The median annual salary for a Test Manager was - in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 27 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 77 93
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 0 13 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent - 1.34% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.37% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 0 11 8
Median salary - £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +18.75%  
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 658 952 1046
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 98.36% 98.14% 97.48%
Number of salaries quoted 567 838 929
Median salary £36,500 £39,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.41% +6.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Kent

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for Test Manager in Kent

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 Kent region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 12 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
2 9 (64.29%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (64.29%) HP
2 9 (64.29%) LoadRunner
3 7 (50.00%) Finance
3 7 (50.00%) JIRA
4 5 (35.71%) QA
4 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
4 5 (35.71%) Marketing
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Test Management
5 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
5 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 4 (28.57%) People Management
5 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 4 (28.57%) HP UFT
5 4 (28.57%) Selenium
6 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (21.43%) Statistics
6 3 (21.43%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (14.29%) Line Management
7 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) LoadRunner
2 7 (50.00%) JIRA
3 4 (28.57%) HP UFT
3 4 (28.57%) Selenium
4 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Marketing
3 2 (14.29%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 4 (28.57%) People Management
4 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Test Management
4 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
4 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 3 (21.43%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (21.43%) Statistics
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
6 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (64.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) HP