The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 101 95
Rank change year-on-year +25 -6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 11 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.38% 0.26% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 0.27% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 11 3 2
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +2.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £43,000 £40,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,000 £46,750
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 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 780 1113 915
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 97.50% 97.98% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 639 968 823
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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
Salary Histogram in Kent

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

Salary histogram for Test Manager in Kent

Test Manager
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Dover - 3 £52,500 -
Test Manager
South East

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 24 (68.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (57.14%) HP
2 20 (57.14%) LoadRunner
2 20 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (51.43%) Test Strategy
4 17 (48.57%) Mentoring
4 17 (48.57%) People Management
4 17 (48.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (42.86%) Software Testing
5 15 (42.86%) JIRA
5 15 (42.86%) Process Improvement
6 14 (40.00%) Test Management
7 13 (37.14%) Selenium
7 13 (37.14%) Supplier Management
7 13 (37.14%) HP UFT
7 13 (37.14%) Line Management
8 12 (34.29%) Project Management
9 11 (31.43%) ISTQB
9 11 (31.43%) Test Planning
10 10 (28.57%) Test Automation
10 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (25.71%) Finance
12 8 (22.86%) Legal
12 8 (22.86%) Configuration Management
12 8 (22.86%) Quality Management
12 8 (22.86%) QA
12 8 (22.86%) Integration Testing
12 8 (22.86%) Degree
13 7 (20.00%) Marketing
14 5 (14.29%) Waterfall

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 5 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 20 (57.14%) LoadRunner
2 15 (42.86%) JIRA
3 13 (37.14%) HP UFT
3 13 (37.14%) Selenium
4 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 8 (22.86%) Legal
3 7 (20.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (51.43%) Test Strategy
3 17 (48.57%) Mentoring
3 17 (48.57%) People Management
3 17 (48.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (42.86%) Process Improvement
4 15 (42.86%) Software Testing
5 14 (40.00%) Test Management
6 13 (37.14%) Line Management
6 13 (37.14%) Supplier Management
7 12 (34.29%) Project Management
8 11 (31.43%) Test Planning
9 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (28.57%) Test Automation
10 8 (22.86%) Configuration Management
10 8 (22.86%) Integration Testing
10 8 (22.86%) Quality Management
11 5 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 5 (14.29%) Statistics
11 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) ISTQB
2 8 (22.86%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) HP