The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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

Test Manager
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 87 92
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 7 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.74% 0.20% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.21% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 6
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £67,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -33.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £42,500 £55,875
10% offered a salary of more than £61,875 £47,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 911 964 1194
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 95.89% 94.98% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3401 4083 5021
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,600
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.32%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,750 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Essex

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Manager in Essex.

Salary trend for Test Manager in Essex

Test Manager
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in Essex over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Manager in Essex

Test Manager
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basildon +9 3 £65,000 -
Chelmsford -16 2 £47,500 +5.55%
Witham - 1 £47,500 -
Test Manager
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Essex region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) JIRA
2 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (50.00%) Coaching
2 4 (50.00%) SDLC
2 4 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (37.50%) Workflow
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Cognizant
3 3 (37.50%) eggPlant
3 3 (37.50%) Resource Allocation
3 3 (37.50%) VisionPLUS
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) XML
5 1 (12.50%) Unix
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
5 1 (12.50%) Resource Management

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) VisionPLUS
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (37.50%) eggPlant
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Coaching
2 4 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) SDLC
2 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (37.50%) Resource Allocation
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Workflow
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Planning and Forecasting
5 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 3 (37.50%) Cognizant
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle