74%) Test Automation
1 270 (48.74%) Test Strategy
2 239 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
3 201 (36.28%) Test Management
4 192 (34.66%) Finance
5 161 (29.06%) QA
6 125 (22.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 114 (20.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 109 (19.68%) ISTQB
9 102 (18.41%) SQL
10 98 (17.69%) JIRA
11 86 (15.52%) Software Testing
12 79 (14.26%) Selenium
13 77 (13.90%) ISEB
14 75 (13.54%) Java
15 71 (12.82%) Waterfall
16 66 (11.91%) SDLC
17 62 (11.19%) Banking
18 60 (10.83%) HP
19 57 (10.29%) Test Scripting
20 56 (10.11%) Mentoring
21 55 (9.93%) Test Planning
21 55 (9.93%) Functional Testing
22 54 (9.75%) BDD
23 51 (9.21%) Non-Functional Testing
24 49 (8.84%) Degree
25 48 (8.66%) TDD
26 47 (8.48%) .NET
26 47 (8.48%) Line Management
27 44 (7.94%) Cucumber

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 20 (3.61%) IIS
2 14 (2.53%) Apache
2 14 (2.53%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.44%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.08%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.72%) Confluence
5 4 (0.72%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.36%) CMS
7 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.18%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.18%) SAS
7 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (4.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.90%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.90%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (0.90%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.54%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.54%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.36%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.36%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.44%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.54%) Office 365
5 2 (0.36%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.18%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.18%) GitHub
6 1 (0.18%) SaaS
6 1 (0.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.07%) HTTP
2 13 (2.35%) Internet
3 8 (1.44%) 4G
3 8 (1.44%) LTE
3 8 (1.44%) VSAT
4 3 (0.54%) LAN
4 3 (0.54%) VoIP
4 3 (0.54%) WAN
5 2 (0.36%) Firewall
6 1 (0.18%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.44%) Big Data
4 5 (0.90%) GIS
4 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.72%) Data Mining
5 4 (0.72%) DB2
6 3 (0.54%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.36%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.36%) DataStage
7 2 (0.36%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.18%) Spatial Data
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 98 (17.69%) JIRA
2 79 (14.26%) Selenium
3 44 (7.94%) Cucumber
4 30 (5.42%) HP UFT
4 30 (5.42%) Jenkins
5 28 (5.05%) Visual Studio
6 26 (4.69%) Maven
7 25 (4.51%) SoapUI
8 24 (4.33%) JUnit
9 21 (3.79%) WebDriver
10 19 (3.43%) Ant
11 18 (3.25%) Eclipse
11 18 (3.25%) LoadRunner
12 16 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (2.89%) Zephyr
13 12 (2.17%) JMeter
14 11 (1.99%) SpecFlow
15 8 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (1.44%) FitNesse
16 6 (1.08%) JBehave
General
1 192 (34.66%) Finance
2 62 (11.19%) Banking
3 27 (4.87%) Retail
4 22 (3.97%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.89%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.99%) Automotive
7 8 (1.44%) Back Office
7 8 (1.44%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.26%) Games
9 6 (1.08%) Advertising
9 6 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.90%) Billing
10 5 (0.90%) Law
10 5 (0.90%) Marketing
11 4 (0.72%) Digital Economy
11 4 (0.72%) Legal
11 4 (0.72%) Publishing
12 3 (0.54%) Electronics
12 3 (0.54%) Military
13 2 (0.36%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (8.48%) .NET
2 34 (6.14%) XML
3 29 (5.23%) HTML
4 25 (4.51%) REST
5 24 (4.33%) SOAP
6 22 (3.97%) CSS
6 22 (3.97%) Web Services
7 20 (3.61%) Gherkin
8 19 (3.43%) J2EE
9 18 (3.25%) jQuery
10 14 (2.53%) RESTful
11 8 (1.44%) XML Messaging
12 7 (1.26%) Spring
13 6 (1.08%) Hibernate
13 6 (1.08%) JSON
13 6 (1.08%) Middleware
14 3 (0.54%) XSL
15 1 (0.18%) Grails
15 1 (0.18%) Velocity
15 1 (0.18%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.15%) Computer Science
3 21 (3.79%) Virtual Team
4 17 (3.07%) Fintech
5 16 (2.89%) Mobile App
6 14 (2.53%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.99%) Smart Meter
8 8 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (0.90%) PMI
10 4 (0.72%) Market Risk
10 4 (0.72%) Mobile Games
11 3 (0.54%) User Experience
12 2 (0.36%) Derivative
12 2 (0.36%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.36%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.36%) OTC Derivatives
13 1 (0.18%) Equities
13 1 (0.18%) Fixed Income
13 1 (0.18%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 44 (7.94%) Unix
2 43 (7.76%) Windows
3 31 (5.60%) Linux
4 20 (3.61%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.08%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.36%) Android
7 2 (0.36%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (48.74%) Test Automation
1 270 (48.74%) Test Strategy
2 239 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
3 201 (36.28%) Test Management
4 125 (22.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 114 (20.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 86 (15.52%) Software Testing
7 71 (12.82%) Waterfall
8 66 (11.91%) SDLC
9 57 (10.29%) Test Scripting
10 56 (10.11%) Mentoring
11 55 (9.93%) Functional Testing
11 55 (9.93%) Test Planning
12 54 (9.75%) BDD
13 51 (9.21%) Non-Functional Testing
14 48 (8.66%) TDD
15 47 (8.48%) Line Management
16 43 (7.76%) Regression Testing
17 40 (7.22%) Integration Testing
18 39 (7.04%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 102 (18.41%) SQL
2 75 (13.54%) Java
3 40 (7.22%) C#
4 30 (5.42%) JavaScript
4 30 (5.42%) Python
5 28 (5.05%) Groovy
6 27 (4.87%) Ruby
7 23 (4.15%) C++
8 19 (3.43%) Jython
8 19 (3.43%) VBScript
9 5 (0.90%) C
9 5 (0.90%) Perl
10 4 (0.72%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.54%) PHP
12 2 (0.36%) Tcl
12 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.36%) VB
13 1 (0.18%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 109 (19.68%) ISTQB
2 77 (13.90%) ISEB
3 49 (8.84%) Degree
4 32 (5.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 32 (5.78%) Security Cleared
5 28 (5.05%) SC Cleared
6 16 (2.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 9 (1.62%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.90%) CSQA
9 4 (0.72%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.72%) PMP
10 3 (0.54%) HND
10 3 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.36%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.18%) ACCA
12 1 (0.18%) CREST Certified
12 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (29.06%) QA
2 7 (1.26%) SLA
3 5 (0.90%) PMO
4 3 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.36%) EMIR
5 2 (0.36%) GDPR
5 2 (0.36%) MiFID
6 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.18%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.18%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.54%) Firmware
3 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.18%) Docker
3 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 37 (6.68%) HP Quality Center
2 35 (6.32%) HP ALM
3 19 (3.43%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (0.36%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.18%) Core Impact
5 1 (0.18%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.18%) Nessus
5 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 60 (10.83%) HP
2 32 (5.78%) Oracle
3 29 (5.23%) Microsoft
4 21 (3.79%) CA
4 21 (3.79%) SAP
5 8 (1.44%) Cisco
6 7 (1.26%) CheckPoint
6 7 (1.26%) Citrix
6 7 (1.26%) White Clarke
7 5 (0.90%) Ariba
7 5 (0.90%) Capita
7 5 (0.90%) Concur
7 5 (0.90%) IBM
7 5 (0.90%) New Relic
8 4 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.72%) VMware
8 4 (0.72%) WorldPay
9 3 (0.54%) CA Agile Central
9 3 (0.54%) webMethods
9 3 (0.54%) Xerox